Comic of the Week: Hulk #4 from Marvel

Feb 18, 2022

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Hulk #4 main cover

I’m by no means a huge fan of Hulk in general, as much as I do like him in the MCU, but I can’t get enough of Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley’s run. The first three issues were great, but the story reaches new heights with Hulk #4.

Marvel Comics
Written by: Donny Cates
Art by: Ryan Ottley
Colors by: Cliff Rathburn
Letters by: Frank Martin

As readers get acclimated with this new part of the Marvel universe Bruce Banner has stumbled upon, Cates introduces a few twists and turns. Certain heroes we’ve all come to know and love don’t exist. Mutants didn’t simply come to be just because of evolution — and humans approached them a little differently than Earth 616.

These seem like tiny changes as it pertains to Hulk’s story, but they’re indicators of what Banner should expect. For all his brilliance, he missed the signs. And now Banner is in for an absurd battle that he’ll almost certainly need the Hulk for. But we all know the latter will stay in the engine room for at least a little while longer.

Without going into specific details, Cates and Ottley introduce a new big bad. This thing is big and ugly, and it looks like it can eat Hulk for dinner and have room for seconds. Readers got some of the character’s backstory in Hulk #4, but it feels like there’s potential for more. Hopefully we get that over the next issue or so.

Honorable Men: Batman: The Knight #2, A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #5, King Spawn #7

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