Incredible Hulk #5

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Whilce Portacio Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 8, 2012 Critic Reviews: 7
6.4Critic Rating
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The mysterious figure who split Banner and Hulk is revealed.

  • 9.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Mar 19, 2012

    As far as the art, it was mostly good. There were times that the characters looked very different than I remember from other issues (Mister Gor looked very young in comparison to the first issue he was in), but overall, it felt consistent enough not to distract from the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 8, 2012

    While I am really not digging the art on this issue, I can look past it because I love this series. Jason Aaron has completely stepped out of the shadow of Greg Pak's run and made Incredible Hulk his own, unique book. I love the mixture of ideas from other works into this story, and I really enjoyed the origin between the Banner/Hulk split. You really should be reading this series. This story just keeps getting better and better. I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Feb 8, 2012

    The writing is the key to this title and that has grown tremendously in the past few issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 8, 2012

    Issue #5 begins to address the problems the book has faced thus far, but for the time being Incredible Hulk remains emotionally hollow. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Feb 9, 2012

    Incredible Hulk #5 is a quick fun read, but is a bit of a letdown on the art front."" Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Feb 9, 2012

    The only thing that could have saved the Hulk was art from Marc Silvestri, alas that is not to be. For whatever reason, Silvestri isn’t on the Hulk anymore and now we’re stuck with Whilce Portacio trying to be Marc Silvestri. It’s not that the art isn’t solid, but nobody is Silvestri so Portacio trying to be him doesn’t work. I was really appalled by Portacio’s Banner. Why he decided Banner needed to look like a skinny emo kid with a giant head is beyond me. The rest of the stuff is hit or miss. All the pencils during Doctor Doom’s scenes are wonderful, the rest just seem like a bad copy of a better artist. If Marvel is going to keep this travesty of a series going, they should at least find one great artist with a style completely outside of Marc Silvestri and allow him/her to take over. Granted, it’s a band-aid on a bullet wound, but at least the miserable slop of the current Incredible Hulk would be fun to look at. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Tim Vinton Feb 8, 2012

    Incredible Hulk used to be a title that I had a lot of respect for. This, however, is just something I am not sure how to recommend. There are even better bad comics out there, if you are looking for a laugh. I sincerely hope that this character can be salvaged, but if The Incredible Hulk #5 is any indication of what is to come, I'm not holding my breath. Read Full Review

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