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)
Hasbro has come out with yet a 3rd version of their Titan Series Hulk and this is the best so far for a couple reason. It has a new body and face sculpt along with green color and even has more articulation than the previous versions. The box is also more Hulk centric which is an improvement too. The body chest size is a little smaller but it still is a pretty good looking figure. These are geared more towards smaller kids but still fun to have in a collection. There is a comparison between the 1st and 3rd version to show the changes.
Always glad to see an incarnation of the Hulk come along and we get the recent version of the Maestro from the Contest of Champions comic book series. The smaller Infinite Series figures can be hit or miss on paint and sculpt but this one is perfect in every way. The paint job is great and the sculpting is spot on. Even if you don’t collect a lot of Hulk figures, this is one to find for sure.
Thanks to Jeff K., here are some t-shirts for the upcoming Thor Ragnaork movie with the Hulk. Based on the photos, they have done a perfect job capturing the look of Planet Hulk. Can not wait to see what Hulk related action figures and toys come out with this movie. Better make more room on the shelves.
I was lucky enough to get ahold of another page from Adam Kubert from his Hulk run given how few pages there are out there. Great 1/3 splash with half-Hulk and half-Banner face. Great image. Great job by Kubert with inks by Bud LaRosa.
Funko, maker of many cool collectibles, started putting out collection box of Marvel based merchandise last year called Collector Corp. They’ve had many cool items but have finally put a Hulk based item in a collection. In the latest box, called Superhero Showdown, they have a cool pin with half the face of the Hulk and half the face of Red Hulk (actually they just collected one half red). Very cool pin. Looking forward to the Thor Ragnarok box later in the fall as I am sure there will be at least one Hulk item, hopefully a Planet Hulk Pop figure.
Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso tweeted the picture below with the words Under Construction and no other explanation. Given both the Hulk and Wolverine are dead right now, curious to see what this means. I am only lukewarm about the current Hulk so I am interested to see where this goes if it means the original Hulk is coming back full time.