View Full Version : New She-Hulk Series Coming This Winter

Spike Spiegel
10-07-2016, 12:17 PM

Dropping the pronoun to become simply Hulk, the new series will showcase the usually somewhat-in-control Walters as she returns to practicing law after losing her beloved cousin, as well as her own near-death experience. Penned by Mariko Tamaki (Tomb Raider, Eisner-winning This One Summer) and drawn by Nico Leon (Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man), Hulk will be Tamaki’s first dip into classic superhero territory (she’ll also tackle Supergirl: Being Super for DC). Marvel Editor-In Chief Axel Alonso spoke with The Onion’s A.V. Club about what the ‘She’ entails for Jennifer Walters:

“The title She-Hulk evokes light-hearted stories about a Jennifer Walters who is at peace with herself and in full control of her powers. This isn’t that book. On the other hand, the title Hulk implies all of the baggage that comes with that comic’s 50+ year history—the ongoing battle with the monster within—and that’s why it’s more appropriate for this series. Jen went through major trauma in Civil War II, and Mariko and Nico’s story will deal with the fallout of that trauma—the anxiety and anger, sometimes self-destructive, that comes along with it. If there is light at the end of the tunnel, Jen is going to have to search hard for it, and she’s going to have to battle with some pretty big monsters—including the one within—to find herself again.”

I am overjoyed to see the character in her own series again, but I hope it's not full of overwhelming angst.

Also, the whole thing seems futile since it's obvious they'll bring Banner back after the PC character change train runs out of steam or when he gets another movie. Any potential new character development from this upcoming series is likely to be retconned or glossed over eventually anyway...but such is the way of a comic from the Big Two. Hopefully there will at least be a bit of novelty here.

I'll at least give issue one a chance, though. I really like the Soule, Byrne, David, and Slott runs.

10-07-2016, 12:19 PM
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