She-Hulk? It's Just Hulk Now, Thanks

Monday, 19 September 2016 - 6:43PM
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Monday, 19 September 2016 - 6:43PM
She-Hulk? It's Just Hulk Now, Thanks
Marvel is continuing to diversify their lineup of comic book characters, with the latest change coming to the character of She-Hulk. From now on, Jennifer Walters will no longer stand in the green shadow of her cousin Bruce Banner, because she is dropping the "She" and just going by "Hulk."


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Readers of Marvel's recent Civil War 2 know that Banner was killed by arrow to the head by Hawkeye in order to stop a potential deadly rampage by the Hulk. They also know that Walters was injured early in the war and spent most of it in a coma. But now that she's awake, the character formally known as She-Hulk isn't very happy about what went on while she was out of commission, and her struggles have forced the name change to the darker character. Here's what Marvel's editor-in-chief Axel Alonso told A.V. Club:
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"The title She-Hulk evokes light-hearted stories about a Jennifer Walters who is at peace with herself and in full control of her powers. This isn't that book. On the other hand, the title Hulk implies all of the baggage that comes with that comic's 50+ year history-the ongoing battle with the monster within-and that's why it's more appropriate for this series. Jen went through major trauma in Civil War II, and Mariko and Nico's story will deal with the fallout of that trauma-the anxiety and anger, sometimes self-destructive, that comes along with it. If there is light at the end of the tunnel, Jen is going to have to search hard for it, and she's going to have to battle with some pretty big monsters-including the one within-to find herself again."
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Hopefully with the new title, the character can raise her profile enough to earn a spot in the MCU. Of all the Marvel heroines spun off from existing heroes (Spider-Woman, Ms. Marvel, etc.), She-Hulk was always the most interesting, so maybe now that she's just Hulk she'll be able to command the level of respect Ms. Marvel did when she took up the mantle of Captain.

Via: Comic Book Movie.
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