Immortal Hulk: Flatline #1

Writer: Declan Shalvey Artist: Declan Shalvey Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 17, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 22
8.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Declan Shalvey writes and draws an IMMORTAL HULK tale that gets to the heart of gamma! Every morning, Bruce Banner wakes up in a new place. The Hulk is trying to tell him something - but Bruce has had enough of his green-veined alters. When a new gamma-powered villain shows up in a small New Mexico town, Bruce is forced to confront the source of his anger... and it's not what you expect. Don't miss an extraordinary tale from one of the industry's top talents!

Rated T+

  • 10
    AIPT - Ben Morin Feb 15, 2021

    Immortal Hulk: Flatline is a triumph of an issue. Every aspect of it works perfectly in tandem with the rest for a totally engaging story. Shalvey has truly crafted an exceptional entry worthy of the prestige associated with this series. Flatlineoffers a breath of fresh air not only for the series for sequential storytelling as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Feb 17, 2021

    This issue feels like a prestige graphic novel. It's the type of story you'll go back to tomorrow and then again ten years from now as you remember what it means to lose a teacher, and remember that truly great teachers not only leave us with more knowledge but leave us understanding just a bit more about ourselves. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Feb 15, 2021

    Once readers place the exact sequential timing of the issue, the premise becomes clear. Readers will be able to tell the extensive effort Shalvey puts into creating a starting point for our IMMORTAL HULK. The story probes deeper into the relationship between Banner and his alters and shows that through death and Banners flatlines, these personas come together towards a common purpose and journey towards the Green Door united. If youre an IMMORTAL HULK fan, this is a must buy. If youre new to IMMORTAL HULK, it may be too difficult to see its true intent. I loved the IMMORTAL HULK: FLATLINE #1 and highly recommend fans of the ongoing to pick this up ASAP. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God bless! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Feb 17, 2021

    Immortal Hulk: Flatline delivers a new perspective on Bruce Banner and Devil Hulk. It's a refreshing change and a formidable performance by all-in-one creator Declan Shalvey. But most importantly, its characterization is perfectly harmonized with the main series. This is a fresh point of view, but it is clearly looking at the same characters we see in the Immortal Hulk. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Feb 15, 2021

    It is quite astonishing that Shalvey was able to bring this all together and combine it in a way that resonates so well. Wearing the cap of author, artist, and colorist is an insane amount of responsibility to throw on to one person but the Irish creator has plucked the entire vision from his mind and successfully translated it onto the page. Overall, I really enjoyed the issue, and its one that I'm positive Immortal Hulk loyalists will absolutely want to own. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Feb 17, 2021

    Now, anyone expecting any kind of epic body horror or dark revelations as expected with the rest of the Immortal Hulk series will be disappointed. There's a little bit here and there, but that's about it. This comic is more standard fare on the Hulk action, but it is still good action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Feb 23, 2021

    Declan Shalvey has created a real piece of art here, a synergy of words and pictures that simultaneously justify why comics exist in the first place, why the Immortal Hulk book exists, and reminds us just what an incredible character Stan Lee and Jack Kirby gave us all those years ago. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Ethan Coney Feb 15, 2021

    A unique take and must have issue for all fans of The Hulk and Ewings run. Declan Shalvey has produced a deep installment into this Hulk series that should not be missed! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Feb 26, 2021

    Flatline touches upon all the aspects that has made Immortal Hulk such a great read since it launched. We've got some body horror, bombastic action, and solid character work all in this one-and-done story. It shows how much Banner's transformation into the Hulk has affected other people around him, good and bad. There's some excitement to that, but also a bit of sadness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Feb 17, 2021

    The Immortal Hulk: Flatline offers readers a stirring parable on seeing the value of one life, acknowledging that even seemingly simple problems can be seen from at least two sides. It takes the incredible depth found in The Immortal Hulk and focuses it for a brief and powerful tale from one of comics' most dynamic talents. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Feb 22, 2021

    A bit typical, but still interesting, 'Flatline' is definitely a worthwhile one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Feb 17, 2021

    I'm less sure how Flatline plays as a standalone tale set in the Immortal Hulk sandbox, so I could see it coming across as redundant for some readers. It feels like Immortal Hulkboth to its benefit and detrimentand Im not sure if it really adds anything new to Ewings lore. But in Shalveys defense, essentiality probably wasnt a directive given to him by editorial. The sole purpose for Flatline seems to be that of a spotlight for its creator and how they interpret the material, so in that ultimate sense, it succeeds. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Feb 23, 2021

    The Hulk faces the past violently (as he does) in an absolutely visual feast, with a hollow narrative heart. Read Full Review

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