So far I’ve been enjoying Waid’s run on Hulk without loving it. The idea of SHIELD using Hulk as a weapon is really clever, but it hasn’t really clicked for me. This issue was a step in the right direction, but what else can you expect when you have Walt Simonson drawing a Thor guest-appearance. The man is the definitive Thor artist and whenever you get to see him draw the character smash up some Frost Giants it’s a good time. I also like how Waid is plunging Hulk right into the Marvel Universe and having him take on threats that he wouldn’t normally. We’ve seen him take on Attuma and AIM, and now it’s Frost Giants. Just like with Daredevil, this new cast of foes has been a refreshing change of pace. I love Abomination and Leader and all them, but there’s only so many times you can go to that well. Another plus here is that Waid is starting to really explore the 4 lab assistants Banner has, they have just been kind of there until now, but now that we know that each of them has a secret, the title has some subplots that can keep on bubbling for a nice long while. But really, this comic is all about seeing Simonson draw Thor (and classic look Thor at that) and about the pure, fanboy joy at seeing Hulk pick up Mjolnir. It’s a big, dumb moment, but it’s amazing nonetheless.