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Inhumanity tie-in! Bruce Banner has been recruited to save the planet! But who is working against him? As the Hulk battles Iron Man and the Beast for the fate of the world, one of Banner's lab assistants has fallen to the Terrigen Mists - but how has it changed them? And as the danger escalates, will Banner's other assistants make it out alive? Banner has one last chance to Inhumanity tie-in! Bruce Banner has been recruited to save the planet! But who is working against him? As the Hulk battles Iron Man and the Beast for the fate of the world, one of Banner's lab assistants has fallen to the Terrigen Mists - but how has it changed them? And as the danger escalates, will Banner's other assistants make it out alive? Banner has one last chance to prevent Terrigenesis - but the Hulk has unleashed a menace even worse than the Mists, and it's a problem that Hulk can't smash! Plus: before Bruce Banner and Tony Stark became heroes, they built weapons. But who inspired them? S.H.I.E.L.D. sends Hulk and Iron Man to retrieve the world's greatest weapon designer...but will they come back as weapons of mass destruction themselves? Collecting: Indestructible Hulk 16-20, Annual


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Inhumanity tie-in! Bruce Banner has been recruited to save the planet! But who is working against him? As the Hulk battles Iron Man and the Beast for the fate of the world, one of Banner's lab assistants has fallen to the Terrigen Mists - but how has it changed them? And as the danger escalates, will Banner's other assistants make it out alive? Banner has one last chance to Inhumanity tie-in! Bruce Banner has been recruited to save the planet! But who is working against him? As the Hulk battles Iron Man and the Beast for the fate of the world, one of Banner's lab assistants has fallen to the Terrigen Mists - but how has it changed them? And as the danger escalates, will Banner's other assistants make it out alive? Banner has one last chance to prevent Terrigenesis - but the Hulk has unleashed a menace even worse than the Mists, and it's a problem that Hulk can't smash! Plus: before Bruce Banner and Tony Stark became heroes, they built weapons. But who inspired them? S.H.I.E.L.D. sends Hulk and Iron Man to retrieve the world's greatest weapon designer...but will they come back as weapons of mass destruction themselves? Collecting: Indestructible Hulk 16-20, Annual

30 review for Indestructible Hulk, Volume 4: Humanity Bomb

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jeff

    NERD FIGHT!!!! Dr. Bruce Banner is really trying to give this scientist thing a go. He has a deal with S.H.I.E.LD. – they let him invent stuff that will benefit mankind and he will let them toss the Hulk into untenable situations. The problem is lately he’s one step behind all the other nerd boy scientists in the Marvel universe. Enter Tony Stark. Condescending, bullying asshat, Tony Stark. “Bruce you have 48 hours to build a device that will save the Earth, blah, blah, blah, but we’ll be back in NERD FIGHT!!!! Dr. Bruce Banner is really trying to give this scientist thing a go. He has a deal with S.H.I.E.LD. – they let him invent stuff that will benefit mankind and he will let them toss the Hulk into untenable situations. The problem is lately he’s one step behind all the other nerd boy scientists in the Marvel universe. Enter Tony Stark. Condescending, bullying asshat, Tony Stark. “Bruce you have 48 hours to build a device that will save the Earth, blah, blah, blah, but we’ll be back in 24.” Oh, and not to rub your nose in anything, Brucie, but your being out-smarted by Henry Pym (Mr. Viagra) and Reed Richards, as well. 24 hours later: “You built a bomb! Sorry, you can’t use it and we’re going to take it away from you. Na Na Na!!” What’s poor puny Dr. Banner to do? Turn into the Hulk and twist Tony Stark’s head off and use it for a paper weight. This is a crossover to the Infinity mega-Marvel event and involves Hulk chewing gum, an anger eating monster, and Tony Stark and Bruce Banner teaming up again to fight a mad scientist, who’s (view spoiler)[ turned himself into an island (hide spoiler)] . Stark’s a lying, provoking asshat in this one too. *shakes head* This title is starting to show wear and tear. Read this review and more at:

  2. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    Tony Stark makes a couple appearances and he continues to be a dick to Bruce. There's an Inhumanity tie-in here that's terribly explained. If you didn't know the larger scope of the Marvel universe at the time, you'd have no idea what was happening. The book ends on a cliffhanger and the book ends so that Marvel can sell another Hulk #1. marvel makes their books so impossible to follow that there is a reading order guide in the front and back covers. There's got to be a less confusing way than w Tony Stark makes a couple appearances and he continues to be a dick to Bruce. There's an Inhumanity tie-in here that's terribly explained. If you didn't know the larger scope of the Marvel universe at the time, you'd have no idea what was happening. The book ends on a cliffhanger and the book ends so that Marvel can sell another Hulk #1. marvel makes their books so impossible to follow that there is a reading order guide in the front and back covers. There's got to be a less confusing way than what they are doing now.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bradley

