Marvel Mighty Heroes App Game Launches Today

DeNA and Marvel Entertainment today
launched *Marvel Mighty Heroes*, a real-time co-op brawler written by Fred
Van Lente, creator of Marvel comics like *X-Men Noir, Marvel Zombies 3*-*5*,
*The Amazing Spider-Man, *and *The Incredible Hercules*. For the first time
on mobile devices, up to four players will suit up as iconic Marvel
characters to battle evildoers in action-packed gameplay. Players will
collect and level-up characters, equip heroic abilities, and team up with
friends to rule the multiverse. With the first in-game event starting
today, *Marvel Mighty Heroes *is available as a free download on the Apple
App Store for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and on Google Play for Android™ phones and tablets.

In *Marvel Mighty Heroes, *players must defend the world by assembling a
dream team of Marvel Super Heroes including Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man,
Captain America, Star-Lord, Hulk, Hawkeye as well as dozens of Super
Villains yet to be announced. Each character is equipped with a unique set
of powerful, upgradeable abilities along with alternate costumes that grant
new powers and allow for a variety of different play styles based around
speed, strength, and health.

“*Marvel Mighty Heroes* starts with old-school Super Hero gameplay from the
glory days of playing alongside friends at the arcade and adds a modern
twist for mobile devices through intuitive touch controls and global
cooperative gameplay,” said Barry Dorf, Vice President of Partnerships and
Alliances at DeNA. “Marvel fans of all ages will love the timeless
characters and evolving Marvel storylines based on classic plots and new
story arcs.”

Once players choose their squad, they will join a team of up to four
players from around the world to compete in missions testing their
clobbering
prowess with bruiser characters and quick reflexes with ranged characters,
while leaderboards let players compete for worldwide supremacy. Multiplayer
events
include a variety of missions like cooperative defense and intense boss
battles. Regular updates will consistently add original content, letting
players fight their way through all-new worlds and storylines never before
explored in a Marvel game. Today kicks off the first event in the six-part
weekly “Infinity” series which finds the Avengers and the Guardians of the
Galaxy teaming up to battle Thanos the Mad Titan.

In a tight race, Marvel fans have registered and voted to receive Hulk as a
special in-game reward for players who download the game in the first week.

To learn more about the game, visit www.marvelmightyheroes.com
.

Advance Artwork for Upcoming Planet Hulk Comic

Not sure if you are like me, but I am really looking forward to the upcoming Planet Hulk comic book in relation to the Secret Wars event. The craziness of the story line and the great artwork of Marc Laming have got me pumped. Comicbook.com had some sneak preview of a few pages, take a look below and enjoy!

Peter David Discusses Mastro Making A Comeback

Over at Comicbookresources, Peter David discussed how the Maestro, the future version of the Hulk, is suddenly making a comeback:

Marvel Comics’ Hulk is the strongest there is, which means he can survive almost anything, whether he wants to or not. In the 1992 miniseries “Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect,” legendary Hulk scribe Peter David and artist George Perez took readers to a possible future where the Hulk survived a nuclear holocaust that killed everyone the gamma powered goliath cared about. The grief he suffered and the radiation he absorbed gave birth to a malevolent and even mightier Hulk persona known as the Maestro who ruled over the survivors of a nuclear devastated Marvel U with an iron fist.

While their first encounter saw the modern day Hulk travel to the Maestro’s future to kill his future self, the villain’s evil has returned to plague the Marvel Universe on a number of occasions over the years, most recently in the Peter David-written “Spider-Man 2099.” This June, David returns to the Maestro once again for a reimagining of “Future Imperfect” during “Secret Wars” that teams him with artist Greg Land and casts the monstrous future Hulk as the ruler of his own domain on Battleworld.

CBR News spoke with David about “Future Imperfect,” and though he declined to talk about story specifics the writer was able to chat about the appeal of writing the Maestro, what motivates the character’s behavior and the domains and supporting players that play significant roles in the story.

CBR News: You recently brought the Maestro back into the larger Marvel Universe in “Spider-Man 2099” and will continue the character’s exploits in the “Secret Wars” series “Future Imperfect.” This isn’t the first time you’ve returned to the character since creating him in 1992. What is it about the Maestro that has you returning to him again and again?

