Marvel Knights Hulk #1 Review

Bruce Banner takes an unplanned trip to Paris and the city will never be the same again.

The Good

The story of an amnesiac Bruce Banner has been done before, but setting the story in Paris adds a unique twist that helps this story stand out from the pack. The art of the Piotr Kowalski fits the story very well, leading to an almost art house film feel to the book. This art house vibe is further enhanced by the use of subtitles rather than translated text in the opening half of the book.

The Not So Good

As noted above, this type of story has been done before so the "mystery" is more annoying than interesting. Add to the fact that the previously established "rules of gamma exposure" have been tossed out the window allowing anyone to simply inject a serum and hulk out, which adds more potential Hulk-type threats to the Marvel universe already over their Hulk limit by 2. It should also be noted that a lot of the first half has almost no action or story advancement, making feel like padding while the second half dumps info on us in the form of a convenient villain monologue.

The Bottom Line

This limited series may or may not have future ramifications, but it will be summed up in the Hulk's ongoing series if it does so save your money and just catch up on any important details there.

1.5 / 5
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Marvel Knights Hulk #1
Released December 11, 2013
Writer Joe Keatinge
Artist Piotr Kowalski
Cover Artist Piotr Kowalski

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