Since its debut in 1962, the Incredible Hulk has been one of the most recognizable and popular characters in the Marvel Universe, and to celebrate its 60th anniversary, Marvel Comics has hired cartoonist Jim Rugg to take on the Hulk. : Grand Design, the latest in the publisher’s series. life stories of classic characters through a modern lens.
As with X-Men: Grand Design by designer Ed Piskor and its follow-up Fantastic Four: Grand Design by writer / artist Tom Scioli, Hulk: Grand Design goes back to the origin of Hulk, revisiting the entirety of the events of the title. Original Incredible Hulk comic book from 1962 until its conclusion in 1999 as a unique and concise narrative.
“The Hulk was the first comic book character I liked,” writer / artist Jim Rugg told The Beat, which broke the news of Hulk: Grand Design.
“When I was 6 I had a set of Hulk bowls and mugs. It showed the Hulk breaking through a wall on one side (John Romita’s art?) On… the most powerful creature to ever walk on Earth… The Hulk is one of the most famous and recognizable comic book characters of all time. “
Rugg is known for his work on his own comics such as Street Angel, The PLAIN Janes, and Afrodisiac.
Rugg’s inspiration for his interpretation of the Hulk’s life story can be found on his cover of the first issue: “Monster!”.
Rugg says his take on the first 300 issues of Hulk history, recounted in the first volume of Hulk: Grand Design, due out in March, is the classic dichotomy between Hulk as a hero and as a horror creature.
“Hulk is the best! He’s a monster. He looks great. He’s not really a ‘superhero’. What’s better than the monster comics?” Rugg breathes.
A second volume, titled “Madness,” will arrive in April, covering the second half of the Hulk’s ongoing original title through an exploration of his many personalities.
Stay tuned to Newsarama for Marvel’s full March 2022 solicitations coming later this month.
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