Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Martin Coccolo
Color Artist: Matt Wilson
Cover Artists: Gary Frank & Brad Anderson
Publisher: Marvel Comics
The big fight between Hulk and Thor is reaching its peak as things heat up more than expected. After a meeting in the mind, Odin learns more of what’s going on in the Hulk, but he’s pulled back to a stubborn Thor who’s still engaged with the Green Goliath. On top of that, Iron Man is tagging in to face the Hulk with a brand new suit of armor. Now, all three heroes converge in Hulk #7 as things kick into high gear.
Last issue ended off with Iron Man arriving at the Celestial Black Hand of God, decked out with a big, brand new suit of armor that just screams mecha. Once more, Martin Coccolo’s art continues to become more and more spectacular as the comic’s spectacle levels grow higher and higher with each issue.
The art and story really coincide here as Iron Man lays it on Hulk, blasting with an ungodly amount of firepower and energy that would seem impossible to illustrate with any less compatible artists. But Coccolo and Matt Wilson bring their A-game with this comic and that shows from start to finish, whether it’s with the explosive action caused by Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, or all three of them.
As far as the story goes, everything coming full circle as the narrative elements from Hulk and Thor are converging here, especially the Hulk part. The previous issue finally revealed the El Paso incident and what exactly happened to Bruce and the Hulk. However, readers won’t have to wait long to see if that goes anywhere as the comic delivers immediate payoff to that reveal as the catalyst of the incident bleeds over into this issue as Hulk reaches his breaking point, or rather his boiling point.
Donny Cates escalates everything in this comic’s story the action, drama, and destruction between these superheroes’ battle. I can’t keep repeating how epic Coccolo’s art is with Matt Wilson’s colors but it’s been shown here with the action and devastating scenes in the comic. On top of that, Cates continues to deliver a great cliffhanger that will leave readers anxious to see what happens in the next issue.
In Hulk #7, things get more explosive and downright devastating in the third part of the Hulk vs. Thor: Banner of War crossover. Donny Cates continues to up the ante with the action as Iron Man joins the battle and the action gets out of this world, while Martin Coccolo’s artwork gives life to this destructive phase of the event.