Greg Pak's hero alliance includes Amadeus Cho, Ms. Marvel, Shang Chi, Silk and more in Totally Awesome Hulk #15
Comic book writer Greg Pak has created an all-Asian Marvel superhero alliance including Amadeus Cho and Ms Marvel for upcoming comic Totally Awesome Hulk #15.
Pak teased the cover of Totally Awesome Hulk #15 on Twitter, suggesting that his Avengers-style Asian alliance is the most significant group of Asian American superheroes starring in a mainstream comic book.
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
In the upcoming Marvel comic, kid genius Amadeus Cho who assumed the powers of the Hulk, teams up with Ms. Marvel, Shang Chi, Silk and other Marvel superheroes.
Cho, the Korean American comic book character, headlined his own series of comic books in 2015.
“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,” says Pak. “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.”
Pak also tweeted the cover at for Totally Awesome Hulk #17 that features the S.H.I.E.L.D agents Jimmy Woo and Jake Oh.
More Asian American superheroes on the cover of TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #17! Gorgeous cover art by Stonehouse. Story starts Jan 25 w/ #15. pic.twitter.com/mizbt8uMac
— Greg Pak (@gregpak) January 8, 2017
Pak was inspired by elements from his own Asian culture, including 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 says. “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! ”
The Asian American Marvel alliance will run through issues 15 to 18 of Totally Awesome Hulk. Interior art is credited to Mahmud Asrar. The artwork also features colorist Nolan Woodard and incredible cover art by Korean artist Stonehouse.
Totally Awesome Hulk #15 hits stands on January 25. Be sure to ask your local comic shop to hold you a copy, or if you read digitally, pre-order the issue today at Comixology.