Right from the start we get some back story about how Banner ended up on this remote island performing experiments on various animals. Aaron does an amazing job showing the fragile relationship between Banner and Betty and how he cannot hide his obsession with his work. Even in Banner's facial expressions it's hard to find any sense of humanity. Silvestri's work is outstanding; all the faces have incredible detail and the action sequences really come alive.
The jump between artists was pretty noticeable and took away from the flow and cohesiveness of the book.
So far Hulk has wanted nothing to do with Banner, but after seeing the last panel I'm sure that will change and create an entertaining confrontation. I find it very interesting to see Banner acting like an anger-driven monster, while Hulk is trying to live a life of peace. I like the direction the story is heading and the sense of urgency coming from both Banner and the Mad Squad. Lastly, I'm still anxious to learn exactly how Hulk was able to separate himself from Bruce. This issue is definitely a buy and I can't wait for #3.