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‘Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk’ getting motion-comic treatment

ultimate wolverine vs hulkShout! Factory has announced the Sept. 10 release of Marvel Knights Animation’s Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk, a motion-comics adaptation of the Marvel miniseries by Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof, artist Leinil Francis Yu and colorist Dave McCaig.

The comic is somewhat notorious for its lengthy delays: Announced as a six-issue bimonthly miniseries, Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk debuted in December 2006 but wasn’t completed until May 2009.

The 10th the title produced by Shout! Factory since 2009, it joins the likes of Inhumans, Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D., Black Panther and the latest, Wolverine: Origin, which was released July 26.

The direct-to-DVD release, which retails for $14.97, includes interviews with Yu and Marvel Knights Animation’s Supervising Producer Kalia Cheng. You can read the official synopsis below:

Dr. Bruce Banner (a.k.a. the Hulk) has been presumed dead since his execution, following his murderous rampage through Manhattan as the Hulk. But when reports start cropping up of an unidentified creature appearing around the globe, Nick Fury begins to get worried. Not because Banner can turn from man to unstoppable monster in seconds, but because Banner’s existence is the one secret that can bring down Fury. So Fury turns to the only man he can trust: Wolverine. And he’s only too glad to take care of Banner – by any means necessary.



Yet the story doesn’t turn out anything like that description…

Wish Marvel did less time with Motion Comics and more with Fully Animated features. As a Marvel Zombie, I enjoy DC’s stuff enormously moreso than these motion comics.

Sure, Kevin Conroy is a big part of that, but still. Give me a Frank Miller Daredevil animated movie.

Why would they do a motion comic? Wasn’t there a fully animated feature?

I wish Fox and Marvel would do a co-production and make a Wolverine/Hulk movie. Ideally based on the Wendigo storyline.

The opening to The Wolverine had a great Wendigo vibe going there for a moment. If only they’d gone that route!

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