Last month, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso posted a teaser image of what appeared to be a Hulk/Wolverine hybrid in a cylinder labeled “Batch-H.” As it turns out, the teaser heralded an upcoming crossover between the new “ResurrXion” title “Weapon X” and “The Totally Awesome Hulk.” Written by Greg Pak with art by Mahmud Asrar, the new crossover event is titled “Weapons of Mutant Destruction.”
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Pak described the plot, saying, “We’ve got our heroes and villains who are hunting down the new Weapon X and end up teaming up with Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk. That in itself is fun because you’ve got very different dynamics here where the Hulk is this young cocky dude who thinks he knows everything and the Weapon X team is this hardened group of mercenaries and killers and criminals basically.”
Pak went on to add, “There are some fun contrasts there but they’ve teamed up because they found out that Weapon X is hunting the Hulk. The Weapon X Program has a very specific mission in mind and it involves the Hulk, and so now our heroes and the Hulk are teaming up to try to thwart it. Over the course of this story, things are going to get bigger and bigger and bigger and there are a few mysteries that will unspool, and much slashing and smashing.”
The writer also teased the fact that the new Weapon X program has seen some changes. “It’s a new incarnation of the group, of this nefarious organization, but its mission is to exterminate mutants, which is, of course, a classic mission for many X-Men villains,” he explained. “Weapon X has not always had that as its central focus. At different times that’s not been its primary goal but that absolutely is the focus here and now. We are eventually going to learn that a surprising character is in charge of the program, a classic X-Men villain who will be revealed in the fullness of time.”
Written by Greg Pak, “Weapons of Mutant Destruction” kicks off in June 2017 with a prelude in “The Totally Awesome Hulk” #19. The story proper will then begin in the “Weapons of Mutant Destruction: Alpha” one-shot, continuing in the following months across “The Totally Awesome Hulk” and “Weapon X.”
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