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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

How Many Evil Versions of She-Hulk Are There?


 

Welcome back! 


It’s time for yet another installment of the most fabulous FAQ on this side of the 616 Marvel Universe.


I’m your host, Devin the Watcher. … Wait, I’m not a Watcher? I’ve got a big head, so I just figured that was enough to get me into that club of Funko pop-looking aliens.


[Editor’s Note: It doesn’t. I checked. Getting into the Watcher’s is like getting into the Screen Actors Guild, you gotta somehow get work while already demonstrating that you’ve done that work before, even though you gotta be in the guild to get that work to begin with.]


Ah well.


This week’s question is pretty unique, well, unique in the fact that I never heard of it before now:


 Is She-Hulk a villain?


I certainly hope not, but I do know the answer and so does BJ, when it comes to how many evil versions there are lurking out there.


When you think of She-Hulk, these attributes may come to mind: Hero, Lawyer, and Giant Green Woman.


Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk, has never switched to the side of villainy or courted the idea, but there is at least one She-Hulk that has, and she's the star of today's FAQ answer.


The Red She-Hulk, aka Betty Ross, former wife of The Hulk, was indeed a villain in her own right. 


Debuting in the pages of Hulk #15 (2009), Betty Ross would come to blows with the current (Red) Hulk and be his antagonist for a short time in what I consider a strange era of Hulk stories in general.


The origin of how Betty became Red She-Hulk is steeped in resurrection and more gamma mutation than you can shake a fist at. While all that was happening, she teamed up with Doc Samson (going by Samson) and the criminal group of scientists, the Intelligencia.


During her time as the villainous She-Hulk, Betty even came to blows with our She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters) and lost. She even got stabbed through by Hulk’s half-alien son Skaar to boot. So Betty's career as a villain was not enough to a great start. 


That's why you always bet on green, folks.


Eventually, Betty got betrayed by Samson and the group of evil geniuses, which surprised absolutely no one, and Red She-Hulk switched sides to try and stop them.


Que the win for our heroes and boom, no more bad guys, and no more evil Red She-Hulk. 


I have to say, it seems like a ton of bad guys are getting rehabilitated, so I’m all for it if it means that our homeowner's insurance goes down.


Damage Control, the people who fix everything after it’s destroyed, won’t have to keep coming to rebuild my home each week. I definitely would be cool with that. 


Wouldn’t you, BJ? 


[Editor's note: Hell yes I would.]


So to recap, our friendly neighborhood She-Hulk, Jennifer Walters, has never been a villain.


Only the Red She-Hulk has been on the side of villainy before making the smart switch over to heroism.


Now, if you’ll all excuse me, I’ve got to write an article on why I think everyone would be in trouble if She-Hulk did become a villain.


Could you imagine how many people would get sued or otherwise beat down if she was?


Fun food for thought! 





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Image Source: Hulk #16 (2009), written by Jeph Loeb and Art by Ian Churchill. Cover by Ian Churchill.

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