Once a superhero becomes a hit, comic writers tend to milk the property as much as possible, usually with sidekicks, gadgets, crossovers, or having them join an established team. And one of the oldest tropes in comics is devising a gender-swapped version of an iconic character.
Superman spawned Supergirl. Spider-Man launched Spider-Woman. Heck, even Stilt-Man inspired a Lady Stilt-Man (even though that name doesn't make any sense).
Twenty-six years after the Incredible Hulk debuted, Marvel decided it was time to devise a female incarnation called the Savage She-Hulk. At first, this idea sounds... dumb. Since the Green Goliath fights countless gamma-radiated villains like Red Hulk, Ravage, Maestro, and Abomination, creating another Hulk-like character seemed redundant.
Thankfully, She-Hulk wasn't just a carbon copy of the Jade Giant. She may have lived in the Hulk's shadow at first but it wasn't long before she blossomed into her own character. Not only can she pull her weight against the deadliest villains of Earth, her comic series' are among the funniest in all of Marvel.
But who is she exactly? How did she obtain her powers? How is she different from the Incredible Hulk? With a Disney+ adaptation in the works, now is the perfect time to learn about the sensational She-Hulk.
James Egan has written 80 books including
1000 Facts about Superheroes Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about Supervillains Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about The Greatest Films Ever Made Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about Video Games Vol. 1-3
1000 Facts about TV Shows Vol. 1-3
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