next year's "World War Hulks" event will certainly involve the many gamma powered characters currently roaming the Marvel Universe, "World War Hulks: Alpha" is primarily about the Intelligentsia, a think tank made up of some of the Marvel U's most brilliant and depraved minds. "You know these men. The collective are: The Leader. Dr. Doom. Modok. Red Ghost. Egghead. Wizard, and Mad Thinker," Jeff Parker told CBR News. "What they have in common is their super minds. Each are so smart that they tend to feel like a different thing altogether than the rest of humanity. Like the laws of man shouldn't apply to them." Given that sense of arrogance and entitlement, the dynamic between the various members of the Intelligentsia is often an uneasy one. "The Leader is the instrumental one in bringing them together, and he realizes that their own massive egos and self-interests make such a group near-impossible," Parker said. "They connect largely to amass stores of information thought lost to the world in ancient times. They aren't teaming up in the Masters of Evil sense. This is almost like a running experiment they occasionally gather around to observe. In "World War Hulks: Alpha," the Intelligentsia steal some lost knowledge that directly pertains to the major players in the coming clash of the gamma powered goliaths. "'Alpha' sets up many of the players that are going to be crucial in 'World War Hulks,' and gives the backstory of why things are going to go down the way they will," Parker explained. "This is really a story from the villain's perspective. Though we do see a lot of other Marvel characters and references to Marvel history, this is all from their unique point of view And largely, The Leader's. Jeff Parker feels Hulk fans should strap themselves in because they're for a long and wild ride that starts in December with the preludes "World War Hulks: Alpha" and "World War Hulks:Gamma" and continues well into the New Year when the "World War Hulks" crossover spills over into the titles that make up the Hulk family.