Marvel is bringing together Amadeus Cho, aka The Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Silk, Shang-Chi and others in what is possibly the most significant team-up of Asian-American superheroes ever assembled in print so far.
The epic gathering of our favorite Asian American heroes will be showcased via a couple of upcoming Totally Awesome Hulk issues running from #15 – #18 with the “Big Apple Showdown” storyline. Totally Awesome Hulk #15 is scheduled to be released on January 25.
Writer Greg Pak recently posted a tweet teasing the cover for the issue which will feature the kid genius Cho still learning the ropes of being a hero and a team player. With the Asian heroes coming to town, it will be cool to see how our new Hulk will use his powers alongside his peers.
It’s *possible* that no mainstream superhero comic has ever starred as many Asian American superheroes as TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #15. pic.twitter.com/CJWfeBsn19
— Greg Pak (@gregpak) January 6, 2017
Pak, who like Cho is Korean American, co-created the character with Takeshi Miyazawa back in 2005. Cho took over the mantle and the powers of The Hulk from Bruce Banner recently and just began headlining his own series Totally Awesome Hulk in 2015.
According to Pak, he has always thought of seeing Cho team up with other Asian and Asian American superheroes in the Marvel Universe, reported the Angry Asian Man Blog.
“The last few years have been amazing at Marvel for expanding the roster with Amadeus, Kamala Khan (the new Ms. Marvel), and Cindy Moon (a.k.a. Silk) all starring in their own books,” Pak was quoted as saying.
“And then you’ve got classic older characters like Jimmy Woo and Shang-Chi, and I realized there could be a fun, multigenerational group to play with here.”
He added that the epic assemblage was inspired by his own hangouts with fellow Asian American colleagues, which usually involves dinners and karaoke.
“I found myself thinking of all of the dinners and karaoke sessions I’ve had with fellow Asian American colleagues at various film festivals and conventions, and I thought, hey, Asian American superheroes would probably hang out like that every once in a while,” Pak said.
“What would they talk about? How would they bond — or what kinds of conflicts would they discover? And how would that carry over into a big superhero adventure? And now we’re all gonna find out! “
Back in issue # 13, the Totally Awesome Hulk also teamed-up with another Asian American superhero: the magnificent Jeremy Lin.