Peter David will once again dive into the futuristic dystopia created by the Hulk in Maestro: War & Pax. This time he’s joined by artist Javier Pina to tell the story of the Hulk’s futuristic, evil alter-ego, who was introduced in the landmark Future Imperfect miniseries.
“I am thrilled that, 20 years after I created him, the Maestro still intrigues people so much that the first series garnered the sort of success that demanded a follow-up,” David told Marvel.com. “As long as folks want to keep reading about him, I’m happy to keep giving them stories.”
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, including the Maestro origin miniseries that is currently running.
Here’s how Marvel describes the new series:
The man once known as the Hulk now answers only to THE MAESTRO! After deposing Dystopia’s ancient ruler, the Maestro will now set his sights even higher. With unbridled ambitions, Maestro decides it’s time for the entire planet Earth to recognize him as their one true god! But the Maestro will soon find out that he isn’t the only immortal left…and if he wants to truly dominate the planet, he’ll have to face the most powerful beings in creation!
Look for the first issue in January.