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Can You Believe We're Getting a She-Hulk Series?

   By Michael Keskeys At the time of this writing, we are a little over two weeks out from the premiere of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law on Disney Plus.  A week ago, at Comicon, Marvel dropped a new trailer for the series, starring Tatiana Masanley ( Orphan Black) as our favorite gamma-powered superhero/attorney, and I’ve seen it so many times now and I still am in awe of the fact that we’re getting this show.   I’ve been a fan of this character since I was a 13-year-old kid getting into Marvel and saw some cheesecake pin-up art in an issue of Wizard Magazine.  That checked off all the boxes I needed at that age to try to find comics, and what I did was seek out what was the run at the time, Sensational She-Hulk, which was hilarious, awesome, and way more than just a cheesecake eye candy type character I went in for, and I’ve been a fan ever since.      The fact that she got to be a supporting character on the 90’s Hulk animated series was I figured as good as it would get for us fans, but

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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