otoboke's The Incredible Hulk #1 - The Coming of the Hulk review

The Coming of the Hulk

Another first for the medium (as far as I can see) in that Lee not only devotes an entire book to a single monster, but puts him in the role of protagonist up against someone else who wants to destroy and terrorize and all that evil stuff. What’s most interesting about this is that despite only being a handful of issues into their Superhero Rebirth titleFantastic Four, Lee and Kirby are already reconstructing what it means to be a hero. As an origin story, it’s bit tighter than the Four’s debut, but it’s still suffering from clunky plot devices and stunted dialogue. On the whole however, it’s certainly readable, and provides readers with an interesting character duality in the form of Hulk and Banner. Shame they’d go on to reconstruct them for just about every issue released until its cancellation six tales down the line.

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    The first issue of Hulk is pretty interesting. It seems pretty clear that Marvel had no idea what to do with the character early on, as the Hulk's appearance and how Bruce Banner transforms into the Hulk changes pretty frequently in these early issues. Hulk is gray here, for example. Marvel isn't the only company that seems to have a hard time figuring out what to do with the Hulk, as neither of the last two movies seemed to know what direction to take the character in.   The level of atomic age...

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