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COMICS: Have Marvel Killed off the Hulk?
July 21, 2016 By Jon Somers
Marvel has killed off The Hulk’s human alter ego Bruce Banner in its latest comic. The character is seen dying as a result of an arrow to the head from Hawkeye, his Avengers teammate, in the third issue of Civil War II.
For the past year Banner has been self-medicating himself to prevent the transition into the Hulk and instead a Korean-American teenage genius named Amadeus Cho has been the one to transform into the green anger management nightmare
Commenting on this huge twist in the character Marvel said
“Only two things are for certain: It will take a long, long time for our heroes to come to terms with his loss, and the circumstance surrounding his death will leave a huge scar on the superhero community.”
This is not the first major change Marvel has brought about with their comic characters. It was revealed earlier in the week that Tony Stark would retire from the Iron Man role and be replaced by Riri Williams, a 15-year-old African-American girl.
Marvel is clearly going through a huge change at the moment, trying to appeal to a wider audience and moving away from the white middle class it has catered to since its birth.
Change is never a bad thing and so far it these big twists have been met with approval and anticipation for a new chapter in what will surely be an exciting time for Marvel.
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