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"That's what I like about the whole 'Original Sin' concept, overall, and this is what sold me on it. It could have been a very cynical 'look at what jerks our heroes can be' journey into darkness, but it was never positioned that way by Marvel editorial. In fact, it creates situations where all the characters across the Marvel line have to step up, because that's what they do." -- Mark Waid

"It's very much a classic Marvel story in the set-up, that it looks at the phrase 'superhuman' and underlines the human." -- Kieron Gillen

Written by Kieron Gillen and Mark Waid, pencilled by Luke Ross and Mark Bagley...

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"It's easy to write a cynical story where you find out that there's an original sin and somebody's done something wrong. It's easy to reveal something dark about a character, but the hard part — and to me the most rewarding part — is to try to figure out a way in which that helps define them as a hero rather than just tarnishes them." -- Mark Waid

"The whole thing involved the pair of us banging our heads against the wall until a story emerged magnificently from the blood smears co-writing." -- Kieron Gillen

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Hulk #4

Jul. 7th, 2014 03:56 pm
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"I used to think that hardcore Legion fans were the most unforgiving, impossible-to-please readers. Then I started writing the Hulk." -- Mark Waid

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Hulk #2-3

Jul. 2nd, 2014 11:24 pm
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"Hulk fans are impossible to please. . . [L]ovely people but I don't like them when they're angry." -- Mark Waid

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Hulk #1

Jun. 24th, 2014 03:43 pm
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"I really do just dive down inside myself and connect [to characters I write] however I can. With Banner, I see a guy who claims he's driven by all the right things but, secretly, knows that some of his momentum comes from darker places he doesn't want to address — places like jealousy, regret, fear of never leaving a mark. And he's come to find that it's all self-sabotaging nonsense." -- Mark Waid

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'When they first asked me to do Hulk, my first instinct was to say no because I didn’t think I had anything to say with the character, especially when they said “please do what you did with Daredevil, whatever that was.” I wasn’t sure what we’d done with Daredevil yet.' -- Mark Waid

How will the Hulk and Dr. Banner react to the Inhumanity outbreak?

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'Stan and Jack created something fifty years ago that nobody in comics had ever done. They created the very first tragic superhero. Thing has a little tragedy to him as well, but he had a family and friends. Bruce Banner was the absolute tragic hero, the first of them.

'The problem there is that for the next fifty years, especially now — go to the New 52 and throw a stick and try not to hit somebody who thinks their powers are a curse. It’s become so played out and so cliché in my mind, the whole “woe is me, I have superpowers and it’s terrible..."'
-- Mark Waid

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'The phrase "faith in a higher power" is like nails on a blackboard to me, partly because my life and my interests are defined by science and hard knowledge, and partly (I'm sure) because as a kid growing up in the Bible Belt, I had a lot of first-hand experience with seeing how often "faith in a higher power" becomes an excuse to not take responsibility for your own decisions. (That's a generalization, and I know that, but we're talking about the programming I received as a kid, which is hard to shake.)'

'Or, Graeme, to put it all way more succinctly than that—on a personal level, I have little if any use for faith.'
-- Mark Waid

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Here's another classic gem from Bill Mantlo's run in The Incredible Hulk, which saw Bruce Banner for the first time taking control of the Hulk's body and power. It was the start of a new age for the green goliath and has influenced every custodian of the character ever since.

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In the mid-eighties there was a long story in The Incredible Hulk called 'Crossroads:' in order to stop the Hulk's destructive rampage, Doctor Strange exiled the green goliath in a mystical realm where he could harm no one and, in principle, be harmed by no one. The second part didn't work out too well and the Hulk kept jumping from one bizarre world to another where he had lots of cool high fantasy and science fiction adventures. Of all the stories, there's one told in the annual #13 that is particularly dear to me:

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"[A]s I got into my 30s and I got into my 40s, I really started to understand a lot more about what I have learned both good and bad from superhero comics as a kid. The upsides -- the obvious upsides: do the right thing, and save cats from trees, and be honest to people, help little old ladies across the street. The darker stuff that you learn... I mean, Jesus, everything emotionally stunted and wrong about me I learned from Mort Weisinger. ... I brought even more personal issues to Daredevil in terms of a lifelong struggle with depression. How you deal with that and don't deal with that, that's something I get a chance to work out with these characters, both Bruce Banner and Matt Murdock." -- Mark Waid

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On the one side, you've got the Red Hulk, Thunderbolt Ross: formerly a four-star general in the Air Force hunting the Hulk, currently a dead man turned Rulk being hunted.

On the other, the technomorphic transhuman Zero/One, Dr. Parul Kurinji: once working for the shady super-scientific Omnisapient Systems, now for the future's betterment.

They're a natural protagonist/antagonist pair, opposites that they are; one's raw power and just-in-time tactics, the other's refactored intelligence and long-term strategies. Until this month's Hulk #40, they hadn't yet had a direct confrontation, Zero/One only sending her attack augment Black Fog time and again in bids to eliminate him.

But then, last month, the crimson crusher's latest bête noire Omegex the world-ender BRAMMM'd him right into Bar Harbor, Maine. )
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Cosmic Book News has a slew of images from Marvel for their Incredible Hulk/Ultimates Panel taking place at the 2011 Fan Expo Canada.

Pages from the new Inc Hulk, Parker and Zircher's Hulk, Ultimate Comics Spidey, X-Men, Hawkeye and more.

Here are a few after the cut:

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Hulk #38

Aug. 4th, 2011 10:45 pm
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In my earlier post about this issue we could have had a battle on four fronts.

Red Hulk.

vs.

The Serpent's forces (Angrir/Ben Grimm + Nazi war mech)

vs.

Modok and his forces (Zzax + LMD robots)

vs.

Zero/One and her forces (Black Fog and her own mutations)

with no one else in NYC to stop them.




Guess how this goes down?


Bring the noise. )
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In terms of the Red Hulk, you've no doubt already figured out the answer.

Parker's Hulk run certainly has, its Scorched Earth arc having Rulk take it on the chin from Iron Man, Thor, and Namor. It's also realized that if you want to make a character viable beyond the events of his creation (despite Incredible's upcoming conclusion, Hulk promises to be predominantly "all red" for a while yet.. Rulk and Red She-Hulk? Definitely a familial connection..), you've got to draw him away from it.

To that end, it's been cranking out all-new antagonists since March, four deathly deadly terrors with their own reasons to see Rulk dead: the living weapon Omegex, the vengeful soldier Fortean, the creative mastermind Zero/One, and the haunting Hyderabadian spectre known as the Black Fog.

It's wrapped up those acts of creation with this month's #33, to take Rulk off to space; if future solicits are any indication, it won't be coming back to them for a few months at the least. Still, Parker's done a nice job dropping a few new toys into the box, and I'm eagerly anticipating his picking them up again.

(A note: These're pages from Hulk #30.1-33, none of which exceed the 7/21 split; only 4 from this week's #33 are below, for those who need to know that sort of thing.)

Partly because he's also been fairly deft at their construction.. )

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