Graphic Novel Review: Indestructible Hulk: Humanity Bomb

11:16 19 June 2014

Indestructible Hulk: Humanity Bomb

Indestructible Hulk: Humanity Bomb


Can Bruce Banner solve the threat of the Terrigen mists despite opposition from his superhero peers?

(Panini Books)

“Hulk destroys, Banner builds” was the vision statement behind a new era in the life of Bruce Banner and his green-skinned alter ego. Instead of living as a fugitive on the run from the authorities, Banner became a card-carrying agent of SHIELD and a member of the Avengers, using all of his diverse talents for the betterment of mankind.

Aided by a team of similarly maverick scientists, Bruce resolved to develop a new world-changing invention every week, while filling the rest of his time embarking on dangerous missions for SHIELD in the guise of his Hulk persona.

But things take a dangerous turn when the Inhuman king Black Bolt releases the powerful Terrigen mists into the atmosphere, triggering genetic changes in any descendants of the Inhuman race which result in them gaining superpowers and sometimes mutating into new and monstrous forms.

Jealous of the achievements of his peers Tony (Iron Man) Stark, Hank (Giant-Man) Pym and Hank (Beast) McCoy, Banner resolves to find a cure for the Terrigen transformations within 24 hours, but nobody expected his solution to come in the form of a bomb…

With his Avenger allies on his tail, the Hulk tries desperately to fulfil his other self’s objectives, and explode the bomb into the atmosphere – but can Banner be trusted to do the right thing, or has he let his ego get in the way of his duty to humanity?

Mark Waid’s reinvention of the Hulk/Banner relationship proves there are always new stories to tell, and the shocking cliffhanger at the end of this particular volume adds weight to that theory by showing something which has never previously been witnessed in any Hulk story over the past 50-odd years.

Also included in this volume is the first Indestructible Hulk annual, which finds Bruce working alongside Tony Stark, and reveals hitherto unknown details of a connection between the two geniuses in their youth. It’s a perfect echo of the “science brothers” dynamic evident in the first Avengers movie, while at the same time offering a Hulk/Iron Man team-up which is far from filler. Worth the price of admission on its own!


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Herts Advertiser visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Herts Advertiser staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Herts Advertiser account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 21:00
Rennie Grove Moonlight Walk

Around 200 women and just 17 men took part in the inaugural 10-mile Moonlight Walk for Rennie Grove Hospice Care on Saturday night.

Yesterday, 18:00
Herts Advertiser editor Matt Adams is taking part in a firewalk at Batchwood Hall to raise funds for Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.

Herts Ad editor Matt Adams will be hotfooting it to Club Batchwood to help raise funds for a local cancer centre.

Yesterday, 12:00
Benjamin Bunny is the latest addition to the farm and will be putting on a show at the festival.

Pumpkin picking, a carving competition and animal feeding will be on offer at an activity-filled festival.

Yesterday, 06:00
More than 50 pupils took part, raising a total of £3,121 to be shared between three charities.

Busking, baking and bike rides were on the agenda for students as they raised more than £3,000 for charity.

Save a trip to your local GP with the free prescription service at Avicenna Pharmacy

Avicenna in St Albans offers a FREE repeat prescription collection and delivery service.

CountryPhile Zoo Watch

Most read stories

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters: