Indestructible Hulk: Humanity Bomb, by Mark Waid ISBN 9780785189497
Five out of five stars
In this story Bruce Banner is engaged in a rivalry with the other great scientists and engineers that are super heroes. There is an undercurrent of hostility between Banner, Tony Stark, Hank Pym, Hank McCoy and Reed Richards. In keeping with Banner’s Hulk alter ego, Banner uses the fact that he can change into a raging, powerful creature to engage in a great deal of figurative strong arm tactics to get what he wants.
There are scientists with dubious moral codes (put politely), S. H. I. E. L. D. agents with alternate agendas and another force that is capable of converting humans into powerful creatures. Banner is a morally ambiguous creature in this story, at times he is noble, yet at other times he is extremely self-serving. He works well with Tony Stark, yet as even Stark admits, he has no trouble in making Banner angry.
The Hulk is mindless brawn, while Banner is brains with little brawn, yet he uses the fact that he can become the rawest of brawn to further his own ends. This is a great story, for as anyone that has worked in any science field can tell you, the best are extremely competitive.