Jeremy Lin is one of the Brooklyn Nets‘ biggest signings this offseason. However, this isn’t the biggest thing that the Linsanity star has done. Lin is going to appear in Marvel’s new series, “The Totally Awesome Hulk”.
What bigger accomplishment is there than to appear in a Marvel comic book? Well, that’s what Jeremy Lin has accomplished. The idea came about by two loyal Linsanity fans, Greg Pak and Bernard Chang. The Hulk that will be in the comic series will be named Amadeus Cho, a Korean extension of Bruce Banner, the original Hulk.
According to AM New York, Lin will be appearing in December. Pak talked about how he had the idea of featuring Lin in their cover.
"“I was here in New York when Linsanity happened and it never stopped for me,” said Pak, who will be writing the issue with interior art by Luke Ross and a cover by Bernard Chang. “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?”"
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Indeed, Marvel comics has been introducing more diversity in their comics. Examples of diversity includes the new Thor as a goddess, Ms. Marvel as a Muslim woman, an African Captain America, an African-American Iron Woman named Riri, and a new Spider Man named Miles Morales, who is half Hispanic and half Black. Now you can include Cho in the mix.
Marvel’s global audience has been increasing over the years. They are responding to their global audience by giving them heroes that represent their culture. Giving these heroes diverse cultures not only brings them readers, but it brings strong representation and meaning to their cultures. Times have changed and it’s time to embrace more women and superheroes in different cultures. Therefore, everyone’s favorite comic heroes will be globalized.
Lin is going to be part of a huge movement in Marvel history as he will appear as Cho’s mentor. In the 13th issue of the comic, Cho enters the dark points of being the Hulk and Lin gives him an assist. Nets fans and comic book fans will be excited to see Lin featured in the comic. Lin has a huge following in the Asian community, so it was a good idea to feature him in the issue. Now, let’s wait for December.