Declan Shalvey has walked through the Green Door - he's writing, drawing, and coloring an Immortal Hulk one-shot titled Flatline.
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.
Immortal Hulk: Flatline #1 first look
"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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