REVIEW: Giant-Size Action in Hulk #2
In Hulk #2 by Donny Cates, Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn, Frank Martin, and Cory Petit, with a main cover by Ottley and Martin, we get a story that examines the mechanics of the Starship Hulk… and it turns out there’s some giant-size action is happening in the engine room!
In this issue, we get a better idea of the mechanics that Bruce Banner has used in order to transform the Incredible Hulk into his own personal starship!
While Banner’s avatar pilots the Hulk’s body from the “cockpit,” the Hulk’s psyche is confined to the “engine room.”
When Banner needs more energy in order for the Starship Hulk to travel more effectively, he sends more monsters to the engine room. This makes Hulk more angry, thereby sending more energy to Banner’s Starship, and it gives us the chance for some classic Marvel Comics monster cameos. Yes, it’s all pretty messed up, but it’s also pretty interesting, and it leads to some amazing sequences…
Especially when a Giant-Size Wolverine arrives to fight with the Hulk, even squishing Fin Fang Foom as he arrives! This leads to a pretty incredible action sequence, one that has the Hulk punching out one of the huge Logan’s Giant-Size eyes (no kidding, Marvel Blog True Believers… but what can you expect? HULK SMASH)!
Giant-Size Wolverine Cameos Rule
In addition to the main cover by Ottley and Martin, there were also multiple variant covers… including this awesome Villains’ Reign variant by Pete Woods, featuring a mash-up of the Hulk and the Kingpin of Crime himself, Wilson Fisk!
Did you get a chance to read Hulk #2, Marvel Blog True Believers? What did you think of this smashing second issue? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section!