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Amadeus Cho Hulks Out in Totally Awesome Hulk #1!

Strap in, hold on and Hulk out True Believer. It’s time for a new Jade Giant for a new Marvel Universe. Amadeus Cho is here, and he’s throwing a gamma punch in your face this December in The Totally Awesome Hulk #1 –  the explosive new series from writer Greg Pak and artist Frank Cho!

A 19-year old boy genius is now the strongest being in the Marvel Universe. What could possibly go wrong? The mystery behind the Hulk’s new identity may have been revealed. But the questions don’t stop there. How did he come to be? What happened to Bruce Banner in the previous eight months. All will be revealed. But first – prepare for a completely different kind of Hulk. Not tormented. Not conflicted. Just a giant green wrecking machine who loves being the Hulk!

Now is the time to jump on board the series that already has the world talking. Big heart, big action and high stakes await Amadeus Cho on his very first Hulk adventure. Believe us, you’ve never seen a Hulk like this before and it’s going to be TOTALLY AWESOME. Be there as Amadeus’ exciting journey begins!

Written by GREG PAK
Art & Cover by FRANK CHO
Variant Covers by FRANK CHO (OCT150742) and WOO CHUL LEE (OCT150743)
Hip-Hop Variant by MAHMUD ASRAR (OCT150744)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (OCT150745)
Marvel ’92 Variant by DALE KEOWN (OCT150746)
FOC – 11/02/15, On-Sale – 12/02/15


Review: Action Comics #44

Action Comics #44 CoverThe epic “Truth” arc reaches its finale as Superman makes some brutal choices and discovers the source of the Shadow Warriors.

I began reading Action Comics #44 and immediately felt like I missed something, like I skipped an issue. Nope, definitely read issue 43, you can read my review here actually. The previous issue, things became much clearer as to writers Aaron Kuder and Greg Pak‘s focus, which to me was attempting to create that feeling of wanting to be Superman as a kid. This issue, I’m not quite so clear.

Wrapping up the “Truth” arc, and having “Lies” emblazoned on the cover, the issue is a lot of punching. Almost all action, with little else, the issue felt muddled and that there were some key plot points missing. I really felt like I was missing something, like I skipped an issue. What’s strange is, this formula of lull building up to conflict has worked quite well in the previous couple of issues. Here though, something is rather lost.

It could be the lack of details. It could be the wrapping up of the arc, while at the same time opening up a lot of questions. There’s just something very off with this issue. Possibly reading the arc as a trade, that might not be as apparent, but with a month gap, I definitely felt like something was off.

Aaron Kuder does double duty on art, and does an admirable job. I like his style and mixed with colors by Tomeu Morey, it looks like a mix of anime with a Western take. Kuder’s flow of action is very solid, as well as his use of the panels to keep the flow and show what’s going on.

Overall, the issue feels like its slipped a but with a muddied conclusion to this first arc. While it’ll probably sit well in the overall story, on it’s own, it just doesn’t hold up.

Story: Aaron Kuder, Greg Pak Art: Aaron Kuder
Story: 5 Art: 7 Overall: 5.5 Recommendation: Pass

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Meet the “Totally Awesome Hulk” – Marvel’s First Korean-American Hulk!

Strap in, hold on and Hulk out – it’s time to meet your Totally Awesome Hulk, the one and only Amadeus Cho! That’s right true believer, it’s a all-new Jade Giant for an all-different Marvel Universe and he’s coming to you this December in Totally Awesome Hulk #1! Legendary and storied Hulk scribe Greg Pak returns to the fan-favorite character he created as he powers up to become the newest green goliath! And he’s bringing blockbuster artist Frank Cho along for the ride!

The mystery behind the new Hulk’s identity has been revealed! But what has happened to the original Hulk, Bruce Banner in the previous eight months? All will be revealed – and the answers will surprise you! But one thing is for certain – Amadeus Cho is a completely different kind of Hulk. Not tormented, not conflicted. Just a giant green wrecking machine who loves being the Hulk! What could possibly go wrong?

Big heart, big action and high stakes await as Amadeus Cho embarks on his first gamma-fueled adventure! Believe us, you’ve never seen a Hulk like this before – and it’s TOTALLY AWESOME. Be there as the Hulk’s exciting journey begins this December in the bombastic debut of TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1!

Written by GREG PAK
Art & Cover by FRANK CHO
Variant Cover by FRANK CHO
On Sale in December!

