She Hulk





Greetings from the desert fellow CBSI members. We were all fortunate to get a plethora of info that came out of D23. One of the more surprising, and quite candidly entertaining information was the news of a She-Hulk series hitting Disney+. Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk by many accounts has been underutilized over the years. There is little argument within our channels that she can be a great character, including being more of a staple within the panels. Perhaps now, with her new series coming soon, she will become more of a household name. So with all of this, let’s take a look at her history, key books, and storylines to get a better handle on who just is Jennifer Walters.

In the early 1980s and television was booming in the United States. The Lou Ferrigno Incredible Hulk TV series was wildly popular at the time, and based on the recent precedent of The Bionic Woman being launched from The Six Million Dollar Man, Stan Lee and Marvel Comics were concerned that CBS could spin off a female Hulk character who would not be copyrighted by Marvel.

In Lee’s last act of Marvel Comics creation until the 1990s, he wrote the first issue of The Savage She-Hulk. Bruce Banner’s mild-mannered lawyer cousin Jennifer Walters is nearly killed by a gang seeking revenge, and Banner is the only one that can provide a blood transfusion in time to save her life. With the blood comes the green alter ego – and a second Hulk in the Marvel Universe! She-Hulk’s path has been distinctly different than Bruce Banners, partially because not long after her introducing she began to retain her every day personality while in Hulk form. This leads to her eventually living permanently as She-Hulk. She is a long-running member of Avengers and only the second replacement member of The Fantastic Four when she subs for The Thing after Secret Wars. Also, after her first series, her titles are typically humorous – thanks to John Byrne’s 4th-wall breaking take on The Sensational She-Hulk.

One more thing before we get started, I highly suggest you digest some of these great stories within the last three decades of panels. Here is the chronological reading order for those who are interested…


The Savage She-Hulk (1980 – 1982)

The Avenger (1982 – 1984)

Fantastic Four by John Byrne (1984 – 1987)

The Avenger, again (1987 – 1988)

Sensational She-Hulk (1989 – 1994)

She-Hulk Returns (1996 – 2004)

She-Hulk, Vol. 3 & Avengers Disassembled (2004 – 2005)

She-Hulk, Vol. 4 & World War Hulk (2005 – 2009)

Savage She-Hulk, Vol. 2 (2009)

The Heroic Age: Red She-Hulk (2009 – 2012)

The Heroic Age: Jennifer Walters, She-Hulk (2010 – 2012)

Red She-Hulk in Marvel Now (2012 – 2014)

Jennifer Walters, She-Hulk in Marvel Now (2012 – 2015)

All-New, All-Different Marvel Now (2015 – present)


Key issues:


The Savage She-Hulk # 1

1st appearance


She Hulk # 2

First appearances of Buck Bukowski, Lou Monkton, Dr. Daniel Ridge Sr., Zapper Ridge, Nick Trask, Jill Ridge, and William Morris Walters.


