TITLE: The Totally Awesome Hulk Issue #10
YEAR: November 2016
COMPANY: Marvel Comics
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Mahmud Asrar
Color Artist: Nolan Woodard
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
Cover Artist: Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson
Editor: Mark Paniccia
Editor-in-Chief: Axel Alonso
Continuing the “Civil War II” storyline, when Ulysses had a vision of casualties and destruction caused by Bruce Banner (The Hulk), Clint Barton a.k.a. Hawkeye ends up executing Banner.
As Amadeus Cho (The Totally Awesome Hulk) seeks to find out why this is happening, in hopes that he doesn’t do anything reckless, Captain Marvel wants better communication and that he doesn’t do anything destructive. But Amadeus acts out against Captain Marvel’s request and now, the Black Panther comes to take on these matters for Captain Marvel.
Wanting to make sure that T’Challa (Black Panther) follows the rules, she assigns S.H.I.E.L.D. liaison Jake Oh to go on a mission with T’Challa, no questions asked.
As the two are observing Amadeus Cho and are planning to meet up with him in Virginia, Black Panther explains to Jake that while Banner was a good man, no one should have that much raw power and millions of lives will be threatened. Worried that Amadeus Cho may do something to get revenge on Clint Barton (who was acquitted for Banner’s murder), if Cho does something, Black Panther said they must neutralize him.
But to the surprise of both Jake and T’Challa, Amadeus was listening to their conversation and says “Good luck with that.”
Meanwhile, Amadeus manages to track down Clint and when he goes to confront him, it is revealed that T’Challa is disguised as Clint via computerized visuals and leading a fight ensues between Amadeus as the Hulk vs. the Black Panther.
For the most part, “The Totally Awesome Hulk” is an entertaining read because it’s hip, energetic and you have Amaedeus Cho, a super intelligent person who has control of his powers and always wants to do the right thing, even though it may get him into trouble.
But for the most part, how often do we get to read a battle between Hulk and Black Panther?
Just a fun read overall and while I was apprehensive of another Hulk (especially with the Red Hulk and now Amadeus Cho as another green Hulk), I have enjoyed how Marvel Comics have utilized these characters. And from an old school Hulk fan, I definitely recommend this series.