Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Dual Blastin’ Red Hulk Action Figure

This is the third figure in the first release of action figures based on the Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. animated show. I really liked the Skaar and Hulk figures but the Red Hat is just okay. Not really liking the sculpt but that may be because I really am not too fond of the comic character at all. I don’t like that his guns are stuck in his hands also, wish you could take them out. You move the switch in his back and his arms come up, showing his gun.

Marvel Comics December 2014 Incredible Hulk Solicitations

HULK #9
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • MARK BAGLEY (A/C)
AN X-MAN COMETH FOR THE “OMEGA HULK”
• DOC GREEN says “Hello, KITTY!” The PRYDE of the X-MEN guest stars.
• Plus – BRUCE BANNER returns! …But in what shape?
• And – a recently de-powered HULK is placed in mortal danger.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THANOS VS HULK #1 (of 4)
JIM STARLIN (W/A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
• An all-new four-part story by fan-favorite Jim Starlin begins here!
• The Hulk is kidnapped by Pip the Troll and traded to Annihilus!
• Then Thanos of Titan gets thrown into the mix…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SHE-HULK #11
CHARLES SOULE (W) • JAVIER PULIDO (A)
Cover by KEVIN WADA
• At long last, it’s all come down to this: THE BLUE FILE revealed!
• Titania vs She-Hulk
• Angie Huang, no more?!
• Eep eep!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Hologram Incredible Hulk Holds London Bridge as Part of Disney Infinity Game Release

Man, why couldn’t this happen in North Carolina.

The Hulk was spotted over the weekend in London, helping to raise the city’s iconic Tower Bridge — well, not exactly. As reported by the East London Advertiser, it was actually a hologram projected underneath the bridge in promotion for “Disney Infinity 2.0,” the upcoming toys-to-life game by Avalanche Studios and Disney Interactive. In a video posted by the Marvel UK YouTube channel, the “Disney Infinity” version of Hulk is seen raising the tower bridge to help a shipment of the video game to dock. Images of other Marvel characters — including Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Captain America, Venom, Thor and more — accompanied the shipment through the streets of London.

Lou Ferrigno Says New Incredible Hulk TV Show and Movie In The Works

No, this is not just me copying and pasting old posts, this is actually new news. I’m pretty certain that Lou thinks that he can will a new tv show and movie into existence or that if he talks about it enough, Marvel will have to do it. Either way, I will be happy if either a new Hulk movie or tv show do happen.

Lou was talking to Film Fad at Wizard World Con and said the following:

“Well, to tell you the truth they plan to do a TV series someday and it will probably be CGI, I don’t think you’ll ever see a human Hulk again. Because with the technology people would rather see something that is a little more animated like CGI.”

“I think in another year, they’re going to film a solo ‘Hulk’ movie. But I think the series can happen if they finish doing ‘The Avengers’ or the ‘Hulk’ movie, that’s my guess for now.”

Jim Starlin to do Hulk vs Thanos Limited Series

It started out to be an arc in the current Savage Hulk limited series, but Marvel has decided to turn Jim Starlin’s story into a limited series called Hulk vs Thanos. How can it not be awesome. See more information below from comicbookresources.com

Marvel.com has revealed that Jim Starlin will pit the Green Goliath against the Mad Titan in a “Hulk Vs. Thanos” limited series later this year. CBR has confirmed with Marvel that the series is the same as the planned “Savage Hulk” arc by Starlin when the series was announced in March.

“A reader only has to know who the Hulk and Thanos are — which is just about anyone who knows the name Marvel these days. The story is self contained, even though it is part of the tale begun in ‘Thanos Annual’ and the ‘Infinity Revelation’ original graphic novel. Strangely enough, though, this story takes place before ‘Infinity Revelation,’ as did ‘Thanos Annual.’”

“Hulk Vs. Thanos” will center on Mark Waid’s “Indestructible Hulk” and features appearances by Pip the Troll, Annihilus, Iron Man and “certain members of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” spanning Earth, Starlin’s Bar and the Negative Zone.

Making “Hulk Vs. Thanos” into its own limited series instead of a “Savage Hulk” arc continues Marvel’s commitment to Thanos as a character — and it’s no wonder. Starlin’s “Thanos: The Infinity Revelation” original graphic novel was the top selling graphic novel for the month of August — and Marvel’s Tom Brevoort confirmed on his Formspring that the publisher “thought it would perform better” as a limited series.

“Hulk Vs. Thanos” debuts later this year

Advance Preview Hulk #6, Hulk Annual #1, & Savage Hulk #4

There are 3 new Hulk books coming out next week! How awesome is that! And how amazing is the Dale Keown variant cover for Savage Hulk #4. Mind-blowing!

