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World War Hulk: The Incredible Hercules (The Incredible Hercules #1)

3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  303 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
When the Hulk returns to Earth for the senses-shattering events of World War Hulk, we can all guess which puny humans will fight against him. But which of Earth's heroes will fight for the Hulk? Don't miss the shocking revelations as Amadeus Cho, the boy genius who took on Reed Richards on behalf of the Hulk in Incredible Hulk #100, confronts She-Hulk and Doc Samson - and ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 4th 2008 by Marvel Comics
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Matt Garcia
May 28, 2014 Matt Garcia rated it liked it
Decent storyline that gets a bit tiresome after a while. The Hulk is as "incredible" as ever and manages to go on a number of rampages. However I found the character of Amadeus Cho to be a bit irritating. The constant reiteration of him being "the smart kid" and the "7th smartest person in the world" started to get on my nerves after about the 5th time it was mentioned. The title is also misleading as Hercules plays a minimal role in this book at best. Average collection but nothing special
Aug 26, 2012 Martin rated it it was ok
Shelves: comic-book
Picked this up at Half-Price Books after a friend said I should check out World War Hulk. I found the book wanting. Much of the art is great, but the story does not flow as story lines from other Marvel comic books are flowing in an out with little explanation as to what is happening. I also find the "smartest kid in the world" gets old fast. He's a character who wants to help the Hulk, and he can do anything. Hack computer and steal billions, check. Throw a pebble and knock down a missile, well ...more
May 20, 2016 Gavin rated it liked it
The Amadeus Cho Show.

Makes more sense who he is now.

Also the old Champions, Hercules and Angel.

Solid story related to of the only worth reading of the tie ins.

Art is good.
Arno Callens
Jul 28, 2016 Arno Callens rated it really liked it
Shelves: marvel-comics
(This is a collective review for World War Hulk, and the corresponding issues of Incredible Hulk. Seeing as both series were written by Greg Pak, and are the only ones worth/necessary reading for the event, it felt more logic to combine them. I've also added World War Hulk Prologue: Worldbreaker, as it's the only tie-in that actually contributes to the story.)

World War Hulk was Marvel's first big event post-Civil War. As such it tried to divide its audience once again into two camps: pro-Hulk or
On Marvel Unlimited, this is filed under The Incredible Hulk 106-111 following the Planet Hulk run. I'd say the "star" of this is actually a kid who's supposed to be the "7th smartest person in the world" named Amadeus Cho, who's a fanboy of the Hulk. He puts together his own team of superheroes starting with two of the former Champions, based on a story told him by She-Hulk about how they "owe him one," Hercules and Angel. With the addition of Scorpion, a SHIELD agent tasked to watch Cho, and ...more
Ariel Marie
Mar 26, 2013 Ariel Marie rated it really liked it
And so begins the friendship of Herc and Amadeus Cho. In the midst of World War Hulk, Amadeus struggles to find allies in order to help his old friend, Hulk. He meets the Champions and asks for their aid. Herc pays special attention to his character even though he's obnoxious, young and naive. Each serve as the basics into what eventually builds Amadeus into a great character. He has it in his head that he will be able to save Hulk even though he does not have the best way to go about it. There ...more
Feb 05, 2016 Batmark rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, superhero

This book could best be described as a supplement to World War Hulk. It focuses on Amadeus Cho (first introduced in the short story at the end of Planet Hulk), the seventh smartest person on earth, who wants to help the Hulk get his revenge on Black Bolt, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, and Reed Richards. On the run from the government agency S.H.I.E.L.D., Cho uses his superior intellect to recruit Hercules, Angel, the She-Hulk, and Namora to his side. But does the
Aug 15, 2009 Brad rated it liked it
This book should be called Incredible Mastermind Excello, but that doesn't really roll off the tongue. Since the World War Hulk story ran in its own limited series, Greg Pak had to find something to do with the Hulk comic, so he put together this story of Amadeus Cho, the non-titular Mastermind, teaming up with Hercules, Angel, and Namora to help the Hulk during his world war. Pak has to work hard to make helping the aggressor in a war seem heroic, but he does okay. He makes Cho, repeatedly call ...more
May 09, 2015 Hrishi rated it liked it
A reasonable tie-in to World War Hulk, which features a character I quite like - Amadeus Cho, or Mastermind Excello. Unfortunately it is hamstrung by having to weave in and out of World War Hulk, and ultimately only being able to mop up along the periphery of the main event.

