Incredible Hulk #2

Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Nic Klein Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 26, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 37
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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The Mother of Horrors demands her freedom! And in order to make it happen, her most dutiful servant - a terrifying monstrosity who calls herself the Eldest - seeks to reclaim that wayward son of monsters: the Hulk himself. Now every eldritch horror and primordial being has its eyes set on the Jade Giant! Meanwhile, on their path to peace and isolation, Banner and his new friend Charlie find themselves forced to pass through an abandoned coal mining town...but when night falls, the term "ghost town" takes on a terrifying new meaning.
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  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Jul 26, 2023

    An issue of an Incredible Hulk series that doesn't even feature the Hulk until the final page might sound like a drag, but this backwoods zombie revival is as thrilling as any Marvel comic could hope to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Jul 26, 2023

    The Incredible Hulk #2is a moody next step for what continues to be an inspired and atmospheric return to form for Earth's angriest monster. The team continues to deliver on their promise of horror and grit, grounding the series in a rich sense of loneliness, tension, and desperation. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 26, 2023

    Kleins art brilliantly complements the dark, horror tone of the story. The monsters are beautifully scary and the small details in the characters are awesome. I also really love the art style and how it raises the tension of the story visually. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    GWW - B Ferg Jul 27, 2023

    Always searching for redemption, The Incredible Hulk #2 is a setup for Banner (and Hulk) to go from Fractured to Prodigal Son. As two conjoined entities, who for years wrestled for a sense of self, at the expense of the other, will they finally find a way to coexist? Or will the Mother of Horrors leave them both a shell of their former selves. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 26, 2023

    Incredible Hulk #2 mixes horror, Americana, and internal conflict into a melting pot of eerie beauty. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 9, 2023

    There are some fun parts to this as I like seeing Bruce's struggle and getting a handle on the dynamic with his other side and how Charlie is able to just cut through a lot of things with it. The supernatural stuff is nicely done and the artwork is fantastic with it, but I wish we saw more of it done, particularly the first few pages, with smaller panels to get more done densely in order to get to the material with Bruce and Charlie quicker. It's just too decompressed for my tastes there when you can achieve some of it with something that doesn't take up so many pages. I get why it's done and it looks great, but it made for a slow reconnect with the book after the month between releases. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Howard Smith Aug 3, 2023

    As Johnson continues to unravel the supernatural aura wrapped around the Hulk, The Incredible Hulk #2 is but another step into finding out what exactly is going on in this series. Readers dont want to miss out on never seen path for Hulk in the supernatural side of the world. To find where copies are sold, check with your local comic book store or online to pick up your copy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Aug 1, 2023

    The Incredible Hulk #2 kicks things off with a new threat emerging to eliminate the Hulk. Phillip Kennedy Johnson does a good job showing the rough beginning of Bruce's dynamic with the character Charlie, who annoys and prods him about being the Hulk but in a way that feels natural for a teenager. The story surrounding Red Creek and the enigmatic Brother Deep feels like a solid horror story that's going to get more intense with the Hulk next issue. And of course, Nic Klein's art continues to be great as it lends itself well to the horror direction this Incredible Hulk series is taking. There's little action in this issue, but based on the comic's ending, the next issue will change that. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jul 26, 2023

    The Incredible Hulk #2 (2023) delivers plenty of excellent horror visuals, plenty of horror atmosphere, and gobs of potential as Hulk finds himself the target of Marvel's supernatural forces. That said, the brisk pace from issue #1 slams on the brakes in issue #2 for a comic that's more style than substance. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Federico Liguori Oct 5, 2023

    One of the best atmosphere and art I've seen in years.

  • 9.0
    Screaming Enigma Jul 29, 2023

    Although this may not pack the punch that Issue 1 had, it's still great. Johnson said he was going to do horror with this run, and he knocks it out of the park here. There's such an ominous and uneasy feeling throughout this book that is only made better by Klein's incredible art. Religious cults have gained a more common presence in stories over the years, but when it's done right it's done right. This zombie-looking (Still not quite sure if they're straight-up zombies or just gnarly looking for a different reason) group of followers is really cool and I'm super excited to see what happens between them and Hulk in Issue 3. We're two-for-two with this series, and I have a feeling this is going to be a great run based off what we've gotten s more

  • 9.0
    derbycomics Jul 28, 2023

    Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Nic Klein are winning me over big time. I didn’t love the debut issue of this new series, but INCREDIBLE HULK #2 is showing that the creative team is leaning HARD into the horror theme and they are pulling it off wonderfully. It’s ironic that this series debuted during DC’s Knight Terrors story and is eating that event’s lunch when it comes to nailing classic horror tropes.

    I need to call out Nic Klein’s art because it is the standout element of the first two issues. Every page so far in this series so far has oozed with personality and for a comic that heavily utilizes black borders and gutters, nothing feels cramped or stuffy. Readers enter a dream sequence towards the middle of the book w more

  • 9.0
    sawright20 Jul 27, 2023

    What a phenomenal creative team. This is top tier art; like I’ve said before, Matthew Wilson is the best colorist in the business. The plot of this issue is much less involved than the first, but it’s clear that Johnson is laying the groundwork for great things to come. Not a whole lot happens in this issue, really, but it continues to solidify the tone, and I’m positive this first arc will be fantastic as a trade.

  • 9.0
    Texas VII Jul 27, 2023

    The art by Klein here is breathtaking and perfectly fits the tone. Where Starship hulk felt like a fun and zaney interlude, this new incarnation of the big green Goliath truly feels like a spiritual follow up to Ewing’s Immortal Hulk. I’m excited to see this story fleshed out.

  • 8.5
    Hobgoblin Aug 6, 2023

    Love the art with the new creative team. Creepy issue; feel like I should save this series and read around Halloween. I like the new direction and this theme am looking forward to reading every month and some new characters and villains being introduced.

  • 8.0
    JerBearMI Oct 20, 2023

    Not quite as great as the 1st issue, but I am still so hyped by this run.

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Aug 8, 2023

    I still don't feel as amazed by it as some reviewers are, but it is pretty solid. The visuals are awesome. I just could use just that missing piece, whatever that might be, that is going to change my mind.

  • 7.5
    Loafy Trophy Jul 27, 2023

    I think the thing I'm enjoying the most from these first two issues of the Incredible Hulk is the way PKJ is building his foundation upon both Cates's brief scattershot run and Ewing's seminal take on the character. And I appreciate that he's pushing in a bit of a different, almost Mignola Hellboy influenced, direction. That being said, the pacing is a very deliberate, with a lot of buildup going on for what appears to be a minor inconvenience to the Hulk, so I'm hoping things pick up a bit in #3 next month.

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