The new Hulk has finally hit the stands and I have to say, right off the bat, the new writer has taken off like a shot! The first issue is a doozy with a more malicious, concise and determined Hulk we’ve ever seen. Hulk, who would rather not be referred to with that name anymore, now he’s Doc Green, is out on a mission, He’s decided that there are far too may Hulks out there – and I couldn’t agree more – but he’s going to set things straight. He has created a serum of sorts with nanites that will cure Gamma-Folk – only… not Doc Green. He’s not looking to be cured. Just to get rid of the impostors. This definitely includes Rick Jones (A-Bomb) but also 6 others. By my count we would be rid of Red Hulk, Red She-Hulk, Red Leader, She Hulk, Lyra… and a mystery guest I can’t put my finger on yet.
Duggan doesn’t just give us a fun first issue setting up Doc Green to face off against A-Bomb in the top of the next issue but also some new mysteries. Yes, we will get back to shot Banner in the back of the head – but with Extremis pumping through his brain he’s hardly concerned about that at the moment. What’s even more troubling is that Doc Green may have the smarts but Banner seems to be trapped and desperate to get out! Also Doc Green, unlike any incarnation we’ve seen before, is rocking a sweet ass green mohawk.
Overall, the quick read is an energized new direction for the Green Goliath. One I think everyone should check out! Grade: A-