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Thoughts on Peter David and Dale Keown’s Return to Hulk With Maestro

May 20, 2020 | Posted by Steve Gustafson
Maestro Hulk

I’ll be honest. I really don’t feel like writing. As you can imagine, the halls of 411mania are filled with grief over the loss of the great Larry Csonka. By now you’ve read what an amazing guy he was, a first class husband, and loving father. His output and passion are untouched and his loss will be felt around here for some time. Larry was 411mania. I’m grateful to have known him.

I’m just going to jump right into the discussion this week and return to the normal format next week. 
This week we discuss…

Our Thoughts on Peter David and Dale Keown’s Return to the Hulk

In an industry starved for news thanks to Covid-19, people were certainly talking when it was announced that the creative team of Peter David and Dale Keown would be reuniting with artist German Peralta in August for Maestro, a new series exploring the origins of the villain who debuted in David’s Hulk: Future Imperfect back in 1992.

The series will explore the story of how Bruce Banner/Hulk went from the version of the character that most people are familiar with into the evolved, cunning, and villainous Maestro in an alternate future.

“I had no idea that when I first created the Maestro for Future Imperfect, that he would have the kind of popularity and staying power he has now,” David stated in the series announcement. “Until now, I’ve only been able to allude to his origins, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to explore them in this series, and I can’t wait for fans to see all the artwork that’s been coming in!”

Nostalgia runs strong in many fields, and no where is that truer than in the comic book industry. I expect that if this is mega-successful you’ll see Marvel and DC scour their databases for any supervillain they can go back and mine for origin story material. 

What do you think? Interested in this?

That’s all the time I have. See you next week!