Tag Archive: Bruce Jones

Hulk / Wolverine: Six Hours 4 (May 2003)

Bickering. Jones concludes the series with Bruce and Logan bickering. Why are they bickering? Because Wolverine first appeared in a Hulk comic and Jones is trying to tie into their long history together?… Continue reading

Hulk / Wolverine: Six Hours 3 (April 2003)

Jones maintains a great pace through Six Hours. He’s got his four plot lines going–Bruce and Logan, the villain (the Shredder, because apparently Eastman and Laird don’t know how to copyright), the captive… Continue reading

Hulk / Wolverine: Six Hours 2 (March 2003)

Kolins goes more into detail this issue than he did in the first. The exterior Canadian mountains are precise and intense; it makes Six Hours a distinct-looking comic, even when Kolins occasionally has… Continue reading

Hulk / Wolverine: Six Hours 1 (March 2003)

Writer Bruce Jones takes great care plotting out this first issue. He reveals the significance of the Six Hours title towards the middle of the issue, during the first intense, action set piece.… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 76 (October 2004)

It’s hard to feel bad about Doc Samson getting his butt kicked after he just lectured the Hulk on the importance of corporal punishment for children. Did Jones even think about what he… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 75 (October 2004)

Here I thought Darick Robertson and Tom Palmer on the art would help…. It does help for a while. But the issue’s double-sized and once Doc Samson shows up, maybe a quarter of… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 74 (September 2004)

I don’t like finishing a comic wondering what the heck I’ve just read. Getting through this issue of Hulk isn’t just troublesome because of the incredibly uneven art–Braithwaite and Reinhold spend the least… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 73 (August 2004)

Watching Braithwaite try to do depth in panels gets painful fast. Bruce is pointing at Tony Stark in one panel and the hand is at exactly the same depth as his body. Maybe… Continue reading

John Carpenter’s Asylum 5 (April 2014)

It isn’t enough for there to be one exorcism this issue, Jones has to flashback to a previous exorcism. The flashback does get some of the back story between the priests out of… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 72 (July 2004)

Deodato has some kind of painted thing going on. It’s not good and it’s often unclear what’s going on–and there are real problems with montage–but at least he’s not doing the little panels… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 71 (June 2004)

Bruce is in L.A., no matter why, and he runs across a Tony Stark press conference. So they fight and team up. They fight because Tony can’t recognize Bruce in his sunglasses. Very… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 70 (June 2004)

Deodato is back once again. And, once again, the art is bad. This time there’s a lot Deodato can’t do. He can’t do the talking heads, he can’t handle Bruce willfully turning into… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 69 (May 2004)

After spending the first third of the book setting up the best Hulk fight since he’s been on the run–the way Jones paces out the banter between Hulk and evil spider-clone Hulk (don’t… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 68 (May 2004)

Jones gets the whole cast together and things finally start improving. Braithwaite draws Bruce as this vaguely awkward, aging pudgy guy. It’s a very interesting visualization of the character; it goes to making… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 67 (April 2004)

It’s a Hulk without even Bruce Banner. And I can’t figure out why. Usually when Jones takes forever with an issue, there’s at least an imaginative conversation going on. Lots of literary references,… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 66 (March 2004)

Jones gets a far better art–Dougie Braithwaite on pencils, Bill Reinhold on inks–and decides to celebrate. Of course, his celebration is dragging his cast through the dirt. He’s got Bruce emotionally pounding on… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 65 (March 2004)

Here’s the thing. If Jones had structured this series better, been less concerned with diversions like the Absorbing Man, he might have been able to do a fantastic storyline regarding the Banner, the… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 64 (February 2004)

Oh, good grief. When Deodato goes for artistic it’s a really bad page. Also when he goes for Hulk action. Hulk rips open a mountain. Is it any good? Nope, it’s boring. But… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 63 (January 2004)

I guess this issue’s an improvement; the series is so far along at this point it’s hard to tell. But the banter between characters goes away a little. Doc Samson and Sandra (she’s… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 62 (December 2003)

I can’t think of a more boring artist to do night scenes than Deodato. All of the art seems hurried, though some of it couldn’t be. Jones introduces little monsters who hunt Mr.… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 61 (November 2003)

Deodato uses a lot of six panel pages. Not just for conversations, though there are a lot of conversations this issue, but he uses them for action too. Big action at the size… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 60 (November 2003)

Poor Bruce Jones. He gets back to the conspiracy storyline, brings back in Doc Samson–reimagined as some kind of super-spy–and generally gets the series moving again towards something. Sure, Banner barely has anything… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 59 (October 2003)

I don’t tend to go on at length about bad art. Well, maybe I do sometimes. But not often. This issue features the Hulk versus the Absorbing Man. Fernandez might draw the Hulk… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 58 (September 2003)

There’s no nice way to phrase this observation so I’m going to just go ahead–Jones gives his female characters, in particular the New York paralegal or whatever she is, way too much credit.… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 57 (September 2003)

Here's Jones's problem, at least with this arc–he can't tell this story with the Hulk. So far it has little or nothing to do with the bigger conspiracy story, it's just about Bruce… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 56 (August 2003)

Much as I enjoy Fernandez's art with setting and people, he's not a good Hulk artist. The Hulk has very, very awkward proportions. Pudgy almost. Muscularly pudgy. But since it's a Bruce Jones… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 55 (August 2003)

Leandro Fernandez to the rescue! Not just regular Leandro Fernandez either, but doing a walking and talking scene through Central Park at twilight. It’s a gorgeous issue. And Fernandez alone isn’t responsible for… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 54 (August 2003)

And here’s that double-issue long Hulk fight Jones has never done before and now it’s clear why… Because he’s no good at it. Jones and Deodato have a rhythm to the fight. There’s… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 53 (July 2003)

I haven’t talked about Deodato’s tendency towards wide faces because there have been more interesting things to talk about. Not anymore. Sadly, Jones’s stalling has continued and gotten worse–this issue and the previous… Continue reading

The Incredible Hulk 52 (June 2003)

Jones slows down the pace a lot. Deodato gets to draw the Hulk for a while and the Abomination is still an undetermined factor in the story–Jones and Deodato are laying on the… Continue reading