The Buy Pile: Immortal Hulk Smash Expectations!


Every week Hannibal Tabu (winner of the 2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt/blogger/novelist/poet/jackass on Twitter/head honcho of Komplicated) takes on an between seven to thirteen reviews (or so) to share his opinions with you. Thursday afternoons you'll be able to get those thoughts (and they're just the opinions of one guy, so calm down) about all of that ... which goes something like this ...


Immortal Hulk #3 (Marvel Comics)

Jump from the Read Pile. Yes, if you're keeping score at home, this is the third issue in a row to make the jump, which means it is now guaranteed a spot on the Buy Pile until it has three sub par issues in a row. That said, many comics have used the "interview" technique or the "Rashomon" method to tell a story in fragments from different perspectives. This one, using an intrepid reporter as a framing device, used different art styles to further vary the points of view and gave an interesting (but surprisingly effective, given how short it was) push to the next issue.

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Done in one, self-contained and super enjoyable, this comic is one to keep. Kudos to the creative team of (it's a lot) Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, Ruy Jose, Leonard Romero, Paul Hornschmeier, Maurgerite Savage, Garry Brown, Paul Mounts and Cory Petit for delivering a deep, rich experience. RATING: BUY.

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