Peter David: Well, for starters, he’s the Hulk. I admit to some loyalty to the Hulk which probably stems from my having written him for over a decade. But this is a wonderfully twisted version of the character, with all of his strengths and none of his weaknesses. He’s not only got the strength, but he’s a master tactician because he’s been doing this for over a century, so that puts him ahead of just about everyone except Thor. He certainly has his own perspective on the world.

“Future Imperfect” might be some readers’ first encounter with the Maestro and his sinister perspective, so I wanted to get into his origin and how he views himself. Essentially the Maestro personality resulted from an apocalyptic possible future where the Hulk with Bruce Banner’s intellect absorbed the radiation from a nuclear war and was made physically stronger but driven insane by the experience, correct? How does the Maestro view his own brutal actions?

Yes, that’s fundamentally correct. It occurred to me in creating him that people always envision some sort of nuclear wasteland after a world war involving nukes, and that such a world would be no problem for the Hulk because he just soaks it up. I would say the twisting of his personality was less because of the radiation and more from just living a hundred or so years of surviving in a world where everyone and everything he loved had died. The madness wasn’t from the radiation but the experience. Keep in mind that Bruce’s mind fractured at a young age because of the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father. The merged personality of the Hulk has deep reflections of his father in him, and his father was a complete bastard. As for how he views his actions, he just sees himself as doing what was necessary to take the best advantage of the world presented to him.

“Future Imperfect” finds the Maestro bringing his schemes to “Secret Wars'” Battleworld. What can you tell us about his activities there? Is he once again the ruler of of his own oppressive realm?

Yes, he is. Dystopia is alive and well and the Maestro is running the show. But he isn’t satisfied with the world as it currently stands, and the series is about his plans to do something about it.

Is the Maestro’s “Dystopia” the same sort of world he presided over in the original “Future Imperfect?”

It is indeed the Dystopia from the original “Future Imperfect,” and several characters from that series will be returning. But I won’t just be focusing on that; he will wind up traveling to another realm with a very specific goal in mind.

Who are some of the characters the Maestro will run afoul of as he tries to execute his agenda for Battleworld?

Janis and Skooter from the original. Ruby Summers from “X-Factor.” And several other “X-Factor” characters as well, plus the Boss, whose identity will be revealed at the end of the first issue.

Finally, Artist Greg Land is bringing to life “Future Imperfect.” Greg is best known for drawing glitzy and glamorous worlds and characters. What does he bring to a darker more gritty world like the one in “Future Imperfect?”

I’ve seen the entire first issue, and I have to say, it looks great. Greg brought his A-game to this series and I couldn’t be happier.

Marvel Comics June 2015 Incredible Hulk Solicitations

PLANET HULK #2
SAM HUMPHRIES (w) • MARC LAMING (a)
Cover by MICHAEL DEL MUNDO
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
• Gladiator STEVE ROGERS, his trusty steed DEVIL DINOSAUR and the mysterious DOC GREEN go deeper into one of the most dangerous domains of BATTLEWORLD, the HULK infested territory known as GREENLAND!
• WILD HULKS in the jungle! GIANT HULKS in lakes of fire!
• But is the journey the most perilous part of this hellish mission or is it one of the travelers?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

FUTURE IMPERFECT #1
PETER DAVID (w)
GREG LAND (a/C)
Variant Cover by DALE KEOWN
ANT-SIZED VARIANT COVER BY DALE KEOWN
THE INGWENIBLE HULK VARIANT COVER BY NICK BRADSHAW
ON BATTLEWORLD, THE DICTATOR OF DYSTOPIA IS A FAMILIAR FACE!
• THE MAESTRO rules but there are those who want him dethroned!
• What role does RUBY SUMMERS have in the plan for this dangerous rebellion?
• Have the rebels genuinely found ODIN, the father of The Gods, as an ally against the Maestro?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FUTURE IMPERFECT #2
PETER DAVID (w)
GREG LAND (a/C)
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
MONSTER SMASH!!!
• A BATTLE ROYALE between THE MAESTRO and the THING!!!
• But is it the BEN GRIMM we know and love under that rocky hide?
• What X-FACTOR member will show up as an unexpected ally of the rebels?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SECRET WARS 2099 #2 (OF 5)
PETER DAVID (w) • WILLIAM SLINEY (a)
Cover by DAVE RAPOZA
SPIDER-GWEN 2099 VARIANT COVER BY JASON LATOUR
• Secret Wars continues as The Avengers of the Year 2099 come face to face with a tremendous beast who’s no stranger to the team!
• Who could it be? We’ll give you a hint – you won’t like him when he’s angry.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

