The Totally Awesome Hulk #1
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The Totally Awesome Hulk #1

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Frank Cho Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 2, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 16
7.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Get ready for the craziest Hulk story of the millennium as a kid genius decides he's gonna be the best Hulk ever -- and just possibly brings the entire Marvel Universe crashing down into chaos! Totally awesome beach day! Massive monster mayhem! She-Hulk and Lady Hellbender! Massive heart and ridiculous action brought to you by PLANET HULK writer Greg Pak and superstar artist Frank Cho! Is it possible for us to fit in one more exclamation point? YES!
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  • 10
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Dec 6, 2015

    There is really no other way to say this, but Totally Awesome Hulk was totally awesome. Greg Pak made Amadeus Cho a likable character. Hes funny and quick-witted and all around fun. There really cant be enough said about the pencils and colors. This is some of the best art on a Hulk book in years. This is a series for anyone and everyone. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Dec 1, 2015

    Yes, I'll say it -- Totally Awesome Hulk is Totally Awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 6, 2015

    Writer Greg Pak makes a welcome return to the Hulk (I believe Pak created Cho), and brings with his the outstanding artwork of Frank Cho. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Nov 30, 2015

    Overall,Totally Awesome Hulkwas a huge surprise to me. I was expecting to like this book seeing as Pak has proven his skills with the Hulk time and time again, but the way the comic subverts your expectations of it is really clever. If you're set out to hate this book, well I don't know if this will change your mind. The overly obnoxious humor will be too much to some and turn them right off. If you're on the fence however or unsure, I'd really recommend trying it out. Yes there is overly obnoxious humor, but it's completely deliberate and essential to the kind of story Pak is telling. Pak has found a way to breath new life into the Hulk franchise, if you're open minded enough to check it out, you may be pleasantly surprised by what you find. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 2, 2015

    Good-looking, skillfully written and just a little bit goofy, all making for an entertaining read, as long as you're okay with some cheesecake art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 1, 2015

    Totally Awesome Hulk is every bit as great as you'd expect from a comic involving Greg Pak and Frank Cho chronicling the ongoing adventures of Amadeus Cho. It's light and fun without ignoring the darker aspects of Amadeus' new status quo. And it makes the most of Cho's storytelling strengths. In short, this comic really is "totally awesome." Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Matthew Murphy Dec 6, 2015

    TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1 is a good issue, if a little rough around the edges. Like many of the Marvel #1s for ALL-NEW ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL, the introductory issue has a lot packed into it with little explained. Unfortunately, I can't even blame SECRET WARS at this point for being late- this time jump is just a struggle. Thankfully, Amadeus is as charming as ever and the creative team holds nothing back, I just hope Frank stays for more than six issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Dec 3, 2015

    I will bet five dollars that, when Cho finally starts acting like a real hero and clears his head, we'll see the Hulk rampage via analytic formula thing I was talking about earlier. Read Full Review

  • 8.4 - Chase Magnett Dec 1, 2015

    Cho and Pak are clearly well-suited to one another and the story they aim to tell here. It's a rollicking good time that doesn't take itself too seriously, and manages to deliver both big fun and bigger laughs as a result while laying down some potential drama for later. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Dec 3, 2015

    The Totally Awesome Hulk #1 is a great-looking and funny book from a top-notch creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Dec 4, 2015

    This book is a fun start to what is bound to be an enjoyable series. Amadeus isnt as likable as Banner was, not yet anyways, but it is fun to see this brash genius dive head first into battle, using his fists rather than his brains. The Totally Awesome Hulk is just that- totally awesome. As the series continues on, I think the title can go from awesome to sheer greatness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - John McCubbin Dec 4, 2015

    Totally Awesome Hulk #1 was everything that I hoped for, as although it has yet to give us anything truly extraordinary, it sets up a bold new premise, that is bound to take the character in an exciting new direction. It also brings Amadeus Cho into the spotlight, with Banner not being forgotten at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 2, 2015

    We have a new Hulk on our hands and reading his story is a blast. We've seen plenty of instances where a mainstream hero is replaced by someone else. That aspect isn't new but it's all in the execution by Greg Pak that makes this feel fresh. Pak knows the Hulk and definitely knows Amadeus Cho. We may be hoping to find out more about Bruce Banner but you can easily see this is going to be a fun book with big action courtesy of Frank Cho's art. I love the Hulk but we've seen so many different takes on him, I'm ready for something really different for the time being. Cho has a perfect blend of being a brand new hero but also has an incredibly brilliant mind to allow him to get out of sticky situations. I'm really intrigued to see where this book will take us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Leroy Dee Dec 14, 2015

