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Exclusive Preview: HULK #3

Hulk is the only one that can save Banner. The question is, will he?

HULK #3

(W) Mark Waid (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Jerome Opena

"BANNER D.O.A" GETS READY TO TAKE YOU INTO A NEW TWIST IN HULK HISTORY!

• BANNER goes to a dark place and could take the AVENGERS with him

• Only HULK can save Banner...but will he?

• After last issue's surprise resurrection, a new threat enters the scene.

Item Code: MAR140656 In Shops: 5/21/2014 SRP: $3.99

37 Comments
Edited by Oscars94

Avengers vs Hulk vs Abomination. Sounds good to me!

Posted by LCazT1996

@oscars94 said:

Avengers vs Hulk vs Abomination. Sounds good to me!

Posted by cmaprice

Kind of surprised (in a good way) that they didn't take Abomination's return as a chance to redesign him more like he looks in the film universe.

Posted by Grimoire

Looking forward to reading this.

Edited by Lvenger
Posted by Bezza

@lvenger:

Thanks, unfortunately whilst you were away from CV studying, @raynorj and I got so hacked off with Issue 2, we cancelled our order for the Waid Hulk comic! still I will have a browse through it when it comes out.....

Posted by RaynorJ

@lvenger Thanks for telling me, though i dropped the series so i really don't care for it anymore. The book has been going downhill for quite a while now and this preview isn't looking any better, i am just waiting for Savage Hulk to start in June.

BTW this is not Abomination it's some mindless lab experiment, there is no Emil vs Hulk rivalry and banter here, it's just 2 mindless machines throwing punches, so i dunno why people are that excited or maybe they just have very low expectations.

Posted by Lvenger

@raynorj: @bezza: Ah I see. I don't blame you guys, I dropped it after IH 20 myself. I'm disappointed that Waid isn't doing better.

Posted by RaynorJ

@lvenger Well there isn't much we can do unfortunately.. just wait for a different writer to come along and look forward to other Hulk titles.

Posted by frozenedge

@cmaprice: shhh do you wanna jinx it and have Marvel do that?

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Posted by RaynorJ

Also i noticed that Waid lied in his twitter when he said that Hulks head injury would heal right away, but i still see the scar on the back of his head so i guess that was just more bs...

Edited by Sleepbutnodream15

The first two issues were okay, but I'm not sure if I wanna continue following this series. I loved Indestructible's concept of Hulk and Banner working for SHIELD; I wish it didn't end so soon.

Posted by marvelman2099

is it out yet? lol o.o damn cant wait!!

Posted by The_Titan_Lord

Sweet.

Posted by Mangakid1995

@raynorj: well in defense of Waid he isn't the one drawing the thing. Maybe Bagley didn't get the memo. Is it really such a big deal if a scar from Banner transfers over into Hulk?

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Posted by RaynorJ

@mangakid1995 It's a big deal if Waid lies about it, however that is the least of the problems i have with the series. In fact it's pretty insignificant and is just something i randomly noticed. It's certainly not the reason why i dropped this failed series.

Posted by Lvenger

I do like Bagley's art but Waid is not on his A game. He doesn't see that Hulk is also a complex and compelling character, not just Banner. Hulk is part of Banner's psyche and without interesting insights from one, the other is devoid of character development.

Posted by Frozen

@lvenger: Who's better than Waid? Pak? The same guy who said Hulk > OF Thor. Waid is the best Hulk writer.

Posted by Lvenger

@frozen said:

@lvenger: Who's better than Waid? Pak? The same guy who said Hulk > OF Thor. Waid is the best Hulk writer.

Did he say that? Do you have the source for that quote mate? As for writing quality, don't get me wrong, Waid is still by far one of my favourite writers. But he hasn't been crafting the right kind of Hulk tales for the series. It started out well but after Gods and Monsters, Waid dropped in writing quality. Pak did a better job in understanding the Hulk and giving the right kind of challenges and emotional character development to face. What do you still like about Waid's Hulk Frozen?

Posted by RaynorJ

@frozen First off, Pak never said Hulk > OF Thor, he just said he wouldn't want to be in Thors shoes if he had to fight WWH, but every fanboy and hater concluded that this must mean Hulk > OF Thor. Waid is nowhere near the best writer Hulk has had, saying something like that is downright silly and can be only said by Hulks non-fans who probably only read Greg Paks Hulk and hated how powerful he made him.

Edited by TheAcidSkull

@frozen said:

@lvenger: Who's better than Waid? Pak? The same guy who said Hulk > OF Thor. Waid is the best Hulk writer.

You're kidding, right? :P

Posted by Frozen

@theacidskull: Well, I can't be surprised that the opinion is a bit controversial. To the other user, making a quip of ''Thor wouldn't want to be in Sentry's shoes'' is implying what he thinks of Hulk vs Odin Force Thor, and honestly, I loved Planet Hulk but WWH was high degree garbage with no story.

Waid continues to impress me, his stories really just have flavour and questioning Hulk's actual role in the world.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@frozen said:

@theacidskull: Well, I can't be surprised that the opinion is a bit controversial. To the other user, making a quip of ''Thor wouldn't want to be in Sentry's shoes'' is implying what he thinks of Hulk vs Odin Force Thor, and honestly, I loved Planet Hulk but WWH was high degree garbage with no story.

Waid continues to impress me, his stories really just have flavour and questioning Hulk's actual role in the world.