ULTIMATE END #2 (OF 5)
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w) • MARK BAGLEY (a/C)
BRIAN MICHAEL GWENDIS VARIANT BY CHIP ZDARSKY
THE LAST ULTIMATES STORY BY THE GROUND-BREAKING UNIVERSE’S FOUNDING FATHERS!
• The countdown has begun
• An end of an era
• Who will survive?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD #2 (OF 4)
DAVID WALKER and DONNY CATES (w)
JJ KIRBY and MARCO TURINI (a)
Cover by CHRIS B. MURRAY
VARIANT Cover by JAMES STOKOE
• BLADE is on the trail of the dreaded Count Drakula, but not if HOWARD THE DUCK has something to say about it! (Spoiler: He Does!)
• Rising star David Walker (SHAFT) and JJ Kirby tell the tale of the Daywalker trapped in a city of ducks!
• The death of his daughter has made gladiator Thaddeus Ross a true WAR MACHINE, but will he ever find vengeance in the ring or become the monster he hates? Donny Cates (BUZZKILL, GHOST FLEET) and Marco Turini (CYBERFORCE) bring the pain and the glory!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Help the Hulk Get A Beer Named After Him

At the Denver Comic Con, they have an annual contest to name the official beer for the convention and this year, there is a group trying to get it called “Hulk’s Mash” Let’s rally behind the contest and get the Hulk his own beer! (Batman had one last year so we need to make sure the Hulk gets one this year>

GO HERE TO VOTE FOR THE HULK (have to be on FB to vote)!

Preview Hulk #13

Story by Gerry Duggan
Art by Mark Bagley, Drew Hennessey
Colors by Jason Keith
Letters by VC – Cory Petit
Cover by Mark Bagley, Drew Hennessey, Brad Anderson
Publisher Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Mar 18th, 2015

• GUEST STARRING DEADPOOL

• DOC GREEN hires DEADPOOL for a very sensitive mission. Is he more trouble than he’s worth?

• An unexpected person voices concern over Doc Green’s ANTI-GAMMA campaign.

• DID WE MENTION DEADPOOL?

Hulk vs Hulkbuster in Avengers Ultron Movie: The Reason for the Fight SPOILERS

We have all seen the Avengers Age of Ultron trailers with the scenes of the Hulk fighting Iron Man in his Hulkbuster armor. There has been lots of talk about why the two science buddies would be fighting and now we know. During a recent Disney meeting with investors, they explained the fight. Keep reading but this is a SPOILER so turn back now if you don’t want to know.

-Hulk has lost control and wreaking havoc in an urban area, destroying everything on the street.
-Heavily armed police units and armored vehicles attempt to stop him by shooting at Hulk. No effect.
-Iron Man flies in and orders the police to stop.
-Stark is prepared for this and there are curious objects flying alongside him.
-Metal plates come from the sky and smash into the ground in front and around Hulk, surrounding him and encasing him in a cell of sorts to contain him.
Hulk breaks free.
-Iron Man in wearing his main Mark 43 suit and then pieces began assembling much like the armor from Iron Man 3 forming the Hulkbuster around him. The end of this bit was shown in the first Avengers 2 trailer.
-Stark attempts to talk down Hulk: “The witch is messing with your brain. You’re smarter than her, you’re Bruce Banner.”
-Then it turns into hardcore action as they fight and smash through the streets and up and down buildings.
-Hulkbuster has the edge until Hulk gets behind him and stabs a traffic light through the armor.
-Like we said above, Stark is prepared for this, and as the Hulkbuster outer armor takes damage, pieces fall off and new pieces come in to replace. It’s a modular design.
-At one point, Iron Man gets on top of Hulk and repeatedly punches at his face, while saying “Sleep, go to sleep.”
-No effect.
-Stark’s plan is seemingly to get Hulk out of the area so he commands one of the fallen off, broken arm pieces to attach to Hulk and help him fly out of the area.