Comics
Published April 18, 2022

Meet the Mysterious Ruler of "Hulk Planet" in New Arc of Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley's 'Hulk'

"Hulk Planet" begins this July in 'Hulk' #9.

This July, climb aboard Starship Hulk and crash-land on "Hulk Planet," an entire world of Hulk-like creatures thriving under the heat of a gamma star!

Writer Donny Cates and artist Ryan Ottley will take readers to this exciting new locale in a new story arc beginning in HULK #9. The saga will explore what a society built by Hulks for Hulks would operate like and will introduce a host of new gamma-fueled characters including the planet’s ruler, MONOLITH.  

Thoroughly shaken by his battle with Thor in “Banner of War” and by Titan’s impact on his friends, Bruce Banner decides that his best company is himself – and only himself. As he sets Starship Hulk on a far away course, he begins to reckon with what it means to be healthy and encounters an alternative to isolation he’d never thought to dream of. Bruce finally found what should be the ultimate paradise, but he can’t shake thoughts of the past or the nagging suspicion that Monolith isn’t being totally honest about what she wants from the Hulk.

On creating Monolith, Ottley said, “Donny Cates is the kind of writer that feeds the artist what they are best at and pushes them to new heights with what they can do. He’s the type of writer that writes as if he has a billion dollar budget – which is fine with me! I get to stretch my art skills and go all out. He knows my work well over the years and knows what I can do, and he knows what he wants to see me do.”

“So we work amazingly well together and are having way too much fun slamming this book out and giving it everything we got. I’ve been designing and creating new characters with Donny on this run and issue #9 will be some completely new faces, with the most impactful being Monolith. She is a tall hulkish woman that became leader of this strange world our Hulk showed up on. I can’t wait to show you all what we’ve made – the smashing shall be insane!”

HULK #9 cover by Ryan Ottley

HULK #9
Written by DONNY CATES 
Art and Cover by RYAN OTTLEY 
On Sale 7/13

Check out Ottley’s cover and his design for Monolith and dive into the secrets of "Hulk Planet" when HULK #9 arrives in July.

You can grab these comics and more digitally or at your favorite local comic book shop. Be sure to ask your local shop about their current business policies to observe social distancing or other services they may offer, including holding or creating pull lists, curbside pick-ups, special deliveries, and other options to accommodate. Find and support your local comic book shop at ComicShopLocator.com or by visiting Marvel.com/LoveComicShops.

For digital comics, all purchases in the Marvel Comics app can be read on iPhone®, iPad® and select Android™ devices! Our smart-paneling feature provides an intuitive reader experience, ideal for all types of mobile device and tablet users! Download the app on iOS and Android now!

Ryan Ottley's Monlith design for HULK PLANET

Related

Comics

The Most Impactful George Pérez Pages in Marvel History

Revisit the legendary career of the beloved artist with a handful of top moments.

Comics

May 25's New Marvel Comics: The Full List

Check out Tony Stark's new Celestial Hulkbuster armor, witness the battle to save Jane Foster's soul and more in this week's comics!

Comics

Who Are the Illuminati?

Go behind the curtain on the secret team that has guided, and started, key events in the Marvel Universe!

Comics

Marvel Comics and Creators Nominated for 2022 Eisner Awards

'Immortal Hulk,' 'Strange Academy,' 'It's Jeff' and more—look through the full list of Marvel's Eisner nods!