Waid doesn't question anything, his stories are often based around Banner, Hulk is just a brick, a weapon to be used here and there, nothing more. I hope that doesn't stick, but to say that Waid questions hulks role in the world is wrong, because he doesn't. Pak on the other hand, actually established some very interesting concepts in Hulks lore, not to mention that every single one of his stories question who or what hulk/banner really is.

World War Hulk was great, not perfect though, it did have it's fare share of flaws, but for hulks character it was an integral character arc.

Edited by Frozen

@theacidskull: As I said, I loved Planet Hulk because it really did question Hulk, World War Hulk was just Hulk vs Marvel, sort of like DC's World War Three, which was Black Adam vs DC.

Now, Waid, has written some of the greatest comic-books of all time (e.g. Kingdom Come, Birthright), and his Daredevil stories are good.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

@frozen said:

@theacidskull: As I said, I loved Planet Hulk because it really did question Hulk, World War Hulk was just Hulk vs Marvel, sort of like DC's World War Three, which was Black Adam vs DC.

Now, Waid, has written some of the greatest comic-books of all time (e.g. Kingdom Come, Birthright), and his Daredevil stories are good.

I'm not comparing Pak and waid, I love both. And No, WWH wasn't just Hulk vs Marvel, that's one of the things that kinda take place, but it's an element in hulks character development.

Both waid and pak are great, but Paks Hulk is miles better, at least so far.

Posted by RaynorJ

@frozen The statement ''Thor wouldn't want to be in Sentry's shoes'' implies only what the reader get's out of it, it's an ambiguous statement that does not automatically say or even imply by nature that Hulk > OF Thor, what it implies objectively is that Thor would have a hard time against Hulk, it doesn't even say or imply that Thor would lose you could just as easily conceive it as Thor would have to let loose to take out Hulk. Now maybe you would disagree that someone like OF Thor would need to let lose to defeat WWH, i would too. But it does not imply that WWH > OF Thor. The original statement you made is false.

What kind of flavor do Waids stories have? And i am talking about the Hulk stories he is writing not other stories which some of who i have read and though where brilliant. But what does he contribute to Hulks character and when has he questioned Hulks role in the world? I honestly want you to back up this statements because as someone who has read all of Waids Hulk issues this is just another false statement from you.

The fact that Waid has written other great stories does not automatically by definition make his Hulk series a great story, far from it. Waid has proven himself to be a writer that just doesn't get the Hulk. He can write a great Banner but he doesn't even see Hulk as his own character, let alone question his role in the world.

Edited by Ms-Lola

What the hell has been going on with the Hulk? I had no idea this was all happening.

The cover is gorgeous though. Maria Hill being depicted so badass is awesome.

Edited by RaynorJ

@hislolita Maria Hill is more badass in that preview than Hulk has been in 23 issues of Waids book, that's whats going on.

Posted by Ms-Lola

@raynorj: Ouch. That's gotta hurt Hulk fans. I'm not feeling alone now in how I feel Wolverine is being treated.

Edited by dum529001

@raynorj said:

@frozen First off, Pak never said Hulk > OF Thor, he just said he wouldn't want to be in Thors shoes if he had to fight WWH, but every fanboy and hater concluded that this must mean Hulk > OF Thor. Waid is nowhere near the best writer Hulk has had, saying something like that is downright silly and can be only said by Hulks non-fans who probably only read Greg Paks Hulk and hated how powerful he made him.

@raynorj said:

@frozen The statement ''Thor wouldn't want to be in Sentry's shoes'' implies only what the reader get's out of it, it's an ambiguous statement that does not automatically say or even imply by nature that Hulk > OF Thor, what it implies objectively is that Thor would have a hard time against Hulk, it doesn't even say or imply that Thor would lose you could just as easily conceive it as Thor would have to let loose to take out Hulk. Now maybe you would disagree that someone like OF Thor would need to let lose to defeat WWH, i would too. But it does not imply that WWH > OF Thor. The original statement you made is false.

What kind of flavor do Waids stories have? And i am talking about the Hulk stories he is writing not other stories which some of who i have read and though where brilliant. But what does he contribute to Hulks character and when has he questioned Hulks role in the world? I honestly want you to back up this statements because as someone who has read all of Waids Hulk issues this is just another false statement from you.

The fact that Waid has written other great stories does not automatically by definition make his Hulk series a great story, far from it. Waid has proven himself to be a writer that just doesn't get the Hulk. He can write a great Banner but he doesn't even see Hulk as his own character, let alone question his role in the world.

Doesn't Sentry have the power of a million exploding suns? Since that's the case, perhaps Hulk can take on odinforce Thor.

And didn't Hulk beat someone who had been enhancing his power by spounging off of Odin force-Thor's and the Watcher's power(Red Hulk)?

Hasn't Hulk gone up against some extreme levels of power plenty of times? I know he has, so why should people doubt that Hulk can take on Odin force-Thor in a fight?

Consider the events of world War Hulk. Sentry was cutting loose like never before.

And Sentry power ls recognized by everyone including Reed Richard(Mr. Fantastic), Tony stark(Iron man), And Dr.Strange. The guy who created Sentry says that the serum that Robert Reynolds drunk draws power from another dimension of a million exploding suns(See New avengers and Age of the Sentry series').

[Imagen1][Imagen2][Imagen3][Imagen4][Imagen5][Imagen6][Imagen7].

Also, the Hulk vs Abomination fight in Hulk #3(2014) is looking good. With art like that, it makes a fight even better.

Posted by RaynorJ

@dum529001 His power of million exploding Suns is about as valid as Ironmans invincibility.

Yes the fight is amazing, especially the part where they grunt at each other and can be replaced by 2 rockem sockem robots and you wouldn't notice the difference.