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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

Can She-Hulk Control Her Anger?


 

*Shouting from Avengers Mountain* 


Hello! Can you guys hear me down there? It is I, Devin, lord of She-Hulk FAQ’s and other geeky things! 


Thanks for tuning in to yet another installment of questions regarding a certain green hero.


This week’s question deals with a topic only sensitive to Bruce Banner. Since we’re relatively sure Jennifer doesn’t have this issue:  Can She-Hulk control her anger? 


I sure hope she can. She’s a lawyer, and if I’m not mistaken you can lose your job as one by yelling at the judge. 


As you might know, the Hulk cannot (always) control his anger, yet She-Hulk always seems to be at the center of calm and collected that Bruce could only dream of. 


Unfortunately, things weren’t always this way. 


Upon She-Hulk’s inception, she was initially unable to control her transformation in the same vein as her cousin. 


For the duration of her first series, She-Hulk lived up to her “Savage” title, as she would transform due to similar spurts of uncontrolled anger that released her alter ego.


Eventually, she’d come to retain her typical Jennifer Walters intelligence while in She-Hulk form.


The main reason She-Hulk seems more in control of her anger than her grumpy cousin would be due to her temperament prior to receiving the blood transfusion, and not having nearly as much gamma exposure. 


Prior to becoming She-Hulk, Jennifer was a smart, yet mousy woman which is leagues different than her somewhat sheltered cousin who had been abused as a child. The comics assert that it was this abuse that actually created the Hulk. 


Also, I failed to take note that Jennifer received a newfound sense of confidence that contributed to her sense of control after she realized she wasn’t a monster, but a seven-foot-tall beauty queen with unparalleled strength. (Jen’s inner fantasy, as it turns out.)


To be sure though, there have been a handful of instances where She-Hulk has “lost control” of her anger, but each instance usually is something that disturbs her typical gamma balance. Here are a few instances:


  • Avengers Disassembled Arc - Scarlet Witch used her abilities to unintentionally make Jen go savage. Not one of her fondest moments. 



  • Avengers by Jason Aaron (2018). She-Hulk still reeling from Civil War II, has embraced a more Hulking, savage green form akin to her cousin and maintains this look up until issue 50. 


Otherwise, Jennifer is perfectly normal in terms of her anger as she doesn’t rely on that for a power boost as Hulk does. 


There are a few other instances, but my brain is fried from all the gamma radiation in the room. 


Now that this is over, I’m going to go and stare at the $100 She-Hulk omnibus I’ve had my eyes on, which you guys should grab! Well, it’s more a suggestion than anything, but come on it’s She-Hulk we’re talking here!


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