Totally_Awesome_Hulk_1_Cho_Variant_1 Totally_Awesome_Hulk_1_Cover

Amadeus Cho is the Totally Awesome Hulk

In a release to Entertainment Weekly, Marvel has revealed the identity of the new Hulk that’ll star in Totally Awesome Hulk. Long time Hulk friend Amadeus Cho will be the new green goliath. The Korean-American lead character written and drawn by a Korean-American creative team Greg Pak and Frank Cho.

After months of guessing, and many predicting Cho, what are your thoughts?


Preview: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Vol. 3 TP

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Vol. 3 TP

writer: Greg Pak, Paul Tobin
artists: Lee Ferguson, Ruairi Coleman, Stephen Downey. Felipe Cunha
cover: Bart Sears
FC • 128 pages • $16.99 • Teen+

Life is difficult for Turok in the “civilized” England of the 1200s, where he’s treated as a savage despite being able to tame dinosaurs better than anyone. But a murder conspiracy against one of his allies will send the hunter deep into Sherwood Forest, and back in his natural element. In his attempt to survive this struggle for power, Turok starts to learn why dinosaurs still exist… while the Sheriff of Nottingham gathers crusaders, archers, and a menagerie of thunder lizards to wipe out Turok’s merry men!


Review: Action Comics #43

Action Comics #43“Truth” continues as Superman defies the Metropolis police and faces a new threat from the shadows!

The deconstruction currently occurring in the various Superman comics is fascinating. Depowered, and focused on what Superman truly stands for, Action Comics has become more street, with flashes of Ferguson, but with a superhero twist.

Written by Aaron Kuder and Greg Pak, the series is interesting, and reading Action Comics #43, what’s being done has become much clearer to me. There’s an intrinsic goodness, an almost pure superhero, that’s embodied by Superman. With having the character fight aliens, and super monsters, there’s also become a bit of a disconnect of the superhero with the average people he’s supposed to inspire.

There’s something special about kids wrapping a towel around their neck and trying to be Superman, and it feels to me Kuder and Pak are attempting to bring that real world inspiration to the comics, in a way getting back to basics and distilling the character down to some of his most important characteristics. They’re able to do this while at the same time having a mysterious villain who is so alien, and also touching upon real world issues.

Aaron Kuder brings his talents to the art, which is pretty solid. There’s solid action that has an almost anime vibe about some of it. The art isn’t consistent throughout, but there’s some very cool scenes when it comes to the action. It’s the quieter moments that aren’t quite as dynamic, instead opting for far out views and a decrease of detail in the characters. Its’ not bad though.

This comic is both a throwback and very relevant to today. Pak and Kuder (and the rest of the Superman team) are trying to remind us that even though Superman is also Clark Kent, we the readers can be Superman too through our every day actions to improve our neighborhoods. You don’t need to fight aliens and save the world to be a superhero, you can also just do some good in your own town too. This comic is a reminder of that, and hopefully will inspire some more folks to tie towels around their necks and attempt to be the hero they enjoy reading about.

Story: Aaron Kuder, Greg Pak Art: Aaron Kuder
Story: 8 Art: 7 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

SDCC 2015: Superman News!

At San Diego Comic-Con, Superman fans were treated to a Fortress of Solitude-sized dose of news about the Man of Steel.

DC Comics announced that legend Neal Adams will be tackling the character in Coming of the Supermen, scheduled for November. In this six-issue limited series, fans can expect the same sense of wonder that Bat-fans encountered with his Batman: Odyssey miniseries. This story pits Superman against the evil Darkseid and his son, brutal Kalibak. But this time he has help from an unlikely place: Three national heroes from the city of Kandor (now known as New Krypton) who see Superman as a legend. Even Superman’s arch-enemy Lex Luthor is forced to ally himself with these heroes to prevent Darkseid from laying waste to the universe.

Hollywood screenwriter and Eisner-nominee Max Landis will take on November’s Superman: American Alien, a seven part collection of stories from the life of Clark Kent. Ranging from heartwarming and simple to gritty and two-fisted and even humorous, each story captures a pivotal moment in Clark’s development into the archetypical hero he’s become. Landis will be joined by seven of the industry’s greatest artists, Ryan Sook will provide the cover art, with artists JOCK, Nick Dragotta, Tommy Lee Edwards, Joelle Jones, Jae Lee, Francis Manapul, and Jonathan Case providing interior art.

Award-winning graphic novelist and new Superman writer Gene Yang and Action Comics co-writer Greg Pak updated fans on Superman, recapping the events from “TRUTH” and giving fans a look into what’s happening next in “JUSTICE,” where a newly de-powered Superman continues to deal with the consequences of his now public secret identity and a Metropolis police department making things increasingly difficult for folks in his neighborhood.

