The Best Defense: The Immortal Hulk #1

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Simone Di Meo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 5, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 20
8.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

•  Stephen Strange is dead. A charred skeleton in an abandoned barn on the edge of a deserted town.
•  Bruce Banner wants to know why. And he won't stop until he has the truth in his hands...
•  ...with or without THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

  • 10 - Adam Barnhardt Dec 5, 2018

    This blood-pumping, hair-raising book has the pedal to the metal throughout the duration, and it doesn't let up. This title is one crazy ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 10, 2018

    Though it doesn't quite reach the dizzyingly creepy heights of the main series, Immortal Hulk: The Best Defense #1 is a wonderful side story for one of the best books Marvel has going right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 5, 2018

    A solid Hulk story due to its ingenious way of using classic Jack Kirby and Stan Lee panels. This story also changes the Hulk in a clever way, setting the stage for a new kind of hero once he joins his new team. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Dec 7, 2018

    We've only gotten looks at 2 of our heroes and while Namor was a grand exploration of Atlantean lore, The Immortal Hulk hits all the right notes and is leading the pack by shining in tone and writing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Dec 5, 2018

    Immortal Hulk: The Best Defense #1 is, to no one's surprise, another awesome contribution from Ewing. His Hulk is great on his worst day. This issue does have a couple of weak areas, but they don't detract from the book very much. Di Meo and Sanchez-Almara are a great team, putting together pages that feel somber and full of strife. Like I said, fans of Ewing's Immortal Hulk should absolutely pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Dec 5, 2018

    I was so surprised. This book was simply stunning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 10, 2018

    It's not easy to do horror in a superhero setting, but this issue makes it feel effortless. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Dec 6, 2018

    IMMORTAL HULK: THE BEST DEFENSE #1 is a mystery story. What it lacks in action, it more than makes up for in tension and a mounting sense of dread. Read Full Review

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