Amadeus Cho is a gifted young super-genius. He is easily able to identify variables and quantum possibilities in any given situation. Cho is regarded by Reed Richards as being the seventh most intelligent person on Earth. He’s also young, cocky, and reckless.
Following the events of the Secret Wars, Bruce Banner absorbed a lethal amount of radiation. Cho was able to use nanites to remove The Hulk from Bruce Banner. He then absorbed The Hulk into his own body, becoming Totally Awesome Hulk.
During the Civil War II event, Cho saved Bruce Banner from a bar fight. After the rescue, Cho revealed to Bruce that he was completely Gamma free. Amadeus gets some needed counsel from Banner on how to balance his human emotions with his monster rage.
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Writer Greg Pak uses this issue to form relationships between heroes that clearly have as many differences as similarities. Common ground is established with the light-hearted debunking of Asian stereotypes.
Cho gets one of the best lines of the book with “Ohmagod! Asian Superheroes? What are they doing here? Is there a Kaiju attack? Where are the ninjas? Where’s The Mandarin?”
Mahmud Asrar demonstrates why he’s one of the best in the business. The story is bookended with conflict, but the scenes that really shine are the quiet moments. The reactions of each character when the group is enjoying Kalbi at a Korean BBQ are priceless. Also worth noting is the actual fight between three superheroes over who will pick up the check.
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