This June, the Hulk is getting an all-new ongoing series with prolific artist Alan Davis at the helm. Savage Hulk #1, out June 25th, puts the Excalibur and Clandestine writer-artist in charge of a new series whose first arc will pit the Hulk against the X-Men.
According to the solicit (below), as some previously bit of history shared between the late Professor X and Bruce Banner causes the team to come after old purple pants. Davis will be writing and illustrating with a cover by John Cassaday.
This would be a return to the X-Men for the writer, who worked on a handful of issues of Uncanny X-Men in the late 80’s and early 90’s before taking over for 14 issues and an annual between 1999 and 2000. Really, it’s his five year stint on Excalibur you should seek out, offering plenty of magic and trans-dimensional mayhem in the United Kingdom (and one of my personal favorite eras on any book).
Here’s the long and the short of it from Marvel, along with some unlettered preview pages:
“The Jade Giant was just too big to contain with one series – and this June, he’s smashing his way into another! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at Savage Hulk #1, the new in-continuity ongoing series featuring the Green Goliath! Legendary storyteller Alan Davis kicks off the new series with an explosive arc full of action and mayhem that only a Hulk series could contain!
The Incredible Hulk has no shortage of enemies. But he’s about to run afoul of some new ones. And it’s…the X-Men?!?! The Jade Giant is about to go toe-to-toe with Marvel’s mutants – and only one side is walking away! What could possibly drive these heroes to come to blows?
Prolific comic book legend Alan Davis kicks off the exciting new series in style as a connection between Charles Xavier and Bruce Banner pits the Incredible Hulk against the Uncanny X-Men! But even as hero fights hero – two of the deadliest Hulk foes in history close in from the shadows. And it’ll take both the Hulk and the X-Men united if they’re to put a stop to the Leader and the Abomination. But can they?
Don’t miss the start of an all-new epic Hulk tale this June when Alan Davis unleashes the bombastic Savage Hulk #1 on comic shops this June!”