    Hey look, it's a crossover event featuring an idiot story matched with Banner-Moron. No. I'm not talking about the Hulk. How did such an iconic smart-man behave so recklessly, so idiotically, so short-sightedly? I blame the author. Or I blame the necessity to cram some sort of conflict-resolution shit into a a crossover event that either needed a MUCH BETTER SETUP, or MUCH BETTER character development. And since we got neither, AND Brucy-boy got shitcanned, fired, blasted away, and is now WITHOUT Hey look, it's a crossover event featuring an idiot story matched with Banner-Moron. No. I'm not talking about the Hulk. How did such an iconic smart-man behave so recklessly, so idiotically, so short-sightedly? I blame the author. Or I blame the necessity to cram some sort of conflict-resolution shit into a a crossover event that either needed a MUCH BETTER SETUP, or MUCH BETTER character development. And since we got neither, AND Brucy-boy got shitcanned, fired, blasted away, and is now WITHOUT A JOB, that just about wraps up this run of the Indestructible Hulk. Now begins the new run of the Indigent Hulk, Volume 1! Yippie!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Brittany

    ***Green Them Buddy Read! Last one goes to Hulk again!*** This volume was SUPERB to me. A lot of it had to do with the interns. When Bruce Hulk's out, they stay on as his humanity. And I loved them for everything they did, for Hulk and each other. Okay, so yeah, Stark and Banner have a bit of an ego-fest/competition going on in this one. But when is that ever NOT the case with those two? But if I were Bruce, and my buddies didn't even ask about my awesome invention and instead assumed I was out t ***Green Them Buddy Read! Last one goes to Hulk again!*** This volume was SUPERB to me. A lot of it had to do with the interns. When Bruce Hulk's out, they stay on as his humanity. And I loved them for everything they did, for Hulk and each other. Okay, so yeah, Stark and Banner have a bit of an ego-fest/competition going on in this one. But when is that ever NOT the case with those two? But if I were Bruce, and my buddies didn't even ask about my awesome invention and instead assumed I was out to bomb the world, I might be a bit incensed as well. On the plus side: BEAST! I love McCoy so much, and having him here was great. Pym is a character I am less familiar with, so I'll leave him alone for now. Regardless, love the mash-up of super heroes. The interns behaved admirably (and they broke out when they were supposed to stay put: Bruce has made such an impact on them!). Randall's background finally came out, and we're met with a man who has made it his mission to help. And not only him, but his fellow co-workers are out to do anything and everything to help him in his struggle. They behaved admirably, along with Banner, and though the ending is heartbreaking, the struggle was AWESOME. The bad guys were meh, but I understood their purpose. Not a whole lot to say about them, other than the fact that they definitely got what they deserved. The camaraderie in this volume was astounding, and I am a sucker for teamwork (see: me crying when Arthur's knights stood by his side in the Merlin TV show every time. It's a flaw of mine). And because of that, I probably thought higher of this volume than most. I just know that I need more Indestructible Hulk, and I need it now.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Anthony

    The Hulk vs Iron Man, Ant-Man and Beast. The Science Bros of Marvel have a spat! Part of me was thinking "wait, these guys are friends, right?" but with Marvel Team ups/versus, it's best to just go along with it and enjoy the ride. This is the first book I've read were the tie-in to Inhumanity has actually been close to interesting. That was partly down to Banner trying to understand the science behind it. And by science, I mean hooky made up Marvel 'makes no sense' kind of science. Art work was The Hulk vs Iron Man, Ant-Man and Beast. The Science Bros of Marvel have a spat! Part of me was thinking "wait, these guys are friends, right?" but with Marvel Team ups/versus, it's best to just go along with it and enjoy the ride. This is the first book I've read were the tie-in to Inhumanity has actually been close to interesting. That was partly down to Banner trying to understand the science behind it. And by science, I mean hooky made up Marvel 'makes no sense' kind of science. Art work was nice, especially early on. The ending to the 'final' issue is a bit "...come on, really?". I'd expect better from Waid.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Gavin

