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Here’s a Little Ditty, About Jack and Jen, He’s Got A Heart On His Face, And She’s 6 Foot Ten.

By Michael Keskeys Hello friends, and fellow She-Hulk fans, we are back once again to discuss the latest issue of “She-Hulk” by Rainbow Rowell, Rico Renzi, and Roge Antonio. I’m so glad to have recently heard from the writer herself on Facebook that the series is ongoing, and not just a limited series as some of the solicits have suggested, which is fantastic news, as this is a character that deserves to have an ongoing series as much as any other Marvel character, especially as we have our Shulkie back again after a recent stint of being just a green (and briefly red, rage monster) This issue picks up where we left off last time, Jen’s off to work, where she runs into a former co-worker from the Dan Slott run, which I legit cheered when I saw their return, and we get some brief work-related humor as Jen goes through her rolodex of super friends to find some work and we get some great interaction with Jen and her Fantastic Four teammate Ben Grimm. We also get some more on Jack of Heart

Does She-Hulk Have The Ability to Turn Human?

This week’s question comes from Sam in Chicken, Alaska. 

Now, I bet you all thought I would make a joke about a town named “Chicken,” but I’m not going to do that. No sir. Do you know why? Because I’m convinced, Sam is a ghost. And I have a good reason because there are only twelve people who live in Chicken right now, and none of them are named Sam.

Anyway… “Sam” wants to know if She-Hulk can turn human, which is an excellent question because that question takes us to one of my favorite aspects of Jennifer Walters. Unlike her cousin, Bruce Banner — or “David” if you read the first issue of The Savage She-Hulk — Jennifer LOVES being She-Hulk.

While Bruce is constantly trying to figure out a way to get rid of the Hulk, or at least live in peace with it and not harm anyone around him, Jen embraces being She-Hulk. 

Everything Jennifer Walters can’t do? She-Hulk can. (She says that in almost every issue of The Savage She-Hulk.)

Think of it like this: If you could turn into your favorite superhero or celebrity on a whim and live a superhero or celebrity life instead of the one you got right now, would you?

Most of the people who read this would answer a resounding yes.

But here’s the thing: Like many Marvel superheroes, Jen has low self-esteem. 

So an undercurrent of the She-Hulk comics often revolves around whether or not it’s healthy or even wise for Jen to willingly spend so much time as She-Hulk.

(It gets really confusing to sort out whether or not Jen and She-Hulk count as different people, and that answer seems to change based on who is writing the comic. So I’m not going to bother parsing that one out here aside from briefly saying, I think they’re the same person. And if that's true, then there's zero reason for Jen to be ashamed of wanting to be She-Hulk all the time. But that's just my opinion!)

So, yes. In most cases, unless the storyline prohibits it, Jen can willingly transform into She-Hulk and vice versa.

I hope that answers your question, “Sam.”


(Above is A rendering of what She-Hulk actress, Tatiana Maslany, could look like as Jennifer Walters. Art by Suvam. Image Source.)

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