Next review of the night is going to be the thus far exceptionally good Indestructible Hulk series. I think this is the first time JT or I reviewed this series here at the blog, but it definitely deserves a good, early week review, especially after how great the prior issue was. Anyway, let's see what kind of magic Mark Waid weaves with this issue.
Indestructible Hulk #3
Summary: Some AIM goons break into an old professor's home and put a fancy electronic hood on his head. However, before the AIM agents can leave they are met by SHIELD, who were apparently watching the house. The two sides have a firefight, and the AIM agents manage to escape with the professor. Or do they?!? At the AIM base, the AIM agents pull off the hood and are shocked to see Bruce Banner! It turns out SHIELD swapped Bruce and the professor during the shoot-out and Bruce immediately Hulks-up. The head of this faction of AIM, Colin Thirty-Three, manages to make his way to a huge AIM robot called the Quintronic Man, hops inside and activates it. Hulk and the robot fight, and the two fall into some magma, with the Quintonic Man figuring he could survive the heat and pressure, while the Hulk couldn't. That proves to be a costly miscalculation, as the Hulk breaks into the robot, which lets the magma fill it, presumably killing Thirty-Three. With that, Bruce Banner wakes up in a SHIELD hospital and this one comes to a close.
Thoughts: Eh, this issue was one of those "Hulk Smash!!!" types of Hulk comics. It was an okay action romp, but I prefer the issues like last issue where we get Tony Stark and Bruce Banner talking, as opposed to Hulk smashing. Things were being set up for the future, which is good, as we got SHIELD hiring Bruce's science team, and Bruce being saddled with a robot that would monitor him for SHIELD, something Bruce wasn't fond of. Bottom line? This was a good comic, but not a great comic, as the two issues before it had been.
Score: 7 1/2 out of 10.
Yeah, let's shoot the Hulk with a gun... That's SURE to work!