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#1 Posted by GreenScar1990 (557 posts) - - Show Bio


(W/A/CA) Alan Davis


• Who, or what, is the newest gamma-powered goliath?!

• Robots, mutants and Hulks, oh my!

• To what lengths will Charles Xavier go to save Bruce Banner?

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#2 Posted by GreenScar1990 (557 posts) - - Show Bio

I knew that it was a portion of Hulk's energy/power that caused Jean to transform/mutate/Hulk-Out! Power like that can't be contained. I makes me wonder who else will get Hulked-Out before this is all said and done. Great stuff!

#3 Posted by GreenScar1990 (557 posts) - - Show Bio

Hulk #5: Omega Hulk, Part One

#4 Posted by GreenScar1990 (557 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull: True, but at least we have an excuse if Hulk/Banner does something truly horrific in nature during Axis. Not many characters have or get that in comics. More or less, we'll have to wait and see on the matter.

#5 Edited by GreenScar1990 (557 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull: I don't think you'll have to worry about Kluh or Remender affecting Hulk or Gerry Duggan's run much, if at all. Why? Because in the Time Runs Out Avengers & New Avengers story arch, which takes place months after Axis, Hulk/Doc Green is his normal self.

#6 Posted by GreenScar1990 (557 posts) - - Show Bio Tuesday Q&A: Gerry Duggan

The Hulk and Nova writer shares upcoming plans for Doc Green and Sam Alexander, plus see exclusive art!

Writer Gerry Duggan’s rolling out an all-new era in HULK, so we’re rolling out an all-new interview with him! All the better to get his take on everyone’s favorite green behemoth as well as a little NOVA action just for good measure. Gerry, where are you heading in HULK? And what elements of what's come before you did you want to maintain in your run?

Gerry Duggan: I really liked the assistants that Mark Waid wrote and as it happens, they dovetail nicely with what I wanted to do with the book. I have a couple dozen folders for Marvel characters on my laptop. Some character folders only have an idea or two; some have many pages of ideas, or ideas for ideas. These come in handy whether I’m asked to pitch on a character, or I’m writing a guest spot. “The Omega Hulk” was the blue chip idea in my Hulk/Banner folder. I’m glad editor Mark Paniccia dug the story; it’s going to be a fun time through the spring of 2015. Why “The Omega Hulk”? Why is that title perfect for this storyline?

Gerry Duggan: Well, Doc Green’s intention is to be the last Hulk standing, whether or not that is true, we’ll have to wait for the end. “The Omega Hulk” just sounds intense, too. If I was in a shop and there was a collection of 12 issues, all drawn by Mark Bagley, I would be leaving the comic shop with it under my arm. The elevator pitch is that it’s “an Armor Wars” for the Hulk crowd, and that’s not a lie but I’m leaving some big things out unsaid about the story and how it all fits in. I’ve been so excited about this story, that I actually set it aside and wrote most of the end already. I would estimate that issues #15 and 16 are largely written. Hulk readers have only gotten a chance to read issue #5, but I promise you, this team is going to stick the landing. Okay, in what ways is “Doc Green” different from all other Hulks and will most surprise readers?

Gerry Duggan: He’s a new Hulk persona. He’s Extremis powered, and smarter than Banner. He’s got a sense of humor, and he’s got morals, but it’s complicated. Feelings are irrelevant to Doc Green. He’s become the dominant personality, and he’s able to do it without sharing time with Banner. Or so it seems. Doc Green doesn’t sleep, for fear of giving Banner control. Doc Green doesn’t even identify with the name “Hulk.” He’s a dangerous character. He’s out to depower Hulks, and on the surface, that seems like a great thing to do for the Earth.

Whether or not he has private motives...only time will tell. Banner is interesting because there’s a monster inside of him, waiting to explode out. Doc Green is interesting because...he could be in the same boat. How do you see Rick Jones’ place in the Hulk saga? What do you want to say with him and how will he most impact the Hulk's current story?

