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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

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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