Fans also heard the latest on Superman’s opposite number Bizarro, courtesy of writer Heath Corson. He provided a sneak peek at what’s next for the mismatched duo of Bizarro and Jimmy Olsen as they continue on the craziest road trip in the DC Universe!

Old West Meets New Magic in Grek Pak’s Kingsway West

This November, award-winning writer Greg Pak makes his Dark Horse debut with Kingsway West, his first creator-driven original series!

After thirteen years in prison, a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law just wants to find his wife. But in a fantastical American Old West crackling with magic, monsters, and racist vigilantes, trouble just won’t leave him be. And in this case, trouble is a woman with a magic sword who needs his help.

A four-issue miniseries, Kingsway West features the illustrations of Mirko Colak and a revolutionary preorder system built from the ground up by Pak. Readers can easily preorder the entire series by heading to KingswayWest.com or contact their local comic shop directly.

Interested retailers can also find out how to participate on the official Kingsway West website.

Kingsway West #1
Greg Pak (W), Mirko Colak (A/Cover), Wil Quintana (C), Simon Bowland (Letters)
On sale Nov. 11, FOC Oct. 19

Kingsway West

Celebrate Batman Day with Snyder, Tynion, Pak, and Tomasi in Baltimore

Batman EternalCome celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Dark Knight on Batman Day, Saturday, September 26th, at the Baltimore Comic-Con! VIP and General Admission Tickets are on sale for the 2015 event, taking place the weekend of September 25-27, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Baltimore Comic-Con has announced Batman creators Scott Snyder, James Tynion, Greg Pak, and Peter Tomasi.

Scott Snyder began writing DC’s Batman in Detective Comics upon signing exclusively with the publisher, and has continued working with the character ever since. He has written for Batman, numerous one-shots and limited series like Batman: Futures End and Batman: Gates of Gotham, launched Talon, spinning out of the “Court of Owls” arc, and is currently writing the new Batman Eternal. He has also worked on Swamp Thing, The New 52, and Superman Unchained. In 2011, he received Harvey and Eisner Awards for Best New Series for his work on American Vampire, the 2012 Eagle Award for Best Writer, the 2012 Stan Lee Award for Best Writer and Man of the Year, and another Eisner Award in 2014 for Best Limited Series on The Wake. Outside of DC, Snyder has contributed to Wytches and Severed from Image Comics and Marvel Comics’ Iron Man Noir.

TalonJames Tynion IV got his start writing back-up stories in the DC Comics’ New 52 Batman title with his former teacher, Scott Snyder. He has published multiple titles under the DC banner, including numerous Batman series like Red Hood and the Outlaws and Batman and Robin, and the DC New 52 title, Talon. He is writer on BOOM! Studios’s The Woods, UFOlogy, and Memetic, and on DC’s Batman Eternal weekly series.

Comics writer (and Rhodes Scholar) Greg Pak has been responsible for much-lauded runs on titles like Marvel’s Incredible Hulk (“Planet Hulk” and “World War Hulk”), Incredible Hercules, X-Men: Magneto Testament, and Red Skull, Dynamite Entertainment’s Battlestar Galactica, Valiant’s Eternal Warrior, and Aspen’s Dead Man’s Run. He has been named Wizard Magazine’s Breakout Talent of the Year, and his stories and characters have won numerous publication accolades as well. You can read Pak’s latest work on Marvel’s Storm, DC Comics’ Action Comics and Superman/Batman, and Dynamite Entertainment’s Turok, Dinosaur Hunter.

Batman Arkham KnightPeter Tomasi is a writer and editor best known for his work at DC Comics. He began his career in 1993, editing such titles as Green Lantern, the Batman titles, Aquaman, Hawkman, and JSA before being promoted to Senior Editor in 2003. In 2007, Tomasi decided to move from editing to writing full-time and, in 2010, took over writing Batman and Robin with issue #20. Since the launch of the New 52, Tomasi helmed the new volumes of both Batman and Robin and Green Lantern Corps. His recent work can be found on DC’s Batman: Arkham Knight and Batman and Frankenstein.

