MUST READ Incredible Hulk Comics

With no recent previews on the horizon for new issues of Marvel Comics, it seems as though the “rumors” are also impacting the digital front as well. The comic shutdown may be upwards of two months! So, what do we do if we can’t get our weekly fix? I know!!! Let’s read some old Marvel Graphic Novels/ Trades. So, to those of you following along at home, I just created a reading order/list for X-MEN events dating back to 1976! You can find that by clicking HERE. For today’s edition of “trades we should be reading”, my focus is on the INCREDIBLE HULK, who just had his 750th issue! Click HERE for the review of that issue.

Anyway, Dispatch has come to the rescue once again with a list of some of the BEST HULK stories to keep you occupied during your Social Distancing/ Quarantine. I don’t have every HULK story ever listed BUT I do have some incredibly smashing tales that I feel are essential for any Hulk fan. Attached to each excerpt of the Graphic Novel/ Trade is a link showing you how to get your hands on these stories ASAP from the fine folks at Amazon! Better yet, why not give Comixology/ Kindle a go? Click HERE for an Amazon link to Popular HULK Comics/ trades for your Kindle and give it the old college try! Scroll through the link and see what you can find.

Either way, maybe it’s time to sit back, relax, and buy some trades while you’re stuck at home? Maybe there are some you missed? Who knows? But I do know that this is as good a time as any while you’re channeling your inner Social Distance Warrior (SDW) to pick up a new Graphic Novel and READ! Hit me up and let me know if you have any other recommendations. I’d love to hear them. Without any further ado, below is your list in order of year they were released to the best of my ability. Enjoy!

Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect

Writer: Peter David

Artist: George Perez

Released: 1992

The testing of the first gamma bomb thrust upon Robert Bruce Banner that which he would come to believe would be his greatest nightmare: his unwilling transformation into the Incredible Hulk. He believed wrong. Now, having been dragged nearly a century into the future – into a post-holocaust, dystopian world – Bruce Banner discovers that his nightmare has a whole new name: The Maestro. This is a nightmare that only the Hulk can end. That he must end. For he knows that he himself is responsible for the presence of the evil Maestro. The future, our future, and the Incredible Hulk will never be quite the same. And neither will you.

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE!

Hulk: Return of the Monster

Writer: Bruce Jones

Artist: John Romita Jr.

Released: 2000

Issues contained: The Incredible Hulk #34-39

Bruce Banner thought he’d finally tamed his inner beast – until the Hulk’s latest rampage resulted in a child’s death. His face plastered on news broadcasts nationwide, Banner is a man on the run. Hunted by police and a pair of deadly assassins – and aided only by the elusive “Mr. Blue” – will the beleaguered scientist resort to deadly force to escape his pursuers? Plus: What does it feel like to bear the guilt of responsibility for the death and devastation caused by the Hulk? Banner is finally prepared to end it all with a gun at his temple, but the mysterious, gamma-irradiated government operative Doc Samson wants justice for the Hulk’s actions – and he’s not about to let Banner slip away so easily.

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE!

Hulk: The End

Writer: Peter David

Artist: Dale Keown and George Perez

Released: 2002

Chronicling the final days of the Green Goliath Peter David and Dale Keown, creative team on some of the Hulk’s most memorable tales, reunite to produce this searing vision of the future in which Bruce Banner, the Incredible Hulk, is the last man on Earth. It’s the Hulk’s final battle, as “The Last Titan” wrestles his inner-demons in order to discover his place in a dying world – if only he can survive

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE!

Hulk: Gray

Writer: Jeph Loeb

Artist: Time Sale

Released: 2003

Bruce Banner’s life was torn apart by the explosion of the Gamma Bomb. From that moment on, he unleashed the strongest creature on Earth–The Incredible Hulk. No matter how powerful he became, his heart could still be shattered by Betty Ross. The Eisner Award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale continue their insightful look into the early days of Marvel’s most popular heroes as they unravel the origin of the Hulk. Less

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE!

Hulk and Thing: Hard Knocks

Writer: Bruce Jones and Gerry Conway

Art: Rich Buckler, Joe Sinnott, and Jae Lee

Released: 2004

Bruce Jones and superstar artist Jae Lee bring you the ultimate Hulk/Thing battle! Think you know everything about the unique relationship between Marvel’s two most powerful sluggers? Guess again.

