IncredibleHulkOnline.com has posted an interview with writer Greg Pak about his new series, “Skaar: Son of Hulk.” An excerpt:
IH:EOD: What is the basic concept behind the series and what are you trying to accomplish?
GP: Itâ€™s a way to explore this fantasy of savagery thatâ€™s been part of genre fiction since day one. Maybe the more civilized our daily lives become, the more compelled we are by action movies, westerns, gangster flicks, and swords-and-sorcery epics — and the Hulk, natch! Weâ€™re constantly frustrated and angered by stupid, unjust things in our daily lives. But weâ€™re civilized people; we canâ€™t smash. But the Hulk can. So we vicariously enjoy the righteous mayhem he creates. â€œSkaarâ€ lets us take that a step further with an even more savage protagonist and world — both exploring and challenging this notion of the savage hero.
IH:EOD: So will we be seeing any familiar faces from the Planet Hulk storyline? Did you create some new creatures or adversaries?
GP: Readers of â€œPlanet Hulkâ€ will be richly rewarded — almost every new character has some pretty nifty ties to the characters and history we introduced in â€œPlanet Hulk.â€ Weâ€™re deepening and expanding the world in some pretty cool ways.
The most important new character in issue #1 is our big villain, a former Imperial general known as Axeman Bone. When Ron Garneyâ€™s first Axeman pencils came in, I had to sit down and catch my breath. I want the action figure NOW.