Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hulk #8 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Hulk #8 about which I write the following sentences: "This is one of the most difficult comics to rate on the five-star scale. On the one hand, the artwork by Art Adams and Frank Cho is beautiful, and Jeph Loeb gives each artist a story which perfectly suits their style. So, the look of the comic is five-star, definitely. And by the standards of the quintessential 'Hulk' comic, issue #8 ranks pretty high. It's swiftly-paced, bombastic fun, perfect for a comic about a giant monster smashing stuff. But a sophisticated look at the Hulk mythos, it is not. Nor does it seem intended to be. It's a simple romp of a Hulk tale -- two different Hulk tales, actually -- and that's all it is. It's not going to change the world, or reinvent graphic narrative, or challenge anyone's assumptions about the character or the genre. It's a lot of punching and smashing, drawn with meticulous beauty."

Read the entire review HERE.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This Hulk series is exactly what comics are supposed to be, but rarely are nowadays.

Timothy Callahan said...

Well I think comics can be more than this, but this is nice to have around too!

Andrew Wales said...

There's nothing wrong with big dumb fun! Superheroes punching one another -- and some good laughs.

Not everything has to be serious mythos exploration, though I like that too.