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Bob Oldman


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https://www.cbr.com/immortal-hulk-bruce-banner-al-ewing-joe-bennett-interview/

I'm glad he is back, but *why* can't they just call it "Incredible Hulk"?


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FrazettaHulk


Member Since: Tue Mar 13, 2012
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    I'm glad he is back, but *why* can't they just call it "Incredible Hulk"?


Because when you are rebranding something with as great a concept and purpose as has ever been done in the series, with a tone thats never been prolonged in its history AND you have a better, kickass name for the series...Its only right that they do use it.





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Jebsib


Member Since: Sat Oct 04, 2008
Posts: 146


This scares me.
I'm getting slight a Bruce Jones vibe here with the Horror / no cast / wandering Banner focus.


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Cth


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 1,038



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    This scares me.
    I'm getting slight a Bruce Jones vibe here with the Horror / no cast / wandering Banner focus.


While Bruce Jones had a similar horror origin as a writer, he had little to no Hulk knowledge. He was specifically hired for that purpose and to try and predict what the Ang Lee film would be like.

It was a fairly popular take, especially since the TV show had many fans, but as we know editorial (read: Axel) wanted to milk it dry. Storylines were interrupted and in some cases extended to make more TPBs. In many ways it was like the TV show LOST, it became popular and they tried to drag it out.

Ewing is a long term Hulk fan who's work is entrenched in continuity and trying to explain things. So I have hope for that reason. As long as editorial keeps away it'll be fine. Once we get mandated crossovers and storylines altered, then you can panic \:\)

It sounds like Ewing pitched a long term plan to them and editorial is on board. Especially since no one seems to know what to do with the character anymore.


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Owl


Member Since: Sun Jan 08, 2017
Posts: 57


Book is horror. Hulk might be supernatural.


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GammaBurst


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Member Since: Wed Oct 15, 2008
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    Quote:

      Quote:
      This scares me.
      I'm getting slight a Bruce Jones vibe here with the Horror / no cast / wandering Banner focus.



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    While Bruce Jones had a similar horror origin as a writer, he had little to no Hulk knowledge. He was specifically hired for that purpose and to try and predict what the Ang Lee film would be like.



    Quote:
    It was a fairly popular take, especially since the TV show had many fans, but as we know editorial (read: Axel) wanted to milk it dry. Storylines were interrupted and in some cases extended to make more TPBs. In many ways it was like the TV show LOST, it became popular and they tried to drag it out.



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    Ewing is a long term Hulk fan who's work is entrenched in continuity and trying to explain things. So I have hope for that reason. As long as editorial keeps away it'll be fine. Once we get mandated crossovers and storylines altered, then you can panic \:\)



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    It sounds like Ewing pitched a long term plan to them and editorial is on board. Especially since no one seems to know what to do with the character anymore.


Correct! This looks pretty unique, but, at the same time, it's like a love letter ti the character. Awing loves Hulk, has a big knowledge of his lore, and, also, has big plans!

Jones didn't even want to write the character, and only sleepwalked on the title...




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Zelandoni


Member Since: Wed Nov 18, 2009
Posts: 321


I'm definitely gonna give this a chance. It's something different but that doesn't mean it has to be a bad thing.
I also like that Ewing is a big Hulk-fan and has been since he was a kid. So we have a writer that knows what he's talking about.
I'm also excited about Walter Langkowski getting a big role in this book. We haven't seen too many Hulk/Sasquatch team-ups. Wasn't the last time we saw Banner and Langkowski interacting at the Crossroads?
Going back to the Banner by day, Hulk by night thing can be cool and it makes sense in a horror book.
On the other hand, I'm not really sure how to feel about Banner being so easy to kill now.
And "When the sun goes down the savage and undying brute will run free"
Does this mean we're getting the Savage Hulk back? I sure as hell hope not. I'm fine with him being a 'monster' but not the childlike moron.


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Dick Stevens


Member Since: Sun Jun 25, 2017
Posts: 14


This sounds a lot like what Byrne has planned had he stayed on the title the first time.


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Hulkophile99


Member Since: Wed Feb 28, 2018
Posts: 40




I like the sound of Immortal Hulk we've had Incredible Hulk for decades. Immortal Hulk is unkillable and unstoppable and I am looking forward to it.


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SavageJay


Member Since: Mon Apr 20, 2009
Posts: 49


Zelandoni, I don't think that we would get the classic 1970's Savage Hulk again What I am interpreting from the Ewing and Bennett interview as well as the latest comments here is that we'll get a Hulk from The Incredible Hulk Vol.1 #2 (July 1962). A dark and monstrous Hulk who is out at night and has anti-social personality.
He will have the Gravage's drive to be a hero (The Mighty Avengers Vol.1 #1 (1963). I think the book will have the feel of what Stan Lee had in the middle of the second issue - horror.

Remember when the Hulk kidnapped Betty and took her to Banner's cabin where the Hulk scares Betty with his utter hatred of men? Imagine that in the new book.


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Zelandoni


Member Since: Wed Nov 18, 2009
Posts: 321


Thanks SavageJay!
That would be awesome. I really hope it turns out that way.
I love Gravage Hulk, I think everybody does. Even a Gravage-like Hulk would be great in this book.
The Savage Hulk was cool when I was a kid, in the early 80's but I think he doesn't really fit in this time anymore. And like so many people said on this board, modern writers don't really seem to get him.


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SavageJay


Member Since: Mon Apr 20, 2009
Posts: 49


Zelandoni, no problem.

I am a huge Savage Hulk fan and had reading the comic since 1979. Unfortunately, you're right.The writers and some on here don't get him.

They think of him too simplistically at a point of total Johnny Weiddmuller "Mr Tarzan, You, Jane" mode or a neanderthal.

He has more complex thoughts than that. He can be clever in setting up ambushes and able to understand on a fundamental level the Arab Israeli conflict. Of course, he had his "duh" moments. But,Paul Jenkins overemphasized the representation of Banner's childhood.

He was fun.

I like the Gray Hulk and Gravage Hulk too.



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