Indestructible Hulk #4

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 3
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

HULK is the strongest there is…on land. But in the ocean ATTUMA RULES!!!Bruce Banner leads SHIELD in a race to the ocean floor searching for CLASSIFIED!Which one of Banner’s new lab assistants holds a deadly secret?

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Feb 20, 2013

    Leinil Yu's work on this book has been phenomenal as well. I'm not one who's a huge fan of his style, but this style fits the bill for the Hulk so perfectly, he's made me a believer in his abilities. He actually manages to make the scenes with Banner just as visually interesting as the scenes with the Hulk. However, his action shots with the Hulk are simply out of this world. The money shot in this issue isn't the cliffhanger or the aforementioned Hulk torpedo, but thesurveillance shot of Attuma's monsters of Atlantean lore attacking the shipping boat. Any fan of monsters (like myself), will love the two page monster goodness. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 21, 2013

    Artist Leinil Francis Yu is the reason this all works, as not only are his quiet moments really wonderful to take in, but his Hulk battles are huge set pieces with giant submarines, Atlantean superweapons and creatures so grotesque they actually seem like a threat. The only downside? This issue breaks Waid's done-in-one streak. A small price to pay for good comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Feb 20, 2013

    The creative team has definitely found a sweet spot " Waid's opening up on the gas, and Yu is on fire with his pencils. While the other titles are getting bi-monthly releases, Indestructible Hulk has been coming out once a month, keeping readers waiting and ready for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Blue Raven Comics - James Hannon Feb 21, 2013

    As ever, the art in this comic book is absolutely superb. Leinil Yu is not just a brilliant artist, but a brilliant storyteller. His panels are interesting and dynamic, and are excellent in both physical and digital copies of the comic. One thing that I think is quite cool is that Banner's (and the Hulk's) hair is growing throughout this run. It seems as if Banner got a haircut to signal a new beginning for him, and now the story is unfolding as his hair grows. Also, the introduction of the Hulk's robot companion R.O.B. helps with the narrative of the story especially when the Hulk is alone. The big green monster hardly has a way with words so this character helped to advance the story in this issue. Aside from an issue with the character in general, this was an excellent read, and this creative team are doing wonders. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Feb 25, 2013

    There's still much to love and admire in Waid's Indestructible Hulk and the few fissures present in the fourth issue's execution still can't hope to diminish the title's overwhelmingly positive potential. All in all the kinks are still being worked out, and seeing as this series represents one of the greatest shake-ups to the ongoing saga of the Hulk in recent memory I'm more than happy to give Waid and co the benefit of the doubt. After all, Bannerville wasn't built in a day. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Feb 20, 2013

    Astonishing artwork and an ingenious script makes THE INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK a must read for anyone interested in the character. There's a few moments where the art feels incomplete, but that's vastlyoutweighedby the amount of panels that'll stun your eyes. The cliffhanger isn't all that compelling, but the quality of this book has me confident that whatever comes next will definitely be a good time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 5, 2013

    Although this isn't the best issue in the series it's still very good, and the series overall his been brilliant. I'd still highly recommend this issue, and I'd defiantly recommend the series on a whole, as it's fantastic, and looks to be getting better and better. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Poet Mase Feb 20, 2013

    This book isn't bad, but it's also not as good as the previous three issues. I can't say that I'm particularly interested in the new threat that promises to populate the next few episodes of this title, but the introduction of a Chinese version of S.H.I.E.L.D. is an interesting new idea. I'm hopeful that Waid will take this storyline into unexplored territory next issue and that we will see more integration of the two sides of Dr. Bruce Banner. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Mar 20, 2013

    We all know Yu draws some mean veins. He also arguably managed to craft the best looking Hulk ever but you can now add these monsters to his repertoire. Theres still the Banner scene where unfortunately it fails to deliver but when you have him unleash the carnage that is The Hulk it is an amazing sight to behold. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Feb 22, 2013

    This book is still early enough that's it's pretty easy to jump on and not be confused, if you wait any longer it's definitely going to get tougher. The man cast seems to be decided, and the first real multi-issue story is just getting started. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Feb 24, 2013

    Oh, and as for what happens this issue, undersea dickhead, Attuma, has decided to take control of the Pacific Ocean using giant creatures that look like Jules Verne's worst nightmare. In the process, he's already killed almost two thousand people. S.H.I.E.L.D.'s solution? Put Banner in a submarine (does that sound like a good idea to ANYONE?) and shoot him out a torpedo tube at Attuma's army, and let the stress and the water pressure do the work getting the Hulk to come out and play. You almost have to wonder if Maria Hill just enjoys messing with Bruce's head as much as she actually wants to get the job done. Indestructible Hulk is a great superhero/monster slugfest every issue, and is a pretty unique take on the character despite his long history. Here's to the big green guy! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Nick Rowe Feb 21, 2013

    Perhaps this issue is the denouement to the Mark Waid and Leinil Yu run on Indestructible Hulk, but ultimately it feels incomplete. Lacking the completeness of the previous three issues, this fourth installment accelerates the story a bit too quickly. These grievances aside this comic is still an enjoyable read. Banner is witty, Hulk smashes, and there are plenty of awesome baddies waiting for a green fist to be applied to their faces. As a complete story, the pacing and depth issues will likely dissipate, until then an appetite for more remains unsatiated. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Feb 21, 2013

    "Indestructible Hulk" #4 is great on a micro level, but doesn't quite hold together on the macro level. It's fun, basically well-written and drawn, but it doesn't meet the much higher standards both the writer and artist are capable of. It's not objectively bad -- but when readers expect (or at least hope for) more, it's hard not to be disappointed by such middle ground. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 23, 2013

    I was really excited to see Bruce Banner interact with his new science team and really start building the cast. But instead, he's whisked away to another random super-villain attack where Hulk does a lot of smashing. Even Banner comments on how inopportune Maria Hill is in taking him away. The smashing isn't all that interesting, especially since it's all underwater and the art can get a little confusing. Plus, Attuma is hardly an A-list villain. I don't want to say this series is dragging its feet, but I could have used a bit more oomph in this issue. Read Full Review

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