Marvel Announces New Hulk Creative Team Beginning in June with New Incredible Hulk Series
Marvel has announced a new Hulk creative team taking the reins beginning in June with a new Incredible Hulk series coming our way from writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Nic Klein. With the “age of monsters” among us, the publisher asks, “what scares the Hulk?” And we may just be finding out in a few months as Johnson and Klein bring Bruce into a horror-fueled series that pits him against gruesome creatures overtaking the Marvel Universe.
Johnson has found a home in the horrors of the Marvel Universe with runs in Alien and Marvel Zombies: Resurrection and Klein unleashed the Hulk’s rage during his run on Thor alongside Donny Cates. Now the duo will work together to explore the psychological state of Bruce and Hulk after the events of the latest run. With the Hulk now prey to new and fan-favorite creatures, fans will experience a gruesome hunt with a sinister scheme at the forefront.
Marvel’s description of the Incredible Hulk reads:
“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!”
Johnson shares the honor felt to pen the classic title, saying:
“The significance that we’re finally bringing back the classic title INCREDIBLE HULK is not lost on me. It’s a tremendous honor, and Nic and I have the clearest possible vision for what we want to do with this story. Nic Klein is a genius, and working with him is pushing me to write a story worthy of his very best.”
“The work that Al, Joe and the rest did with Immortal Hulk was so impactful and spoke so clearly to me personally, it was impossible to come up with an idea that wasn’t inspired by it. We’re getting back to Stan Lee’s Frankenstein/Jekyll & Hyde inspirations for the character, and giving readers a proper monster book in the best, truest Hulk tradition.
If you loved Immortal Hulk, if you love ghost stories, if you love Marvel monsters, if you loved old school ‘adventure of the month’ stories from books like Marvel Team-Up, and if you want the best, most timeless Hulk art you’ve ever seen, you DO NOT want to miss this return of INCREDIBLE HULK”
“Phillip and I put a big serving of monsters, a bit of eldritch gods, a good dash of suspense, and some cool new characters into the cauldron. We’re trying to serve up a Hulk the readers haven’t seen before. And if they like it half as much as I’m enjoying drawing it, they’re gonna love it.”
Incredible Hulk #1 will be available at your favorite comic shop on May 17, 2023.
Check out the cover reveal below: