Superhero comics have a long history of celebrity guest stars teaming up with the lead character, whether it's Jay Leno racing across town on a motorcycle with Spider-Man, or Superman taking on Muhammad Ali one-on-one. This December, Greg Pak and Luke Ross carry on this tradition as the Brooklyn Nets' Jeremy Lin makes a guest appearance in The Totally Awesome Hulk #13.

Announced yesterday via amNewYork, Marvel's highest profile Asian-American hero will team up with the highest profile Asian-American sports star at a time when Amadeus Cho is starting to feel down about his own notoriety and celebrity. Pak noted that he has been a fan of Lin since the "Linsanity" craze of the 2011-12 season, and it made absolute sense to unite the two in a story.

“They had me with Hulk’s hair. We’re kindred spirits,” said Lin, talking to amNY “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.”

Amadeus Cho has been The Hulk since late 2015, after taking over from the recently deceased Bruce Banner. In talking to amNY, he notes how powerful the success of the character shift has been, as he has been approached by Asian-American children who have told him how important it is to them to see a Korean-American as The Hulk.

The Totally Awesome Hulk #13 will be available in stores and digitally this December.


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