ATTACK OF THE ZOMBIE GHOST RIDER!
Charlie reminds Bruce that he’s more than a man on the run – he’s an Avenger, a hero. And heroes help people. When their travels lead them to a Texas town under attack by dreaded monstrosities known as war devils, it’s time for the Hulk to step in…
…but he rouses an undead Spirit of Vengeance from his eternal slumber, summoning a 100-year-old Ghost Rider to ride down the Hulk!
ComicBook.comI know I've mentioned it in other reviews from this series but Johnson and Klein's Incredible Hulk is as gnarly a Marvel comic book as I think I've seen in years. There's one scene involving Bruce's transformation into Hulk that will stick in my mind for a very long time. As if The Incredibly Hulk wasn't good enough on its own, bringing a Ghost Rider into the mix only makes it better.
Un Cómic MásThis series continues to amaze with its plot that nourishes the mythology of the Hulk with monsters and cosmic terror. Art is organic, full of details and textures that give the gloomy and terrifying tone to this hypnotizing story, again the transformation from Banner to the Hulk is so detailed and visceral that it will leave you stunned.
COMICONWe didn’t get much in the way of explanation or advancement in this issue. It doesn’t matter to me though, because it’s tense, scary, and absolutely delivers.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Johnson is crafting a dark and entertaining story that brilliantly leans into the horror elements that have been a part of this arc so far. The darker tone is compelling and beautifully exemplified by the drama between Banner and Hulk. The moments between them are scary enough, but adding the other monster to the mix and the protector makes me excited to see what happens in the next issue. The Art: Klein delivers some brilliantly detailed and darkly engaging art on every page of this issue. The visuals capture the imagination and draw you into the world of this story and its characters.
Derby ComicsNic Klein is back on art after a two-issue break and it was like reconnecting with an old friend after some time apart. He wasn’t gone long, but Klein’s designs have been as much of a reason why this series has been so successful as Phillip Kennedy Johnson’s story. In his return issue, we’re treated to a two-page montage where Bruce transforms into Hulk that is one of the wildest, most gruesome interpretations of the transition that I have ever seen and it worked brilliantly. It is exactly the reason why Klein has been a revelation on this book. It appears we’re getting a detour from the Eldest’s story in this mini arc featuring a new Spirit of Vengeance, but I trust Johnson to get us back on track in short order.
The Fandom PostWith the two-part storyline before focusing on Man-Thing in some form, a variant of Ghost Rider for a couple of issues isn’t a surprise. They’re all factoring in well to the bigger picture being painted and it has me curious to see if the book will get the time to really let it all unfold and play out. It’s not racing through things and I can definitely appreciate it but I’m also wary of books just being canceled for not performing to expectations. I like what we’re getting here as it’s playing to a good Marvel-version horror story with superhero characters and it has the scale it can grow into. I just don’t know that it will get the chance to grow before it either withers on the vine or blows up super fast in order to get it done quickly.
The Comicbook DispatchIncredible Hulk #6 gets the ball rolling with a new location, new side characters, a new threat on the way, and a new Ghost Rider on the scene. The comic does a solid job of setting the stage for this encounter between Hulk and the new Rider without sidelining the main plot involving the Eldest and the monsters answering her call to hunt the Hulk. And when the Hulk and the new Ghost Rider show up, Nic Klein delivers on the art for both characters as the story sets up the fight to come.
Weird Science Marvel ComicsThe Incredible Hulk #6 starts another mini-monster-arc to keep Banner and Charlie on their toes as they trek through the lonely roads of the American Southwest. Johnson keeps the proceedings interesting by introducing a new Spirit of Vengeance (that isn't Ghost Rider), and Nic Klein's art looks great. That said, the over-arching plot concerning the Eldest is at a complete standstill.
Impulse GamerA quick but very rewarding read, this issue of the Incredible Hulk moves the story along and once again shows that everybody has a monster inside of them, not just Bruce (and not just the Hulk either). The writing is great and the art is a delight. The only thing holding it back is this new random and slightly lame looking Ghost Rider who we get zero information about other than his possible human name. Looks like we’ll just have to wait another four agonizing weeks to get our answer.
Marvel Heroes LibrarySome serious visuals mark this issue featuring the monster at the tale’s start, Bruce’s transformation which has an IMMORTAL HULK vibe (meaning it’s disgusting), and the two-page spread featuring the arrival of the new Ghost Rider. Nic Klein outdoes himself. And then there’s that guy haunted by the monster in his dreams; I can’t wait to see where that goes. Not a lot new with the characters: Charlie still dealing with guilt, Bruce still dealing with the Hulk’s voice in his head, more on that as we go along.
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