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I'm not sure if this is even real or not - a friend just posted it on facebook. He's not a comic reader though, just liked the image I guess.

Anyone know if this is from an actual story arc and which one? I've never seen Hulk depicted like this with a beard. Even in Old Man Logan he didn't look this way. Could very well just be fanart but thought I'd ask.

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  • Also that’s Spider-Man 2099, but not Hulk 2099 (I don’t think). – Paul D. Waite Dec 8 '14 at 21:58
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There was a bearded Hulk, called the Maestro in the mini-series The Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect #1-2 (Dec 1992 - Jan 1993)

The Maestro largely possesses the same powers as the Hulk, but to a greater degree than most incarnations due to the century's worth of radiation he has absorbed as a result of the nuclear wars that decimated his Earth (the present Hulk speculated that his insanity might also contribute to his greater strength).

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It seems that maestro fought Spider-man in two numbers Captain Marvel Vol 3 #29 / The Incredible Hulk #457:

Captain Marvel Vol 3 #29: Captain Marvel and Spider-Man from 2099 travel in time and land in a large castle. (Maestro's castle)

The Incredible Hulk #457: The Maestro starts to battle Captain Marvel and Spider-Man 2099.

Follow the link to learn more about these battles.

It seems that the picture of you post will be the cover of Spider-Man 2099 #9’s February 2015 release.

  • Thanks I'll look into tracking this down. Do you know if the art I posted is from this storyline? – Ryan Dec 8 '14 at 20:52
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    I think it is the cover of one number: Spider-Man 2099 #9’s release, aimed for February 2015. I updated my answer to reflect this. – Kreann Dec 8 '14 at 21:00
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    If you look closely at the beard in the photo, you can see the gold disks that are also in the possible fanart. – miltonaut Dec 9 '14 at 4:49
  • And is that Mjölnir he's wielding? Interesting. – Mr Lister Dec 9 '14 at 14:13
  • Maestro also appears in Secret War, where he commands a country of Hulks, in another Spinoff I can't remember the name right now, where he outwits the Collector, Old Man Logan (really Maestro, not the Hulk of the Wastelands), where he tries to start a nuclear war, and in the Hulk series before Secret War, where he was depicted as a possible future version of Doc Green. – SK19 May 7 '18 at 22:32
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That image, according to a reverse Google image search, is associated with an upcoming issue of Spider-Man 2099 Vol 2, issue 9. It's categorized as a textless cover. http://superiorspidertalk.com/spider-solicitations-for-febuary-2015-the-end-of-spider-verse/

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