Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Devil Comics Review | Totally Awesome Hulk Volume 1: Cho Time [2016] Greg Pak

Writer Greg Pak returns to the Hulk with a new series as well as Amadeus Cho as the new Hulk. Amadeus Cho played an important role in the Hulk series when Pak was writing it during Planet Hulk and World War Hulk. The choice of Amadeus Cho as the Hulk is stronger than having Ryan Choi as the new Atom. Amadeus has a stronger relationship with the character and his actions and motivations are well documented making him perfect to accept the mantle of the Hulk. Frank Cho of Liberty Meadows is the artist for the series making this title a must have as Marvel aligns the appropriate artists to project the proper image of ethnic characters in their comics.

The issue begins with the Amadeus and his sister Maddie dealing with monster eruptions around the world. Later he heads over to New Zealand and teams up with the She-Hulk and Spider-Man as they face the Lady Hellbender. 

Previously we had the Incredible Hulk, Indestructible Hulk, and now the Totally Awesome Hulk. The series could have been titled Superior Hulk and letting the audience know it will keep up with the quality titles like Tom Taylor’s Superior Iron Man and Dan Slott’s Superior Spider-Man. However bringing back veteran Hulk writer Greg Pak made this issue worth the price on the cover. This is one of the best Marvel issues following Secret Wars. The first arc reveals how Amadeus Cho became the Hulk after four issues of flashbacks, which could have been done in a single zero issue.