Hulk’s evil alter ego gets an origin story in August

Peter David, Dale Keown and Germán Peralta present “Maestro” this summer.

The former Hulk creative team of Peter David and Dale Keown will reteam to tell the origin story of the Maestro, the evil, future version of the Hulk from the landmark Future Imperfect miniseries.

They’ll be joined by artist Germán Peralta as they reveal how the Maestro took over the world after a nuclear holocaust.

“I had no idea that when I first created the Maestro for Future Imperfect that he would have the kind of popularity and staying power he has now,” David told Marvel.com. “Until now, I’ve only been able to allude to his origins, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to explore them in this series, and I can’t wait for fans to see all the artwork that’s been coming in!”

Future Imperfect, released in the early 1990s, saw the present-day Hulk travel to the future thanks to a group of rebels (with an elderly Rick Jones as their mentor) who stole Doctor Doom’s time machine. David teamed with artist George Perez on that story. The character and world have been visited several times since then in various comics.

Perez is providing a variant cover for the comic:

Look for Maestro in August.

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