    ***Green Theme Buddy Reads, with my Shallow homies. If I have to explain how this fits, you are what Professor HULK (ie. Jeff) would call an 'asshat'*** I took this out of the library months ago, but Vol. 3 had yet to be ordered...luckily, the Digital Copy in every Marvel Hardcover allows you to get a copy online thru Marvel.com...and then read in Comixology. So this was my first full volume on Comixology, and my first read on my iPad! YAY! No paper cuts! And when I dropped it in the tub, I o ***Green Theme Buddy Reads, with my Shallow homies. If I have to explain how this fits, you are what Professor HULK (ie. Jeff) would call an 'asshat'*** I took this out of the library months ago, but Vol. 3 had yet to be ordered...luckily, the Digital Copy in every Marvel Hardcover allows you to get a copy online thru Marvel.com...and then read in Comixology. So this was my first full volume on Comixology, and my first read on my iPad! YAY! No paper cuts! And when I dropped it in the tub, I only got electrocuted a wee bit, but there was no ruined pages! So at the end of our last adventure, HULK had repaired time like 99% accurately...by smashing the shit out of it. This time, we're in the Inhumanity Event, where Black Bolt had his hand forced, to release Terragen Mists on Earth, in order to repopulate the latent Inhuman population after Thanos destroyed the Inhumans? I think? So the mists target people who's DNA has any tiny marker gene for Inhumans...so if your great great granny whored it up with one...you're fucked. Cue Banner, working on his Bruce saves the Earth stuff, only to see Tony 'Asshat' Stark (copyright Jeff) beat him to it, then Reed Richards, then the Hanks (Pym and McCoy). Shockingly, he's ANGRY as fuck about it. Cue up Doc Randall Jessup, one of Banner's super-scientist lab assistants. He's apparently a Zen master, who just tells Bruce to chew some gum and count to 120 and gives him some mumbo jumbo...turns out, he talks Bruce down from HULK-ing out! We get a short flashback to Jessup's sad backstory, then forward to Jessup and Banner stealing invisibility cloaks to go join a SHIELD mission that Maria Hill told him to stay out of...but of course, no such luck. Jessup again keeps Hulk at bay long enough to save everyone, and manages to impress Banner tremendously. Next up, Banner returns to the lab to see Asshat Pym and Asshat Stark trying to figure out the Terragen Mists...Banner tells them to fuck off out of his lab, they act super condescending, before he points out that he just happens to be the expert on radiation and its effects on people (Gamma Rays...Hulk...ringing any bells there Stark?) Then Tony gives Bruce 24 hrs to finish his solution. They show up early, and bring Hank #2 with them (McCoy, Beast). Hank 2 isn't an asshat, he's just cautious, and I like that Waid didn't give him the same personality of a phallus that he did to Pym and Stark. Beast would relate more to Banner on the effects of changes to the self than the other 2. Of course, the name of this volume is Humanity BOMB...so yes, Bruce has built a BOMB to save HUMANITY from INHUMANITY! See how easily that works? If Waid comes up with his own titles, he deserves a raise. Of course the asshats overreact and that leads to HULK freaking out and running off with the BOMB. Way to go Iron McAsshat! So the Hanks and Asshat chase him, and Pym breaks his arm trying to wrestle the bomb from Hulk, and Hulk gets it back...amidst all the chaos, Hank #2 asks the simplest question: Tony, what if the bomb works? Then goes on to cry Mea Culpa, that he and the Asshats were arrogant not to trust Bruce, and leaves it up to Iron McAsshy to decide what to do...or not do... So...ya. Long story short, Bomb goes off, freezes time to see if the Terragen Mists will dissipate or lose their effects...turns out...it doesn't work...but only because it was made by Black Bolt and not on Earth, so different physics and such. In the aftermath, there's some explosions, and Hulk and the 3 musketeers save as many as they can, and then they all pseudo apologize for being dicks, but I think only McCoy can be pardoned for this one. Remember Jessup? ya...things don't go so well for him...Terragen Mists and whatnot...turns out his Zen powers end up counteracting the Hulk's Anger...which is difficult for Banner when shit goes south...he has to resort to more basic methods... Then there's a run in with some super evil scientists experimenting on Terragnen Mist victims...including trying Jessup, but Hulk and the team won't stand for it...SMASH, team up with Jessup's Inhuman Monster form, yadda yadda yadda...people die, no more team for Banner at SHIELD, Hill says she might have to "Terminate" Him...he smirks. Cue Cliffhanger Ending involving Bruce Banner!!!! Then there's the Annual, which has Tony and Bruce going after a mad scientist on an island in the middle of nowhere that's been totally weaponized...this guy was big on influencing both of them to go into weapons work with the military (the way for smart dudes to get $$) even though he wasn't a nice dude. It's a decent enough team up, even though Tony is an asshat to Bruce most of the time, they're actually closer than many think... This takes place BEFORE the events in Vol. 4 I believe... So all in all, a solid volume, but it focuses more on the lab people and Jessup, but I think that's to show how Bruce holds himself responsible for everything bad that happens, even though he can't be. The stuff with the Hanks and Asshat is the stronger stuff in the volume, and the art is a step in the right direction after volume 3, but it still doesn't compare to Yu's volume 1 work. Sadly, this is also the end of the series...WAHHHH!!! HULK SAD! I'm guessing there's another one to pick up, but...Waid had a great handle on Banner and Hulk, and I hope that's not it for him writing it. I also love the interactions with others, epsecially Daredevil and Iron Man and the Hanks.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sesana

    Not the best of Waid's Hulk. The Inhumanity tie in isn't terrible, and there's an actual attempt to put some actual human emotion in the center. Rarer than it should be when it comes to event books, so that was nice to see. But it just isn't fun for me to read a book where the majority of the characters are being asses and yelling at each other half the time, especially if they aren't yelling at each other in amusing ways. The ending is meant to be a twist, but it just didn't feel convincing to Not the best of Waid's Hulk. The Inhumanity tie in isn't terrible, and there's an actual attempt to put some actual human emotion in the center. Rarer than it should be when it comes to event books, so that was nice to see. But it just isn't fun for me to read a book where the majority of the characters are being asses and yelling at each other half the time, especially if they aren't yelling at each other in amusing ways. The ending is meant to be a twist, but it just didn't feel convincing to me. It isn't horrible, but Waid can and has done better with this book.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Stewart Tame

