Linsanity produced more than big contracts with the Rockets and Nets. It produced more than a deal with adidas. It made Jeremy Lin cool enough to appear in a Hulk comic book.
Yeah, Lin is really about to appear in the “Totally Awesome Hulk” series. Marvel comic book writer Greg Pak was inspired by Lin’s unlikely superstar run back in 2012 so much that he had to have him in a comic.
Here’s a quote from Pak about why he’s messing with J. Lin so heavy, courtesy of AM New York:
“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?’ ”
In this new series, the Hulk isn’t balanced out by Bruce Banner. Instead, a Korean-American named Amadeus Cho. The new Hulk will have a lot of lessons to learn, and one of them will be taught by the new Nets point guard.
Stay tuned for official word on release date of the comics and whether or not we’ll see more of Lin in the Marvel Universe moving forward.
h/t AM New York