Fin Fang Foom To Lose His Purple Underoos… To Chulk?


The Totally Awesome Hulk #1 by Greg Pak and Frank Cho is out this week from Marvel Comics, with the first appearance of the new Amadeus Cho Hulk. (Is it too soon to combine Cho and Hulk and call him "Chulk"?)

But this is a cover from issue 3, out in February.

Here's the original art.



Fin Fang Foom, was created in 1961 for the comic book Strange Tales by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, before any publisher was even called Marvel Comics.


But when he was integrated into their superhero comics, something had changed.



He had gained some modesty-preserving purple shorts. Clearly to hide his non-existent external genitalia. Something Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen would have fun with in NEXTWave.

pants3Well that was then. And he's back in Totally Awesome Hulk #3. Frank Cho says,

Now everyone is asking me if whether or not Fin Fang Foom will be wearing giant underpants? The answer is no. Fin Fang Foom is going full commando this issue and will be completely buck naked. (OUTRAGE!)


And here are a few more Frank Cho pencils to enjoy while we wait… looks like Chulk will be going for a dip…

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