What are the essential Hulk comics I should read?

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#1 Posted by Hulk_monger (9 posts) - - Show Bio

Would love to know from the experts (you all) what are the can't miss books I should read. Ideally, it would be great if they were in omnibus format.

I've read Planet Hulk, WWH, Hulk: The End, Future Imperfect, Hulk: Abominable, & Hulk: Grey.

I just ordered the three omnibus volumes of Immortal Hulk, Incredible Hulk Epic Collection: Man or Monster, & Incredible Hulk Epic Collection: Ghosts of the Past.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations. In particular I think I need to read more of the Peter David run probably?

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#2 Posted by jb681131 (3171 posts) - - Show Bio

Would love to know from the experts (you all) what are the can't miss books I should read. Ideally, it would be great if they were in omnibus format.

I've read Planet Hulk, WWH, Hulk: The End, Future Imperfect, Hulk: Abominable, & Hulk: Grey.

I just ordered the three omnibus volumes of Immortal Hulk, Incredible Hulk Epic Collection: Man or Monster, & Incredible Hulk Epic Collection: Ghosts of the Past.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations. In particular I think I need to read more of the Peter David run probably?

I'm no expert but I here is what I would suggest (some books overlap a bit):

  1. Incredible Hulk: Transformations - The Incredible Hulk (1962) #3 & 6, The Incredible Hulk (1968) #272, 315, 324, 347, and 377
  2. Epic Vol.1: Man or Monster? - The Incredible Hulk (1962) #1-6; Fantastic Four (1961) #12, 25-26; Avengers (1963) #1-3, 5; Amazing Spider-man (1963) #14; Tales To Astonish (1959) #59; Journey Into Mystery (1952) #112
  3. Epic Vol.2: The Hulk Must Die - Tales to Astonish #60-96 + Not Brand Echh #3
  4. Startling Stories: Banner
  5. Hardcover Vol. 1: Return of the Monster - Incredible Hulk #34-43 + Startling Stories: Banner #1-4
  6. Hulk: Gray
  7. I read that John Byrne's and Peter David's runs is not bad.
  8. Ground Zero - Incredible Hulk #340-346
  9. Epic vol.20: Ghost of the Past - Incredible Hulk #397-406, Annual #18-19
  10. Epic vol.21: Future Imperfect - Incredible Hulk #407-419, Annual #20 + Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect #1-2
  11. The End - The End + Future Imperfect #1-2
  12. Planet Hulk - Incredible Hulk #92-105 + Amazing Fantasy (2004) #15, Giant-Size Hulk #1, and Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook
  13. World War Hulk - World War Hulk #1-5
  14. Heart of a Monster - Incredible Hulk #630-635
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#3 Posted by Hulk_monger (9 posts) - - Show Bio

@jb681131 thank you! Looks like my amazon account is about to go into overdrive.

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#4 Posted by jb681131 (3171 posts) - - Show Bio

@jb681131 thank you! Looks like my amazon account is about to go into overdrive.

I bet. I would suggest you read the full John Byrne's and Peter David's runs to start since you have already read the major hulk stories.

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