King In Black: Immortal Hulk #1

Event\Storyline: King in Black Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 16, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 28
8.8Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

The Hulk is in a bad place. Half of his alters are dead or missing - including Bruce Banner - and the Leader's got the rest of him on the ropes. But never let it be said that Joe Fixit doesn't know how to have a good time - and he's out to make sure this is the best holiday the Hulk's ever had. He just has to fight his way through a planet of symbiotes first.
Rated T

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Dec 30, 2020

    Sometimes event tie-ins can feel forced or thrown together. King in Black: Immortal Hulk #1 is anything but that. It tells a wonderful story on its own that hits with the horror both King in Black and Immortal Hulk have defined themselves, then adds a whole lot of heart. This is a Christmas horror comic, but not the way you'd think. It's beautiful and terrifying all in one. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Dec 16, 2020

    There is nary a human to be seen in the streets of New York City on Christmas Eve as symbiotes run wild, but Aaron Kuder and Al Ewing deliver one of the most humane superhero comics of 2020 in an issue populated by "monsters." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 16, 2020

    King In Black: Immortal Hulk #1 is an enjoyable visual feast that succeeds in pulling off a holiday horror story. It ties into King in Black just enough to offer something for fans of the event, but Immortal Hulk fans will enjoy the rich play of what goes on in Hulk's head and the grotesque art they've come to expect. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Dec 15, 2020

    If you can Believe in Father Christmas as Greg Lake does, youll love this IMMORTAL HULK Christmas Spectacular because thats exactly what this is. Sure, there are symbiotes and Joe takes a stab at fixing the problem. However, this issue has practically nothing to do with KING IN BLACK. So, the fan in me wants to get angry at Marvel for making this a cash grab on the KING IN BLACK name. Nonetheless, if the issue was titled something different and more fitting, would I score it better? My point: grading it solely on it being classified as a Christmas Special for a character and series I adore, its rock solid. Looking at this issue as a KING IN BLACK tie in just doesnt work for me. So, Im going to choose to be positive and grade it like a Holiday Special and therefore recommend you give it a chance. It was fun, entertaining, creative, and worth the buy this Holiday season. Give it a look and let me know what you think. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Dec 16, 2020

    This issue has no dialogue. Because of that, in addition to the aforementioned tonal shifts between horror and wholesome, Aaron Kuder shines in this book. It takes incredible talent to nail those elements, as well as the sequential storytelling itself. When it comes to the coloring, I couldn't tell when I was looking at that of Frank Martin or Erick Arciniega. I normally recognize the former by his somber palette as seen in the pages of Venom or King in Black. I think the fact that I couldn't pick out his work is a testament to how well he and Arciniega joined together to create a coherent and consistent look and feel for the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Dec 15, 2020

    Overall, this was a solid issue, albeit rather heavy. If the holidays are a difficult period for you, this could hit particularly hard. Additionally, the lack of dialogue may leave some readers left wanting. That being said, as a standalone issue, it merged two powerhouse storylines together in a unique and entertaining fashion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Dec 16, 2020

    Half Christmas Special, half Venom inspired horror, this was a long-awaited matchup between Venom and Hulk. Read Full Review

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