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE!

The Incredible Hulk: Tempest Fugit

Writer: Peter David

Artist: Lee Weeks

Released: 2005

Issues contained: Incredible Hulk #77-82

Hulk smash! Stalking across the depths of the ocean, dispatching everything from sharks to giant squids, comes the Hulk. As a long-buried episode from Bruce Banner’s youth begins to surface with possible ramifications for the future, the Hulk finds himself washed up on a strange island, populated by several hapless victims…and some most unexpected monsters.

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE!

Planet Hulk

Writer: Greg Pak

Artist: Carlo Pagulayan

Released: 2006

Issues contained: Incredible Hulk #92-105

A whole new world of hurt! Betrayed by Earth’s heroes and exiled into outer space, the man-monster Hulk has landed on the distant planet Sakaar, ruled by the tyrannical Red King. Sold into slavery, Hulk becomes the Green Scar, the planet’s mightiest gladiator – but his new masters get more than they bargained for when he forges a bond of brotherhood with his fellow fighters: crafty insectoid Miek, the horrific Brood, wise rock-man Korg, shadow warrior Hiroim, noble-born rebel Elloe, and her loyal guardsman Skee. Together, these gladiators start a revolution that could change their entire world – or destroy it!

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE!

World War Hulk

Writer: Greg Pak

Artist: John Romita Jr.

Released: 2007

Hulk versus the world, in an epic story of anger, unbound! Exiled by his so-called friends, the Hulk has raged, bled and conquered on the alien planet Sakaar. Now, he returns to Earth to wreak terrible vengeance on Iron Man, Mr. Fantastic, Doctor Strange and Black Bolt -and anyone else who gets in the way! Madder than ever, stronger than ever, and accompanied by his monstrous Warbound allies, this time the Hulk may just tear this stupid planet in half!

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE!

Red Hulk Saga

Writer: Jeph Loeb

Art: Ed McGuinness, Arthur Adams, Ian Churchill, Whilce Portacio, Frank Cho, and more

Released: 2009

Red alert! There’s a sadistic new red-skinned Hulk in the Marvel Universe, with keen intelligence and a radioactive touch! Who or what is he? And with Marvel’s heroes powerless against him, will it take a Hulk to catch a Hulk? It’s an explosive battle as the red and green Hulks collide! But even as Bruce Banner is attacked by a pack of wild Wendigos, She-Hulk recruits a cavalry of super heroines including Valkyrie, Thundra, Ms. Marvel and Storm! Plus: The Defenders are reassembled to take down the Red Hulk, but he’s got a team of his own! All this and a shock ending that changes the Hulk’s life forever! Guest-starring Iron Man, Thor, Moon Knight, Spider-Man, Doc Samson, Rick Jones and Norman Osborn!

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE!

Fall of the Hulks

Writers: Jeph Loeb and Greg Pak

Art: Whilce Portacio, Paul Pelletier, and many more

Released: 2009

This is it! The Fall of the Hulks begins here! It’s been building since Planet Hulk and World War Hulk and it’s bigger than any Hulk story readers will have ever seen imagined! Who is the Red Hulk Who is Red She-Hulk What is the fate of Bruce Banner The answers begin here! This is the saga that changes everything – and readers can’t miss the shocking ending as an unholy union may spell the end of the Marvel Universe as it ignites the most incredible of wars!

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE!

World War Hulks

Writers: Jeph Loeb, Greg Pak, Jeff Parker, Paul Tobin, Scott Reed, and Harrison Wilco

Art: Ed McGuinness, Zach Howard, Mark Irwin, and more

Released: 2010

Hulks. Will. Fall. But who will take the biggest fall of all? The Red Hulk and Bruce Banner form an uneasy alliance to defeat a conspiracy bent on taking down the U.S. government. But will they destroy each other before they can triumph? Guest-starring Thor, Captain America, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Fantastic Four and more, this monster-sized saga kicks off with the death of a longtime Hulk legend and never lets up! And in the aftermath, the truth is finally out: The identity of the Red Hulk is revealed! Everything Hulk fans have been waiting for pays off here, but it only whets the appetite for the epic final showdown between Red and Green Hulks – a cataclysmic battle that will settle once and for all which one is the strongest there is!

