While I have been enjoying these "The List" books, I have to admit I am getting a little tired of them. To top things off, we also have two more books this week. I was going to avoid reading this The List book only because it was supposed to be about Hulk but we all know Hulk is gone. We just have Banner and Skaar (who I'm not really crazy about yet).
I went into this review thinking I really wasn't going to like this. I should have known better since it was Greg Pak doing the writing. The art by Ben Oliver was really nice as well. What we have here is Bruce Banner showing how smart he actually is. We all know that Bruce is a genius but we never really get to see it since most of the time he's running around smashing things as the Hulk. It just makes perfect sense that Bruce is going to carefully map out an escape plan to free Kate Waynesboro from the evil clutches of the HAMMER facility. I was also surprised at the 'development' that occurred in this story. Normally we don't really have any major events occurring in one-shots. This will have some impact in future issues of Incredible Hulk.
For the 'extra content' we get a reprint of Amazing Spider-Man #14. It's a classic tale that involves Spider-Man, Green Goblin and the Hulk. While I do like a nice reprint over an extended batch of previews to upcoming books, I do question how necessary they are. If the reprint wasn't included, would that reduce the price down to $2.99? The reprint is a fun story if you haven't already read it but definitely not essential.
This wasn't my favorite "The List" book but I was pleasantly surprised. We'll see if I can get around to reviewing either (or both) of this week's The List books.