Looks like Bruce Banner and the real Hulk are coming back to Marvel comics finally. This summer, Marvel will have an event called Generations where old and new versions of heroes will be coming back, which includes the Hulk/Bruce Banner. There will be a book with the original Hulk and the current Hulk written by current scribe Greg Pak.
Axel Alonso had the following to say to ABCnews:
“We are looking to honor the legacy of the entire universe, so we are taking the iconic legacy heroes and pairing them with the new class,” Alonso said. “It very much indicates where we are going in the future with all of these characters and what we’ve been planning for some time for the universe.”
The trials and tribulations that this series will bring for the 10 pairings should “illuminate” who they are and “indicate where they will be moving in the future.”
Alonso is well aware of the question at the forefront of everyone’s mind.
“How did we do this is part of the fun,” he said. “Right now, Rogers isn’t much of a good guy. Why would Sam want to team up with him? Banner’s dead! Logan’s dead! These are questions that demand to be seen. What I will tell you is we have an ingenious device [to bring them back].”
MARIKO TAMAKI (W) • GEORGES DUARTE (A)
Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
MARY JANE VARIANT BY RAHZZAH
LET THEM EAT CAKE! JENNIFER WALTERS is only just getting used to her new HULK alter-ego when an internet-famous cooking show host transforms into a hideous monster – on camera. • Can Jen come to terms with her own monstrous side in time to help this young man? Guest starring PATSY WALKER, AKA HELLCAT!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION: ALPHA #1
GREG PAK (W) • MAHMUD ASRAR (A)
COVER BY SKAN
Variant Cover by RON LIM
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
THE WEAPON X PROGRAM IS BACK! Their goal is a simple one…ERADICATE ALL MUTANTS! And they’re starting their hunt with the most dangerous group of mutants on planet Earth — Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Domino, Lady Deathstrike, Warpath and…the Hulk?! But with an army of genetic cyborgs at their disposal, this may just be the beginning…
40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$4.99
THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #20
GREG PAK (W) • MAHMUD ASRAR (A)
COVER BY TBA (CLASSIFIED)
WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION PART 2! What is the mysterious Weapon Gamma? AND WHO IS BEHIND ITS CREATION?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
OLD MAN LOGAN #25
ED BRISSON (W) • MIKE DEODATO JR. (A/C)
Corner Box Variant Cover by LEONARD KIRK
TEASER VARIANT COVER BY MIKE DEODATO
HOMAGE VARIANT COVER BY TOM GRUMMETT
A LONG-LOST THREAT RE-EMERGES! LOGAN is confronted by an enemy from his past! And if Logan’s past is a dystopian future, you know this can’t be good… ENTER: The MAESTRO!
Don’t miss the start of an all-new arc by breakout writer ED BRISSON and fan-favorite artist MIKE DEODATO JR.!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99
Greg Pak, who was the writer for the awesome Planet Hulk storyline, announced that he was taking the comic story and putting it into novel form and the book will come out in October. Here is a link where you can pre-order via Amazon. The description of the book says:
Betrayed by Earth’s heroes and exiled into outer space, the man-monster Hulk has landed on the distant planet Sakaar, ruled by the tyrannical Red King. Sold into slavery, Hulk becomes the Green Scar, the planet’s mightiest gladiator – but his new masters get more than they bargained for when he forges a bond of brotherhood with his fellow fighters: crafty insectoid Miek, the horrific Brood, wise rock-man Korg, Shadow Warrior Hiroim, noble-born rebel Elloe and her loyal guardsman Skee. Together, these gladiators start a revolution that could change their entire world – or destroy it. It’s a savage sci-fi fantasy by award-winning writer Greg Pak, guest-starring the Silver Surfer!
There can never be enough Planet Hulk merchandise to go around!
Apparently pencil toppers are back in style. There are a ton of Marvel and DC toppers called Ooshies. They have a cute little Hulk and a She-Hulk. They also have a hard to find Red Hulk and Red She-Hulk version.
