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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hulk Ipsa Loquitur

Today was the original date for World War Hulk #5, but the mini-series' final issue has been delayed two weeks until November 14. What are Hulk fans to do until then?

Well, it was rumored and confirmed some time back that Marvel's "World War Hulk" is merely the second part of Greg Pak's planned trilogy for the green goliath, which began with the year-long "Planet Hulk" storyline. To date, Pak has been tight-lipped about what is next for Dr. Bruce Banner, and Marvel's solicitations for upcoming issues have been suspiciously silent on story details.

Suspension of Disbelief is proud to share that it has received top-secret information regarding this third act of the trilogy, entitled:

"Hulk Ipsa Loquitur"

From Marvel:

After failing to gain full satisfaction against the Illuminati through physical violence, the Hulk decides to hit the Illuminati where it really hurts: in their bank accounts. With the help of his cousin, New York attorney Jennifer "She-Hulk" Walters, the Hulk is taking the Illuminati to court. Now they're going to pay for what they did to him. Literally.

In the tradition of its Daily Bugle giveaways for their big stories, Marvel's promotions for "Hulk Ipsa Loquitur" will include a copy of the Hulk's lawsuit against the Illuminati.

What courtroom excitement can you expect in the pages of The Incredible Hulk in the months to come? Here's a sampling:

Incredible Hulk #111 - Bruce reaches out to Jen Walters for help. After the events of "World War Hulk," will family come through for him?

Incredible Hulk #112 - The search for Nick Fury begins...in order to serve him with process.

Incredible Hulk #113 - The Illuminati may think themselves capable of a lot of things, but even they know better than to attempt a pro se defense. So who do they turn to in their time of need? Matt Murdock, Attorney-at-Law. Duh.

The 13-part arc begins next month, with tie-ins that include the 4-issue Hulk Ipsa Loquitur: Gamma Court mini-series written by Bob Ingersoll, the 3-issue Hulk Ipsa Loquitur: The Twelve profiling the Hulk's jury, and, kicking the whole event off, the 48-page special, Hulk Ipsa Loquitur: Civil Suit.

So strap yourself in for a year of a whole new kind of Hulk story. Because you wouldn't like the Hulk when he gets angry; when he gets angry, he gets litigious.