Immortal Hulk #1
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Immortal Hulk #1

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Joe Bennett Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 6, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 28 User Reviews: 44
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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HORROR HAS A NAME.
You'd never notice the man. He doesn't like to be noticed. He's quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head... all he'd do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.
The man's name is Banner.
The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.
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  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 9, 2018

    A really successful new take on one of Marvel's oldest characters. This one's a real thunderbolt. Read Full Review

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Jun 6, 2018

    This book met and exceeded all expectations I had: it was powerful, riveting, and scary as hell. This is a Hulk book that will toy with your fears, and this is a Hulk that allows the worst of Bruce Banner to take center stage. This is a fear machine. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jun 14, 2018

    The Immortal Hulk presents the character as a big green spirit of vengeance. His human form may perish, but every night the monster will rise up to see justice served. To compare it to DC Comics for a second, it's like if Solomon Grundy became the Spectre. This paints the Hulk in a more frightening light than ever before. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Jun 7, 2018

    If you're on the fence about trying this book, keep in mind, the creative team isn't reinventing the wheel, here. They're just showing it from a different angle. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jun 6, 2018

    Immortal Hulk is a Marvel horror comic. There are two important elements in that description, Marvel and horror, as one does not function without the other in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Jun 6, 2018

    Al Ewing brings the Hulk back from the dead in THE IMMORTAL HULK #1. Literally. It's the most refreshing Hulk book I've read in years. It reinvigorated my interested in the character. The dark, gothic horror tone of the book is wonderful. Joe Bennett's art is suitably scary-yet-detailed. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Sequential Planet - Derek Heid Jun 7, 2018

    A stellar new direction for the Hulk. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 8, 2018

    This is a great debut issue that hits all the marks when crafting a new story for this character. Hulk is both engaging and menacing and there is a quality to the way this story is written and illustrated that makes me want to read more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 7, 2018

    Immortal Hulk #1 is a darkly enticing new era for the Jade Giant. Heroism, spywork, and Avenger status are cast aside for cold and personal tales finding Banner and the Hulk brushing up against the lowest points a person can drop. Al Ewing has delivered something incredible indeed with this first issue, and it will hopefully maintain its quality. This one comes highly recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - nicolasduncan Jun 13, 2018

    An outstanding debut that delivers a new arc with horror elements, The Immortal Hulk #1 sets the stage for Marvels reborn, haunting green goliath. It will be exciting to see how Detective, Ms. McGee uncovers the mystery of Banner aka Hulk being alive and well. As the truth is revealed, how will the current genre stay intact as Hulk is reacquainted with heroes and supervillains? This is an expressive, well-done beginning for all Hulk followers! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jun 7, 2018

    Having the Hulk star in a Horror series (as the thing instilling dread and terror) may seem odd at first thought, but I assure you that this issue is truly a tale of terror that's worth taking a look at; Bruce Banner can die, but the Hulk is immortal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Jun 6, 2018

    If you're looking for a fresh comic, or just a Hulk comic in general, you're really not going to go wrong with Immortal Hulk. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Jun 7, 2018

    A fantastic " and genuinely scary " return to form for the now Immortal Hulk. May it live forever. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 5, 2018

    A strong first issue that probes the mind of Bruce/Hulk while reminding us this is a nightmare, not a happy story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Jun 5, 2018

    A debut that delivers on the horror elements promised, The Immortal Hulk #1 is a great new direction for Marvel’s green behemoth. While there are some questions that future issues will need to answer, Al Ewing, Joe Bennet, Ruy José, and Paul Mounts all contribute to a fascinating tale about power and those who choose to wield it. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Jared Wood Jun 9, 2018

    Immortal Hulk has begun with very familiar territory, but still presented it in an interesting way. It's fun to see Hulk back taking on common thugs and criminals instead of giant climactic hero fights. Hulk initially was just a sort of monster anti-hero, so for this book to go back to his origins and delve deeper into that initial question of Man or Monster has me excited to see more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Jun 7, 2018