    One thing that I haven't seen mentioned that much is that this All New All Different Hulk is another hero that has been raced or gender changed. We have a Korean Hulk now. Miles Morales for one has become a fan favorite for black comic readers, and female fans love Spider-Gwen. I wonder will Asian comic fans gravitate to Amadeus Cho the same fashion? Only time will tell. Actually comic sales will tell, because if this new direction doesn't catch on with anybody Banner will be back sooner than later. I'll have to read issue #2 to see how I eventually feel about issue #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Dec 5, 2015

    There's a simple premise, with the Hulk as a monster hunter, and a simple set-up, with Amadeus Cho and his sister as our leads. The only danger here is that it all becomes a bit too over-simplified, especially if Amadeus continues his tiresome, let's-call-it "flirting." Frank Cho's art helps keep things bright and filled with energy and emotion. Overall, it's good, goofy, and daresay monstrous, fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Neil Patel Dec 5, 2015

    Whilst its true that books like this and Spidey #1 are geared towards a younger readership, who are less cynical about comics these days compared to older readers, whether Totally Awesome Hulk has staying power beyond Cho and Pak only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Dec 9, 2015

    This is a great issue to start off the series. There has been a lot of hype around this series and, so far, it’s living up to that hype. We’ll have to see if Pak and Cho can keep up their momentum and create some more awesomeness! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Dec 1, 2015

    Overall, this series raises some questions for me. Im always down for a changing of the guard, so Im interested to see where this goes. Until then, Totally Awesome Hulk will be a series I have an eye on. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Dec 2, 2015

    Aside from such truly minor complaints, The Totally Awesome Hulk is indeed pretty awesome. Unlike some of the other mantels to have been passed on at Marvel recently, the transition from Bannar to Cho as Hulk seems perfectly organic to the essence of the character. That alone makes Pak and Chos Hulk one of the more promising titles to come out of the All-New Marvel Now initiative. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Russ Dobler Dec 2, 2015

    Stuff the haters who say that Totally Awesome Hulk #1 isn't a “true” Hulk book because, as we've seen, there's really no such thing. Still, it's clear the creative team is aiming for something never quite seen before, despite the maintaining of certain overarching themes. Whether they hit or miss is up to the individual, and while Totally Awesome Hulk #1 might give a different generation a slightly tweaked version of the classic power fantasy, it may leave some long-time fans scratching their heads. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - mansah19 Dec 2, 2015

    Now for what you all have been waiting for Judgement. The story is fun and light but this issue has introduced some intriguing plot lines that I am looking forward to being explored outside of how Amadeus became the Hulk. But I am not one hundred percent sold that Cho will be the man beneath the Green Skin for the long haul. Yet right now he is the man we need, at least that's what Amadeus believes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 5, 2015

    This issue might not have the political heft of Sam Wilson taking over as Captain America, or the mystery of Jane Foster taking over as Thor, but it looks like it might be a funny little comic that has some kicks and giggles with the Hulk. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Dec 7, 2015

    Totally Awesome Hulk has the potential to be a top-tier Marvel title. Considering Pak & Cho are working with a marquee name, it's only fitting that the subject matter found inside match our expectations. We want our totally awesome Hulk to be totally bombastic, totally cool, and above all else, totally not a damn chump. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 30, 2015

    The comic goes for a comedic tone, but mixed with its main character, that tone becomes a turn-off at some points. The change in character and direction got me interested, but the first issue didn't interest me enough to keep me around. One issue and I already want Banner back. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 1, 2015

    But if you're not into Frank Cho, you're not going to be a fan of Totally Awesome Hulk. This is absolutely a case of an artist defining the tone of a series, and whereas previous Hulk books have been moody and bleak, this book is a teenager's equivalent of a Saturday morning cartoon -- all bombast and cheesecake and quips -- with very little in the way of a concrete narrative holding it together underneath. There will be plenty who enjoy the sheer energy that Pak and Cho bring to this book, but there needs to be something deeper here if they want to keep our attention. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 5, 2015

    "Totally Awesome Hulk" is a very average first offering. The book is over-priced at five-dollars but includes ten extra story pages. The comic takes Amadeus Cho and dumbs down his intellect to the point where he appears to only be after sex. The comic has a lot of action and the artwork provides some great visual in that department. The art also conveys the quiet scenes between Amadeus and his sister perfectly to round out the art in the book. I'm not sure what to make of this series and the direction for Amadeus. If you are a fan of the character you might be a little surprised at what you find here. This is an average read. Read Full Review

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