The future of Marvel’s galactic science fiction is a little clearer after today, though it does remain somewhat shrouded in mystery.
As part of its August solicitations for comic shop releases, the publisher revealed that the project previously solicited under the name “Age of Ultron” #10UC will now officially be called “Hunger” and will be a four-issue mini series by the team of Joshua Hale Fialkov and Leonard Kirk.
The “Hunger” phrase was already tied to the project thanks to some purple-hued teasers that had fans theorizing on its meaning. Apparently, some imaginative fans took the #10U.C numbering as a nod to Japan’s popular Gundam franchise, though the smart money for the teaser has been a tie-in to Marvel villain Galactus. Recently at a C2E2 panel, Marvel denied the former theory and carefully sidestepped the latter.
Meanwhile, the August solicits indicate that “Red She-Hulk” has been cancelled, which Marvel has confirmed to CBR. The Jeff Parker-written series earned accolades for its treatment of the female superhero idea, but that talk didn’t appear to translate into strong sales. The book’s final issue is July’s #67, the conclusion of the “Route 616” arc.