So Planet Hulk Movie Probably Not Going to Happen Unfortunately

There was a rumor going around a little bit ago that the Avengers 2 movie was going to end with the heroes sending off an uncontrollable Hulk off the planet and setting up a Planet Hulk movie for the next stand alone Hulk movie. Needless to say, I was pretty darn excited as I personally loved the Planet Hulk storyline. It was an incredible story with some amazing art that went with it. Well according to Ain’t It Cool news, it seems that it was just a rumor only, it just isn’t going to happen. The “problem” with a Planet Hulk movie would be that there really isn’t any Bruce Banner time in it, it is basically the Hulk all the time. Marvel would want to make the best use Mark Ruffalo since they have him tied to a number of films and a Planet Hulk movie would just not do that. This sucks as I was really looking forward to a Planet Hulk movie, it would have looked amazing on the big screen. Who knows, maybe for the fourth Hulk movie, they can do that. Maybe have Avengers 3 set that one up. Course we are talking 8 years from now probably. Wow, what a bummer.

Hulk To Appear in Iron Man 3 Movie Along with Hulkbuster Armor?

Marvel Studios has always been really good at teasing fans with what is coming up in movies but also holding back surprises. There have been some leaked concept artwork for the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie and one of the concept armors is the Hulkbuster armor that Iron Man has used a number of times in the comic book. This artwork could just be early concepts or could just be one set of armor shown in the background of a scene. Could this be a hint that the Hulk will be in the movie? Remember at the end of Avengers, Bruce rode off with Tony in his car. You never know! It could be just for the extra scene at the end of the credits which would be fine with me. Marvel signed Mark Ruffalo to a multi picture deal so this would take care of one of those requirements.

Preview of Indestructible Hulk #5

Comicbookresources.com has a preview of issue #5 of the Indestructible Hulk by Mark Waid and Leinil Yu. The variant cover is by the very talented Chris Stevens.

Incredible Listing of the Hulk’s Powers and Abilities

Hulk vs Superman, Hulk vs Thor, Hulk vs the Destroyer, Hulk vs (fill in the blank). After reading comics for years and years, these types of discussions/arguments are always going on between fans of various comic heroes. When people who are not fans of the Hulk get involved, they always use the same arguments that the Hulk is just about super strength and that’s it or that he can only get so strong, it is not limitless. Hulk fans know the truth and always post examples here and there about what the Hulk can really do. Well someone took the time and effort to put together an incredible listing and detail on the Hulk’s true abilities and powers. Take a look and be amazed: Hulk’s Powers and Abilities

Exclusive Interview with Indestructible Hulk Artist Leinil Yu

Leinil has been doing a great job on the Indestructible Hulk book with Mark Waid and he was nice enough to answer some questions. I tried to ask some different kind of questions instead of the same old ones he gets with each interview. Thanks Leinil!!

Q: Reviews of the first issue of the Indestructible Hulk have been really good, how exciting is that.
A: I was really thrilled and relieved of the reception to Indestructible hulk so far and as of issue 3, it’s still consistently garnering praise. Just thrilled people love it.

Q: When did you first find out you were going to be the artist on the new Hulk book?
A: I was actually attached to it as early as jan/feb 2012 but I was still busy with Supercrooks back then.

Q: This is not the first time you have been on a Hulk book, you did the Ultimate Hulk vs Wolverine mini-series. How different is it doing this version of the Hulk?
A: Quite different! Lindelof’s hulk was based on the traditional one, just with a beer belly and a few extra pounds. ( I ignored the fact that I was drawing an Ultimate series). Waid’s Hulk is visually “fresh” with new hair and less simian facial features. I thought we came up with a pretty cool version.

Q: How much involvement did you have with the new Hulk’s armor and design?
A: The initial idea came from Editorial and Waid and I came in with the designs. We also tried different Hairstyles, with a Mohawk as the initial favorite.

Q: What is it about the Hulk character that makes it interesting for you to draw him?
A: Can’t get enough of muscles and the destruction all around him.

Q: How does the process of getting the script from Mark and creating the artwork come about? Is there a lot of communication between the two of you while you work on the artwork for a script?
A: There is no direct input from me as I’m part of the last elements of the production lines. Perhaps it can be supposed that some drawings/designs from earlier issues will influence some plot elements of the next. Nothing major tho.