In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Neal Adams (All-New Captain America); Scott Ambruson (Azteca: Ciudad Paradiso); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); John Beatty (Secret Wars); Gregory Benton (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream); Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Bob Budiansky (courtesy of Hero Initiative, Transformers); Talent Caldwell (Grimm Fairy Tales Presents White Queen: Age of Darkness); Chris Campana (Kantara); Richard Case (Doom Patrol); Christa Cassano (Ghetto Klown); Sean Chen (Secret Origins); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Jungle Girl); Amy Chu (Strange Sports Stories); Steve Conley (Bloop); Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn); Katie Cook (Gronk); Darwyn Cooke (Richard Stark’s Parker); Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts); Joe Eisma (Morning Glories); Ramona Fradon (Spongebob Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular); Francesco Francavilla (Secret Wars: Battleworld); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman ’66: The Lost Episode); Keron Grant (Father’s Day); Mike Grell (courtesy of Hero Initiative, Action Comics); Laura Guzzo (Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women); Cully Hamner (Convergence: The Question); Scott Hanna (The New 52: Futures End); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Russ Heath (G.I. Combat); Eric Henson (The Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under); h-eri (Ivory Dragon Studios); Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets); Ken Hunt (Talon); Klaus Janson (Superman); Dave Johnson (Inhumans: Attilan Rising); JG Jones (Strange Fruit); Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance); Denis Kitchen (The Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Went Underground); Barry Kitson (Empire: Uprising); Greg LaRocque (The Avengers); Paul Levitz (Convergence: World’s Finest Comics); Mike Lilly (Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Robyn Hood); Nate Lovett (Midnight Tiger); Kevin Maguire (Justice League); Mike Manley (Darkhawk); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Laura Martin (Star Wars); Ron Marz (Convergence: Batman and Robin); Bob McLeod (Secret Wars); Pop Mhan (He-Man: The Eternity War); Terry Moore (Rachel Rising); Mark Morales (Convergence); Nen (The Memory Collectors); Greg Pak (Storm); Tom Palmer (The Avengers); Jimmy Palmiotti (The Con Job); Dan Parent (Archie); Brent Peeples (Legenderry: Green Hornet); Andrew Pepoy (Afterlife with Archie); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Khoi Pham (X-Men Legacy); Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic); Ron Randall (Convergence: Catwoman); Tom Raney (Avengers Vs.); Sara Richard (Jem and the Holograms); Rafer Roberts (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream); David Rodriguez (Skylanders); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Don Rosa (Donald Duck); Craig Rousseau (Batman Beyond); Andy Runton (Owly); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Matteo Scalera (Black Science); Jeff Shultz (Betty and Veronica); Bart Sears (Bloodshot); Louise Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Walter Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Matt Slay (The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo); Andy Smith (Earth 2); Matthew Dow Smith (X-Files Season 10); Scott Snyder (Batman Eternal); Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans); Mark Sparacio (Sgt. Rock); Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Relativity); Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men); Paul Storrie (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle); Joe St. Pierre (New Zodiax); Marcio Takara (Armor Wars); Eric Talbot (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Ben Templesmith (Gotham by Midnight); Mark Texeira (Ghost Racers); Frank Tieri (Suicide Squad); Peter Tomasi (Green Lantern Corps); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Jeremy Treece (King: Mandrake the Magician); Tim Truman (Hawkman); Billy Tucci (Shi); James Tynion (Constantine: The Hellblazer); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Charles Vess (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream); Mark Waid (Daredevil); John Watson (Red Sonja); Matt Wieringo (‘Ringo Scholarship Fund); Marv Wolfman (courtesy of Hero Initiative, Convergence: New Teen Titans); Rich Woodall (Kyrra); Kelly Yates (Doctor Who); Thom Zahler (My Little Pony: Friends Forever); and Mike Zeck (Secret Wars).

Totally! Awesome! Hulk!

Strap in, hold on, and Hulk out – because you’re in for a rollercoaster ride! This Fall, Marvel brings to you The Totally Awesome Hulk #1 – a brand-new ongoing series! They promise, True Believer – you’ve never seen a Hulk like this before! Legendary and storied Incredible Hulk scribe Greg Pak returns to the green goliath’s ongoing adventures. And he’s bringing blockbuster artist Frank Cho along for the ride!

But who is this mysterious new Jade Giant? And just what has happened to Bruce Banner in the previous eight months? All will be revealed – and the answers will surprise you! Not tormented. Not conflicted. Just a giant green wrecking machine who loves being the Hulk. But will that spell trouble for the entire Marvel Universe?

In an interview with Marvel, Greg Pak said:

We ain’t kidding – this is an all-new Hulk. We’re breaking new ground here – no return to established personalities of the past. But what’s going on is indeed grounded in the history of the character and will delve into the central themes of the Hulk in exhilarating new ways.

Big heart, big humor, high stakes and bombastic action await! Be there as this new Hulk’s

exciting journey begins. It’s going to be TOTALLY AWESOME. Don’t miss the gamma explosion of epic proportions this Fall!

Written by GREG PAK
Art & Cover by FRANK CHO
Coming Fall 2015!


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