HULK #3 ( Marvel / Loeb / McGuinness / Vines)
Not a flashback! Not a dream! Together again for the first time! The battle you NEVER thought you’d see — The Hulk Vs. The Abomination! But…wait, we’ve seen that lots of times! Well… No you HAVE NOT. And it isn’t just because superstars Jeph Loeb & Ed McGuinness are bringing it to you for the first time — it’s because if you’ve been reading the Hulk (yes, we know there’s one or two of you), it CAN’T be possible! But it is — AND IN COLOR — LOTS OF THEM! The pulse-pounding, gamma-spawned action adventure continues in Hulk #3!!!
Wow…This book has big action, big color, lots of big strong guys, and just enough story to fill a thimble with. Ugh! So in-case you haven’t been following along, Banner is in no way the Red Hulk. We get a possible hint on who he is on the first page when Commander Hill let Stark know that 3 people were missing during the attack on the helicarrier (last issue). They are S.H.I.E.L.D Agent Clay Quartermain, Doc Samson, and General Thunderbolt Ross. Two pages later we see a recording of Doc Samson and Ross grilling an incarcerated Banner on the identity of the Red Hulk. Hmmm, where could the missing Quartermain be? I really hope it’s not that obvious.
Series Grade: B-