Paul Pelletier is one of a small handful of comic creator’s whose work I’ll follow on most any title, and it appears I’ll be following it on Greg Pak’s Incredible Hulk, as Comic Book Resources reported yesterday, which actually works out pretty well for me as I’ve wanted to be a part of Pak’s run on the Green Goliath for a good while now and with Pelletier on board I’ve got little choice but to finally check it out!
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I was extremely impressed with Paul Pelletier’s art — which I percieve as something akin to one part Alan Davis, one part Dale Keown and one part John Byrne but completely Pelletier’s own — on Dan Slott’s GLA, and continued to be blown away with his successive and successful stints on Exiles, Fantastic Four, War of Kings and now more than likekly, The Incredible Hulk. It’s great to see his more “traditional” approach to comic art being embraced by both Marvel and the fans alike as it’s made for consistently fun/exciting books that feel like comics used to, with dynamic page layouts and a quality story so often backing the pencils up, so here’s hoping for all the future success that he can handle! He’ll be a natural fit for the Hulk and if the preview art is any indication he may just one day be uttered in the same breath as the Dale Keown’s and Gary Frank’s on that book:
Well, when I was collecting comics years ago, I was a huge fan of the Peter David/Dale Keown Hulk stuff, and afterwards the Gary Frank stuff. I really dug the character from back then. But with both of those books, just coming off “War of Kings” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which both have a crapload of characters, I thought it’d be nice to work on a book that had a smaller cast – something to focus on a little more. And it’s fun drawing the big, strong guys, so something like Hulk or Thor would be fun too. And with Thor, the idea that I was working on “War of Kings” and “Guardians” which was a lot of sci-fi stuff, and with Thor you get into Asgard, and I’d be able to do something more feudal. That was going through my mind, to work on something different than I had been doing.
Be sure to check out Pelletier’s interview at Comic Book Resources for more on his Hulk run and the opportunity of mulling over what he’d be able to accomplish on a book like Thor with Sif, the Warriors Three, and all that mythology to work with should he ever get the chance…