She-Hulk Title Launching in February With Premise Similar to Novel

She-Hulk #1 cover by Kevin Wada

She-Hulk #1 cover by Kevin Wada

After reading the She-Hulk novel, I found myself missing the character, her humor, and the unique conflict between being a buttoned-down lawyer and a life-loving superhero. So you can imagine how excited I am to hear the timely announcement that Marvel is launching a new She-Hulk comic series. Unfortunately, we won’t see it until February.

She-Hulk #1 variant cover by Ryan Stegman

She-Hulk #1 variant cover by Ryan Stegman

Charles Soule writes and Javier Pulido illustrates the series. Since Soule is apparently a lawyer himself, he should be able to capture well Jennifer Walters’ day job — although I’d like to see Marta Acosta tapped to work on the comic, since she really got the character’s voice and female friendships. Those don’t seem to be a focus in the title, with Soule quoted as saying, “She’ll be out on her own, without much of a support group at first, a total underdog trying to make good.”

There will also be a lot of guest stars (perhaps a perception that She-Hulk needs to be propped up for sales support?) and ties to the “larger Marvel Universe”. Most interesting to me, they’re going for “a strong element of fun”, with Soule saying, “One of the things I want to work hard to do in this new series is treat her as a real person. She absolutely has problems, just like most of the heroes of the Marvel U, but she chooses to approach them with optimism and good spirit rather than surrendering to the grim and gritty.” That’s the kind of superhero comic I want to read! Typical of today’s market, the first issue will have at least two covers, as shown here.

3 Responses to “She-Hulk Title Launching in February With Premise Similar to Novel”

  1. Brian Menard Says:

    I bought the issue and all of the variant covers, because I collect all She-Hulk issues. I have not yet read it, but I am disappointed in the artwork. Very. :-( I hope this series is successful though, as I love the character and how she’s developed over the years into a lot more than just a female Hulk. I also agree that Marta Acosta did a fantastic job on the novel (I wrote to her to tell her so and her reply was witty, appreciative and very gracious).

  2. Argo Plummer Says:

    I too collect all things She Hulk (comics that is, but I would like to read the novel) and really liked this first issue. I did not have any issue with the art and thought the story was really good. One of the best first issues from the big two in a long time! Go Shulkie!!!

  3. Argo Plummer Says:

    I just read She Hulk # 2 today. Another great issue–might have liked it more than # 1. Great premise–new characters introduced and the return of two of my favorite D-level characters–Hellcat and Kristoff! Hard to beat this series!




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