Hulk #6
Story by Gerry Duggan
Art by Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessey
Colors by Jason Keith
Cover by Gary Frank, Luke Ross
Publisher Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, September 17th, 2014

THE OMEGA HULK!!!

• The surprising new direction continues after ORIGINAL SIN

• Can RICK JONES survive “DOC GREEN’S” Gamma cure?

• A secret behind the “antidote” revealed!

Hulk Annual #1
Story by Monty Nero
Art by Luke Ross, Le Beau Unerwood, Patrick Goddard, [more...]
Colors by Jordan Boyd
Letters by VC – Cory Petit
Cover by Mike Del Mundo
Publisher Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date Wed, September 17th, 2014

• Someone close to HULK dies

• What impact will this have on one of the most dangerous super beings on the planet?

• And how does a ghost from the past threaten to haunt the world of the Hulk forever?

Savage Hulk #4
Story by Alan Davis
Art by Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Colors by Matt Hollingsworth
Letters by VC – Clayton Cowles
Cover by Alan Davis, Mark Farmer, Brad Anderson,
Publisher Marvel Comics
Cover Price:$3.99
Release Date Wed, September 17th, 2014

• The Hulk is trapped and you won’t believe where!

• What are the Leader’s plans for Bruce Banner?

• The X-Men are under lock and key!

• All this in more in the THRILLING conclusion to Alan Davis’s startling Savage Hulk story!

Incredilble Hulk T-Shirt For Sale on Daily T-Shirt Site Shirtpunch

A cool looking Incredible Hulk t-shirt is for sale only for today at Shirtpunch, go and get one now before it is gone! SHIRTPUNCH SITE

Marvel.com Talks with Gabriel Hardman about His Savage Hulk Story

Marvel.com interviewed Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko about their upcoming Savage Hulk storyline revisiting the Hulk’s time at the Crossroads. See the interview below and then go to the Marvel site to see artwork:

The anthology format of SAVAGE HULK enables Marvel creators to explore a variety of periods in Hulk’s rich history. Starting October 8, with SAVAGE HULK #5, the writing team of Corinna S. Bechko and artist Gabriel Hardman—also wife and husband—embark on a two-issue journey that revisits the mid-1980’s Hulk banishment to the Crossroads by Dr. Strange.

The two creators clearly relish the chance to revisit a unique era in which Hulk—seemingly stripped of any shred of his humanity and completely silent—instead lets his brutal actions speak for him!

Marvel.com: Hulk and Dr. Strange have a rich history from their days as fellow Defenders, but in SAVAGE HULK the stakes are different as they battle each other–since this story is set in the Bill Mantlo-written/Crossroads/Banished Hulk era. How exciting was it to delve into that era of the two characters’ history?

Gabriel Hardman: The Crossroads era is great story fodder for a couple of reasons. There’s a built in conflict between Dr. Strange and Hulk in this time period because Strange banished Hulk from Earth for being an uncontrollable monster. And since there is little or no Banner left in the Hulk of this era, there’s no reasoning with him. Also, Hulk has been banished to an inter-dimensional crossroads—hence the name—where he can go to endless new worlds, trying to find refuge. That kind of set-up gives you the opportunity to go anywhere.

Marvel.com: What attracted you two to tackling these two characters in particular?

Corinna S. Bechko: Hulk is such a tragic character, especially during the Mantlo run. He’s in every way a monster, but despite his rage and desperation he really just wants a home and a friend. Hulk may not realize it but Strange is probably the only real friend he has left—Puffball Collective not withstanding, and not a very good friend at any rate—yet he’s the one who banished Hulk from his home. There aren’t many pairings that are more dramatic than that!

Marvel.com: Were you both intrigued by the anthology element of the project?

Corinna S. Bechko: Definitely! I love anthology series like this. It’s great as a reader to get a range of creative teams tackling a character, and as a writer it’s fun to delve into an era that suits your strengths and sensibilities.

Gabriel Hardman: Yeah, this is my favorite kind of freelance project. It’s something where we can tell a beginning, middle and end story, putting all our focus into making it a satisfying whole rather than dovetailing with active continuity. That said, I love long-form storytelling in comics too. We’ve done that on “[Betrayal of the Planet of the] Apes” and “Star Wars” but not yet on a super hero book.

Marvel.com: Gabriel, you have collaborated with SAVAGE HULK editor Mark Paniccia in the past—was that part of what piqued your interest in creating this two-part arc?

Gabriel Hardman: Definitely. I had a great time working with Mark on ATLAS and HULK. Corinna and I have been talking to Mark about doing a project for him for a while and it was great timing when this came together. Hope to work with him more in the future too.

Marvel.com: Can the two of you talk about the challenges of writing dialogue for Animal/Monster Hulk in particular–what is the key to getting him to sound just right?

