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
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
Greatest Quote: “Hulk Smash”