As we head into the weekend, the Totally Awesome Hulk is finally revealed, and it is exactly who we thought it was.
Entertainment Weekly had the official blessing from the House of Ideas to reveal that Amadeus Cho is the new Hulk. I’m not really sure this is a big surprise to anyone, as we’ve known it for the last month or so.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso shared why Cho was selected to be the next Hulk.
As a former Hulk editor, I just felt like…we’ve seen Banner’s story for so long, and the burden that he carries, with the weight of the Hulk on his shoulders. Perhaps the most interesting thing is to see how someone else shoulders that burden, and immediately, Amadeus came to mind for a lot of different reasons. One of them is that physically, he’s like Banner: he’s the 98-pound weakling who’s had everything but the physical aspect to make him seem super cool. And secondarily is that he’s so different from Banner. He shares the monstrous intellect but he’s so different — he’s a teenage kid, who’s hasn’t lived much yet.
Greg Pak told EW that the series will work on three levels; big crazy action, the mystery of what happened to Banner, and an emotional story. With Secret Wars wrapping up, and the fate of the characters and the universe in question, a new Hulk appearing now seems right. Hopefully the story has a perfect balance of these elements to make a good story great.
Totally Awesome Hulk #1 arrives in December!