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Hulk vs Thor: Banner of War Reading Order Checklist

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Both The Hulk and Thor celebrate 60 years of exciting comics this year. What better way to honour the occasion than having them duke it out against each other as part of a five-part crossover called Hulk vs Thor: Banner of War.

While Hulk and Thor have fought many times before, there has never been a definitive winner. With this crossover, we’ll finally get an answer to the decades-long debate – who is stronger: The Hulk or Thor?

So you don’t miss any of this massive showdown, How To Love Comics presents the Hulk vs Thor: Banner of War reading order. It has everything you need to know: such as the comics involved, the recommended reading order, release dates, and heaps more.

Thor (2020) #1 cover by Oliver Coipel.

Background Reading

There isn’t anything essential to read in order to understand Hulk vs Thor: Banner of War. However, if you want to get an understanding of how Donny Cates writes either of the characters then check out the following.

Thor (2020 series) #1-24
Written by Donny Cates. Art by Nic Klien and others.

Hulk (2021 series) #1-6
Written by Donny Cates. Art by Ryan Ottley.

If you’re looking to find out more about Hulk and Thor’s history against one another, Graeme McMillan has put together a great piece on the subject over at Polygon.

Hulk vs. Thor: Banner of War Alpha #1 cover by Gary Frank.
Hulk vs. Thor: Banner of War Alpha #1 cover by Gary Frank.

Hulk vs Thor: Banner of War Reading Order

See below the recommended reading order for Hulk vs Thor: Banner of War.

Hulk vs. Thor: Banner of War Alpha #1 (Part 1)
Written by Donny Cates. Art by Martin Coccolo.
Available 11th May

Thor (2020 series) #25 (Part 2)
Written by Donny Cates and Nadia Shammas. Art by Martin Coccolo and Nic Klein.
Available 18th May

Hulk (2021 series) #7 (Part 3)
Written by Donny Cates. Art by Martin Coccolo.
Available 25th May

Thor (2020 series) #26 (Part 4)
Written by Donny Cates. Art by Martin Coccolo.
Available 1st June

Hulk (2021 series) #8 (Part 5)
Written by Donny Cates. Art by Martin Coccolo.
Available 15th June

After Hulk vs Thor: Banner of War

What should read after Hulk vs Thor: Banner of War? Here’s a pair of recommendations.

Thor (2020 series) #27
Written by Donny Cates. Art by Salvador Larocca.
Available in July.

Thor will be teaming up with Venom for a two-part story.

Hulk (2021 series) #9
Written by Donny Cates. Art by Ryan Ottley.
Available in July.

It looks like Hulk will heading into outer space in a new arc called Hulk Planet (not be confused with Planet Hulk).

Collected Edition

For those who prefer to trade wait, here are all the details for the trade paperback:

Hulk vs Thor: Banner of War TPB
Collects:
Hulk vs Thor: Banner of War Alpha #1, Thor (2020 series) #25-26, and Hulk (2021 series) #7-8
Available 7th September, 2022

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