    In this volume, Bruce Banner invents a potential solution to the problem of the Terrigen mists. Tony Stark, Hank McCoy, and Hank Pym give him a hard time about it, which goes about as well as you’d expect … We also get a standalone story from the Indestructible Hulk Annual, with Iron Man and the Hulk investigating an island inhabited by a figure from their mutual past. This was fun, but nothing special. Even less than an hour after reading it, the stories are already fading. My strongest memories In this volume, Bruce Banner invents a potential solution to the problem of the Terrigen mists. Tony Stark, Hank McCoy, and Hank Pym give him a hard time about it, which goes about as well as you’d expect … We also get a standalone story from the Indestructible Hulk Annual, with Iron Man and the Hulk investigating an island inhabited by a figure from their mutual past. This was fun, but nothing special. Even less than an hour after reading it, the stories are already fading. My strongest memories are the friendly (sort of) rivalry amongst the Marvel Universe’s top scientist/inventor/hero types, and of the complicated friendship and shared past of Tony and Bruce in the story from the annual. Longtime fans will appreciate some of the character bits. Not sure if newbie comics readers will get much out of it or not. This volume is pretty much a textbook example of the average comic book. Whether that's a good thing or not depends on the reader.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    The majority of this arc hinges on the fact that Iron Man is a douchebag, and considering that's usually a fair assessment, it's still a pain in the butt when you're reading this volume to see that his arrogance is the driving story point. If he and the other super-geniuses gave Banner two seconds to speak instead of just jumping to conclusions, this arc would turn out completely differently, and that's a nagging point throughout. The evolution of the arc beyond that is a nice take on the Inhuma The majority of this arc hinges on the fact that Iron Man is a douchebag, and considering that's usually a fair assessment, it's still a pain in the butt when you're reading this volume to see that his arrogance is the driving story point. If he and the other super-geniuses gave Banner two seconds to speak instead of just jumping to conclusions, this arc would turn out completely differently, and that's a nagging point throughout. The evolution of the arc beyond that is a nice take on the Inhumanity storyline that spread throughout Marvel's line in the middle of last year, and has a nice ending for Banner's assistants who I thought would be lost in the shuffle between this book and Waid's relaunched Hulk title, but it just feels like there's something missing here that sets this book apart from Waid's other excellent runs on titles like Daredevil, or the Flash. The art is a jumble, but is mostly solid. I think there are only 2 issues in the whole volume with one artist on them, and that really annoys me, but at least the range of talent employed are quite high quality instead of just throwing whoever's free at the time. Mahmud Asrar's issues are the best, and his Annual at the back of the volume is very visually diverse thanks to the tropical island setting, with Joe Bennett's few issues coming in a close second. The cliffhanger for the volume would have worked a lot better at the back of the book, but as usual Marvel throw issues in wherever, sticking the Annual at the back when it probably would have worked better at the front. Sigh.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Peter Derk

    Haha, apparently Beast, Iron Man, and Hank Pym don't respect Bruce Banner as a scientist. Why everyone is so fucking stupid as to piss off Bruce Banner, I do not know. When has that ever ended well? Anyway, there's a very weird and sick part of me that liked watching these eggheads show up, talk down to Banner, and get their asses kicked. I didn't mind it, certainly. They were being total dicks! They deserved some smashing. It's like if you had a college professor who was needlessly dismissive of Haha, apparently Beast, Iron Man, and Hank Pym don't respect Bruce Banner as a scientist. Why everyone is so fucking stupid as to piss off Bruce Banner, I do not know. When has that ever ended well? Anyway, there's a very weird and sick part of me that liked watching these eggheads show up, talk down to Banner, and get their asses kicked. I didn't mind it, certainly. They were being total dicks! They deserved some smashing. It's like if you had a college professor who was needlessly dismissive of your thesis, and then you hulked out and squished his car into a cube. Nothing feels bad about that! I guess this is the end of the Indestructible Hulk series. I'm sad to see it go. It was a good idea. It was destined to fail, using the Hulk as a WMD, but it was an interesting plan considering that they seem totally incapable of curing or killing Banner/Hulk. I know it didn't work out on Plant Hulk, but...well, they were trying to shoot him off to some friendly planet. I think they should give that one another try. It almost worked. It DID work, sort of, but I feel like shooting him into space is still a pretty good idea. Probably because I think that's the solution to everything. "This stupid sofa. If only I could shoot it into space somehow..."

