Indestructible Hulk #16

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Mahmud Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
6.1Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

•  Earth's scientists look to Bruce Banner to solve a problem Hulk can't smash!
•  Which of Banner's assistants will make it out alive - and unchanged?

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 2, 2013

    After the time-hopping adventures of the last arc, "Indestructible Hulk" #16 feels like a standalone story, but readers who have been reading all along with Waid's work will recognize the continuation of concepts introduced in the first issue. Waid and Asrar are a fine creative duo for this title as "Inhumanity" creeps into these pages. Asrar's shadowy, weighty work coupled with Waid's knack for masterfully blending characters and plots present fine conditions for the mystery and uncertainty of the next big development in the Marvel Universe with Hulk standing n the front lines. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Gregory Paul Silber Nov 29, 2013

    Mahmud Asrar is no Walt Simonson, but he still does a more-than-capable job of keeping with the general aesthetic that several previous artists have lent to this run, while still providing his own distinctive touch. It's expressive and dynamic, yet he doesn't fall into the same traps that many artists use to convey such energy " namely, needlessly confusing layouts and tastelessly harsh lines. My only real complaint is that his depiction of Banner seems a bit off. He looks at least a decade younger than previous artists on this series have portrayed, and in some panels he looks like a completely different person than he looks in others. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - James Connolly Dec 4, 2013

    Indestructible Hulk feels more like a book like Avenging Spider-Man, or Savage Wolverine where the mini arcs, are starting to lack the depth of the long game that Waid pulls off in Daredevil. All complaints aside, there is definitely a lot of fun to be had here and anytime there is “shashing” involved sandwiched some great Bruce Banner moments and S.H.I.E.L.D Director Hill getting pissed off I'm on board for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 30, 2013

    Indestructible Hulk is exactly how I remember it. Banner is as fun to read about as ever, and the action with the Hulk remains pretty epic. But just as before, the comic is lacking a certain spark. Maybe I'm just not as interested in the Hulk as I thought I'd be. Or maybe the series is lacking any sort of underlying mystery. I know I'd like it to be a little more grounded, maybe. Bruce Banner is a super scientist at SHIELD, always in his lab talking about his next great bout with SCIENCE! That's entertaining, but maybe Waid just isn't reaching the comedic heights he's trying to reach. And all of Hulk's smashing has been painfully generic. There are no underlying themes behind the smashing, there's just smashing. But hey, some people really like that kind of smashing. More power to them. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Dec 5, 2013

    Overall, this was an average issue of the Hulk that at times showed promise. I'm hoping that Waid can deliver on both aspects of the Hulk character, with a little more emphasis on Bruce Banner. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Nov 27, 2013

    Mahmud Asrar is a fine artist, but a bad fit for the Hulk. His pages lack and real punch and his Hulk almost devoid of energy. There's nothing bad on these pages, per se, but there's also nothing particularly exciting. It's almost boring, like the issue is just going through the motions. The biggest problem, again, is that none of characters look familiar. The whole world just looks different, which means any attachment we had to what was happening is gone. Hulk's even traded in his purple armor for purple armored shorts, which is pretty weird. Really weird, actually. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Dec 1, 2013

    There are some occasional fun moments and the art and colors are generally competent, yet the heavy focus on a rather boring secondary character makes for an uneven reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 27, 2013

    The art from Mahmud Asrar is atrocious. It fails on every single level. Proportions, character faces, shading, backgrounds, action, everything. Imagine a badly drawn episode of Pokemon, and you might get close to the horror show here. Read Full Review

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