Q: An upcoming story involves the Quintronic Man. Any other not so well known heroes or villains you wish Mark would write into the story just so you could draw them in a battle with the Hulk?
A: I guess by now we know Attuma is back! Both Quintronic and Attuma are so cool to draw. Underwater cities and armies are also insane.

Q: Now that you are a few issues into the book, what other character besides the Hulk has been the most fun to draw?
A: I enjoy drawing banner of course but we’re also introducing 2 new characters on issue 5.

Q: Hulk: hero, villain, what exactly is he in your opinion?
A: Hero, most of the time

Q: What is the one character, Marvel or otherwise, that you have not gotten a chance to draw but would love to?
A:I’d love to draw a Spider-man series. (although I drew him for an issue).

Q: What would you be doing right now if you did not become a comic book artist?
A: Probably in ad agencies thinking up commercials for shampoo and instant noodles.

Q: What’s one thing most people do not know about Leinil Yu.
A: I can sing karaoke pretty well?

Q: Are there any comic books that you are keeping up with monthly?
A: I try to get the big event books as much as possible to keep updated but mostly, I buy up TPBs.

May Incredible Hulk Marvel Solicitations 2013

INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #7
MARK WAID (W) • WALT SIMONSON (A & C)
“GODS AND MONSTER” CONTINUES!!! FEATURING THOR!
• Hulk and Thor–together versus the Frost Giants!
• But what’s wrong with Thor–and why doesn’t he recognize Hulk?
• And Bruce Banner lands a bombshell surprise on his assistants!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #8
MARK WAID (W) • WALT SIMONSON (A & C)
THE STARTLING CONCLUSION OF “GODS AND MONSTER”!!! FEATURING THOR!
• The Frost Giants prepare to invade Earth!
• Not even Hulk and Thor can stand in their way–so they’ll have to call in some help!
• Plus–the secret of the Portal to Jotunheim is revealed!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Secret Avengers #4
NICK SPENCER (W) • LUKE ROSS (A)
Cover by TOMM COKER
Variant Cover by MARK BROOKS
“Tehran”
• The Scientist Supreme and the new High Council of AIM ignite global war!
• The Secret Avengers welcome their newest recruit: The Indestructible Hulk!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

RED SHE-HULK #65
JEFF PARKER (W)
CARLO PAGULAYAN & WELLINTON ALVES (A)
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
RED SHE-HULK RACES AGAINST TIME IN “ROUTE 616”
• The SHE-HULK Jen Walters strikes a deal with the military!
• And Betty finds others have taken her path before her…
• …others named DR. DOOM, THE RED SKULL, ULTRON and LOKI!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #9
DANIEL WAY (W)
PHIL NOTO (A)
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
• Deadpool is not happy.
• It’s no laughing matter.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #21
CHRISTOPHER YOST (W) • MARCO CHECCHETTO (A)
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
ISSUE #21 – THE CHAMELEON SANCTION PART 2 of 2
• Chameleon is loose onboard the SHIELD Helicarrier, and it’s all Spider-Man’s fault.
• And then there’s a little matter of SHIELD’s newest resident. Big. Green. Angry. Hulk-y.
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

DARK AVENGERS #190
JEFF PARKER (W)
NEIL EDWARDS (A)
Cover by JOE QUINONES
FINAL ISSUE!
• The secret of the dark Earth are revealed!
• Who will live? Who will die? Will anyone get back to Earth alive?
• Jeff Parker wraps up his acclaimed run on Earth’s Deadliest Heroes!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

“Best of” Incredible Hulk and Bruce Banner Minimates Combo Figure

Minimates keeps cranking out Incredible Hulk minimates and I can’t get enough of them. They released a series of “Best of” sets where they create the very best version of a comic book character. And for a basic Hulk, this is probably the best one they have done. Has a lot of mass like a Hulk figure should plus I love the fact that with a few change out of pieces, it turns into a Bruce Banner figure. Although Bruce does look a little constipated but still a very cool Hulk figure to get. Go get it now! Now I just have to wait a month or so for the 4 pack to come out w

ith the Joe Fixit Hulk.