Mark Waid’s Indestructible Hulk has been a blast from the start, and issue #5 is no exception.
In the current two-part storyline, Hulk is pitted against Attuma, a warlord bent on conquering Atlantis. Hulk almost drowns as he’s dragged into the depths by a sea monster, and reverts back to Banner form. Luckily for both of them, Banner is rescued by some Lemurian rebels who then team up with Hulk to win the day.
I’ve said it before, but I love the way Waid is balancing the Banner/Hulk equation in this book so far. Both have their time to shine in each issue, and I think in this one, Banner actually has the best moments.
If there’s one thing that’s held this book back for me, it’s been Leinil Yu’s art--he’s just not a good fit for Waid’s writing, in my opinion. I’m very excited about Walt Simonson coming on as of issue #6, as I think his style is a great match for the tone that Waid has set in indestructible.
4 out of 5 Bring on Simonsons