She Hulk # 6

She-Hulk first teams with Iron Man


She Hulk # 9

First appearance of Ultima


She Hulk # 17

First appearance of Man-Elephant


She Hulk # 25

Last issue of this run


Marvel Team Up # 107

1st issue to join the rest of the Marvel Universe


Avengers # 221

1sr She-Hulk appearance in Avengers comic & 1st time she joins team


Incredible Hulk # 278

1st She Hulk appearance in Hulk comic


Thor # 334

1st appearance of She Hulk in

Thor comic


Captain America # 288

1st appearance of She Hulk in

Captain America comic


Fantastic Four # 265

She Hulk joins Fantastic Four team


Dr Strange # 67

1st appearance of She Hulk in a

Doctor Strange comic


Fantastic Four # 275

1st solo cover since OG series


Comet Man # 4

Sienkiewicz cover


Sensational She Hulk # 1


Sensational She Hulk # 13

1st appearance of Wildmoon

1st Dale Keown cover


Sensational She Hulk # 15

1st appearance of Grey She Hulk


Sensational She Hulk # 19

1st appearance of Nosferata

and Jack Serious

DC Batman spoof


Sensational She Hulk # 29

Venom appearance


Sensational She Hulk # 34

Demi Moore Homage


Sensational She Hulk # 40

1st appearance of Marvel Editor

Renee Witterstaetter

Controversial cover

Marc Spector: Moon Knight # 41

1st appearance of Jennifer in

Moon Knight comic


Sensational She Hulk # 50

50th anniversary issue


Sensational She Hulk # 54

1st appearance of Jennifer’s Mom


Sensational She Hulk # 60

Last issue of series


Incredible Hulk # 441

Pulp Fiction Homage


She Hulk # 1 2004


She Hulk # 1 2005


She Hulk # 9

100 issue celebration


Hulk # 15 2009

1st appearance of Red She Hulk


Hulk # 16

1st full Red She Hulk


Savage She Hulk # 1 2009


She Hulk Sensational # 1 2010


She Hulks # 1 2011


She Hulk # 1 2014


Hulk # 1 2017


Great covers, variants, and other issues


The Thing # 36


Fantastic Four # 291


Marvel Age # 76


Marvel Age: The official news magazine # 70


Marvel Illustrated # 1


Sensational She Hulk # 39


Sensational She Hulk # 46


Sensational She Hulk # 52

Adam Hughes cover


She Hulk # 1 1:100 Variant


She Hulk # 2 1:50 Variant


She Hulk # 13


She Hulk # 31


Hulk # 3 1:25 Variant


Savage She-Hulk #22 Ed McGuinness Zombie Variant


Savage She Hulks # 2

JSC Variant


Savage She Hulks # 3

JSC Variant


Savage She Hulks # 3

JSC Variant


Hulk # 1

JSC Variant

ComicExposure Exclusive


Hulk # 1

Hall of comics Variant


Hulk # 1

Razzah Hip Hop Variant


She Hulk # 159

2nd print Variant


She Hulk # 16


Red She Hulk # 58 1:50

Greg Horn Variant


Red She Hulk # 58

2nd print Variant


Red She Hulk # 59 1:50

L. Ross W Variant


Red She Hulk # 60 1:50

Chris Stevens Variant


Red She Hulk # 61 1:50

Aaron Williams Variant


Red She Hulk # 62 1:50

Steve Lightle Variant


Red She Hulk # 66


X-Men Legacy # 266


Hulk # 1

Mike Vosburg one per store Variant


Hulk # 4


Hulk # 1 1:25

Pia Guerra Variant


Hulk # 1 1:50

Dale Keown Variant


Hulk # 1

Sia Oum Store Variant


Hulk # 2 1:25

Elizabeth Torque Variant


Avengers # 11


Fantastic Four Wedding Special

Artgerm Variant


Phew, that’s a lot of covers. Yes, there are many more including a few in the A Force series, etc. However, the above books do a great job representing She Hulk. There will always be a few that perhaps the community would want to contribute as well. It’s always a collaborative effort here in CBSI!

In closing, let’s look at a couple of fun facts regarding Ms Mean Green

  • She was the first character to break the 4th wall, NOT Deadpool!
  • She is the 5th member of the Fantastic Four
  • Leader of A – Force
  • Immune to telepathy
  • Mates with her cousin Hulk in Old Man Logan

Three for the road…

I spoke to She Hulk breaking the 4th wall. Here is a great example of that in Sensational She Hulk # 37. Please read the the panels, hilarious!!



Within the pages of Uncanny X – Men # 435, Juggernaut and She Hulk shall we say, blow off some steam bedroom style and wreck their hotel room in the process. Probably not a sturdy enough bed for those two LOL!



Prior to House Of M, the events of Avengers: Disassembled occurred. It was perhaps one of the more serious points in She-Hulk’s history, as Scarlet Witch, in the thralls of a mental breakdown, affected Jen’s mind and turned her into a rampaging monster. The result, She literally tore Vision in two.



I will close with this, there have been attempts at movie adaptions with She Hulk and have failed for good reason. One involved Brigitte Nielsen. Thank the stars we did not get that flick. Here’s a look at what she would have looked like…



Ugh, 80s cheese at its finest huh?!

Talk soon,


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