Blogger and retailer Mike Sterling dutifully marks an important date on the comic-book calendar: It’s been two years since the release of Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk #2, by Damon Lindelof and Leinil Fancis Yu.
The third issue of the planned six-issue miniseries, initially solicited for April 2006, still hasn’t been released.
“When the television writers strike occurred,” Sterling writes, “there was a brief moment of wide-eyed optimism, that perhaps the TV writer in question responsible for this series would be able to find the time to script four more issues of Hulk and Wolverine beating the tar out of each other … but I haven’t heard anything about it. Okay, granted, I haven’t really been looking, but I imagine if there was any real news about it, I wouldn’t have been able to avoid it.”
Back in July, Lindelof said he’d turned in all the scripts through Issue 4, and was about to finish Issue 5: “Leinil has been drawing New Avengers for [Brian Michael] Bendis, so as soon as he is done with that, and I think he has one more issue and then he’s done with that, he’s going to finish up Hulk vs. Wolverine.”
Of course, Yu moved from New Avengers to Secret Invasion, so … here’s looking forward to the third annual Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk Day?