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Looks like the Avengers’ big green guy has caught a case of Linsanity. Marvel announced on Thursday that NBA star Jeremy Lin will make a cameo in Marvel’s Totally Awesome Hulk series this December.
Series writer Greg Pak came up with the idea himself.
“I was here in New York when Linsanity happened and it never stopped for me,” Pak explained. “I followed him everywhere. I just love the guy. And at a certain point, I just found myself thinking, ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if the biggest Asian-American superhero met the biggest Asian-American sports star?’”
At this point, those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the latest Marvel comics might be a little confused by that biggest Asian-American superhero reference. Please allow me to spoil the hell out of it for you.
You see, Bruce Banner is no longer the Incredible Hulk. Banner’s scientific protégé, Amadeus Cho, figured out a way to transfer Banner’s Hulk powers to himself. However, the rest of the Avengers still didn’t trust Banner, so Hawkeye freaking killed the guy. Now Amadeus Cho, a Korean-American, is the Totally Awesome Hulk. So you can see why a cameo by Jeremy Lin would appeal to readers of the comic.
As for the story, apparently Jeremy Lin will teach Amadeus Cho a lesson about the importance of teamwork, or something like that.
“It’s kind of about Amadeus being used to being the best at whatever he does…and [he] thinks he can handle anything,” says Pak. “And Jeremy, as a great basketball player and point guard, knows a little something about teamwork, and so they’ve got kind of an interesting conflict and room for people to learn something along the way.”
As for Jeremy Lin, he’s obviously pretty freaking excited to become a comic book character.
“It is an honor and a cool opportunity to become part of the Amadeus Cho Totally Awesome Hulk storyline. Additionally, I think it’s great that Marvel is making real efforts to add diversity to its superheroes and their origin stories.”
The Jeremy Lin issue of Totally Awesome Hulk hits stores December 1.
Hat Tip – [AM New York]