Mike McKone Variant Hulk Cover Featuring Hulk’s Friends Through the Years

Mike McKone released the original art for an upcoming variant cover for mycomicshop.com . The very cool image not only features Bruce Banner turning into the Incredible Hulk but also many of the Hulk’s friends through the years. They include Bereet, the original Defenders, Betty Ross, Glenn Talbot, the Triad from the Crossroads, the Warbound from Planet Hulk, She-Hulk, and Cho. Very cool image.

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New Hardcover Edition of Planet Hulk Storyline Featuring New Cover

For Local Comic Shop Day (November 18th), Marvel is releasing a special Planet Hulk Hard Cover. With new cover art by Nick Bradshaw, this edition will be the only hard cover treatment of this storyline unless you go up to Omnibus size. Going to have to pick this up!

Marvel Comics October 2017 Incredible Hulk Solicitations

INCREDIBLE HULK #709
GREG PAK (W) • GREG LAND (A/C)
LH Variant Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.
Legacy Headshot Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE
1965 T-SHIRT VARIANT COVER BY JACK KIRBY RETURN TO PLANET HULK Part 1
When Amadeus Cho picks up a distress signal from a distant planet he’s shocked to find out it’s from SAKAAR. As the Totally Awesome Hulk, he’s been trying to avert the curse of anger that haunted Bruce Banner. But SAKAAR is a place for warriors and gladiators…a place where the Hulk fought brutally in the Imperial Arena…who is calling Cho for help? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

HULK #11
MARIKO TAMAKI (W) • GEORGES DUARTE (A)
Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
BUY THIS BOOK OR ELSE!
JEN WALTERS here, asking you to kindly pre-order your copy of HULK #11…or else I’ll come into your shop and rip up all of your issues of ASTONISHING X-MEN #1! That last-page reveal won’t be so revealing when it’s in shreds on the floor…What? No, I’m not deflecting. Yes, the events of the last arc WERE challenging, but I’m fine…Listen, I just told you, I AM FINE. If you keep asking me, you’ll make me mad…and you won’t like me when I’m mad…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

OLD MAN LOGAN #29
ED BRISSON (W) • MIKE DEODATO JR. (A/C)
MAESTRO CALLS THE TUNE!
• Nowhere is safe from the reach of the MAESTRO’S destructive plan!
• With the HULK GANG carrying nukes across continents, what hope is there for LOGAN to get there in time?
• There’s only one chance – to kill off this plot at the source!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WEAPON X #9
Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente (W)
Marc Borstel & Ibraim Roberson (A)
Cover by SKAN
“THE SEARCH FOR WEAPON H” CONTINUES!
• Old Man Logan and the gang are still one step behind Weapon X in finding this new Hulk/Wolverine-like creature.
• The only person who can point them in the right direction? Reverend Stryker!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WEAPON X #10
Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente (W)
Marc Borstel & Ibraim Roberson (A)
Cover by STONEHOUSE
• Weapon H, a creature with the powers of the Hulk and Wolverine with absolutely no control…
• …versus Old Man Logan, a grizzled and slower Wolverine.
• ’Nuff said!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS #672
MARK WAID (W) • JESúS SAIZ (A)
Cover by ALEX ROSS
LH Variant Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
Legacy Headshot Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE
Jack Kirby 100th Anniversary Cover by JACK KIRBY 1965 T-SHIRT VARIANT COVER BY JACK KIRBY AND DON HECK
WORLDS COLLIDE Part 1
Following the events of GENERATIONS comes the long-promised clash between the Avengers and the Champions! The countdown has started as the High Evolutionary, a twisted scientist determined to create a better world at all costs, sets the Earth on a collision course with destruction! The Avengers and the Champions are ready to meet this threat — but will their first cataclysmic clash deter them from Changing the World? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CHAMPIONS #13
MARK WAID (W) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (A/C)
LH Variant Cover by DAN MORA
Legacy Headshot Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE
HOW-TO-DRAW VARIANT COVER BY CHIP ZDARSKY
Trading Card Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
WORLDS COLLIDE Part 2
The titanic clash between the Champions and the Avengers continues! Since they were old enough to say the word “Avengers,” the Champions have idolized Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Now the two teams are on equal footing — and the Champs must walk the walk alongside their former mentors! Will their experiences in GENERATIONS help them — or tear the two teams apart? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

First Look at Hulk – Wolverine Hybrid Called Weapon H

Marvel has revealed a new cover and concept art for the currently ongoing Totally Awesome Hulk/Weapon X crossover “Weapons of Mutant Destruction.” These new images offer readers their first good look at Weapon H, a new genetically engineered monster that combines the strength of Hulk with the claws and attitude of Wolverine.

Weapon H will make his debut in Totally Awesome Hulk #22, the final chapter of the crossover. Despite the best efforts of Amadeus Cho and Old Man Logan’s team of assassins, Department H’s latest and most deadly creation is about to be unleashed on the Marvel Universe.

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Greg Pak Returning to Incredible Hulk Book With Return to Planet Hulk Storyline

From Marvel.com:

Prepare for a return trip to planet Sakaar in “Return to Planet Hulk,” the first Hulk storyline of the Marvel Legacy era beginning in The Incredible Hulk #708.

Original “Planet Hulk” writer Greg Pak re-teams with Greg Land (Weapon X) for a story that will send Amadeus Cho, the totally awesome Hulk, to the same planet that Bruce Banner found himself on years ago.

The story brings together several of the additions Pak has made to Marvel’s Hulk mythology in a way that is surprising even to him.

