Incredible Hulk #3 – I can’t be the only one who is totally underwhelmed and aggravated with this re-launch. I know a handful of you guys out there are saying that Aaron can be trusted and has a plan to explain everything – but I just can’t see the genius behind this terribly written relaunch which, quite frankly, is moving at a snail’s pace! Did we really need two issues to have Hulk decide to help take Banner down?
The art is still pretty blah – but this being the Silvestri’s last issue I am hoping Portacio will improve on the look of the book. At least it may give us something to look forward to when buying the book. Does anyone else think that Silvestri made a HUGE mistake taking on this re-launch? His stock as a power artist may be in question after this. Not only has his reception been luke-warm with this series – but an attempt to sell the cover for 5K was unresponsive.
We do get a few clues as to what is going on in this issue – but a lot of things are still up in the air – we see a hairless Hulk and Banner after what seems like a surgery. Gary Miller – of this blog here – thinks that we have been following characters who are not Hulk or Banner. That’s the most interesting theory I’ve heard. Not sure if that’s the case – but wow, if that IS the case – Gary gets major props for calling it! By the way – no variants on this issue. Grade: F