The Hulk will get back to his monstrous roots in The Incredible Hulk, which Marvel will relaunch this summer by Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Action Comics) and Nic Klein (Thor).
The Incredible Hulk will see “a legion of the world’s most depraved creatures” coming after the Hulk, as the unite in “a fiendish new scheme” led by a mysterious immortal.
“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,” Johnson said. “Nic Klein is a genius, and working with him is pushing me to write a story worthy of his very best.”
Marvel says the relaunched series will explore Bruce Banner’s psychological state as well as introduce something called “the Mother of Horrors”:
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!
“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,” Klein said. “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.”
Look for the first issue on June 21.