SDCC 2010: Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman Take on THE HULK

Marvel announced in their Cup o' Joe Panel today that Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness are leaving the Hulk ongoing after 24 issues. The new creative team? Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman.

Here's a look at Hardman's take on the Red Hulk and his alter ego Thunderbolt Ross:


As reported yesterday, Red Hulk is going to join the Avengers proper in the seventh issue of that series, and it looks like he's going to remain at the forefront of the Hulk main series for at least a little while longer. 

Great to see Agents of Atlas collaborators Parker and Hardman on such a high profile book. Hardman's a mainstay of our Weekly Sketch Up series, and we're thrilled that he's going to get even more exposure drawing all the muscle, sinew, and debris fields in the pages of Hulk

As for Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness? Their next big collaboration is something called Avengers Three, which focuses on Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man. 


  1. thats a good looking red hulk

  2. You know what? I gave Fall Of The Hulks/World War Hulks a shot recently and it’s not half bad! Loeb really isn’t the antichrist fans are making him out to be, as he and his collaborators are crafting a fun story that is also a great platform for the villains involved. Parker wrote one of my favorite issues of this event called Fall Of The Hulks: Alpha, which focused on the Leader gathering various villains through the ages. So I’m really looking forward to his stories.

  3. With Pak/Pelletier on one Hulk book and Parker/Hardman on this one, it’s a great time to be a Hulk fan.  That Red Hulk drawing above is awesome.  

  4. Well, I guess I better get caught up on this whole Red Hulk thing because I am totally picking up this book. FYI, if it says Parker/Hardman on it, I will but it.

  5. If you fine people go to newsarama website you can read the full interviews of Jeph Loeb and Jeff Parker. It makes for interesting reading to say the least!

  6. NICE!

  7. @comicBOOKchris-While I generally agree that Loeb is not as bad as he is made out to be, in all fairness, Pak came back to help construct the World War Hulks stuff.  Give the first 12-18 issues of Hulk a try for a more current representation of Loeb work.

  8. Here’s what I’m hoping:

    Issue #1: Red Hulk joins the Agents of Atlas

    Issue #2: Red Hulk dies.

    Issue #3: The name of the book is changed to "Agents of Atlas" (I’d also settle for "Atlas.")

    … of course, that would lead to, Issue #4: The book is cancelled. So, maybe not the best plan.

  9. @MisterJ: I’ve read them. They may be kinda lame (especially the filler arc involving the Gamemaster), if you read the recent issues, like the one involving the Red Hulk origin, everything kinda fell into placeand the stuff that went on from issue #1 is put into perspective. The mystery could have been handled a bit better, but to say that Loeb had little to nothing do with the current state of things is a bit disingenuous.

    But yeah, Parker is going to knock this out of the park.

  10. @comicBOOKchris-It would be disengenuous to say that, which is why I didn’t say that.  I said that Pak ‘came back to help construct.’  I didn’t say that he pushed Loeb out of the way in any way.

  11. welll, I finally had Red Hulk’s identity spoiled for me. 

  12. Parker & Hardman, SMASH!