Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Nic Klein Enter Hulk into a War of Monsters in ‘Incredible Hulk’ #1

If you’re going to have a monster war in the Marvel Universe, you can’t have one without Marvel Comics’ most famous monster: The Incredible Hulk!

Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Nic Klein launch the Hulk right into the middle of the war in their new Incredible Hulk series starting in June with a brand new first issue.

The new creative team takes over the title directly after Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley’s run ends, and the pair begins by exploring Bruce Banner’s fragile psychological state, just as a brand-new monster character begins hunting the Hulk.

The team promises plenty of mystery foes, allies, and classic Marvel Monsters throughout the first story arc.

Klein said that they are concocting “… a big serving of monsters, a bit of eldritch gods, a good dash of suspense, and some cool new characters into the cauldron. 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.”

Johnson said that their run takes inspiration from Al Ewing and Joe Bennett’s Immortal Hulk series, and “…it was impossible to come up with an idea that wasn’t inspired by it. We’re getting back to Stan Lee’s Frankenstein/Jekyll & Hyde inspirations for the character, and giving readers a proper monster book in the best, truest Hulk tradition. If you loved Immortal Hulk, if you love ghost stories, if you love Marvel monsters, if you loved old school ‘adventure of the month’ stories from books like Marvel Team-Up, and if you want the best, most timeless Hulk art you’ve ever seen, you do not want to miss this return of Incredible Hulk.”

Look for the first issue of Incredible Hulk at your favorite comic shop on June 21 and get a preview of the upcoming series in David Pepose and Caio Majado’s  Hulk Annual #1on May 17.

Check out Klein’s cover below and stay tuned to Conskipper for more information about all things Hulk.

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