Marvel and comiXology’s line of digital exclusive content continues with Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe!
This follows Marvel Entertainment’s first offering on the Amazon-owned platform, Immortal Iron Fist, which was a fun all-ages story that was generally well received.
Just as Immortal Iron Fist emerged at a time when the titular character had just gotten his very own Netflix show (also appearing alongside Daredevil and Jessica Jones in the recent Defenders), Thor vs. Hulk is appearing just in time to be the perfect companion piece to the upcoming Marvel Studios blockbuster, Thor: Ragnarok.
Written by Jeremy Whitley with art by Simone Buonfantino and Alti Firmasyah, the series will follow the two Avengers and showcase their rivalry.
Described as a “perfect entry point for new readers”, the first issue kicks off a brand new storyline with a new character to boot. “The Promoter” is now in the employ of The Champion of the Universe, and by all accounts she has some surprises in store for our heroes:
“The Mighty Thor and The Incredible Hulk have long been two of the strongest, mightiest, and most sought out heroes of the Marvel Universe,” said series writer Jeremy Whitley. “Thor is a god, Hulk is a colossus. Now the Champion of the Universe is looking for an opponent and Hulk and Thor are the top contenders. So rather than fight them both, The Champion’s new promoter has set up a series of contests which Hulk and Thor must complete to decide who will face The Champion.”
“We wanted to take the things we love from stories like Contest of Champions and add a new twist that allows us to play in the ENTIRE Marvel Universe,” Whitley continued. “Every issue is a new world, a new task, and new trials for the God of Thunder and the Great Green Goliath. Readers will get to see some of their favorite elements of the Marvel Universe and a handful of new ones. We wanted to make a mini-series jam-packed with so much action that readers would come back to it again and again. It’s a love letter to two of the strongest Avengers and the wonderful universe they live in. A universe where anything can happen.”
Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe is available in the UK for £1.99 on comiXology. Fans in the US will be pleased to know they can access it as part of their comiXology Unlimited subscription, or for $2.99 otherwise. Now, feast your eyes on these delicious preview pages: