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Hulk: Heart of the Atom Premiere

3.47  ·  Rating Details  ·  57 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
In the sub-atomic kingdom of K'ai, the Hulk gained Bruce Banner's brain but lost his heart to the gorgeous green Grace: Jarella After the sinister Psyklop gets their world in his hands, the atom-crossed couple seek happiness on Earth, but the odds seem stacked against them in both dimensions Will the Hulk save his emerald angel and her war-torn world? Can green hearts be b ...more
cloth, 240 pages
Published November 12th 2008 by Marvel
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Gary Butler
Jun 25, 2016 Gary Butler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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8th book read in 2016.

Number 106 out of 501 on my all time book list.

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Zack! Empire
Oct 28, 2014 Zack! Empire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Am I a Hulk fan and I never knew it? I reread the review I wrote for another Hulk collection and I gave it a good review. And here I am, about do that again! I think I've only read these two Hulk books, and his appearances in some other comics. Could it be that I just picked out two excellent Hulk books by accident? Guess we will have to wait and find out!
The story for this collection is that The Hulk keeps being shrunk down to sub-atomic level where he ends up on K'ai, a planet inhabited by oth
Don Weiss
Apr 21, 2013 Don Weiss rated it it was amazing
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Some of the best and most remembered Hulk stories involve taking the “Green Goliath” out of his natural element and placing him where no one would expect to find him, and the stories collected here are no exception. A swords-and-sorcery fantasy epic in the vein of Conan the Barbarian, tailored for the Hulk, is a surprising deviation from the typical “Hulk vs. the army” stories that were so rampant during this period. Jarella, the green-skinned queen from the microscopic world of K’ai, has since ...more
Phillip Berrie
I just couldn't suspend disbelief enough about the whole sub-atomic aspect of this storyline to appreciate it. The very idea of the Hulk finding his way to the same sub-atomic world every time he was shrunk down just didn't ring true, especially when it was made clear that some times it was pure random chance that brought him there. And then to have it supposedly travel their one time because the 'atom' had been lost in an explosion... Considering the billions of atoms even in a grain of sand, t ...more
Mark Phillips
An anthology that tracks the story of Princess Jarella from the sub-molecular world of K'ai. It includes The Incredible Hulk #140 (written by Harlan Ellison & Roy Thomas, illustrated by Herb Trimpe & Sam Grainger), #148, #156 (written by Archie Goodwin, illustrated by Herb Trimpe) and [on #156] Sal Trapani,) #202-203, #205-207 (written by Len Wein), illustrated by Sal Buscema & Joe Station) and #246-#248 (written by Bill Mantlo, illustrated by Sal Buscema).

I have to admit Sal Buscem
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This is a really good collection bringing the stories of Hulk and Jarella. Yes Hulk still smashes through and is misunderstood when all he wants to do is be left alone, but then he is shrunk and ends up in an microscopic alien world called K'ai where everyone is green skinned and he saves the people. The queen, Jarella senses the innocent kindness underneath the brutish posterior and they fall in love...however things keep happening that pulls them apart.

It's like all the writers at Marvel never
Holger Haase
Oct 30, 2014 Holger Haase rated it liked it
Collection of all the comics that transport the Hulk into a sub-atomic fantasy world where he falls in love with green-skinned queen Jarella, their sojourn into our world and ultimately tragic return to her home land.

The stories were written over quite a number of years in the 70s and the initial concept is from Harlan Ellison who was later on apparently disappointed what happened to his vision. He does seem to be forevermore disappointed with anything that is not written by him and truth be tol
Jon Arnold
Russell T Davies had a rule when writing Doctor Who - all his stories needed to be set on Earth or planets with human colonies on. He reasoned that it was far harder to make audiences care about obvious non-humans. Heart of the Atom is proof of the truth of this; the entire concept depends upon us caring about green skinned warriors on a fantasy planet we say hello and goodbye to inside 20 pages at a time. As Morrissey once said of Breakdance: THe Movie I found it almost impossible to care.

Oscar Salas
Que difícil resulta tras 40 años comprender lo revolucionaria que debe haber resultado la propuesta de Harlan Ellison sobre la posibilidad de contener universos completos al interior de un átomo. Lo que hoy parece trivial y necesita de mucha logística intelectual pata ser comprendido, en su momento fue el pie perfecto para introducir a la entrañable Jarella.

El tópico de la princesa de un mundo perfecto que reconoce la belleza interior del bruto no era esencial a la trama, pero los guionistas que
Jun 10, 2014 Devero rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, Harlan Ellison ha scritto solo una storia di questa raccolta, pubblicata dalla Panini anche in Italia, ma non è che il resto sia inferiore. Sono belle storie, con l'apparizione di Jarella, primo grande amore del gigante verde. Sono storie che, a parte un'eccessiva verbosità tipica dell'epoca, restano godibili anche oggi.
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Harlan Jay Ellison is a prolific American writer of short stories, novellas, teleplays, essays, and criticism.

His literary and television work has received many awards. He wrote for the original series of both The Outer Limits and Star Trek as well as The Alfred Hitchcock Hour; edited the multiple-award-winning short story anthology series Dangerous Visions; and served as creative consultant/write
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