Will Marvel Cancel, or Relaunch, Immortal Hulk in November?!

Marvel’s September solicitations are extremely heavy on the Immortal Hulk, one of Marvel’s most successful recent comics, regularly outselling Batman as we’ve noted several times. In addition to Immortal Hulk variant covers running across several titles, the month features the Hulk in the True Believers reprint line, features two more Directors Cut versions of Immortal Hulk, and two regular issues.

But the solicits for those issues feel a bit… well, the opposite of Immortal.

IMMORTAL HULK #23
AL EWING (W) • JOE BENNETT (A) • Cover by ALEX ROSS
IMMORTAL WRAPAROUND Variant Cover by TBA
• The war has come home – and Shadow Base is the battleground.
• The stage is set for the final confrontation between the new ABOMINATION…
• …and the IMMORTAL HULK.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

IMMORTAL HULK #24
AL EWING (W) • JOE BENNETT (A) • Cover by ALEX ROSS
WRAPAROUND VARIANT COVER BY JOE BENNETT
• As the war with Shadow Base comes to a brutal, bloody end, Bruce Banner has a choice to make.
• And the repercussions of that choice will have an effect on every single life on this planet…
• …including the IMMORTAL HULK.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Lots of talk of final confrontations and repercussions of choices… And a quick look at Amazon’s solicitation for the fifth trade paperback of Immortal Hulk deviates from the usual 5-issue collection, with just four issues, ending with Immortal Hulk #24… but also featuring something labeled “TBD.”

It’s the final showdown – Bruce Banner versus General Fortean, a man willing to do whatever it takes to destroy the Immortal Hulk once and for all, even if it means turning himself into what he hates the most. As Shadow Base declares war on anyone with a gamma mutation, Banner has to decide what kind of Hulk he wants to be – and what kind of monster he has to become.

COLLECTING: IMMORTAL HULK 21-24, TBD

Perhaps a final one-shot in November to close out the series? But why would Marvel end one of its best-selling books? Unless, of course, it’s not the end, but a new beginning. A relaunch? An event? Perhaps San Diego Comic-Con will shed more light on the matter.

Marvel September 2019 Solicitations

Marvel September 2019 Solicitations

Marvel September 2019 Solicitations

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A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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