If you’ve been reading Marvel’s Civil War II event, you may have noticed that a few major characters have already been killed off, and the series isn’t even over yet! But now there’s one more casualty: She-Hulk. Jennifer Walters may still be alive, but she’s leaving behind her fun-loving persona behind as she becomes Marvel’s newest Hulk.
Via AV Club, Marvel has announced that writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Nico Leon will be the creative team of Hulk, which will explore Jennifer’s life after Civil War II. And as you can see in Jeff Dekal’s cover for Hulk #1, Jen’s looking a lot angrier…and a bit grey.
While speaking with AV Club, Leon hinted that the cover may be reflective of Jen’s inner rage, which was something that she previously had under her control. “I think one of the most interesting and unique challenge in drawing her in this series will be to share with the readers her inside struggles,” said Leon. “All heroes have their own internal struggles, but in this series, Jen will be dealing with something new and huge that is happening inside her own mind. The great challenge will be to share that feeling with the readers. It is a serious topic and it needs our most careful approach.”
There are spoilers ahead if you’re not up to date on Civil War II! You’ve been warned!
During Civil War II, She-Hulk was badly injured in the battle with Thanos that claimed the life of War Machine. When she emerged from her coma, Jen appeared to have been physically changed from the experience right before she was hit with the news about Bruce Banner’s death. Jen’s trauma as well as her grief and anger over Bruce’s fate may be why she’s going to become more like the original Hulk. Whether Jen can overcome that rage remains to be seen.
Hulk #1 will be released in December.
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