Essential Hulk Vol. 1 review. Classic Game Room presents a CGR Comics review of a more-than-alright Essential book. The Hulk is more interesting than previously thought, and that book is the one to thank/blame. Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK #1-6 and TALES TO ASTONISH #60-91, this book, written by Stan Lee with art by Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and others, is a worthwhile read for the history, even for those with a "meh" disposition towards the Hulk. CGR Comics ESSENTIAL HULK VOL. 1 review delves into the changes Stan Lee brought to comics.