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.


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.