Incredible Hulk #2

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Marc Silvestri Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 16, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
6.8Critic Rating
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• The Hulk and Bruce Banner are now separate entities—but Bruce wants the Hulk back! • The Hulk is assigned to take Banner down…but Bruce isn’t going without a fight.

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Nov 9, 2011

    The art on this book is still top notch. From the stunning cover, to the detailed interiors, each page of this issue is a pleasure to look at. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Nov 17, 2011

    It's time I came clean and exposed myself to comic book fandom for the fraud I am….I really like Ang Lee's Hulk film. I loved the fact that it spent practically all it's time on the character's and developing them than it was about Hulk Smash. That may be why I am two issues into the new Hulk and loving the crap out of it. It's all story and mood. Nobody broods like the Hulk is brooding here and the little action they have included is good but brief and just enough to keep momentum on the story. I have no doubt that the smash quotient will rise greatly over the next couple of issues so hang in there is you aren't digging the big green mood man. Perfect in doing what it aims to do but maybe not for everyone at this point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Mar 19, 2012

    I would pick it up. It was a good read, a good continuation from Issue 1 - it even answered some questions you may have had from that issue - not the main one of "how did they split", but we do get the message driven home that it was "Hulk's choice". Oh, and OK Amanda, we get it, you are not related to Dr. Doom. :) If nothing else, you will want to read this to know understand the cover of the next issue... Anyway, I liked it, not a perfect score, but well worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 16, 2011

    The build up to Hulk versus Banner is building. We still don't now how they were separated but Hulk has to make a decision in whether or not he will join the secret government agency set to take Banner down. The downside to this issue is the numerous pencilers, pencil assists, finishers and inkers. There were some minor inconsistencies in the art and the difference in inking styles did cause some distractions. I am still on board with this book and do want to see what will become of Hulk and Banner. And we still have the mystery of how they were separated. The direction and motives for Banner and the cliffhanger were enough to make this a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Nov 14, 2011

    After years of finding the Hulk mythos near-impenetrable, Aaron's clean-slate approach is working for me, though fans of the "old" order will no doubt be pleased to see it getting a nod or two in this issue. Aaron's approach seems to actively seek new ground for its star duo rather than emulating past successes, and for the most part, it's working. There are creases to iron out, not the least is the uneven artwork, but with the promise of a new supporting cast, a fundamentally altered relationship between the Hulk and Banner and at least one central mystery to chase down, there's enough going on to bring readers back, issue after issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 18, 2011

    A showdown between the man and the monster is on the horizon and will make for an interesting confrontation that comic book fans never imagined they would see. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Nov 16, 2011

    Some really good ideas and character-work mixed with a messy potpourri of art and some slightly undercooked elements. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Nov 24, 2011

    Amanda Von Doom (no relation to Dr. Doom) and her Mad Squad need the Hulks help to take down Bruce Banner but should the Hulk care? Plus : Find out why Dr. Bruce Banner is slowly losing his mind. Asunder : Part 2. Written by Jason Aaron and pencilled by Marc Silvestri. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Nov 16, 2011

    I want to love The Incredible Hulk. Jason Aaron is a great writer, and Marc Silvestri is typically a solid artist. But things are not gelling. It's sad for me to admit this, but I'm ready for Silvestri to move on and a more fitting artist with a passion for the project to step aboard. The Incredible Hulk's story deserves as much. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Nov 19, 2011

    The story in Incredible Hulk continues to be a fascinating one. Jason Aaron continues to show what the ramifications of the split between Bruce Banner and Hulk have on each one of them extremely well. Incredible Hulk #2 does a good job furthering this story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Tim Vinton Nov 22, 2011

    The worst I can say for this issue is that Jason Aaron's script refuses to answer some questions and gives terrible answers to others. We now know who these guys who attacked Hulk are and we now know why Banner is bonkers, but I profoundly wish we did not. I don't even know what the Hulk is anymore. Originally, it always seemed that his quest for peace was born out of Banner's same feelings. Now they are finally split up and Hulk seems to be the amalgamated qualities of both characters, while Banner is just a generic madman. Maybe Banner was the monster all along? Yeah, we get it. Everyone else is the monster, not the Hulk. Even himself now, apparently. Honestly, it's not thought provoking at this point; it's just pedantic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Nov 17, 2011

    Overall, this book is likely to be off-putting to people who like the character of Bruce Banner, but possibly inviting to those who just like to see the Hulk being a badass. He does beat up gamma sharks... but we know people have a low tolerance for gamma-animals, if the hostile response to Ang Lee's Hulk (or John Frankenheimer's awful The Island of Dr. Moreau, for that matter) is any indication. The fact that Aaron is basing his whole premise around them is a dubious portent of things to come. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 18, 2011

    I don't know where this series is heading. The first two issues have done nothing but left me thinking that Aaron is putting out a rare misfire. The few pages where Banner explains what is going on are the only parts of this comic that helps the story along at all. I am hopefully that this series will pick up the pace but I'm not sure how many more issues I will give it. Read Full Review

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