Incredible Hulk writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson says the upcoming sixth issue of his run on the book features the “gnarliest” transformation sequence in the Marvel hero’s long history.

“Issue #6 — you can tell your listeners this, too, man — issue #6 has the gnarliest transformation that Hulk has ever done in a book, hands down,” Johnson said during an appearance on the Spec Tales podcast. “I’ll take that to the bank, dude. There’s never been a rougher transformation than this one. I’m gonna try to keep leveling it up, too. Like, I love, love, deeply love the one in issue #1 … the one at the end of issue #2 was concise, but it was also super cool.”

Written by Johnson and illustrated by Nic Klein, Incredible Hulk #6 hits comic shops this November. However, the Hulk’s most gruesome transformation to date isn’t the only thing Johnson and Klein have in store. The issue also introduces a new, World War II-era version of Ghost Rider to the Marvel Universe.

“ATTACK OF THE ZOMBIE GHOST RIDER!” the official synopsis for Incredible Hulk #6 reads. “Charlie reminds Bruce that he’s more than a man on the run — he’s an Avenger, a hero. And heroes help people. When their travels lead them to a Texas town under attack by dreaded monstrosities known as war devils, it’s time for the Hulk to step in … but he rouses an undead Spirit of Vengeance from his eternal slumber, summoning a 100-year-old Ghost Rider to ride down the Hulk!”

Incredible Hulk #6 goes on sale Wednesday, November 22 from Marvel Comics.

Note: Spec Tales is a podcast that releases a new episode every Wednesday. In it, hosts Jake and Jesús ask collectors and creators to share their comic book “Grail Tales.” Each episode also includes a segment where Jake, Jesús and their guests speculate as to which comics may increase in value.

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