Lego has released a line called Brickheadz of Marvel and DC Superheroes and of course they have a Hulk. They are around 3 inches high and I have to say they are pretty fun figures. They even has red pieces on the inside for his heart and a pink piece for his brain.
If you would have asked me a few years ago if I ever thought I would see an official actual Planet Hulk Lego figure from Lego, I would have said no way. Well with the forthcoming Thor Ragnarok movie it looks like we will get at least one Planet Hulk figure. There is an auction up on eBay for just the Planet Hulk figure from one of the movie Lego sets. Seller is asking a LOT of money for it, I can wait. Sounds like there will be two sets, needless to say, I will be getting both.
-Gladiator Hulk, Thor (with helmet mold), Loki, Grandmaster, and a guard
-Bruce Banner (about to change to Hulk), Thor (with helmet mold), Valkyrie, Hela, and two henchmen
I was hoping for a bit more on the Bruce Banner-Hulk but doesn’t seem like that is the case. I will get the Hulk issues and most likely the one-shots.
Marvel has announced “Weapons of Mutant Destruction,” a new comic book crossover that will unite the casts of Weapon X and Totally Awesome Hulk this summer.
The crossover was first teased by Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso last week. According to Comicbook.com, “Weapons of Mutant Destruction” will force Amadeus Cho to team up with the cast of Weapon X (which launches in April and features Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike, Domino and Warpath). This combined force of mutant assassins and Hulk will be attempting to prevent the Weapon X program from unleashing a secret project called “Batch H,” which appears to be a genetically engineered monster with the strength of Hulk and the adamantium claws of Wolverine.
The crossover is a natural fit, given both the long rivalry between Wolverine and Hulk and the fact that writer Greg Pak is already penning both books. The crossover will begin with a prelude chapter in June’s Totally Awesome Hulk #19. From there, the main crossover will kick off in a one-shot special called Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1 (with art by Mahmud Asrar) and unfold in Totally Awesome Hulk #20-22 and Weapon X #5-6 over the course of the summer.
“These are classic characters, they’ve been around for decades and they’re incredibly popular characters among both readers and writers, and so there have been many different incarnations of them and many different versions, and it’s always fun to see different versions of these characters come up against each other.” Pak told Comicbook.com “In this case, we’ve got Old Man Logan who’s the old Logan from the future coming up against Amadeus Cho, who’s the new Hulk, this cocky kid who took the power of the Hulk from Banner with the idea that Amadeus would become the best Hulk there ever was. This power is not a curse to him. It’s just almost like an insanely fun toy. Of course, he’s got a lot to learn about what it really means to be the Hulk but that gives us a different dynamic now.”
Mark Ruffalo was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly and said that in Ragnarok Hulk is “more of a character than the green rage machine you’ve seen in the Avengers movies.” This time around, Hulk’s “got a swagger. He’s like a god.”
Seriously, I can not wait for this movie.
There will be a Thor: Ragnarok Prelude comic book released in October and apparently it will touch on the Hulk’s origin in the Marvel movie universe. Listed below is the description of the comic:
The stage is set for 2017′s far-out fantasy epic, Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok! Catch up on the incredible events of Thor: The Dark World and learn where major players including Odin, Loki, and Thor himself stand ahead of the next blockbuster chapter in Asgardian lore! And revisit the origin of Ragnarok’s other headline star, the Incredible Hulk!
Plus: Classic comic-book tales featuring the two mightiest Avengers of all! Thor enters the underworld to face Hela – and the Hulk does savage battle on an alien world! It’s cinematic action in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
Entertainment Weekly has released some pictures from the upcoming Thor Ragnarok movie, unfortunately there is nothing Planet Hulk related. There is a picture of Thor in his gladiator uniform so that’s cool but let’s see the Planet Hulk images!!!!
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Thor (Chris Hemsworth)