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Marvel’s Banner of War features Hulk, Thor, and a… Celestial Iron Man?

Well this one looks interesting, and that might be putting it mildly. Hulk vs Thor: Banner of War heats up in April with the most massive Iron Man armor ever.

Stealing the show

Iron Man does kind of have a way of stealing the show. That’s true for the big-screen Marvel films, but kind of in the comics too, and it’s especially on-target for Banner of War. While the book focuses on a newly in-check Hulk taking on Thor, Iron Man looms… well he looms kinda large.

That’s because he’s got a Celestial Hulkbuster. What’s that? It certainly looks like a “Celestial” set of armor. And yes, you read that right.

In May’s THOR #25, part two of “Banner of War,” Banner’s newfound control of his rage is prolonging the fight more than Thor expected, and with Banner holding his own, Thor must get creative. Odin’s breakthrough look into Banner’s psyche seems to slow the violence, but will it be enough?

Later that month in HULK #7, part three of “Banner of War,” Iron Man interrupts a pivotal moment of Hulk and Thor’s battle to settle a score. Equipped with new “Celestial Hulkbuster” armor of his own design, Tony is convinced that he can ensure Thor’s victory and Hulk’s capture. But sometimes what you don’t know really can hurt you…

Marvel Comics

The five-part Banner of War arc kicks off in April, and is set to run through June. Scroll down to check out the checklist, complete with creative teams and release dates.

  • On Sale 4/2
    • HULK VS. THOR: BANNER OF WAR ALPHA #1
    • Written by DONNY CATES
    • Art by MARTIN COCCOLO
    • Cover by GARY FRANK
    • Variant Cover by MARTIN COCCOLO
  • On Sale 5/4
    • THOR #25 – “Banner of War” Part Two
    • Written by DONNY CATES
    • Art by MARTIN COCCOLO
    • Cover A by GARY FRANK
    • Cover B by JOHN ROMITA JR.
    • Connecting Variant Cover by CHRISSIE ZULLO
  • On Sale 5/25
    • HULK #7 – “Banner of War” Part Three
    • Written by DONNY CATES
    • Art by MARTIN COCCOLO
    • Cover by GARY FRANK
    • Connecting Variant Cover by CHRISSIE ZULLO
  • On Sale June 2022
    • THOR #26 – “Banner of War” Part Four
    • Written by DONNY CATES
    • Art by MARTIN COCCOLO
    • Cover by GARY FRANK
  • On Sale June 2022
    • HULK #8 – “Banner of War” Part Five
    • Written by DONNY CATES
    • Art by MARTIN COCCOLO 
    • Cover by GARY FRANK

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