  11. 4 out of 5

    Terence

    A terrigen mist cloud is causing terregenesis to any person with Inhuman dna. Tony Stark and Hank Pym are on the case utilizing Bruce Banner's lab. That didn't go over well. Bruce comes up with his own plan and when his plan is dismissed before he even explains it, he Hulks out. Rather than treating Banner like a colleague to be consulted Tony Stark treats him like a dim intern who thinks he knows something. It leads to a lot of issues. This Inhumanity tie in is at least the best one I've read so A terrigen mist cloud is causing terregenesis to any person with Inhuman dna. Tony Stark and Hank Pym are on the case utilizing Bruce Banner's lab. That didn't go over well. Bruce comes up with his own plan and when his plan is dismissed before he even explains it, he Hulks out. Rather than treating Banner like a colleague to be consulted Tony Stark treats him like a dim intern who thinks he knows something. It leads to a lot of issues. This Inhumanity tie in is at least the best one I've read so far. It only makes sense that Banner would attempt to stop the terrigen cloud. It's a shame that none of the sequel volumes of Indestructible Hulk lived up to the first one. The concept is strong, but the way it has been written seems weak overall.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈

    This wasn't great. Not only was the formatting a little weird but I was bored out of my skull. That usually happens with stories about terigenisis. I do like that Bruce is snarky and I really liked that Jessup guy but that's it. A lot of people read this and somehow thought Tony was a dick? In this book, the only things he does is try to keep Hulk calm around a bomb, try to calm Hulk down and then try to turn Bruce into the Hulk when they need it. When was he a dick? Anyway, this was just... bor This wasn't great. Not only was the formatting a little weird but I was bored out of my skull. That usually happens with stories about terigenisis. I do like that Bruce is snarky and I really liked that Jessup guy but that's it. A lot of people read this and somehow thought Tony was a dick? In this book, the only things he does is try to keep Hulk calm around a bomb, try to calm Hulk down and then try to turn Bruce into the Hulk when they need it. When was he a dick? Anyway, this was just... boring and the art wasn't that enjoyable for me to look at either. Different strokes for different folks but I don't have any incentive to read the other parts of this series.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Fizzgig76

    Reprints Indestructible Hulk #16-20 and Annual #1 (January 2014-May 2014). Terrigen Mist has enveloped the Earth and is transforming people with dormant genes into Inhumans. Banner and his team are in a race against time to stop the Terrigen Mist, but someone in Banner’s team could discover that the Terrigen Mist could change them forever. Plus, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner seek out a man tied to their past who has taken his scientific exploration to a dangerous level. Written by Mark Waid (with J Reprints Indestructible Hulk #16-20 and Annual #1 (January 2014-May 2014). Terrigen Mist has enveloped the Earth and is transforming people with dormant genes into Inhumans. Banner and his team are in a race against time to stop the Terrigen Mist, but someone in Banner’s team could discover that the Terrigen Mist could change them forever. Plus, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner seek out a man tied to their past who has taken his scientific exploration to a dangerous level. Written by Mark Waid (with Jeff Parker writing the Annual), Indestructible Hulk Volume 4: Humanity Bomb is a Marvel Comics superhero comic. Following Indestructible Hulk Volume 3: S.M.A.S.H. Time, the collection features art by Mahmud Asrar, Clay Mann, Seth Mann, Miguel Sepulveda, Jheremy Raapack, Miguel Sepulveda, Tom Grummett, Joe Bennett, Ruy Jose, Tom Grummett, Karl Kesel, and Andrew Hennessy. Issues in the collection were also included in Inhumanity. Hulk is incredibly difficult to write. The character is too strong and almost a deus ex machine when there are problems for the characters…Hulk shows up and can just beat them. The trick is to make characters that aren’t simply “beatable”. Waid does a decent job with Hulk in this series, and it is kind of sad that it ended when it did. Waid is writing the “dumb Hulk” which adds a layer of challenge. The series generally has to be about Banner who can be an unlikable character. Banner often can see his faults (he does see them in this volume), but like Matt Murdock’s Daredevil, the characters seems to be self-destructive. In this collection, he creates a bomb, fights Iron Man, Beast, and Ant-Man and Hulks out…it isn’t ideal, and it seems like despite his genius that the government wouldn’t keep working with him. The series also does a lot to focus on Banner’s team (which is kind of bland). The plot primarily surrounds Randall Jessup and Patricia Wolman. Wolman is dying and hopes the Terrigen Mist could cure her while Randall becomes Bruce Banner’s “bestie” all of the sudden. The characters are pretty one dimensional and having a long time between reading the first few volumes of the series and this volume, I can honestly say, I don’t really remember much about the characters nor have much vested interest in them. In general, the problem with this volume of Indestructible Hulk is Inhumanity itself. Marvel was really pushing the Inhumans on people. I had loved the Inhumans growing up, but didn’t love Marvel’s attempts to replace mutants with Inhumans. Indestructible Hulk kind of gets waylaid by this storyline though I commend Waid in making the issues stand-alone and it not necessary to read all the Inhumanity tie-ins to understand what is going on. Overall, the collection is fine…not great and not awful, but it also isn’t something that really inspires you to read more. It ends with a cliffhanger, and Indestructible Hulk 4: Humanity Bomb was followed by Hulk: Banner D.O.A.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alex E

