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It’s Bruce Banner Vs. The Hulk In SMASH!

Michael Wirth 08/26/2011 Reviews

Hot on the heels of DESTROY!, Marvel gives us a look at the next storyline with a hard-hitting title. SMASH!, beginning in Incredible Hulk #1, features the talents of Marvel Architect Jason Aaron (Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, X-Men: Schism) and legendary artist Marc Silvestri (Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine). These two incredible talents are tasked to bring you one of the most intriguing Hulk stories ever told: Bruce Banner versus the Hulk!

Get a front seat to Bruce Banner vs the Hulk in Incredible Hulk #1Following the events of Fear Itself, the Hulk and Bruce Banner are separated by some unknown force (but given the circumstances, I’d wager magic). With the two finally free of each other, they go their own ways, each happy to be rid of the other. That is until Banner goes off the deep end and it’s up to the Hulk to stop him.

Sounds confusing? Yeah, it does to me too. Given Hulk’s history, I wouldn’t have imagined that it would be Bruce Banner that needed to be stopped. But I guess that’s exactly the kind of thing that makes the story so interesting.

Marvel was nice enough to create this trailer to promote the event.

One question I have is whether SMASH ties in to DESTROY in some way. Their titles have similar impact, and considering the fact that most of the Marvel Universe would trust Banner over the Hulk, it would make sense for Banner to call in the big guns like She-Hulk and the Thing to help protect him from the Hulk’s rampage. I wouldn’t put it past Marvel at all to put together some sort of crossover like this.

At this point, all I have are suppositions. Though the trailer gives a synopsis of the storyline behind SMASH, we’ll just have to wait for October when Incredible Hulk #1 hits stores. Be sure to look out for the variant cover edition by acclaimed artist Ladronn.

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About The Author

Hailing from the armpit of America, New Jersey, Michael has been collecting comic books since the age of 10. Now, he deigns to keep his finger on the pulse of pop-culture, keeping up with every passing fad or iconic innovation, never losing sight of his comic book roots.

  1. axekek 08/27/2011 at 10:41 am

    Its not suprising the Hulk has become more and more rational since WWH and Bruce has been more crazed since FOTH

  2. Andy Kirby 08/28/2011 at 9:43 am

    I'm excited to see how Aaron deals with this.

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