The Incredible Hulk #1

The Incredible Hulk #1

Illustrated by: Nic Klein

Written by: Phillip Kennedy Johnson

Release date: June 21, 2023

Marvel Comics

*Minor Spoilers Ahead

As an enraged Hulk tries to take control of Bruce Banner’s body permanently, a mysterious immortal turns every monster in the Marvel Universe against Banner in an attempt to free their creator, the primordial Mother of Horrors. With the help of an unlikely new friend, Banner and Hulk must try to stop the world from getting plunged into darkness in this terrifying new series!

Phillip Kennedy Johnson’s gripping narrative, accompanied by Nic Klein’s visually stunning artwork, sets the stage for an exhilarating new chapter in the Marvel Universe with “The Incredible Hulk #1.” This issue plunges readers into a world where the line between Bruce Banner and the Hulk becomes increasingly blurred, and the consequences are truly terrifying.

From the very first page, Johnson captivates readers with a high-stakes struggle as the enraged Hulk battles to take permanent control of Bruce Banner’s body. This internal conflict serves as the catalyst for a much larger threat—an immortal entity determined to unleash chaos by turning every monster in the Marvel Universe against Banner. This mysterious immortal’s motive of freeing the primordial Mother of Horrors adds a layer of mystique and dread to the narrative.

Johnson’s writing excels at capturing the psychological turmoil faced by Banner and the raw power of the Hulk. The exploration of their complex relationship and the consequences of their actions adds depth to the story. It’s fascinating to witness Banner and Hulk reluctantly teaming up to confront the impending darkness and prevent the world from being consumed by horror.

Nic Klein’s artwork complements the narrative perfectly, providing a visually stunning experience. The detailed illustrations bring the monstrous characters to life, immersing readers in a world where creatures of all shapes and sizes lurk at every corner. Klein’s dynamic panel layouts and bold use of colors intensify the action sequences and evoke a palpable sense of danger.

One standout aspect of this issue is the introduction of an unlikely new friend for Banner and Hulk. This character adds a touch of mystery and unpredictability to the story, making readers eagerly anticipate their role in the battle against the forces of darkness.

“The Incredible Hulk #1” not only offers an enthralling story but also successfully sets the stage for future developments. Johnson’s expert pacing and careful world-building ensure that readers will be eagerly awaiting the next installment. It’s clear that the Age of Monsters has just begun, and the stakes have never been higher.

In conclusion, “The Incredible Hulk #1” is a must-read for both longtime fans and newcomers to the Marvel Universe. With its captivating storytelling, breathtaking artwork, and a gripping premise, this comic is a thrilling start to a promising new series. Get ready to be engulfed in darkness as the Age of Monsters unfolds before your eyes.

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The Incredible Hulk #1: A Thrilling Start to the Age of Monsters

Colors - 8
Design - 9
Illustration - 10
Narrative - 8
Subplot - 10


The Incredible Hulk #1 is a highly recommended comic for Marvel fans and newcomers alike, with great storytelling, artwork, and a captivating premise. It marks a promising start to a new series set in the Age of Monsters.

Genre: Superhero
Series: The Incredible Hulk | Illustrated by Nic Klein
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