    I don't know if this was part of the tie in, or maybe the title was running out of steam at this point, but this really didn't do it for me. I'm a big fan of Mark Waid and I feel he for the most part, always turns out some really good superhero tales. But this time, the story felt fragmented and unevenly paced, which made the relatively short volume a slog to get through. Beast and Iron show up in this one, and of course Tony immediately goes off when he see's that Bruce has been building a bomb I don't know if this was part of the tie in, or maybe the title was running out of steam at this point, but this really didn't do it for me. I'm a big fan of Mark Waid and I feel he for the most part, always turns out some really good superhero tales. But this time, the story felt fragmented and unevenly paced, which made the relatively short volume a slog to get through. Beast and Iron show up in this one, and of course Tony immediately goes off when he see's that Bruce has been building a bomb of some kind. This in turn leads to the obligatory superhero vs superhero fight. In between this, one of Bruce's lab assistants inhales some terrigen mist and turns into a giant lumbering monster who can absorb... anger? Pretty convenient power at the moment. I gave an extra start for the art as it was really good. I thought it saved the volume from being one of my least favorite hulk chapters. But the art team did a great job. I think Waid's heart wasn't in it for this one, and it really showed on the page. I didn't care for this story as he probably didn't either. Recommended for Hulk completionists only.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Villain E

    I usually like Mark Waid as a writer, so it's taken me some time to realize I just don't like this. His Hulk really is an unthinking animal, which he's never actually been. This is a throw-away story where Bruce Banner tries to come up with a solution to the Terrigen cloud released over in Infinity. We know he won't, but at least he tries. The Beast, Ant-Man, and Iron Man are there doubting his ability and undermining his confidence, and of course it all ends in a big fight. The main storyline end I usually like Mark Waid as a writer, so it's taken me some time to realize I just don't like this. His Hulk really is an unthinking animal, which he's never actually been. This is a throw-away story where Bruce Banner tries to come up with a solution to the Terrigen cloud released over in Infinity. We know he won't, but at least he tries. The Beast, Ant-Man, and Iron Man are there doubting his ability and undermining his confidence, and of course it all ends in a big fight. The main storyline ends in a cliff-hanger, but then the collection includes Indestructible Hulk Annual #1, which doesn't fit after the cliff-hanger. It should have been printed before the lead story. But Marvel editorial doesn't care about logic or continuity, and they don't respect how that stance ruins the reading experience. So, yeah, this sucked all around.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Garrett Ballendine

    Ugh. Inhumans ruin everything good.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Colin Parfitt

    Well, I really liked the whole Hulk Agent of Shield angle when this series started but this went right off the rails for me. Why would Stark antagonise Banner when he has built a bomb? Especially as Stark did much the same thing in issue 2? Why allow a bomb to explode in a populated area when a similar event triggered Civil War? These are stupid actions from supposedly some of the smartest people on the planet. Unbelievably annoying.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Charles

    In this story Bruce Banner is engaged in a rivalry with the other great scientists and engineers that are super heroes. There is an undercurrent of hostility between Banner, Tony Stark, Hank Pym, Hank McCoy and Reed Richards. In keeping with Banner’s Hulk alter ego, Banner uses the fact that he can change into a raging, powerful creature to engage in a great deal of figurative strong arm tactics to get what he wants. There are scientists with dubious moral codes (put politely), S. H. I. E. L. In this story Bruce Banner is engaged in a rivalry with the other great scientists and engineers that are super heroes. There is an undercurrent of hostility between Banner, Tony Stark, Hank Pym, Hank McCoy and Reed Richards. In keeping with Banner’s Hulk alter ego, Banner uses the fact that he can change into a raging, powerful creature to engage in a great deal of figurative strong arm tactics to get what he wants. There are scientists with dubious moral codes (put politely), S. H. I. E. L. D. agents with alternate agendas and another force that is capable of converting humans into powerful creatures. Banner is a morally ambiguous creature in this story, at times he is noble, yet at other times he is extremely self-serving. He works well with Tony Stark, yet as even Stark admits, he has no trouble in making Banner angry. The Hulk is mindless brawn, while Banner is brains with little brawn, yet he uses the fact that he can become the rawest of brawn to further his own ends. This is a great story, for as anyone that has worked in any science field can tell you, the best are extremely competitive.

