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Hulk: Grand Design - Madness #1

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

Writer/artist Jim Rugg concludes his creative reimagining of the entire history of THE INCREDIBLE HULK in this can’t-miss oversized issue. You’ll never look at Bruce Banner the same way again!

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44 pages
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  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This comic narrates the most important moments of the Hulk since the 1970s, where we see how Doc Samson manages to separate the Hulk from Banner, the marriage of Betty and Bruce, the birth of Gray Hulk, the origin of The Leader, Future Imperfect until the 21st century with Planet Hulk.

    All narrated in an accelerated narrative pace that is very easy to understand and still supported by unique art that highlights and pays tribute to each era of comics.

    This comic is a visual treasure.

  • 80

    Impulse Gamer

    Although this mainly goes over the big plot points of each story it does point you in the right direction if you want to look up these stories yourself to explore further.

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

    njoyable little romp, running through about half of the Hulk’s career with little depth and a tongue-in-cheek attitude. This makes for a decent intro to the character to bring new readers up to speed though it ends far short of the present day. Interested parties will have to consult the Marvel wiki or Wikipedia.

  • 60

    Imagined as a back-up feature, there’s a lot of value to be found in small elements, but read as a complete narrative this Grand Design falls into the same pitfalls as its predecessors and raises the question whether there’s much value to be mined from this approach to Marvel Comics’ history.

  • 60

    Comic Crusaders

    The hated Hulk got his flowers, but he could use some more. I would like to see another issue to complete the Hulk’s vision. Didn’t the X-Men reach Krakoa in their Grand Design series? I know they had more than two issues. And if there’s anything to take away from Rugg’s retellings is that the Hulk in all his madness, deserves the spotlight; yes, even Berserker Banner too.

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