Incredible Hulk #55

Writer: Bruce Jones Artist: Leandro Fernandez Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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Just as Bruce Banner's life seems to be settling down at last, things start to heat up again! Between gangs of thugs and trouble at home, poor Banner just can't seem to catch a break! But what does the Absorbing Man have to do with him?

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 24, 2003

    Given this is a 25 cent issue that presumably is designed to capitalize on the wave of fans who will descend upon the comic stores in the aftermath of the Hulk movie, I guess I should judge this issue with the newer fans in mind. It's a somewhat enjoyable, if decidedly slow start to what has been promised as an action heavy arc, as the Absorbing Man is exercising a never seen before ability, that is rather awkwardly explained. However, based on the cover image for next issue, I fully imagine we'll see the Hulk fall victim to this power, and my fingers are crossed that the possessed Hulk will come into conflict with the various heroes of the Marvel Universe, as frankly we're about due for a throw-down between the Hulk & the Avengers. Now the absence of the Hulk that is characteristic of the early chapters of Bruce Jones' arcs might leave some of the newer fans a bit curious/dubious, but I fully expect things will pick up in the next issue, and hopefully we'll end up with a memorable Hul Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Jun 13, 2003

    This story is neither attention-grabbing, nor innovative. It packs B-movie clichs into a pamphlet designed to attract interest to Marvel, in which it fails to just that, as well as please fans already on the title. The ability of the Absorbing Man is presented as a clever avoidance to the simple plot device of "mind control". The villain is flat and unbelievable, there's no Hulk, and the quality of story and dialogue is a hoodwinking charade. Read Full Review

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