Entertainment Weekly spilled the news on Friday — the new Hulk is Amadeus Cho!
“The Totally Awesome Hulk” #1, written by yours truly with art by Frank Cho and colors by Sonia Oback, hits stores in December. Amadeus Cho was created by me and artist Takeshi Miyazawa way back in 2005. Totally thrilled about this totally awesome book and hugely grateful to everyone at Marvel to pulling us on board!
Here’s a quote from me from the EW article:
When [editor] Mark Pannica gave me a call, he said three words: “Amadeus Cho Hulk” and my head popped off. I said “I’m in! Let’s do it!” And Axel and Mark and I sat down and talked it all through, and it was immediately clear that we were all on the exact same page about this. I love Banner, I wrote Hulk stories for five and half years, and I loved writing Banner. Those stories mean a huge amount to me. At the same time, there’s a long tradition in Hulk stories of different people taking on that mantle, and with Amadeus in particular, it just set up a really great dynamic. Like Axel said, he’s going to be a very different kind of Hulk. He’s 19 years old, he’s on top of the world, he thinks he’s right about everything…and he might be. Or he might not be. But this is a kid who’s got a ridiculous amount of confidence. A lot of it has been justly earned, but he may be in over his head, and he’s going to come in here and he’s determined to be the best Hulk there’s ever been. He loves being the Hulk. And that may cause massive trouble for everyone else in the Marvel Universe. It’s just a great recipe.
Scroll on for some more glorious art from Frank and Sonia.