May 12th, 2011
07:19 PM ET
It's not always easy being green.
"Green Lantern" and "The Green Hornet" are having a big year, but for the Hulk, it's the end of an era.
Marvel Comics announced on Wednesday that the 49-year old comic book would be finishing its run in August, after 635 issues. (Due to recent events in the Marvel Universe, the series was retitled "Incredible Hulks" last year).
However, the Hulks adventures will continue in the series simply titled "Hulk," which launched in 2008.
Senior Editor Mark Paniccia told CNN that the comic book world is far from done with the Jade Giant (assuming he survives the current "Fear Itself" story arc): "The only hint I can give about the future is that we’ll be delving into the duality of the character in a way we haven’t seen for a looooong time."
As for the historic 635th issue, which brings writer Greg Pak's "Heart of the Monster" arc to an end, Paniccia teased, "It’s the end of one of the wildest rides in the green goliath's history."
But it's not all "Hulk smash!"
"Bruce [Banner]’s true love has always been Betty Ross. His feelings for her have been a driving force throughout the history of the character," he said. "This last arc of Pak's shows there’s nothing more painful than a love that isn’t meant to be."
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