School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 4-7-With a new Hulk movie rumored to be in the works, the comics might be making a comeback. While these books don't have the thematic elements found in classic Marvel comics, they'll still hold kids' interest. In Green Men, aliens have taken control of the city of Roswell and are preparing to wage war on the planet. Hulk meets a girl who has the ability to turn into an alien but doesn't know it. He relates to her ability to change into a different person because he, too, can change his appearance-an interesting theme that is not fully developed. He helps her destroy the enemy and thus save the world. The illustrations do a good job of showing Hulk's rage, but the aliens resemble Spock from Star Trek and don't fit the story well. In Bugs, Bruce Banner meets an ambitious young scientist who is working on an experiment that enlarges the size of crops by several times and agrees to help him. When bugs are accidentally enlarged and threaten to destroy the small town, he changes into the Hulk and saves the day. The bugs look a little too much like something from a bad B movie, but the illustrator does manage to show the emotions of the Hulk as well as the terror of all the characters being attacked by the giant creatures.-Scott La Counte, Anaheim Public Library, CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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