The rich Marvel Comics announcements at San Diego Comic-Con showed how the publishing house has not forgotten some of the key moments of its past, given that among the thunderous previews of big events such as Dark Web welcome flashbacks have been revealed that will revive historical runs of the characters of the House of Ideas. Within this editorial line there will be the return of Peter David and his Joe Fixitaka Hulk Gray, seen the announcement of Joe Fixit, a new series dedicated to this version of the Jade Giant created by David and Todd McFarlane for The Incredible Hulk # 324 in 1986.
Peter David will return to write Joe Fixit, his gangster version of the Gray Hulk
The gray version of Bruce Banner’s alter ego was introduced by Al Milgrom, but it was Peter David who turned him into a figure dear to Hulk readers. Curiously, the color of this version of the Hulk is a return to the origins, when the skin of the mighty thug was gray, later being changed to green for printing reasons. In announcing this new miniseries, David recalled his relationship with the character:
“When I created Joe Fixit years ago, it was just a gimmick to spice things up a bit. Traditionally, Bruce would have created a situation where he would find himself dreading the arrival of the Hulk which would ruin everything. The plot with Joe revolutionized everything, putting the Hulk in the role of being the protagonist with the fear that the appearance of Banner could ruin his life. I had no idea that this character would have this power, and that much of what he did would eventually come into the pages of The Immortal Hulk as well. I am thrilled that Marvel has allowed me to meet this old friend again “
Joe Fixit had been made a sort of Las Vegas gangster, portrayed in Al Capone attire that suited his role as the muscle of one of the city’s casino lords. Less powerful and burly than the traditional Hullk, Joe Fixit was instead more devious and calculating. According to Marvel’s plans, despite Joe Fixit’s recent appearance in The Immortal Hulk, the new series starring the Gray Hulk will be set at the time of David’s management, falling into the category of Marvel series that present us with lost chapters of great sagas of the past. At the moment, as the release period for Joe Fixit, it’s only been given a generic 2023.