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Starlin’s “Savage Hulk” Arc Becomes “Hulk Vs. Thanos” Limited Series

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Marvel.com has revealed that Jim Starlin will pit the Green Goliath against the Mad Titan in a “Hulk Vs. Thanos” limited series later this year. CBR has confirmed with Marvel that the series is the same as the planned “Savage Hulk” arc by Starlin when the series was announced in March.

“A reader only has to know who the Hulk and Thanos are — which is just about anyone who knows the name Marvel these days. The story is self contained, even though it is part of the tale begun in ‘Thanos Annual’ and the ‘Infinity Revelation’ original graphic novel. Strangely enough, though, this story takes place before ‘Infinity Revelation,’ as did ‘Thanos Annual.'”

“Hulk Vs. Thanos” will center on Mark Waid’s “Indestructible Hulk” and features appearances by Pip the Troll, Annihilus, Iron Man and “certain members of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” spanning Earth, Starlin’s Bar and the Negative Zone.

Making “Hulk Vs. Thanos” into its own limited series instead of a “Savage Hulk” arc continues Marvel’s commitment to Thanos as a character — and it’s no wonder. Starlin’s “Thanos: The Infinity Revelation” original graphic novel was the top selling graphic novel for the month of August — and Marvel’s Tom Brevoort confirmed on his Formspring that the publisher “thought it would perform better” as a limited series.

“Hulk Vs. Thanos” debuts later this year.