Writer: Jason Aaron
Pencils: Marc Silvestri, Whilce Portacio, and Billy Tan
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Breaking up is hard to do and Jason Aaron is doing a great job of exploring the post break-up status of Bruce Banner and The Hulk with his run on The Incredible Hulk. After years of living with the beast, Banner has realized that The Hulk was his greatest achievement and he will do anything to get that back. In order to succeed, Banner has taken residence on an island that once served as a nuclear testing site and has developed an army of Hulk-like animals.
While Banner is going to every possible extreme to return to the good ol' days, The Hulk is enjoying the single life. He's been living underground with Moloids and was very content until Amanda Von Doom and her horde of robots and misfits came along as a major buzzkill. Somehow, Von Doom was able to get The Hulk to listen to her plan where he is to leave his happy place and assist her in dealing with Banner. The Hulk decides to meet with with Von Doom on her ship, but they are attacked by a bunch of great white Hulk sharks compliments of Banner.
This comic book ends on a good high note and I am very interested to see how The Hulk deals with his creepy ex who has lost his mind. I have a feeling that Banner is going to go bonkers when he sees The Hulk with his new honey, Ms. Von Doom. Drama time!
For the most part, I am really liking The Incredible Hulk. Aaron's story is great and the artwork by the triumvirate of Silvestri, Portacio, and Tan is really nice. My only negative comment is I'm still not sold on The Hulk wanting to help Von Doom on her mission of dealing with Banner. From my point of view, The Hulk would not care about Banner and he'd rather see Von Doom and her buddies deal with the problem. I can see The Hulk sold on eliminating Banner for good because he could be free from Banner for good. Overall, this has been a great comic book and I highly recommend this title.
TonyDoug Wright is the owner and editor of Champion City Comics. His webcomics include Dr Death vs The Zombie, The End of Paradise, and Day 165.