Monday, June 9, 2008
"Planet Hulk" review
I finally got around to reading the trade of Planet Hulk, a book I'd heard was criminally underrated and better than most recent mediocre comic epics (cough, Civil War and Infinite Crisis, cough). And it's true -- from beginning to end, this is a joy.
Fun, action-packed, smart, and featuring the most likable Hulk I've read in a long time, as well as a great new supporting cast, Planet Hulk was definitely one of the great comics of 2007. It's not entirely original -- "Hulk meets Gladiator" is a pretty accurate description -- but in the end, a story like this works so well, it's a wonder it wasn't made sooner. Kudos to Greg Pak for crafting what is probably the best epic tragedy in Hulk history.
Now to you readers: How was World War Hulk? Is it a worthy sequel?