Gerry Duggan: Rick Jones is one of our most important characters. Rick is our witness, the lens that we view the wonderful madness that is the Hulk universe. Doc Green fights A-Bomb in HULK #6, and then Rick’s story will really pick up. Now, Hulk's going after gamma-irradiated subjects, right? Why? And should they all fear such attention?

Gerry Duggan: Doc Green has only said he’s “going to cure them to help preserve life on this planet.” Any other motives remain unspoken, but there are developments along the way that might make readers question his alignment. Something quite...unsettling is on tap for the end of issue #9. Anyone Doc Green faces is in big, green trouble. Doc Green likes messing with people too. One of my favorite scenes is at the top of HULK #7. Bagley drew the most wonderful scene of Doc Green accomplishing a personal goal, but he’s really screwing with someone. I hope the surprise guest isn’t spoiled for people. Speaking of him, what do you love about working with Mark Bagley on this book?

Gerry Duggan: I could go on and on and on about Bags. He is one of the premiere artists working today, and I never thought I would be so lucky to get to work with him. This will be remembered as his story, and he’s never been better. His action is beyond compare, these double page splashes of the Hulks fighting will make you feel out of breath, and even better than that—and harder, too—is Bags nailing the emotional component. There’s so much happening with these characters that have been a part of a family for decades; some of the biggest gut punches are thrown with words in this story, and Bags’ close-ups on those moments are gold. I’ve always been lucky in collaborators. It’s especially true on HULK.

#7 Edited by GreenScar1990 (557 posts) - - Show Bio






• An inter-dimensional race against oncoming ARMAGEDDON!!!

• Will HULK destroy an entire city to get revenge on DOCTOR STRANGE?

• Can Strange reach the humanity in Hulk in order to save them all?

#8 Edited by GreenScar1990 (557 posts) - - Show Bio





• It’s RED SHE HULK’S turn to be needled by DOC GREEN.

• Doc Green visits and old friend. Wait -- he has friends!?

• Plus, you didn’t think we forgot about WHO SHOT BANNER?

#9 Posted by GreenScar1990 (557 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's a interesting tidbit involving the Hulk vs. Superman debate from current Action Comics & Batman/Superman writer and former Hulk writer: Greg Pak.

CBR News: There is an awesome spread in "Action Comics" #33 where Superman is flying through space, smashing asteroids, which immediately made me think of the Hulk. Superman perhaps most famously defeated Hulk in "DC Versus Marvel" back in 1996, but the war over which one is stronger wages on via social media and the online comic book community. But who wins Hulk versus SuperDoom? Because one would think stripped of his humanity, SuperDoom would be a little less forgiving than Clark Kent/Kal-El --

Greg Pak: I think Hulk.

If Superman goes up against Hulk, Superman finds a way to calm Hulk down. Superman would turn the other cheek and find a way to understand the problem and reach out. Because Superman would diffuse the fight, Superman would win.

But if it's SuperDoom versus Hulk, and Superman is all doomed out and his heart is not in charge, I think the Hulk wins because the Hulk is the strongest one there is. If all you're doing is throwing brute force at the Hulk, he's just going to keep getting angrier and angrier. Honestly, we would all lose, because if those two go up against each other, the world would probably blow up.

I loved this!

That's why if I had to choose one person to write Hulk/Superman team-up crossover story, Greg Pak would be at the top of my list. He loves and understands both characters. Superman wouldn't be stupid enough to use force against Hulk, because he'd lose. But through reason, understanding, and compassion he'd be able to gain Hulk as an ally and defuse the fight. And there isn't a person on here who wouldn't love to see a team-up where Hulk & Superman fight some major Marvel & DC baddies. Am I right? :)

Your thoughts?

#10 Posted by GreenScar1990 (557 posts) - - Show Bio

My thoughts on Hulk #5 can be summed up in this review.

Be warned, there is some spoilers.