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Peter David wouldn’t mind a shot at a Hulk Forever series

The Incredible Hulk #377

Marvel has published X-Men Forever, X-Factor Forever and New Mutants Forever, series that allow writers Chris Claremont and Louise Simonson to pick up where they left their classic runs years earlier. So why not Hulk Forever, continuing Peter David’s award-winning, 12-year stint on The Incredible Hulk?

In an interview with Comic Book Resources, David said he’d love to work on Spider-Man, Wolverine or the Hulk — or even Hulk Forever. However, he concedes, “I don’t know if the fan support for such a title would be there.”

David’s landmark run lasted from 1987 to 1998, during which time the writer explored Bruce Banner’s dissociative identity disorder, introduced the gray Hulk’s “Joe Fixit” alias as well the “new” Hulk that merged all his personalities, and killed Betty Ross. David left the title following a storyline disagreement with Marvel editors — they reportedly wanted Betty’s death to lead to the re-emergence of the Savage Hulk persona — and returned only briefly in 2005.

With Guillermo del Toro and David Eick reportedly sprearheading the Hulk’s return to live-action television, it might be an ideal time for Marvel to revisit one of the character’s defining eras.

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i’d buy it, provided it wasn’t 3.99 and the artist wasn’t an “up and comer.”

So would I. I however wouldn’t care if it was $3.99 since I have a blind spot where Hulk is concerned. Plus I have a little extra scratch since Marvel canceled Guardians of the Galaxy and Moon Knight.

PAD’s Hulk was one of the few bright spots of early 90s Marvel. A wretched time for books like Avengers, Thor, Fantastic Four, the X Books (after Claremont left, he had really done some good things in his last year after spinning his wheels for years, Jim Lee seemed to re-energize him), and almost everything else.

I’d buy it, too, but it seems unlikely to me. Because Greg Pak’s current run on “Incredible Hulks” seems pretty close in tone to PAD’s work, or at least closer to it than the current X-Men, X-Factor and New Mutants series are to their “Forever” forebears.

But I’d definitely buy it.

Get Adam Kubert or Paul Pelletier on pencils and I won’t wait for the trade!

Sing me in! It would be great if some of the artists who were part in David´s run did something for this hypothetical series. Maybe Adam Kubert, Dale Keown, Gary Frank, Angel Medina or Mike Deodato. I know, I´m dreaming.

I’d buy Hulk Forever, and I’m almost embarrassed to say that I didn’t come onto David’s Hulk run until the last 5 issues or so. But X-Factor is at the top of my reading pile each week when it comes out, and to see David tackle the Hulk again on an extended basis would be really cool, I think.

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