Thursday, September 19, 2013
Olivia's Pick of the Week: Indestructible Hulk #13
written by Mark Waid
art by Matteo Scalera
Indestructible Hulk is a fantastic book. It's funny. It continues to reference what's happened in the greater Marvel Universe and how space time done did broke. The artwork is great and it just tells an awesome story in and of itself.
In this issue, the Hulk still needs to battle it out with the Chronarchists. He's beaten one already. Now it's time to fight this other one who's holed himself up in Camelot, who'd basically kicked out King Arthur and his brave knights. Being a time traveling Chronarchist, he had gathered some of the fiercest fighters to put down any kind of resistance, not to mention there was a gigantic wall surrounding the castle. Too bad for them though that nothing will stop a rampaging Hulk who's ready to kick some bad guy butt.
The Hulk busts right through that place like it was nothing. The Hulk has a really tough time fighting the Chronarchist, though, as this guy has the ability to focus and manipulate time around him. He'd already lain waste to Merlin, turning him to dust. Now he's in the process of doing the same to the Hulk but with the aid of the Black Knight, the Hulk is able to stop this guy. The story is so riveting with all of the action and the humor. The Hulk has such an out-of-character moment in talking back to "Banner" but it's great because it cleverly refocuses on the urgency of the situation. He needs to take out the last and final Chronarchist, which should happen in the next issue, else deal with the consequences of not being himself anymore.
It's been a lot of fun seeing the Hulk so out of his own time, and seeing how quickly he can adapt to any situation. All you have to do is point him in the right direction and he's set. You're getting the best of the Hulk with the combination of Banner's conscience and the crazy-like-a-bull-rhino power-house.
I thoroughly enjoyed this issue and that is why it is my Pick of the Week.