Corinna S. Bechko: In this case he’s so completely an animal that he’s actually non-verbal. That meant that we couldn’t rely on dialogue to carry the mood or Hulk’s emotions. Instead, we had to craft the scenes so that Hulk could express himself through action—and through Gabriel’s masterfully expressive rendering of gesture and facial expressions.

Gabriel Hardman: I didn’t coerce her into saying that.

Marvel.com: Given that it truly is a savage Hulk, how challenging was it to write the story from Dr. Strange’s point of view?

Corinna S. Bechko: We just kept in mind that Strange feels responsible for Banner/Hulk. No matter what, Strange wants what’s best for Hulk, and wants to honor their friendship even though at this point in their shared history Strange believes that Banner is gone for good and Hulk can’t reciprocate. As long as we didn’t lose sight of that fact, it wasn’t hard to get inside his head.

Marvel.com: What is it about Jordan Boyd’s coloring approach that enables him to complement your art and be someone you love to collaborate with frequently?

Gabriel Hardman: Jordan has great taste and can deftly navigate my more expressive line work. My art can be deceptively difficult to color because I use a lot of texture and rough brushwork. You can’t just use flat colors but you also can’t over-render or it will get too busy. I’m very picky about the colorists I work with and when I saw the work he was doing with Marc Laming on “King’s Watch” at Dynamite, I thought our styles could match up. I had co-written “Exile on the Planet of the Apes” with Corinna that Marc drew so I knew his work well and could see what Jordan was bringing to it. They’re a great team too. I got Jordan to color my last arc of “Star Wars: Legacy” and we’ve been working together since. He’s also coloring “Invisible Republic,” our upcoming sci-fi book from Image.

Marvel.com: One of my favorite things about Dr. Strange are his spells and incantations, did the two of you have a contest who could have Strange say something quirky or interesting?

Gabriel Hardman: I have to admit, we didn’t really go down the “Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth” road. Somehow he just forgot to say that stuff for these two issues. Not sure how that happened…oh, wait. I know exactly how that happened.

Corinna S. Bechko: [Laughs] Well, we did talk a lot about how Strange would act under these circumstances. Is there anything that would throw him for a loop? What if his extra-dimensional shrimp counterpart showed up and accused him of the worst crime imaginable? We decided that no, he’d still be Strange. Curious, maybe, but always imperious and logical. Once we agreed on that, I think we both had a good idea of his personality and a grasp on how to write him.

Marvel.com: Are there certain Dr. Strange runs that inspired your take on the sorcerer?

Gabriel Hardman: Not a specific run. I know I’ve always enjoyed the character and wanted to take a shot at him. In a lot of ways you have to find your own hook for a character like this and go with it. There are endless interpretations out there of any of these characters who’ve been around for 50+ years. You have to stay true to their spirit but find your own path.

Gabriel Hardman Talks Savage Hulk Story

Comicbookresources.com had a chance to talk to Gabriel Hardman and his wife Corrina Sara Bechko about their upcoming storyline in Savage Hulk. Take a look below:

CBR News: Corinna, if my research is correct, you had a short story in the “Fear Itself: The Homefront” anthology, but this “Savage Hulk” story is your first full-length Marvel tale, correct?

Corinna Sara Bechko: That’s true, at least for the Marvel Universe. But last year I also scripted the graphic novel “Once Upon a Time: Shadow of the Queen” from a story by Daniel Thomsen for Marvel. It’s a prequel for the show from ABC, and was a lot of fun to work on.

Gabriel, your past “Hulk” work consisted primarily of drawing the Red Hulk, but I believe you’ve drawn the green Hulk on a number of occasions correct? How does it feel to return to that character?

Gabriel Hardman: That’s right. I drew 12 issues of “Hulk” (featuring Red Hulk) written by Jeff Parker, but Banner Hulk was featured in several of the issues. Also, one of the first things I drew for Marvel was a fun Hulk vs. Frankenstein story in a “Monster-Size Hulk” Special. So he’s one of the Marvel characters I’ve had the most experience drawing. I was pretty happy with the prior work I’d done but I always want to do better, and the iteration of Banner-Hulk in our “Savage Hulk” story is much different than the others. He’s a near mindless, well — savage. Forgive me.

In your most recent collaborations Gabriel has worked as both co-writer and artist. Will that be the case with your “Savage Hulk” tale?

Hardman: Yep, we co-wrote this arc like we have on our “Planet of the Apes” books, “Star Wars: Legacy,” and our upcoming Image book “Invisible Republic.” We each write stories on our own too, Corinna has a story out in “Creepy” #5 and I write and draw my book “Kinski” solo. But “Savage Hulk” was something we really wanted to collaborate on.

Bechko: At this point we have a pretty good routine down. And I think that our “Savage Hulk” arc really plays to both of our strengths.

