Hulk: Gray

by alphamonkey on September 2, 2009 · 0 comments

in Comics!

Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale collaborated on a few of these color-coated mini-series beginning with (and in my opinion, peaking with) Daredevil: Yellow. Each of the series takes a look at important events in the early stages of the career of a Marvel hero such as Spider-Man, Captain America, and the Hulk.

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With Hulk: Grey Loeb and Sale look back on Bruce Banner’s early days after the accident which irradiated him in Gamma rays and birthed one of comic’s most unstoppable forces. The six-issue mini-series, which is primarily focused on Banner coming to terms with his condition and the impossiblity of a relationship with Betty Ross, is recollected in a new premiere edition hardcover ($24.99).

He book has it problems. Much like Spider-Man: Blue the events covered here were heavily mined well before Loeb and Sale showed up, and although the series has some fine moments, most notably the battle first between Iron Man and Hulk, there’s really no new ground covered here.

That’s not to mean there’s isn’t good reason to pick this up if you haven’t read it. There are plenty of strong moments including a not-too-subtle homage to Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. It’s not a must-have by any means, but it’s worth a look and die-hard Hulk fans should be happy with the new hardcover collection.

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