Indestructible Hulk #10

Written By: Mark Waid
Art By: Matteo Scalera

Indestructible Hulk #10 doesn’t live up to the potential that the last issue promised. The set up of having Matt represent Bruce as a client was genius, however, both the look at Hulk’s morality and legal concerns working for S.H.I.E.L.D., are mostly left to the wayside with this issue.

The comedy is definitely present, and that’s the through-line that keeps this book moving at a healthy pace. The inclusion of Daredevil makes for a fun dynamic, as he’s outright witty and sarcastic with the Green Goliath.

It is getting tiring though, to see another situation where the Hulk may or may not turn on his superhero comrade. Yes, it’s a valid concern considering the volatility of the character, but it’s something that’s been done so many times before (even within the context of this series). It’s time for the character to stay consistently loyal to his partners, while letting the brash personality shine through with his banter.

The narration wherein Bruce reflects back on the events of the story isn’t the right approach for this particular episode. It takes the reader out of the story, and prevents the characters’ discoveries from feeling like genuine pay off.

Scalera’s pencils are fitting for this majorly action-packed issue. There are plenty of explosions to be had, but Scalera doesn’t add in the same cool artistic touches, like Daredevil’s radar, to match the feel of the Daredevil series, as it did last issue.

With Indestructible Hulk #8, Waid and Scalera deliver your more run of the mill team-up story, instead of the introspective tale that was crafted with the previous Thor team-up.

Score: 7.3/10