“Since this is comics, it makes sense that eventually we’d revisit the ‘Planet Hulk’ storyline in some way or another, right?” Pak tells ComicBook.com. “But no, I never dreamed it would happen quite in this way, and I’m loving it! This has been a kind of banner year for me in terms of ‘Planet Hulk’ — I also had the chance to write the prose novel of ‘Planet Hulk’ that comes out in October, so I’ve had this world back in my head and heart for months now. ‘Planet Hulk’ remains one of the most fun things I’ve ever worked on in comics, so I’m thrilled with every chance to return.

“I’m having a particular blast digging into the world in this unexpected way. Amadeus was actually one of the few Marvel heroes besides Banner and the Illuminati who had any involvement in the original ‘Planet Hulk’ storyline at all — he fought Reed Richards to find out what had happened to the Hulk and eventually sided with the Hulk during World War Hulk. So it makes sense that Amadeus should be the one to return to Sakaar for an adventure of his own. He’s a cocky kid who’s always so certain of his own take on things and he had such strong opinions about what happened to Banner during ‘Planet Hulk;’ now that he’s about to experience something similar, we’ve got a great chance to see how he’ll react differently and what he’ll learn.”

Amadeus will get to see the other side of the war that has ravaged Sakaar, landing outside of the territory of the Red King.

“SPOILER ALERT: Throughout the original ‘Planet Hulk’ storyline, we referred periodically to Fillia, the distant nation that Sakaar’s Red King always seemed to be at war with,” Pak reminds us. “In ‘Return to Planet Hulk,’ Amadeus finds himself in the middle of Fillia, which is now a bleak wasteland, bombed into barbarism by the Red King’s war. A group of desperate survivors who know about the legend of the Green Scar have reached out across the universe seeking the Hulk — and they find Amadeus. I don’t want to spoil the story too much, but he finds a desperate people under impossible attack from an implacable enemy, and we’ll see if he’s got the right kind of monster inside to help them.

“I think ‘Return to Planet Hulk’ feels like the right title since we’re returning to the same planet, but we’re exploring a different part of it with a different Hulk,’ Pak continues. “It’s definitely real and fits into the continuity and adds to the mythos and is indeed a kind of a sequel, but it’s laying new groundwork with some new characters rather than serving as a direct sequel with the same cast as the original.”

As mentioned, Amadeus Cho is a very different Hulk with very different character traits and flaws, and so he’ll be undergoing a very different character arc during his time on Sakaar.

“To answer this properly, we’re gonna need a big SPOILER ALERT!” Pak says. “During the original ‘Planet Hulk,’ the Hulk found himself for the first time on a world so brutal and oppressed that his strength and righteous rage were seen as virtues. It was the story of a monster becoming a hero. In a subtle way, it was also the story of the Hulk and Banner finally coming to peace with each other. Banner, as a creature of human civilization on Planet Earth, always feared and hated the monster inside of him. But under radically different circumstances on Planet Sakaar, I think maybe for the first time Banner was able to accept himself as the Hulk, which was huge and revelatory and transformative and allowed him to accept the friendship of the warriors and people around him.

“Amadeus, on the other hand, has been a different kind of Hulk,” he continues. “He didn’t think of being the Hulk as a curse or a monster within; he was a cocky kid who thought he was gonna save the world as the best Hulk ever. So we’ll see if that’s still his same state of mind as he enters this story — and we’ll see if that kind of happy warrior Hulk even has what it takes to save the world on Planet Sakaar. Again, I don’t want to spoil too much, but I will say that this storyline raises the stakes enormously and brings a bunch of the big themes we’ve been working on with Amadeus’s story to a head. The story absolutely takes Amadeus’s story to the next level in a huge, fun, and possibly shocking way. DO NOT MISS THIS, Hulk and Amadeus fans!”

The original “Planet Hulk” story proved to be the inciting incident for the Marvel Comics event World War Hulk. Could a World War Hulk II be on the horizon?

“Interesting question!” Pak teases. “We’ll all have to buy and read every dang issue to find out, won’t we?”

INCREDIBLE HULK #708
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by GREG LAND
Cover by GREG LAND

RETURN TO PLANET HULK!

Continuing directly out of the pages of MARVEL LEGACY #1 and the transformative events of GENERATIONS!

When Amadeus Cho picks up a distress signal from a distant planet he’s shocked to find out it’s from SAKAAR. As the Totally Awesome Hulk, he’s been trying to avert the curse of anger that haunted Bruce Banner. But SAKAAR is a place for warriors and gladiators…a place where the Hulk fought brutally in the Imperial Arena…who is calling Cho for help?

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Eaglemoss Planet Hulk Mini Statue

Eaglemoss is releasing a Planet Hulk mini statue for their Marvel line and I have to say it is amazing! The design is based on the actual comic book, not the upcoming Thor Ragnarok movie so it’s nice to get a mix between the two for merchandise. Cost is $34.99, well worth it for me. Here is the product info:

Product Description

The Marvel Comics Fact Files is a weekly publication that builds up to create a fantastic in-depth guide to the Marvel Universe, packed with information on all the heroes and villains, their weapons, vehicles and technology!

Every issue features original cutaway artwork that reveals hidden secrets, detailed profiles of characters, a history of the teams, and a timeline of Marvel’s greatest battles, plus inside information about the history of Marvel Comics.

The Marvel Fact Files Specials continue with the Hulk from his appearance in the acclaimed miniseries Planet Hulk. The figurine stands at approximately 7 inches tall on a Marvel branded base and comes complete with a 20-page magazine detailing the character’s long publishing history.

Product Features

7 inches (17.80cm)
20 pages
From the Planet Hulk Mini Series
In-depth guide to the Marvel Universe
Features original cutaway artwork, detailed profiles of characters, history, and timline

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