Marvel Comics Incredible Hulk July 2014 Solicitations

SAVAGE HULK #2
ALAN DAVIS (W) • ALAN DAVIS (A/C)
Variant by RYAN STEGMAN
AN ALL-NEW SERIES BY SUPERSTAR ALAN DAVIS!!!
• While HULK and ABOMINATION have the clash of the century…
• …the X-MEN do the Monster Mash!
• And PROFESSOR X plans to…terminate the Hulk?!?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SILVER SURFER #5
DAN SLOTT (W) • MICHAEL ALLRED (A/C)
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ARTIST VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE
• The demon, Shuma Gorath, is ready to cast the Earth into Eternal Chaos!
The problem is, if the Silver Surfer, the Hulk, and Dr. Strange CAN find a way to stop him…
• …it’s Dawn Greenwood who will have to pay the price… with her life.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #7
JAMES ROBINSON (w) • LEONARD KIRK (a/C)
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ARTIST VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE
ORIGINAL SIN: THE FATEFUL FOUR PART II
• The FANTASTIC FOUR are being torn apart at their very foundation!
• Will Ben be able to cope with the Original Sin he’s learned about Johnny?
• Will Sue and Reed lose FRANKLIN and the rest of the FUTURE FOUNDATION?
• Will what’s left of the team be able stop their headquarters from being shut down by…THE AVENGERS?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THUNDERBOLTS #28
BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER (W)
CARLO BARBERI (A)
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
• THE PUNISHER vs. THE THUNDERBOLTS, PART TWO
• As Frank moves in to take out his former allies…
• …Another former Thunderbolt closes in on them both!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

SHE-HULK #6
CHARLES SOULE (W) • RON WEMBERLY (A)
Cover by KEVIN P. WADA
• Last issue, someone important to She-Hulk was killed – and she won’t let it stand.
• But the mysterious blue file turns friend into foe, who can she trust?
• Charles Soule and Ron Wemberly continue the All New Marvel Now hit everyone’s talking about!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Mark Waid Discusses Hulk Comic Book and Renumbering

Comicbookresources.com interviewed Mark Waid about a number of topics which included the new Hulk book and renumbering. Here are some of what he said:

On the parallel between “Daredevil,” “Hulk” and his own life: I hadn’t thought about it in terms of Hulk, but you’re right — if you take the Hulk-goes-to-SHIELD analogy and map it to Mark-starts-Thrillbent, it really is the kind of same journey of, “I want to do something different. I don’t want my legacy to be what other people tell me to do all the time.” With “Daredevil,” it’s much more mappable in my head, because I’ve been no stranger about this, I’ve dealt with depression issues in the past and stuff, and I still do with that. But the first thing you have to come to realize is that it’s a chronic thing, like diabetes or any other long-term — it’s a chemical imbalance and illness. So, mapping that onto Daredevil, that he’s clearly got some depressive issues, but the way you deal with that is you make a conscious choice to get up every morning and live the best life you can. Nobody’s first thought in the morning is, “How do I make Jonah’s life better today?” It’s great if it’s their second or third thought, but only you have that responsibility. What I find heroic as a reader in fiction, especially in superhero fiction, is not watching characters wallow in their misery or wallow in the situations that they’re in, but rather, face them, move on and triumph.

On the possibly unnecessary renumbering of “Hulk” #1: That is not an unfair assessment. I will plead that these decisions are made above my pay grade, obviously. In this case, the thing we’ve been suffering with Hulk for the last year or so is that we had a different artist every nine pages, just through the fortuitousness of scheduling. Now that we have [Mark] Bagley locked down for the foreseeable future, it felt like if you’re going to restart, this is a good place to dig your heels in and say, “A standing creative team.” That did dictate, to some degree, that I do something a little different with the book so it feels like there’s a reason for it.

We all say we don’t want #1s, we don’t want relaunches, we don’t want reboots, but I know what sells — and when that stops selling and that stops getting your numbers back up, then DC and Marvel will find other ways of doing it. But as long as it works, as long as retailers are buying that way and fans are buying that way, it’s not going to stop. … My job is to make sure it reads like there’s a reason to do that.

Lou Ferrigno Will Voice the Hulk Again in the Avengers Movie Sequel

Lou Ferrigno was at WonderCon this past weekend and he was speaking with an internet site when he mentioned that he would return as the voice of the Incredible Hulk in the next Avengers movie. Given how popular the Hulk was in the first Avengers movie, especially with the “Puny God” line, don’t be too surprised that the Hulk has more than one line in the sequel. Can’t wait to see what the Hulk says!

Mark Waid Talks About New Hulk Comic Series at Wondercon Marvel Panel

Marvel had a panel at Wondercon with a number of their writers and artists which included Mark Waid. He spoke a bit on the new Hulk comic book series:

“The writer went on to say that Hulk fans are hard to please. “Hulk fans are lovely, but I don’t like them when they’re angry,” he said to laughs. “‘Hulk’ sets a whole new paradigm for Bruce Banner. … What we’re going to see for the time being, Hulk is always Hulk, but whenever he turns back to Banner, it’s going to be a slightly different Banner. It gives us a chance to let us look at what Bruce Banner wanted to accomplish all this time.” That includes his goal with the gamma bomb. Waid also said that Mark Bagley “brings the smash” to the comic.”

Mark also tweeted about hardcore Hulk fans being hard to please. I am thinking someone was being rude to him or something. I will say that as I have read the Incredible Hulk comic book for almost 40 years, that the character is pretty much a part of my family so I am protective of the character but regardless of how much you like a character, it is never reason to be rude to a writer or artist on any comic book. Respect is the word.

Sneak Preview Hulk #1 Comic Book Issue

Story by Mark Waid
Art by Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy
Colors by Jason Keith
Cover by Jerome Opena, Mark Bagley, Chris Samnee, [more...]
Publisher Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, April 16th, 2014

ALL-NEW DIRECTION! THE EPIC “BANNER D.O.A.” BEGINS NOW!!!

Following the shocking events of last month’s INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK finale, Bruce Banner lies at death’s door! If he survives, it WON’T be as the Bruce Banner we’ve known! How will the Hulk wreak vengeance on Banner’s assailant? How CAN he?

Funko Mini Mystery Vinyl Bobble-head Incredible Hulk Figure Glow in the Dark Hot Topics Exclusive

For the Hot Topics stores, Funko had some exclusive versions of the Marvel Mini Mystery figures and that included a glow in the dark Hulk version. Have to admit, it is pretty cool. Definitely worth finding if you collect Hulk figures.

Funko Mini Mystery Vinyl Bobble-head Incredible Hulk Figure

Okay, I have to admit that when bobble-heads started becoming popular back around 2008, I figured that it would last a year or so but Funko has really done a good job on keeping the concept fresh such as with the Pop! figures and now with some mini bobble-heads that come in blind boxes so you never know which figure you are going to get. The Hulk figure looks cool so glad to add it to my collection. I am sure they will do a Series 2 so hopefully they will have a grey version of the Hulk (please not the Red Hulk)

Hallmark Releasing an Incredible Hulk Christmas Ornament This Year

Fellow Hulk super fan J. Kauffeld spotted this image of an Incredible Hulk ornament in a 2014 catalog from Hallmark. Looks like it has not been shown on the internet or anywhere else yet but should be soon. Hallmark is finally releasing another Hulk ornament this year which actually looks pretty good and this one actually have some phrases that it says. Glad to see the Hulk finally getting some more Christmas ornament respect after so long!

Hulk Hallmark