- Written by: Ryan Ottley
- Art by: Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn
- Colors by: Marte Gracia
- Letters by: VC’s Cory Petit
- Cover art by: Ryan Ottley, Marte Gracia
- Cover price: $3.99
- Release date: April 26, 2023
Hulk #14 ends the experimental story arc started by Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley with a climactic battle between Titan, Bruce, Doctor Strange, D’Spayre, Monolith, and more.
Is It Good?
Kudos to Ryan Ottley for taking lemons and making a decent glass of lemonade. This run has had its ups and downs (on the page and behind the scenes), so it’s a welcome benefit to see the arc end on a strong note. Hulk #14 isn’t the best finale in the world, but it’s the best possible finale under the circumstances.
When last we left Hulk/Banner, we learned Titan grew inside Banner’s mind by a seed planted by the demon D’Spayre while disguised as Doctor Strange. Now, the battle for Banner’s mind is joined on multiple fronts – Monolith fights Tian in the physical world, Doctor Strange does a magical battle with D’Spayre, and Banner fights to awaken the real Hulk and end Titan’s control over their body.
By the end, Banner/Hulk is restored, D’Spayre’s plot reveal leads to forgiveness for the Hulk’s destruction, and all is right with the world. However, Ottley leaves the door open to reveal D’Spayre had some big-brained help (*ahem*).
This series has had more than its fair share of ups and downs, but Ottley makes the most of what he’s got with super-quick pacing, plenty of Hulk-sized action (mostly between Titan and Monolith), decent dialog, and a solid ending.
What doesn’t work? D’Spayre’s defeat is much too easy, and for a finale in a Hulk series, Hulk is barely in this issue. You could argue those are problems of preference, but they’re still problems.
In all, this series ended better than expected.
About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.
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Bits and Pieces
Hulk #14 delivers an all-out battle royale to end the troubled series on a high note. The action is certifiably Hulk-sized, (most) of the major threads get wrapped up, and the ending feels satisfying while leaving the door open for more.
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hulk is such a weird series i have ever seen in my life