She-Hulk is Gonna Lose Control in New Series!
Marvel announced a new She-Hulk comic today in which she’s going to go full gritty badass awesome. It’s going to be called just ‘Hulk’ to indicate she’s going hardcore. The teaser cover looks pretty neat.
The series will be written by Mariko Tamaki, with art by Nico Leon, accordingo A.V. Club. The basic premise is that after the events of Civil War II, Jennifer Walters is going over the edge. She suffered near fatal injuries, and her cousin, Bruce Banner, was assassinated by her fellow superheroes. Sounds like a solid premise to me.
According to Axel Alonso:
“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.”
This all sounds pretty awesome to me. I am a huge fan of trying new things with classic superheroes, and this sounds right up my alley. Maybe it’ll work, maybe it won’t; we’ll find out.
At least they’re not calling it ‘Superior She-Hulk’.