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Immortal Hulk recruits Declan Shalvey for new Flatline one-shot

(Image credit: Declan Shalvey (Marvel Comics))

Declan Shalvey has walked through the Green Door - he's writing, drawing, and coloring an Immortal Hulk one-shot titled Flatline.

(Image credit: Declan Shalvey (Marvel Comics))

Scheduled to debut in January 2021, Immortal Hulk: Flatline will pit Bruce Banner/Hulk against a new villain Shalvey created specifically for this story.

"Every morning, Bruce Banner wakes up in a new place. The Hulk is trying to tell him something — but Bruce has had enough of his green-veined alter," reads Marvel's solicitation for the one-shot. "When a new gamma-powered villain shows up in a small New Mexico town, Bruce is forced to confront the source of his anger…and it’s nothing that fans will expect."

This comes as his previously-announced limited series The Punisher vs. Barracuda (written by Ed Brisson) remains on hiatus; it was originally scheduled to debut in April, but was shelved with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"What Al Ewing and Joe Bennett have accomplished with Immortal Hulk is astounding. I love how the book has given the character a new twist that has expanded what can be done with (and said about the) character," Shalvey says. 

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(Image credit: Declan Shalvey (Marvel Comics))

Immortal Hulk: Flatline #1 first look

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(Image credit: Declan Shalvey (Marvel Comics))

"To get to play in this particular sandbox with this one-shot is such a thrill, it's a great challenge as a storyteller, to add to this new mythology as both a writer and artist. Big, Hulk-sized boots to fill, I hope it lives up to the great work already accomplished by the Immortal Hulk team."

The 30-page Immortal Hulk: Flatline #1 one-shot goes on sale in January 2021. Look for Marvel's full January 2021 solicitations later this week on Newsarama.

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Chris Arrant

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table.