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE!

The Incredible Hulk: Hulk vs. Banner

Writer: Jason Aaron

Artist: Marc Silvestri and Whilce Portacio

Released: 2011

Issues contained: Incredible Hulk #1-7

Marvel Architect Jason Aaron joins forces with legendary artist Marc Silvestri! The Hulk and Bruce Banner are now separate entities – but Bruce wants the Hulk back. The Hulk is assigned to take Banner down, but Bruce isn’t going without a fight. As the Hulk makes an alliance with mad scientist hunter Amanda Von Doom that changes his destiny forever, Banner unleashes his army of Hulked-out monsters! It all culminates in the fight everyone’s been waiting for: HULK VS. BANNER!

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE!

Incredible Hulk: Stay Angry

Writer: Jason Aaron

Art: Jefte Palo and Steve Dillion

Released: 2011

Issues contained: Incredible Hulk #7.1-15

It’s the strangest, smashing-est Hulk yet! The green goliath discovers that to remain himself – and prevent the diabolical Dr. Banner from re-emerging – he must STAY ANGRY! The Hulk picks fights against drug cartels, sea monsters, Russian super-soldiers and a lost city of Sasquatches – oh, and the Punisher, Kraven the Hunter, Wolverine, and the Thing! But when Banner’s devious master plan is revealed, and Dr. Doom returns, it’s a monumental day of reckoning for both Hulk and Banner! Hulk wants a piece of Doom, Banner plays an endgame of his own, and it all leads to an explosive conclusion!

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE!

Indestructible Hulk: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Writer: Mark Waid

Artist: Leinil Francis Yu

Released: 2013

Issues contained: Indestructible Hulk #1-5

Hulk: Indestructible force more weapon than man. Banner: Smartest man alive. Combined, they are the strongest, smartest weapon on the planet! And NOW!, the Indestructible Hulk is an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Hulk’s first official missions include taking down the all-new Quintronic Man and battling Attuma on the ocean floor! But not everything is as it seems: What is Banner’s secret hold over S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Maria Hill? What and where is Bannertown, USA? And which one of Banner’s lab assistants holds a deadly secret? Plus: Bruce Banner and Tony Stark are friends but Hulk and Iron Man are anything but!

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE!

ULTIMATE UNIVERSE ADDITION

Ultimate Wolverine Vs. The Hulk

Writer: Damon Lindelof

Artist: Leinil Francis Yu

Nick Fury thought he’d killed Bruce Banner, but he was wrong. Now he must get the job done right. Fury has a list of operatives at his disposal. But there’s only one man to consider: Wolverine!

If you’re interested in THIS amazing trade on Amazon, click HERE!

CURRENT RUN

Immortal Hulk

Writer: Al Ewing

Art: Joe Bennett

Released: 2018

Issues contained: #1-33 (currently ongoing)

Is he man or monster…or is he both? You know Bruce Banner. He’s quiet, calm, never complains. He’s a scientist who believes he can use the darkest elements of his personality to do good in the world. If someone were to shoot him in the head…all he’d do is die. But the horror lives deeper. And the horror refuses to die. When night falls, something other than the man gets up again. The horror is the Immortal Hulk! And though he cannot die, the Hulk is being hunted yet again. By the government, by Alpha Flight, by the mysterious Shadow Base – and by the Avengers! But Bruce has even bigger problems. Something terrible has infected him. Something with unspeakable plans for humanity. And the only one who knows about this dark infection…is the Immortal Hulk!

If you’re interested in THIS amazing ongoing series on Amazon, click HERE!

Again, thanks for the read and I hope you found some incredibly smashing trades and Graphic Novels to sink your teeth into while you’re social distancing yourself throughout your Coronacation! Additionally, if you’re a floppy guy, or simply someone who has been opposed to digital comics in the past, maybe this is your opportunity to experiment in the more digital realm for the next “rumored” two months? Again, give Comixology/ Kindle a try. Click HERE for an Amazon link to Popular HULK Comics/ trades for your Kindle. And finally, please stay safe and stay healthy.

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