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Incredible Hulk


Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 Issues 1 to 6 published in 1962-63 featuring The Hulk whom you can get  more information on this page.

The Original 1962 run of Incredible Hulk only ran for six issues before being canceled. below are my reviews of those six issues of the Hulk in his stand alone tales, after these apperinces he appears in a few other titles before returning to his own stories in Tales to astonish #59.  I have split these first six issues into  reviews of the eight separate stories.   These stories can be found collected in Incredible Hulk, Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks).


Incredible Hulk #6
Vs. The Metal Master!

October 22, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

As I sat down to read Incredible Hulk #6, the last comic book of the original Incredible Hulk run, I wondered what kind of story I would be in for. Would it be a story suitable for the end of a series, and perhaps a character? would I feel a scene of conclusion?  Did they even know at the time of writing and publishing that this would be the last issue?

I can’t say or speculate at what they did or didn’t know. But as an ending,  I was quite satisfied. So read on and see how my comic book review of Incredible Hulk #6 went. and pick up the last of the original Incredible hulk’s in reprint and read it for yourselves in Incredible Hulk, Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks).  The collected volume includes all six issues of the original incredible hulk run.

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Incredible Hulk #5
The Hordes of General Fang

October 8, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

The Hordes of General Fang! is the Second of two hulk stories in Incredible Hulk #5, Beauty and the Beast has its own review Here.

If you already read my review of Beauty and the Beast then you know that so far Incredible Hulk #5 did not inspire me greatly. Fortunately the 2nd tale featuring our favorite green hero was better than the first.

It both tied in event’s from  last issue, as well as  had some character development, be it not a lot.  The art did strike me as being a bit better this time around as well.  So all in all, The Hordes of General Fang! was a better read.
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Incredible Hulk #5
Beauty and the Beast

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Beauty and the Beast is the First of two hulk stories in Incredible Hulk #5, The Hordes of General Fang! has its own review Here.

At first reading the story, I thought that they wanted to do the same kind of thing they did last month, tell us a tale of character development, and then give us the action in the 2nd one, a format that I thought worked good last month. That may even be exactly what they tried to do, and thought they did. But personally I think it fell flat.
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Incredible Hulk #4
Gladiator from Outer Space

September 27, 2011 | Drew | (1 Comment)

Gladiator from Outer Space is the Second of two hulk stories in Incredible Hulk #4, The The Monster and The Machine  has its own review Here.  

Incredible Hulk #4 is the halfway point of the original six issue run. With this issue it seems like Jack & Stan decided to try something a bit different, instead of telling one full issue story filled with everything we expect and hope for, they gave us two, both staring our favorite green machine. The Hulk.

Where the first story I feel focused on development, the second focused on incredible action and the ongoing conflict.  It is a great complement to the first issue. where that one focuses on building our characters up, this one uses what’s been built.

The dual story format is not all that different from last issue, where the one story read and felt like two. This time there is just a clearer break between the two. I found Gladiator from Outer Space a good read, and it was not what I expected.

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Incredible Hulk #4
The Monster and The Machine

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The Monster and The Machine is the first of two hulk stories in Incredible Hulk #4, The Gladiator from Outer Space has its own review Here.  

Incredible Hulk #4 is the halfway point of the original six issue run. With this issue it seems like Jack & Stan decided to try something a bit different, instead of telling one full issue story filled with everything we expect and hope for, they gave us two, both staring our favorite green machine. The Hulk.

The First story picks up where Incredible Hulk #3 left off. with Rick Jones being able to control the Hulk like a large living robot. The two story’s also complement each other quite well, The first giving us some great character development, the 2nd some much desired action and heroism.  (more…)

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Incredible Hulk #3
Banished To Outer Space

September 8, 2011 | Drew | (1 Comment)

I subtitled this Banished to outer space, but that is really just the first story in this issue,  Incredible Hulk #3 featured 2 great story’s divided by a retelling of the origin for anyone whom may have missed it back in issue #1.  This time the origin is more from Rick’s perspective. Even if you know the hulks long view on some level, you might just find the events of this issue surprising. Seriously, if you’re a big Hulk fan, stop reading, and go read this issue now! you can read it in: Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk, Vol. 1

Issue #3 I feel is a vast improvement over the last issue, although that is not saying too much. but both stories where compelling read’s , even though the 2nd was at its heart a hypnosis story. The twist the issue plays with the overused concept I thought made it worth it.

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Incredible Hulk #2
the Terror of the Toad Men!

September 7, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

What can I say, how should I start this one-off.   I went into reading Issue #2 having come from Incredible Hulk #1 with high hopes. Having highly liked everything about the first volume, how could I expect anything less than greatness?

Perhaps I am being hard or requesting too much out of the older books, Both Jack & Stan were worked hard, and in my opinion, not compensated near enough for what they did do. That being said. The Incredible Hulk #2 left me with taste of disappointment.  (more…)

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Incredible Hulk #1
The Hulk

September 6, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

The First issue of The Incredible Hulk was quite a compelling read, it was a fine example of storytelling, art, and creativity. At its root, The Incredible Hulk story is a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde  story.  only this time its Dr. Banner and The Hulk, One half, a brilliant man, the other half a Monster whom is driven by instinct.

It may interest some of you to know that The Hulk in his first issue does not appear to be changed by emotion, but by the change in day and night.  I will let you know when we see this change.  But for the beginning by day we have Dr. Bruce Banner and by night we The Hulk.
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