Rooftop Rumble (The Incredible Hulk #716 Comic Review)

World War Hulk II Part 3

Written by: Greg Pak

Art by: Marco Lorenzana

After taking on the mantle from Bruce Banner, Amadeus Cho is both the smartest and strongest one there is when he transforms into the Incredible Hulk!

What You Need to Know:

Hulk has gone rogue! After landing back on Earth, something has changed with our big green hero. Amadeus is having trouble staying in the driver’s seat and it looks like the Hulk persona wants to step up to the plate and do things his way. First thing on his agenda? Taking down a fugitive alien.

To Hulk’s friends and family, things still seem normal, but that changes right quick when Hulk starts to take things too far. Thanks to some quick thinking from Amadeus and the perceptive nature of his sister, Maddy, Amadeus nearly regains control. Sadly, Hulk caught on just a little too quickly and now he’s angrier than ever at his so called “friends”.

What’s in store for our heroes as Hulk’s attention turns to them? Keep reading to find out!

Today’s Rooftop Wrecking Issue:

The fight is on! Alpha flight and Hulk’s pals are more than willing to end things peacefully, but the Hulk just isn’t having it today. Amadeus makes numerous attempts to stop the Hulk from inside his head, but plan after plan fails to succeed. Even with the addition of some A-List heroes and a few space lasers, nothing seems to be able to stop the Hulk. It’s up to Amadeus to shut him down from the inside.

But with the Hulk’s focus squarely on Amadeus in the mind-realm, what can our boy-genius do to end this threat? Come back next issue for the thrilling conclusion to World War Hulk 2!

Personal Thoughts and Opinions:

The action continues at a steady pace with part 3 of the story. This is turning out to be a markedly different way of doing a World War Hulk story, which I appreciate. Had these issues repeated the same story treads as the last WWH, I would have been disappointed by Greg Pak. But thankfully, things have gone in an interesting direction. Considering this story has been called World War Hulk 2, I don’t think it’s unfair to make comparisons to the first story. This time around the events unfolding don’t have nearly the same weight or severity to them, but the action and pacing is still done well enough that I’m invested in how things will turn out. The action scenes this issue were quite impressive. Some major characters make cameos and the fights reach nearly the same level of intensity as the original.

I’ve taken a liking to Amadeus during my time reviewing this book, and I hope there’s still some more stories to come with the character. The art has improved as well with another artist change. There are full backgrounds for nearly every panel and character emotion is drawn quite well. The action has real weight behind each punch. It’s very well done.

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Jared Wood

Jared Wood

I'm just 23 year old nerd who loves Star Wars a bit too much and thinks Spider-Man 2099 deserves more recognition.
Summary
World War Hulk 2 has been a fun ride so far. The action has been top notch, the conflict doesn't feel overly forced and I look forward to see how things wrap up. I would have been perfectly fine with another issue or two before the end to add more depth to the story, but at the same time I'm glad it's not being needlessly dragged along either. If you're coming into the series now it's not a great point to start off at, but I would certainly recommend picking up the other issues and catching up.
Good
  • Good action
  • More character development
Bad
  • Slightly too fast of a pace
8.1
Great
Story - 8.2
Art - 8
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I'm just 23 year old nerd who loves Star Wars a bit too much and thinks Spider-Man 2099 deserves more recognition.

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