For the past few weeks Marvel has been teasing fans by hinting at the identity of the new “Totally Awesome Hulk”. Fans have speculated it could be anyone from the now hammerless Thor to Iron Fist. Yet when the true identity was revealed the reaction was not so totally awesome. It was more like a collective sigh of annoyance. Because the new Hulk is… Amadeus Cho. Whilst some people have said that this is great because it means we now have a Korean-American Hulk, I personally disagree with this view. Not that equality is bad or anything but the “All-New Marvel” relaunch is starting to feel like “Gender-Bender Racelift Marvel”. We have: An African-American Captain America, A female Thor, A Korean-American Hulk and a female Wolverine. I read a lot of comics so I am not going all Fox News with this, but I feel like it is change for the sake of change. If you want more female characters? Introduce new and original female characters! You want more characters with varied racial backgrounds? Introduce more characters with varied racial characters! DC has the right idea, they introduce new characters and cut down on the less popular ones, not change some 50 years of history to make bloggers stop hating on them. Sorry but I don’t see any characters with disabilities over at Marvel.
Anyway here is our first look at our new Hulk.
I plan to write a full article on this topic as I had just planned for this to be a simple news post, then I got angry at it. So for my full rant remember to keep it G33k!