    Not only is the Hulk unkillable, but for the first time in a long time he comes with a major personality change, one that is unlike any other Hulk we've seen before. Ewing has made the Hulk monstrous in the way the people of the Marvel universe generally tend to see him. It's a great shift from the more recent attempts to make the Hulk a hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 6, 2018

    Immortal Hulk #1 delivers a dark, compelling revamp of a familiar Marvel hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi Jun 8, 2018

    The Immortal Hulk is terror, unease, and psychological dread, and it's not afraid to gaze into the abyss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jun 8, 2018

    Immortal Hulk is a truly fresh and interesting take on a character that could use a shakeup. Al Ewing has been deserving more attention for long enough, hopefully this creative series will catapult him into getting the credit he deserves. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jun 6, 2018

    Overall I enjoyed The Immortal Hulk #1. I like the more horror-themed take on the Hulk and the questions that arise. The art is great and fits the mood and tone of the story perfectly. It is hard to judge from here where exactly the story is going to go and how it will unfold. It is a new, interesting take on the Hulk, and while I did not love everything about it, this first issue definitely has me coming back for #2. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Rich Johnston Jun 5, 2018

    It's all sorts of psychological subtext made green flesh and it's a grand start. I enjoyed the multiple personalities of the Bill Mantlo and Peter David runs immensely, as I did Bruce Jones haunting run. It looks as if Al Ewing and Joe Bennett's run as The Immortal Hulk is fit to join them" Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 9, 2018

    The new Immortal Hulk shows promise, with some stellar art choices, but the first issue is pretty business-as-usual for the Incredible Hulk. Fun business, but standard nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    411Mania - RobF Jun 14, 2018

    This relaunch harkens back to the Kirby days when the Hulk was monstrous and the lines between good and evil were blurred. The questions concerning his revival and possible immortality scream for answers and I look forward to finding out the answers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti Jun 11, 2018

    This is an intriguing debut but much of the character introspection I've come to love about the character feels slightly misguided to me. The art is very strong and is the highlight of the issue, but the plot needs to be more substantial to get me interested. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    We The Nerdy - Jacqueline Juretus Jun 6, 2018

    Overall, despite being underwhelming, there is room for a great story in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Jun 6, 2018

    Ewing and Bennett do a solid job reinventing the character with a new tone, but the direction wasn't enough to win me over as someone who is not a Hulk or horror fan. If EC Comics, horror or The Hulk is your bread and butter, I would encourage you to give this a try. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 11, 2018

    Ewing jumps back to the Hulk's roots (although allowing the character to retain his more recognizable green skin rather than the original gray) with the figure only appearing at night. However, there are a lot of unanswered questions. Where has Bruce Banner been hiding this whole time? How has no one noticed that the Hulk is alive? And what is the new trigger? Is it Bruce's death that brings out the Hulk, or the rise of the moon? And why does the Hulk retain Bruce's intellect but not his personality. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Troy Jun 7, 2018

    Fantastic. So cool to see Hulk represented in a horror fashion, man some of those panels where he was towering over the killer were 10/10.

  • 10
    RaisingBlack Jun 7, 2018

    If Al Ewing's writing in Immortal Hulk is worth his weight in gold and if Ewing pitched this idea then he is worth his weight in Diamonds. Immortal Hulk is one of the best debut comics I have ever read. The tone is perfect and the freshness of this take on Bruce Banner and this new smarter more complicated Hulk is really something to read. Everything in this book felt mature, dangerous, and gave us a promise of mystery and character that will keep us reading until the end.