What's that you say? Need someone to remind the reader of the Hulk's violent but non-lethal roots? Check. Need someone to mop-up that demon Doctor Strange left running around after his confrontation with Hulk? Check. Need exp
Mar 10, 2010 Andy rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
I got this after hearing many good things about the Incredible Hercules ongoing series and it's here that Herc and Amadeus Cho (7th smartest person on the planet) meet and team up so it seemed a good place to start.

I don't read Hulk but I know the background to the whole Planet Hulk, World War Hulk storyline which made this slightly more accessible. There is a recap near the beginning but it could be quite a confusing jumping on point. Still, the characters are well written and the action is imp
Mar 17, 2013 G rated it liked it
Personally, I thought it was neat. Agreeing with what someone else already said, should have been called: World War Hulk: The Incredible Mastermind Excello, but since that's too long, they went for Hercules. The arc in the title is really led by Cho, which makes me happy, since I adore him. I love Herc as well, and Namora's always a great plus. Angel's writing didn't really do anything for me, but I really enjoyed all the rest -- especially Namor's very in character absurdity.

The ending was espe
Elijah Kinch Spector
Dec 09, 2008 Elijah Kinch Spector rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
The only World War Hulk tie-in that really needs to be read along with the original series itself, because this is what was going on in Hulk's actual comic at the time, and by the same writer.

There's a little more going on here emotionally than in the main story, but of course there's less big crazy fun shit. Worth reading as prelude to the incredibly good Incredible Hercules comic as well. Also, here we get Greg Pak's very fitting theory/explanation for why the Hulk's mayhem never kills anyone,
Dec 11, 2012 Subroto rated it liked it
Amadeus Cho is the reason why you will sit through this otherwise another extension of the now killed / dragged to death crossover called World War Hulk.

He is fresh, cunning and fun to read.

Interactions between him and the Hulk make this one of the most worth looking forward to part of the now Lord of The Rings kinda long - World War Hulk.
Jun 29, 2010 Sophie rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
This was a little confusing due to all the World War Hulk stuff, which I didn't know that much about and honestly didn't/don't care to much about. I read this because it was recommended to me, and all I can say is: MORE. NOW. Because it looks like Amadeus Cho and Hercules are characters I could really, really love, and, well, I am so going to the comic book store tomorrow.
Reprints Incredible Hulk (3) #106-111. Amadeus Cho assembles a team to help Hulk as Hulk threatens to desroy New York City. The title of this is Incredible Herc, but the real Incredible Herc stories don't pick up until after this graphic novel. The story is a little disjoined due to its crossover with World War Hulk, but it is kept pretty coherent.
Aug 28, 2013 Morgan rated it really liked it
Planet Hulk is amazing. World War Hulk, not so much. That said, this is a really fun read and sets the stage for a very enjoyable run. It's nice to see Herc getting the attention he deserves.

Cheaper to get the collection of this and the the following trade (Against the World) together in Smash of the Titans.
Aug 05, 2016 J. rated it liked it
Solid, but not as good as some of the hype would have led me to believe. I'm willing to read another volume, but I'm not sold yet.
Aug 04, 2013 Patrick rated it really liked it
It's annoying you have to read this and the "World War Hulk" book (plus the side one with X-Men, etc.) if you want the full story.
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I like Amadeus Cho!
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Greg Pak is an award-winning Korean American comic book writer and filmmaker currently writing “Batman/Superman” and “Action Comics” for DC Comics. Pak wrote the "Princess Who Saved Herself" children's book and the “Code Monkey Save World” graphic novel based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton and co-wrote (with Fred Van Lente) the acclaimed “Make Comics Like the Pros” how-to book. Pak's other work ...more
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