Monday, June 24, 2013

Indestructible Hulk # 9 Review

Mark Waid and Matteo Scalera bring us an unlikely team-up in Indestructible Hulk # 9 which is also brought to us in partnership with Castle Geek and Comicx Hub!

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I wasn't supposed to pick up Indestructible mainly because I still thought that this was an issue drawn by Walt Simonson. Imagine my relief however when I open the book and I see Matteo Scalera's artwork plus Daredevil to boot. Then there's also Mark Waid, who's name alone is worth every penny you spend in buying the issue.

So what should you look forward to in IH # 9? Well aside from the very blatant appearance of Daredevil in this issue, there's also a looming threat in the horizon. This threat isn't someone from Hulk's veritable stable of gamma-powered villains. Clue, it's actually somebody from Captain America's past.

Wild as it may seem, the team-up between this iteration of the Hulk together with the Daredevil from Waid's current run is somewhat fun to see. It's further proof that this Hulk should be definitive version of the Green Goliath as he's both interesting and entertaining at the same time. Plus it doesn't hurt that he works well with Bruce Banner.

Speaking of Banner, amongst all the different Banners written throughout Marvel's NOW books, I have to give the highest praise to this Banner. He's got some coolness and smugness in him that I haven't seen before in past versions and volumes of Hulk. Waid makes it a point to really show us that when Banner's doing the driving and there are even some light moments during the mission:

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Don't let that fool you though as this book is still all about punching and smashing, and although that's been tapered down, it doesn't mean that it won't pack a punch.

Between this issue and Avengers # 14, I can really say that this week is all about Bruce Banner and the Hulk doing good things and standing by his promise of not hurting people. I implore Marvel to stick with this characterization of the Hulk as long as possible because if they do, then I really might stick around until the end of the road. For now though, I'm just enjoying the ride and I sincerely hope that you do too.

Get your copy of Indestructible Hulk # 9 HERE.

Verdict: 8.5/10

Special thanks to Castle Geek and Comicx Hub.

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