With “Savage Hulk” you’re able to do a story set at any point in the character’s history. What can you tell us about the time period your story takes place in? The solicits suggests it takes place during the “Crossroads” storyline by writer Bill Mantlo.

Hardman: That’s exactly when it takes place! Mantlo’s “Crossroads” arc where Doctor Strange banishes an animal-like Hulk to a crossroads of other dimensions was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. Coincidentally, I had picked up a trade collecting that story and we both read it just before [editor] Mark Paniccia contacted us about pitching for “Savage Hulk.” When we heard that we could set our story at any point in Hulk’s history, we knew what we wanted to do.

Bechko: Mantlo’s “Crossroads” stories are so inventive and peculiar that you have to admire the shear audacity of some of the worlds he sends Hulk to. That arc is easily among my favorite Marvel stories ever. It’s a real pleasure to have the opportunity to set a story there ourselves.

Let’s talk about your protagonists. What sort of mental state are the Hulk and Banner in when your tale begins? Does Banner even figure into the story? And Gabriel, which aspects of the Hulk do you want to capture and bring forward in your art? Who was the character at this time to you?

Hardman: At this point there’s virtually no Banner left in Hulk. He’s an animal. Which in a way is the only downside of setting a story at this point because I really like Banner. He’s a character I can really connect with. I’d love to do a more Banner-centric story at some point.

Bechko:Hulk without Banner is much more of a monster than he ever is otherwise. And I mean that in the best possible way. He’s not evil, but he is a beast, with a beast’s cunning and a beast’s imperviousness to reason — As well as a dangerous inability to explain his own actions.

I understand Doctor Strange plays a role in this story as well. Is that correct? What do you find most interesting about Strange? How does his character contrast with a more animal-like Hulk?

Bechko: Yes, and he’s so much fun to write! I think we were drawn to the contrast between Strange and this incarnation of Hulk. Strange can be rather imperious, relying a lot on his intellect and his ability to “cut corners” by bending the rules of physics via magic. But when you’re dealing with this Hulk reason doesn’t work, and that’s what provided a lot of the drama for our story.

Hardman: And we leaned into Strange’s arrogance a bit here. It worked for the story and I just like those kinds of characters.

Moving on from protagonists to plot, what else can you tell us about your story?

Bechko: It is two issues, and stands completely alone that way. At heart, it’s a tale about the ethics of exerting control on another person, and the unintended consequences of doing that. It’s also a lot about Hulk doing what Hulk does best: smashing stuff.

Beyond Strange, will there be any familiar supporting characters? What about antagonists for the Strange and Hulk to go up against?

Bechko: We’re introducing a whole race of sentient crustaceans that are new to the Marvel Universe, and I can’t wait for people to get a look at how Gabriel has designed them!

Hardman: Yes, inter-dimensional shrimp people. If that’s not what you want out of a comic then… I just don’t know about you.

[Laughs] Gabriel, what can you tell us about the overall look of the book? How does it compare to some of your more recent work?

Hardman: I think I’m building on the gritty sci-fi style I used in “Star Wars: Legacy.” I did a lot of designing of new aliens and new worlds there but took great pains to make them feel like they were part of the Star Wars Universe. I’m doing much the same here, inventing a new world with new characters but I want it to feel like Marvel. Also, this arc marks the return of diagonal panels, which I reserve only for books with Hulk in it.

Bechko: I hope people enjoy the story. We had a great time working on it and feel privileged to have added a new world to the “Crossroads.”

Hardman: We loved working on this. Trust me, I wouldn’t say that if it wasn’t true. I really hope readers have fun with it.

EXCLUSIVE: Hardman and Bechko Resurrect “Star Wars: Legacy”Finally, let’s talk about some of your other recent and upcoming work. Do the two of you have any other Marvel projects waiting to be announced? You mentioned “Invisible Republic,” your upcoming Image Comics series. What do you want readers to know about that series, and are there other projects coming on its heels?

Bechko: There are a couple of things coming up that we can’t talk about just yet, but if folks are curious to see past collaborations I’d point toward “Heathentown,” our Image book from a few years ago, as well as “Betrayal On The Planet of the Apes” and our recent run on “Star Wars: Legacy.” As to “Invisible Republic,” our forthcoming Image Comics series, I think fans of epic sci-fi told in an intimate way will be pleased. We’ve spent a long time developing the story and I feel the time is finally right to unleash it on the world.

Hardman: I also have a print collection of my digital-first series “Kinski” coming in November from Image Comics. It’s a quirky crime/suspense story about a guy who steals a dog, and everything that goes wrong for him after. The first four issues are available digitally through Monkeybrain/comiXology with the rest due before the print collection hits. After that, it’s all “Invisible Republic,” which I’m very excited about. It’s really one of those dream projects for us.