I’m back from the comic shop this week and I got three new comics:

  • The Manhattan Projects – 5
  • Debris – 1
  • Deadpool – 56 (I bought this on jut because I liked the cover)
  • And now for a review of something I’ve read recently.

    ”The Incredible Hulks: World War Hulk” By A whole bunch of people

    The Hulk is one of those characters I like to check in on every now and then. He was a favorite of mine as a kid and sometimes I get nostalgic for a good Hulk story. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve read any Hulk because, since it appears we’re in the Silver Age all over again, there are so many different versions of the Hulk that I don’t know which is which. Between the male and female versions there are at least half a dozen Hulk characters now. That doesn’t even count the ones without “Hulk” in their name.

    I ended up going with this “World War Hulks” volume just because it was big and had a lot of stories in it. That and I like two of the writers: Jeff Parker and Greg Pak. It’s funny that I mentioned the Silver Age in the first paragraph because this book reminds me a lot of Silver Age/Bronze age 1970’s dollar comics. Those were the ones where you got a lot of stories, maybe five or six, all for a dollar. There was usually one main long story, maybe a second long story, and then a bunch of short stories to fill it out. Sometimes the shorter ones were reprints of old comics.

    It’s tough for me to review this volume as a whole because there are about eighteen issues worth of comics in it by various people. There are a bunch of short stories a couple of three issues series. It’s like one of those 1970’s Superman Family comics except we get the Hulk Family. And like those 1970’s Dollar Comics the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts. Individual stories vary in quality and there are a lot of mediocre ones but somehow when you put the all together as a group it becomes fun. The theme works. It’s note great by any means but it’s at least enjoyable for a bit.

    So if you’re looking for a Hulk fix like I was this volume might not satisfy you as it’s more like the Hulk Family but if you want an old school Dollar Comic fix (for about fifty dollars for the oversized hardcover) where you get to read a whole bunch of fair to middling comics arranged on a theme then this one might be worth it to you.