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Joe Fixit #1 (of 5)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

Peter David’s tour de force through some of his greatest Hulk hits continues with a return to JOE FIXIT!

Gone are the ripped-up shorts of the Hulk of yore – this enforcer prefers the slick suave of a striped suit, and the Hulk has traded in “monster” for “mobster” as he lends his strength to the Las Vegas casino scene.

Of course, the Kingpin has his own ideas about who the toughest guy in town is, and it’s up to Spider-Man to keep the two of them from destroying Sin City!

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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    First Comics News

    I’ve made it no secret that Peter David’s iconic run on “The Incredible Hulk” is one of the most innovative and enjoyable runs ever and since he’s revisited The Maestro, he returns to another beloved creation- Joe Fixit, the Las Vegas enforcer that The Hulk portrayed during the time period where everyone thought he was dead. I really love the addition of Spider-Man and The Kingpin as the former serves as the narrator that brings a lighthearted perspective to this series which I found to be quite pleasant plus the fact that Spidey is the series’ comic foil is perfect for PAD’s writing; This series sets up an inevitable showdown with The Kingpin that is sure to be explosive. A series like this that takes nostalgia and gives us something new is turning out to be a winning formula for Marvel and with Peter David writing another Hulk series, this is sure to be a bonafide winner.

  • 88

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    JOE FIXIT #1 is a lean issue where the narrative is concerned–a quarter of it is basic Joe Fixit exposition and almost half of it is a fight. But appreciation and for the character is ultimately driving the series. As a result the first issue doesn’t need to be more than simply a fun read to be effective. And in that regard it succeeds.

  • 84

    Comic Watch

    At the end of the day, nostalgia is the name of the game. This book is purely made to cater to fans of this era and it does its job. The story is fun and fans of Peter David’s other books like this will definitely enjoy this one.

  • 80


    Joe Fixit #1 is a good reintroduction to the character and the start of what could be an intriguing dust-up in Las Vegas. I can’t say the story is all that complex, nor are its characters, but if you’re looking for a nostalgic return of a character introduced in 1986, it’s a good start.

  • 80

    Impulse Gamer

    Worth a look if you have heard of this version of the Hulk but not seen a story with him before.

  • 80


    Your enjoyment of the issue is likely going to be somewhat tempered by your nostalgia of David’s previous run with the character. If you are hitting this version for the first time it likely won’t have the impact of longtime Hulk fans. However, even if you didn’t bring your rose-colored 80s glasses, there’s plenty to enjoy here as we, like Spidey, get to sit back and watch Mister Fixit totally dominate the Kingpin and send him angrily packing.

  • 60

    After a years-long hiatus, Peter David reunites with Joe Fixit in his very own self-titled book. The only problem is, the writer uses Spider-Man more than the eponymous character. So much more, in fact, one might think this were a Spider-Man book if you didn’t happen to see the cover. That said, this team has laid the groundwork for a sizable crime thriller pitting Mr. Fixit against Kingpin and in between them is one Peter Parker, just trying to enjoy his Vegas vacation. The script moves along quickly, and Cinar’s lineart is the perfect combination of 90s era Fixit goodness with an added modern-day sheen. Still, it’s evident this book doesn’t really know what it wants to be just quite yet.

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