Original Sin: Hulk vs. Iron Man #2 Review

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Posted July 17, 2014 by Joel Raivid in Comic Books

Written by: Kieron Gillen & Mark Waid

Art by: Luke Ross

Publisher: Marvel

Hulk vs. Iron Man hasn’t turned out to be the origin changing classic I was hoping for at the beginning of the Original Sin Limited Series Tie-in, however it is definitely a very intriguing book which will probably have lasting affects for the relationship between Tony Stark and Bruce Banner in the Marvel Universe.

The first issue had a lot of flashback, which is only natural when the writer/s are inputting a new element of a characters origin. This issue there was much less interchanging of narratives and it managed to stick with just the past and the present. It felt like a much more cohesive read than the first issue too as we are shown the next step in Tony Stark trying to get involved in the gamma bomb experiment in one part and Bruce Banner trying to find out how and why Tony was involved. It feels like the two elements of the story was miles apart in issue 1 but both sides of the stories have come closer together, therefore I deduce that the next issue they will meet in the middle and we will have a full blown confrontation between Tony & Bruce.

Not only was this issue fun and interesting therefore, it also really progressed the story well. The flashbacks were fascinating and the investigation work by Bruce Banner was also fun. What I really like about this series though is that it is not just showing us what happened in the past between these two characters but at the same time it is and will be changing the dynamic of their relationship. I also really liked the scene with Tony and the whisky, but I can’t decide if it’s because of the Eureka moment of because I just like The Balvenie!!

If you are a fan of the both Gillen’s and Waid’s run’s then you should definitely be reading this tie in series. To be honest, I would recommend this series to any Iron Man and Hulk fan as you really get a sense of the connection these two characters had in the past and where their relationship is going now. I don’t know where the story is going and if they will rectify the issues brought up in time for the new creative teams on these two characters solo books, but either way I am having a lot of fun reading this at the moment to care.


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Joel Raivid

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