Yeah, that headline reads like a “what if?” story doesn’t it? But according to Marvel, it’s actually happening in continuity as part of the upcoming Secret Wars event!
Here are the details on the new “Planet Hulk” series from the “House of Ideas”:
PLANET HULK #1 Smashes Into the WARZONE! For a New Secret Wars Series!
New York, NY—February 12th, 2015— Get ready to SMASH your way through Secret Wars, True Believers as Sam Humphries (Legendary Star-Lord) and Mark Laming (All-New Invaders) take you to the north pole of Battleworld and beyond for an epic rescue mission in PLANET HULK #1 – a brand new Secret Wars series debuting this May as part of the WARZONE!
Enter Greenland, the territory in Battleworld’s barren northern hemisphere. With its unchecked population of wild Hulks – rampant and untold destruction are everywhere. No one dare venture to Greenland’s forbidden lands without the knowledge they’ll never return.
Freed from the shackles of captivity, a battle-worn gladiator named Steve Rogers and his steadfast companion Devil Dinosaur are given what could be their last task. Together, they must journey deep behind enemy lines in search of a friend, held in the clutches of the Red King! An army of Hulks could not stand between these two and their warbound comrade – yet they will try!
“I wasn’t sure what to expect from Sam when he first sent in his pitch for Captain America as an axe-wielding-yet-noble gladiator riding Devil Dinosaur into a land of wild Hulks”, says Senior Editor Mark Paniccia. “…but I can say now with all certainty… HULK FANS WILL LOVE THIS!!!”
“And artist Marc Laming is like a kid in a candy store”, continued Paniccia. “Before I got off the phone with him he started doing warm up sketches and character designs. What a great imagination this guy has and It’s a joy to see an artist this inspired. Wait till you see some of the Hulks he’s created. They’re completely insane.”
Axe and shield shall slash Hulk flesh and razor sharp teeth shall shatter Hulk bone in a desperate bid to recover what was lost. The journey into the darkest depths of Battleworld begins this May in PLANET HULK #1, smashing in to comic shops and digital devices this May!
Plus: PLANET HULK #1 will also feature a surprise bonus story from a top secret creative team. For more information, stay tuned to Marvel.com and be sure to join in on the conversation on social media using the hashtag #SecretWars.
PLANET HULK #1
Written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Art by MARK LAMING
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Variant Cover by MUKESH SINGH
On Sale in May!
Now if I can just get a KA-ZAR in space comic I’ll be happy! Maybe I should pitch that to Marvel? Hmmm…