Marvel NOW! Mark Waid & Leinil Yu to Give the INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK a New Attitude in November

Today, CBR spoke to Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu about their upcoming Marvel NOW! entry, Indestructible Hulk.

Here’s a cover, featuring the Hulk, that little robot dude from the Marvel NOW! teaser image and what appears to be the remains of a Trade Federation B1 battle droid:

The new ongoing will focus on the Hulk’s relationship with the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, employing both Banner and Maria Hill as the central protagonists. Waid likens his approach to the Hulk character to what he’s been doing in his critically acclaimed Daredevil run, alluding to a “back to center” approach to the tone of the story. The writer is placing a lot of emphasis on Banner’s view of his Hulk persona as a curse and the possibility that that attitude may change. He also points to the “Indestructible” title as a modifier with subtle yet significant connotations.

Slightly off-center are the villains we can expect the Hulk to face in upcoming story lines. Waid promises entanglements with the likes of Psycho-Man, Kang the Conqueror, Attuma and even some Frost Giants as the Hulk explores locales as exotic as Jotunheim, The Negative Zone and Lemuria. As the story progresses, Waid also plans to collaborate with Red She-Hulk writer Jeff Parker on exploring the larger world of gamma radiated behemoths.


  1. Definitely looking forward to this one the most out of all the Marvel NOW! announcements.

    • Indeed. His reboot of Daredevil has been fantastic.

    • Yeah, this is the one I’m most looking forward to also. Probably the only one. Hopefully Hulk can finally be a POTW (not counting the Red Hulk issue that was POTW once). November can’t come soon enough.

  2. Another $3.99 book on a short leash!

  3. I normally stay as far away from the Hulk as possible, but this creative team and that pitch might have sold me on it.

  4. The “Birthright” team back together. I’ve got to admit, these Marvel NOW! solicits are a lot more engaging to me than the New 52 ones were when they were first poppong up.

  5. I don’t really have any history with the Hulk, but this team will at least get me to check out the first issue.

  6. Check out those Villains! I’m in….I mean come on, Hulk vs Attuma? Hell yeah.

  7. I will be checking this issue out too and I have never read the Hulk before.

  8. Sure, it’s nice of Marvel to give Waid and Yu a chance, but does anyone know who is lettering this series? It’s kinda make or break for me.

  9. If Waid brings his A-game to this the same way he’s done with DD I’m in for the long haul, & I’m another one with no prior Hulk history to speak of (at least, not since the sixties 🙂 )

  10. Anyone out there, is the current Daredevil series a “must buy”?
    I’m currently buying Batman, Detective Comics, Flash, TMNT, and Deadpool. I’m plannin to drop a few by September, and I want to add Mark Waid’s new Hulk series to my collection. But now I really want to catch up on his Daredevil series. So to reiterate: is it a must buy, or just a really good series I could just read at the library?

    • Yes. Must buy. No doubt about it.

    • I would classify it as a “must read.” if you can read it for free at the library, go for it. If you have to read something as soon as it comes out, then it is a must buy. But you really should check it out one way or another.

    • Ok, I’ll keep that in mind. One way or another I’m checking this series out. Since Jason Aaron took over all I can think about is how he made me hate reading Ghost Rider.

  11. *fingers crossed* they bring back dumb hulk! Or at least establish rules for the hulk. Im so tired of intelligent hulk, its why i dropped aarons hulk.

  12. I can’t wait to see what Waid does with Hulk. I love Waid’s work. It should be amazing.

  13. I completely forgot about that stupid design of Hulk with he armor and the floating ball since this team was announced. But now knowing the series is about him working for SHIELD….it makes sense.

    Again I really think this series has a shot of being the best book for this ‘not a’ relaunch.

  14. Not a huge Hulk fan. I only collected it briefly while Bruce Jones was writing it, but this creator combo has me very tempted…

  15. Leinel Yu’s Hulk has a scarey looking haircut. It’s short and puffy…very different from many recent hair choices the Hulk has made. (Including his hairless look, recently.)

  16. Waid alone is worth the price of admission and Hulk working for S.H.I.E.L.D. going to the negative zone and pitted against cosmic classics like Kang the Conqueror make this title sound more dynamic with fresher ideas than any.

  17. Love Hulk and love Waid. Can’t wait to see what he does with it since I dropped off of Hulk with Aaron.

  18. I’m loving Daredevil so will definitley give this a go.