Watch: Peter David looks back on his seminal Future Imperfect comic arc

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May 29, 2017, 7:32 PM EDT (Updated)

With the Hulk enjoying a bit of a renaissance these days, we caught up with comic legend Peter David to talk about one of the greatest stories ever told about Bruce Banner.

David wrote the seminal Future Imperfect event, which found the Hulk transported to the future to battle an evil version of himself. David said his pitch was to basically flip the script on the Terminator concept, with someone from the past going to the future to save the world — instead of vice versa. When asked if he thought it’d work as a film, David gave a resounding yes. His reasoning: You wouldn’t have to have the rest of the Avengers in it, and it’s a standalone story you can tell on its own. Which, yeah, is a pretty good point.

We also picked David’s brain about working with Stan Lee on Lee’s Amazing Fantastic Incredible memoir, and the prep work that went into that — from reading Stan’s own autobiography to a boatload of interviews with Lee from over the years, and finally a sit-down with the man himself. Not surprisingly, even after all these years, he still gets geeked out by kicking it and bouncing around ideas with Stan (Freaking) Lee.

Check out the interview below and let us know what you think.