    Ewing's take on Hulk honestly is an idea that I wish was the direction of some of Marvel's older heroes. Hulk being moved to focus on the older fans who have been looking for Hulk and Bruce to evolve is a wonderful idea. My hope is that we continue on this pat more

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  • 10
    DeathPool-DeadStroke Jun 7, 2018

    This is a fantastic read if you like the Hulk .. or even if you Don't

  • 9.5
    Spock's Brain Jun 9, 2018

    Wow. This comic is fucking awesome. I loved Al Ewing on "The Ultimates" 1 and 2, and he really brings it here. I loved this issue. The opening scene is one of the most tense and tragic I have witnessed lately--absolutely suspenseful. And this Hulk doesn't seem like any Hulk I've read before, in a good way. He's immensely scary in this. And he is intelligent and vengeful. I think its a smart stroke from Marvel to rebirth the character in this new/old way, and making a genuine horror comic. And with a being as powerful as the Hulk, it's amazing that the story of a convenience store robbery gone wrong is a powerful and captivating challenge. I'm also really excited about Joe Bennett's pencils, while seeming a bit kind of old school, were reall more

  • 9.0
    MKW69 Jun 6, 2018

    Since propably WWH, I got problem with Hulk books. They feeled unispired. Hulk Smash, Hulk smart, Hulk an Avenger. And here we finally have a good Hulk book, that is ,,a Hulk" book.

  • 9.0
    mglsts Jun 6, 2018

    Loving the dark mood and the horror atmosphere this comic book is exuding. The Hulk's return in Avengers: No Surrender left me very hyped for this and so far it's delivering. He was always a character I only had mild interest on, but this is making a good case for me to pickup this run.

  • 9.0
    axdn Jun 6, 2018

    This was awesome ¡ maybe a bit of fresh air for the Hulk!

  • 9.0
    Dispatchdcu Jun 7, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    Immortal Hulk was excellent! It gave me images of some of the really early issues of the series. In a way, it seemed like Ewing is bringing the character back to his roots. And to me, that’s a bit refreshing. Lately, I felt like everything with Hulk has just been so big and so epic. Hulk in space. Hulk taking on the world. Hulk fighting other Hulks. Hulk on his own planet. My point is: those stories were a change of pace from the original lone-traveling hero whose misunderstood. And that change was needed at the time. But we have been on these epic Hulk a more

  • 9.0
    Sav Jun 9, 2018

    long live the hulk

  • 9.0
    DarePool53 Jun 14, 2018

    Very, very strong first issue.

    Very highly recommend to anyone, regardless of their history with the character.

    Can’t wait to see how this arc pans out.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Jun 7, 2018

    This was a pretty solid opening issue. I like the concept even though I feel like it could have been executed a little better, but hey I'm not the write and I'm here to enjoy. Overall, great art and an interesting plot take this issue in the right direction. The next few issues is what will really make or break this series.

  • 8.0
    egon244 Jun 8, 2018

    Bruce Banners' death in Civil War II was stupid and unnecessary. Now he is back as the Immortal Hulk to stalk and prey on crimanls in the night.

    Very good debut issue. Hulk was creepy and scary. That giant smile with those big white teeth made me shiver.

    I don't know if it was done before, but Hulk in a horror convention. I like that.

  • 7.5
    Wolf Warner Jun 6, 2018

    Thought it would be a bit more harrowing

  • 7.5
    Simon DelMonte Jun 7, 2018

    Promising first issue, though Ewing will need to follow through on the promise soon.

  • 6.5
    DarioV Jun 11, 2018

    Not a terrible issue, but I don't think it's that amazing either: the idea behind the comic is as old as the Hulk itself, and it has no shame in admitting that, but it also doesn't feel as riveting or clever as it might seem because of it. Dialogues are pretty poor and this new turn from Hulk needs loads of explanations. Art is decent, but nothing too crazy except for some Hulk expressions near the end.

  • 6.5
    Ashearer88 Jun 16, 2018

    It was okay im really confused was Bruce Banner checking out the 12 year old in the gas station? She called him a creep for looking at her or should i assume she overreacted to having someone look at her?

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