  19. 4 out of 5

    tony dillard jr

    With the destruction of Attilan, the Inhumans' reserves of terrigen mist have been unleashed upon an unsuspecting populace. Anyone with even the slightest bit of Inhuman DNA is in danger of transforming into an unimaginable assortment of beasts, mutated humans, or even a super-powered hero like the Kamala Kahn Ms. Marvel. Leading the charge for a cure is Bruce Banner and his think tank of scientists at SHIELD. However, when it's revealed that Banner's cure is in the form of yet another bomb, th With the destruction of Attilan, the Inhumans' reserves of terrigen mist have been unleashed upon an unsuspecting populace. Anyone with even the slightest bit of Inhuman DNA is in danger of transforming into an unimaginable assortment of beasts, mutated humans, or even a super-powered hero like the Kamala Kahn Ms. Marvel. Leading the charge for a cure is Bruce Banner and his think tank of scientists at SHIELD. However, when it's revealed that Banner's cure is in the form of yet another bomb, the Avengers have visions of gamma disaster that created the Hulk. In other words, Iron Man, Beast, and Ant-Man typically act before they speak and massive carnage ensues. Unfortunately for one of Banner's team, the cure unlocks their latent Inhuman potential and is transformed into a ferocious monster that feeds on anger. How will the Hulk be able to stop the newest member of the Inhuman family when this new foe keeps siphoning away any trace of rage and continuously reverts the Hulk back into a human? For once, Bruce Banner will have to save the day! This volume marks the end of the Stan Lee/ Jack Kirby Hulk. Up next are the reality changing events of Secret Wars that reboots the original Marvel Universe in DC Comics Crisis fashion for the first time ever. Unfortunately, the ending left me really confused as the volume ends with a cliffhanger and the promise to be continued in Hulk #1! What Hulk #1 is it? Is it Totally Awesome Hulk which star wunderkind Amadeus Cho taking on the role of the Green Goliath? Or is the answers to the end of this series found in one of the many one-shots and miniseries that accompany the Secret Wars storyline? For the sake of spoilers, I've not been able to find out what happens next. (But, folks, if you know- please feel free to spill the beans. Because I have to know what happens next!) Another Marvel NOW! triumph by Mark Waid with a cool Bruce Banner/ Tony Stark team-up by Jeff Parker.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Anchorpete

    Sorry, I am not going to say anything bad about Mark Waid... ever. There has been a lot of talk recently about how a Standalone Hulk movie would never work. Sure, history has given us evidence that this might be the case. Whenever people try to make an argument for a Hulk movie that might work, they suggest using the World War Hulk storyline. Personally, I think that is a bad idea. Try adapting part of Jason Aaron's run, or give Indestructible Hulk a shot. I think Mark Ruffalo said, "Why would yo Sorry, I am not going to say anything bad about Mark Waid... ever. There has been a lot of talk recently about how a Standalone Hulk movie would never work. Sure, history has given us evidence that this might be the case. Whenever people try to make an argument for a Hulk movie that might work, they suggest using the World War Hulk storyline. Personally, I think that is a bad idea. Try adapting part of Jason Aaron's run, or give Indestructible Hulk a shot. I think Mark Ruffalo said, "Why would you want to watch a movie about a guy who spends the entire time trying not to turn into the thing you want him to turn into?" Don't quote me on that. Banner in Indestructible Hulk is not the Mopey, neurotic Banner we have seen in four movies now. This is Banner trying to be the most productive scientist in the world, and Hulking out on Shield missions to let off some steam. this volume focuses a lot on the team of scientists working with Banner, on his many ambitious projects, and goes into their personal lives, the exact thing we could use in a Hulk movie. But, who really cares if they were to adapt this one day. It is great in comic book form

  21. 4 out of 5

    Heath Lowrance

    Collecting the last few issues of Indestructible Hulk, this volume is part of a tie-in with the greater Marvel universe but still does a good job of telling a self-contained story that doesn't require the reader to know everything going on in other titles. The Inhumans have unleashed a bomb on Earth that causes anyone with latent Inhuman genes to mutate, and Bruce Banner has been tagged to come up with a solution before it's too late. He devises a bomb he hopes will reverse the process, but a cl Collecting the last few issues of Indestructible Hulk, this volume is part of a tie-in with the greater Marvel universe but still does a good job of telling a self-contained story that doesn't require the reader to know everything going on in other titles. The Inhumans have unleashed a bomb on Earth that causes anyone with latent Inhuman genes to mutate, and Bruce Banner has been tagged to come up with a solution before it's too late. He devises a bomb he hopes will reverse the process, but a clash of egos between himself, Iron Man, Hank Pym and the Beast throws the plan off-kilter and Bruce goes Hulk on them. The story that springs from that beginning finds Bruce's lab assistants in danger as one of them is affected by the Inhuman's bomb and develops a power that Hulk can't just smash. And the big reveal on the last page is a shocker, setting things up nicely for the next Hulk series. A nice end to a very solid Hulk run. Waid's enthusiasm for neat ideas and character stuff made all four volumes big fun.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    Sadly, Waid just never fulfilled the promise for this series that he made in the first volume, with the result being a year-and-a-half of the Hulk that's mostly forgettable. In the beginning, he said this was going to be about Banner as scientist and about his lab crew. And, they definitely all get more attention in this book, but Banner never really changes anything with his lab work, and his crew are shuffled off-stage rather quickly, with their plotlines never closed. As was typical for Waid' Sadly, Waid just never fulfilled the promise for this series that he made in the first volume, with the result being a year-and-a-half of the Hulk that's mostly forgettable. In the beginning, he said this was going to be about Banner as scientist and about his lab crew. And, they definitely all get more attention in this book, but Banner never really changes anything with his lab work, and his crew are shuffled off-stage rather quickly, with their plotlines never closed. As was typical for Waid's run, he substituted for all the potential science with lots of Hulk smashing. I don't think the Inhumanity tie-in was any better or worse than any of the other smash-ups, so I didn't mind the crossover. But unfortunately it was just more of the same.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Will Robinson Jr.

