If you thought the horror themes were done with the last Hulk run, you were mistaken. A massive monster free-for-all is set to launch the newest.
But is American Kaiju in it?
It’s no secret that Immortal Hulk was mainly a horror title. Even though it softened a bit at the close, the book presented some of the most gruesome and vicious action to date to involve the jade giant. And it certainly seems as though Marvel’s followup won’t be letting up on the creep-factor.
June’s Incredible Hulk #1 might bring back the classic title, but it’s looks like it’ll feature a similar horror vibe as Immortal. Or, actually, maybe even more of one as the new book will send every monster in the Marvel U up against a brutally savage Hulk.
The new title will spin out of the creative team of writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Nic Klein.
Known for his acclaimed horror storytelling in titles like Alien and Marvel Zombies: Resurrection, Johnson will take Bruce Banner to sinister new depths when a war of monsters erupts with Hulk at its center. And following his explosive run on Thor with Donny Cates, Nic Klein’s skill at capturing the Hulk’s fearsome rage and his panache for body horror will make this the most terrifying book on stands! The pair will also explore Bruce Banner’s psychological state, left in shambles at the end of his latest run with Bruce and the Hulk’s relationship more fractured than ever. Fans will experience a vicious hunt as Hulk is made prey by brand-new monster characters as well as classic favorites, all united in a fiendish new scheme…
As an enraged Hulk tries to take control of Bruce Banner’s body permanently, a mysterious immortal turns every monster in the Marvel Universe against Banner in an attempt to free their creator, the primordial Mother of Horrors. With the help of an unlikely new friend, Banner and Hulk must try to stop the world from getting plunged into darkness!Marvel Comics press release
The new Hulk narrative launches with a sneak peek in Hulk Annual #1 on May 17th, a month before Incredible Hulk #1 officially arrives on June 17th.