Hulk VS. Thor: Banner of War Alpha #1: Marvel Comics Preview

Mar 28, 2022

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We’re less than a month away from as hard-hitting of a crossover as Marvel can line up. First teased back in December, Donny Cates and Martin Coccolo are kicking off their event between Cates’ two titles, Hulk and Thor, on April 27.

Written by: Donny Cates
Art by: Martin Coccolo
Colors by: Matt Wilson

“Well, I was a little surprised that Marvel approached me to write this, if I’m being honest. I’m mostly known for writing very small, very quiet, intimate comics, so I had to — ha!! Sorry. Couldn’t keep that up,” Cates said with the announcement. “Yeah, this is gonna be bonkers as hell, guys. We’re going to break EVERYTHING! Happy birthday, Hulk and Thor! Hope you enjoy MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF VIOLENCE!”

Here’s an early look at some of the interior pages from the event opening comic, Hulk VS. Thor: Banner of War Alpha #1:

Hulk vs. Thor interior page preview 1
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“Where do I even start? I get to celebrate Hulk and Thor’s 60th anniversaries, which is already amazing and a dream come true, but I get to do it with an insane script by the great Donny Cates AND the support of an incredible group of editors? That’s just ridiculous!” Coccolo said. “I’m absolutely honored by this opportunity and I’ve been giving it my 100%. Hopefully readers will agree. I can only say to all the fans out there to strap yourselves ’cause this is going to be a wild ride!”

Following Hulk VS. Thor: Banner of War Alpha #1, the event will continue in Cates’ two ongoing titles. The final chapter of the event will be Hulk #8, which is scheduled to come out on June 22.

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