Saturday, 9 April 2011

The Incredible Hulk (Tales to Astonish #60)


Synopsis: Our story begins in a hidden cave in the New Mexico desert, where the rampaging Hulk is once again going through the process of reverting into his alter ego: Bruce Banner. After the transformation is complete, Banner begins to wonder if the Hulk is his true self and wonders if he'll ever be free of his curse.
Writer: Steve Ditko
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inking: George Roussos
         
Review: I want to start by saying that this is not the first ever Hulk comic but it is the first of the hulk that we all know not the original grey vampire style intelligent hulk. The Incredible Hulk is different from every other comic because it has the whole Jekyll and Hyde aspect no matter how good Bruce Banner is and how much he tries to hold back the hulk he cant and when he changes there's nothing he can do to control him. This issue is the first time that Banner realises  that turning into the Hulk is controlled by his emotions. I also like how the Hulk acts if he is not threatened he will just run and just wants to be left in peace but if he encounters something stronger than him survival of the fittest kicks this aspect has been lost in the new comics as Banner has full control over the hulk which is a real shame. Ditko did a great job on the writing and splitting the Hulk and Banner in the Stan Lee originals it felt that Hulk was just a tall green version of Banner in this one it feels Banner is a nice guy who hates what he becomes and Hulk is the primitive simple monster that wants to be left alone. Kirby did an amazing job on the art doing real justice to the characters and creating the Massive green monster with ripped purple trousers that we all know and love.The Hulk is personally my favourite comics they have so much depth yet are a  really easy read, if you haven't read any hulk comics then you are really missing out  
Grade: A***
Greatest Quote: “Hulk Smash” 




26 comments:

  1. Meh, I don't really like the hulk

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  2. Lovely review! Hulksmash indeed man!

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  3. Ohhh thank you for this, ill have to check it out

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  4. I haven't read comics in years. Good Stuff.

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  5. You Should definitely start reading them again some really good comics that have come out recently.

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  6. Nice to know youre posting the old comics. Its much better when people go back to the roots of stuff.
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  7. good shit. Increase your font size. Im in pain trying to read this :(
    Ill watch this though. love this stuff

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  8. Looks like one to remember! First time visiting your blog and I am impressed! I will be following.

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  9. Great post! I hope you keep up this excellent blogging! :)

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  10. thanks for the review
    "stronger one there is, Hulk"

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  12. Never have been a huge fan of the hulk, although i think its the movies that turned me sour.

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  13. Marvel comics are by far the best.

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  14. Hulk is slowly growing on me. Thanks for the review!

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  15. The HULK is ruined for me by those awful movies.

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  16. Love the Hulk. I agree that they tried to to make the Hulk to much like Banner. Great review Great Blog.

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  17. Just try and insult his purple pants.

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