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The Incredible Hulk #3

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Universal acclaim

Based on 16 critic ratings.

Hulk faces undead horror as “The Age of Monsters” continues!

Hulk investigates the creature being worshipped in an abandoned mining town… and finds a primordial horror as large as the mine itself awaiting him, using the town’s residents as human shields.

From the darkest corners of the minds of Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Nic Klein, the first chapter of “The Age of Monsters” culminates in a battle between the Hulk and a monster unlike any he has faced before – but that’s only the tip of the iceberg!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
22 pages
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16 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Incredible Hulk #3 is a cacophonous display of carnage. The first two issues have featured a lot of creepy creatures and threats of worshipped beings, but nothing to really demonstrate what lurked underground. This chapter not only drags them up but then launches a Hulk at them. It’s an absolutely unstoppable rollercoaster at some points as the fights seem to escalate beyond comprehension. The imagination of the creators is immeasurable. Not only has Kennedy created so many ideas within this run, but Klein and Wilson are bringing them to life in ways that could seem impossible, especially in the latter stages of this comic. Hulk has reached the peak of primal horror.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Interesting installment that continues to expand with steroids full of gamma radiation the Hulk’s monster mythology and shows us the scale against which he fights that enters the realm of the supernatural.

    Art has many textures and shows with scatological details and almost gore the battle of the Hulk vs. a large-scale monster, it is the installment with the most exciting art of the entire saga so far.

  • 100

    Hulk battling southern religious cults and the forces of hell out in the remote mountains while also protecting a kid he doesn’t even like truly makes for the best Hulk experience possible. It’s also incredibly gooey, which we don’t see a lot in modern Marvel books but it’s a very welcome change of pace. When all is said and done, this is going to pair nicely with Immortal Hulk as a delightfully demented one-two punch.

  • 90


    The Incredible Hulk #3 lets loose with tons of action, gore, and monsters galore. The Incredible Hulk shows the series can balance nonstop action frenzies and characters all steeped in horror.

  • 90

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Phillip Kennedy Johnson continues to craft a fantastic, horror-filled adventure in this series. This issue unleashes the fury of the Hulk beautifully and continues to grow the tense bond between Hulk and Charlie as she tries to travel with him. The threats in the book continue to be compelling and their connection to Hulk has me invested in both the story and what it means for the character.

    The Art: Klein’s art is gorgeous. The horror elements are visually exciting and the action is earth-shattering and thrilling.

  • 85

    Comic Watch

    The Incredible Hulk #3 is a work of visual mastery, leaving much of its story on the surface with explosive action and entertaining characterization. While Johnson’s world building and moment to moment storytelling is beyond entertaining, the book’s decompressed pace is leaving a lot to be desired in terms of narrative depth that is building at a snail’s pace. As a result, judging the story is difficult, but overall this relaunch is still hanging tightly onto consistent quality.

  • 85

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    The Incredible Hulk #3 concludes this brief clash between the Hulk and the mysterious Brother Deep. Readers will learn a bit about Brother Deep, and thanks to Nic Klein’s art, the monster certainly looks the part. However, the monster’s origin ends up being more interesting than the actual monster himself. That said, the writing for the characters’ dialogue and the story pacing is good, and the Hulk just shines as the best part of this comic book from start to finish.

  • 84

    The Fandom Post

    I know I shouldn’t read a book that involves a smash/action character when that kind of material does so little for me these days, but the team here has promised something bigger and deeper and they are delivering on it. The eldritch and ancient-style approach to the villains helps a lot to create something unique but it requires the artwork to really sell it to be effective. And Klein does that masterfully with Wilson as it’s disturbing and creepy but still within the realm of Marvel. This was a good issue to see how Charlie does what she has to in order to survive, nudges the storyline forward a bit more, and gives us some time to see how Hulk handles situations that aren’t exactly to his liking but can’t be smashed through. Definitely good stuff.

  • 80

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    The Incredible Hulk #3 successfully blends standard Hulk smashing in a Lovecraftian horror story that feels like a refreshing change of pace from Hulk’s Avengers antics. Phillip Kennedy Johnson’s script is solid yet predictable, and Nic Klein’s horror art is fantastic.

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

    And that’s it? The first story arc is a mere two issues? And it consists almost entirely of a) Hulk smashing zombies and b) Hulk killing a Lovecraftian nasty? Nic Klein’s art carried us through and made it a cool story but we’ve seen this before. Next issues promises Man-Thing and he at least is not yet a Hulk cliché.

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 80

    Impulse Gamer

    There is more to explore what is happening with the Hulk, but in The Incredible Hulk #3 secrets from eons ago are discovered. There is no telling what else Hulk might run into along the way and the only thing to do is follow until the very end. You can find this issue and the previous issues at your local comic book store or online where they are sold. Horrors are coming for the Hulk and you don’t want to miss out!

  • 80

    Multiversity Comics

    The ”Incredible Hulk” #3 tests its dual protagonists with tense and horrific scenarios.

  • 80


    This series is flying under the radar, but I’m having a lot of fun with it. It’s unsettling and engrossing, a perfect blend of superheroes and horror.

  • 80

    Derby Comics

    INCREDIBLE HULK #3 has elements of a traditional issue of Hulk comics with the Jade Giant unleashing his fury on an opponent, but it all feels completely fresh thanks to the distinct horror tone the creative team has established for the series. It also continues to be a visual delight that seems to set a new bar each issue.

  • 60

    Major Spoilers

    The premise that the Mother of Horrors is trying to return to reality through our monster hero has promise, but The Incredible Hulk #3 can’t quite put the pieces together, with retro art fighting against the color palette, a plot that lacks some important connective tissue but a strong ending coming together

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