    Mark Waid continues a pretty good run on the Hulk series for the new Marvel Now. This next volume was a little weaker to me than the last one even though I am enjoying the link between Tony Stark and Bruce Banner's history. They both seem to have egos bigger than the Grand Canyon. The artwork is a little weak in a few issues especially the drawing of Beast. I am enjoying the plot of Bruce willingly joining shield and I definitely gasp when I saw Bruce get shot. I guest we will have to wait and s Mark Waid continues a pretty good run on the Hulk series for the new Marvel Now. This next volume was a little weaker to me than the last one even though I am enjoying the link between Tony Stark and Bruce Banner's history. They both seem to have egos bigger than the Grand Canyon. The artwork is a little weak in a few issues especially the drawing of Beast. I am enjoying the plot of Bruce willingly joining shield and I definitely gasp when I saw Bruce get shot. I guest we will have to wait and see who shot Bruce and the effects it will have on his alter ego. This is still a solid series under Waid.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dicha Rungpitarangsi

    There are two main stories in this collection. The "Humanity bomb" is a tie-in to the "Inhumanity" event. Although it is a tie-in, it is self-contained story. You can enjoy the interaction between three brilliant minds, Banner, Pym, and Stark. There is also big cliffhanger waiting for you at the end. The "Journey into science" is a second story. It is a typical single issue story for the annual issue. It explored past history of Banner a little bit but there is not much new in there. Anyway, the There are two main stories in this collection. The "Humanity bomb" is a tie-in to the "Inhumanity" event. Although it is a tie-in, it is self-contained story. You can enjoy the interaction between three brilliant minds, Banner, Pym, and Stark. There is also big cliffhanger waiting for you at the end. The "Journey into science" is a second story. It is a typical single issue story for the annual issue. It explored past history of Banner a little bit but there is not much new in there. Anyway, the story is fun and it is a good read.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    Hulk did a lot of destroying in this one and Banner did a lot of creating. He just did a lot of his creating after the other big brains in the Marvel universe accomplished the same things. With a boiling frustration level the other scientists invade his space, steal his "crisis cure", and set off an epic chain of events that leads to a shocking conclusion. Time to leave this story arc behind and see where Hulk is heading next. Hulk did a lot of destroying in this one and Banner did a lot of creating. He just did a lot of his creating after the other big brains in the Marvel universe accomplished the same things. With a boiling frustration level the other scientists invade his space, steal his "crisis cure", and set off an epic chain of events that leads to a shocking conclusion. Time to leave this story arc behind and see where Hulk is heading next.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Travis Duke

    A step in the right direction from vol. 3. This book has a decent story where Banner is still trying to make a name for himself. Waid comes back to form and delivers a better story involving terrigen and some cool cameos from Beast, Iron-man, and Ant-man. Banner's Assistant Jessup has a good role to play and makes for some interesting developments. Ultimately I wasnt really impressed but it was a good read with really good art, the art was the silver lining here. A step in the right direction from vol. 3. This book has a decent story where Banner is still trying to make a name for himself. Waid comes back to form and delivers a better story involving terrigen and some cool cameos from Beast, Iron-man, and Ant-man. Banner's Assistant Jessup has a good role to play and makes for some interesting developments. Ultimately I wasnt really impressed but it was a good read with really good art, the art was the silver lining here.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Mitchell

    Another good book, this one also with Tony Stark. Clever and interesting and still with Hulk smashing appropriately. The back-stories of Banner's assistance could get a little more time - the pushed Jessup's background a little and it came out somewhat incoherent, certainly more confused than it needed to be. Another good book, this one also with Tony Stark. Clever and interesting and still with Hulk smashing appropriately. The back-stories of Banner's assistance could get a little more time - the pushed Jessup's background a little and it came out somewhat incoherent, certainly more confused than it needed to be.

  28. 5 out of 5

    David

    Not normally a fan of the Hulk...all that rage! But this had something that drew me in - perhaps it was the focus on the duality: Banner as the enterprising nerd, scientist and Hulk as the green, rage-filled super-hero. Waid seems to specialise in flawed super-hero characters and this is no different. A fun-filled romp!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Stacey Marie

    This was really 4 stars for the most part, but because of the ending and what leads up to the next series---which will be a joke, I give 3 stars. Also I liked the art better from the previous volumes.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    Really not much to say here except fail. Humor makes an appearance with the story line of banner desperate to make a mark as a scientist before Reed Richards or Tony Stark take his great ideas. Beast and Iron Man make an appearance trying to keep Hulk in check, but it's all pretty forgettable. Really not much to say here except fail. Humor makes an appearance with the story line of banner desperate to make a mark as a scientist before Reed Richards or Tony Stark take his great ideas. Beast and Iron Man make an appearance trying to keep Hulk in check, but it's all pretty forgettable.

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