Planet Hulk animated film having free World Premiere screenings in New York and Los Angeles

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New York Comic Con and Newsarama.com announced a bicoastal event on January 14th, at The Paley Center for Media in New York and in Los Angeles centered around Marvel Animation’s Planet Hulk saga that originally debuted to comic book fans in 2006. The event will feature an exclusive first screening of the upcoming animated film Planet Hulk, which is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray from Lionsgate and Marvel Animated Features on February 2nd, 2010. The event will also feature an opportunity to meet the talent behind both the popular comic book and the animated film during an evening that will also include limited-edition giveaways and creator signings.

Planet Hulk follows mean green as he’s sent into exile on a strange alien world after being banished from Earth. But will he be the champion of this new planet? Or the destroyer of it?

Marvel Animation panelists include the forces behind the story and production plus the green-guy himself. On the West Coast, Supervising Director Frank Paur, Supervising Producer Josh Fine, and the writer of the screenplay Greg Johnson will be on hand to discuss bringing one of Marvel¹s most legendary tales to film. Rick D. Wasserman, the voice of the Hulk, will also be on hand to share his experience in bringing this iconic character to life. In New York City, the panel will include Marvel Animation President Eric Rollman, who is also responsible for Ultimate Avengers, The Invincible Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Hulk Vs., as well as Wolverine & the X-Men.

Two of the architects behind the red-hot Fall of The Hulks Marvel Comics event, Jeph Loeb and Greg Pak, will attend the screenings to interact with fans and talk about major upcoming changes to the Hulk universe. For fans in LA, meet the Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated Jeph Loeb as he reveals what’s in plan for the popular Red Hulk and talks about the shocking twists ahead for Hulk. Meanwhile, in NYC, fans can meet author Greg Pak, whose acclaimed work on the Planet Hulk comics inspired the animated feature.

The screenings in LA and New York begin at 6:30 PM local time, followed by panel discussions, signings and special guests at 8:00 PM. The NYC premiere will focus on the talent and creative process that first brought the Planet Hulk story to life in comics, while the LA event will showcase the cast and crew of the new Planet Hulk Animated Feature.

There are a limited number of tickets available to both the New York and Los Angeles Planet Hulk events. Tickets are being freely distributed via Newsarama.com, NewYorkComicCon.com, and select comic book retailers. Also, a limited number of free tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis at paleycenter.org.