and it’s exactly who you think it is.
Well, I called it. If you don’t believe me, do a quick search for my previous article on this site concerning the identity of the “Totally Awesome” Hulk. Come on, people, was this even a surprise? I can’t be the only one who saw it coming ten miles away. Writer Greg Pak, returning to duties chronicling the exploits of Marvel’s Jade Juggernaut, has a lengthy history with Amadeus Cho. Cho was his character. Basically a younger, Asian version of Bruce Banner, Cho is a super genius techno geek, just like Banner, but with a post-modern flair. Who else would Pak put in the spotlight but Cho? Well, anybody, if he wanted to not be predictable, but whatever.
Thing is, I enjoyed Pak’s run on the series in the past; I liked his portrayal of Cho as the Hulk’s sidekick. I liked Cho as a character. I MIGHT be interested in this new series, seeing Cho transformed into a hulk all his own—if the whole thing didn’t feel so overcooked. I mean, how many times has Bruce been replaced as the Hulk in the past few years? And even when it’s the same guy turning into the monster, depictions of the Hulk have been totally inconsistent. I feel like we haven’t been given a straightforward Hulk story, a classic Hulk story, in too long. Sadly, Pak’s new story, instead of being something fresh and new, looks dully familiar.