Jen Walters, AKA She-Hulk, has proven time and again she’s more than just Bruce Banner’s cousin. She’s a lean, green, fighting machine, and the lawyer you don’t want to face in a courtroom. Women really can have it all, and these She-Hulk best moments prove it.
As a jolly green giant who isn’t always so jolly, she’s as quick-witted as she is combat-ready. It’s no wonder that Marvel decided to make a Disney+ TV series dedicated to her. (Better luck next time, Ant-Man.)
So, let’s take a look at Walters’ most badass moments in Marvel Comics as our heart anxiously races waiting for the release of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. Ok that may be from too much coffee. But anyway…
The Most Badass She-Hulk Moments
8. She-Hulk joins the Avengers.
In Avengers #221, the jade giantess joins the Avengers thanks to the Wasp. But when man-baby Hawkeye gets upset that She-Hulk’s pink Cadillac cuts off his cab, he shoots an electric impulse arrow at it. And you thought your road rage on a Friday after work was bad.
Not to be deterred, She-Hulk turns Hawkeye’s little cab over. Then she hoists her now useless car over her shoulder and carries it away like it’s a puny human.
Female Problem Solving: 1. Impulsive Male Anger: 0.
7. She-Hulk faces the Supreme Court.
Wouldn’t you just love it if Clarence Thomas had to come face to face with a woman who basically eats supervillains for a nutritious breakfast? In Solo Avengers Vol. 1 #14, we see Jen Walters at her day job, casually fighting the Mutant Registration Act in front of the Supreme Court.
This shows that Jen isn’t just a badass in her superhero form, but in the courtroom too. It’s giving major Erin Brockovich vibes. Which is honestly a crossover we’d pay good money to see.
6. She-Hulk defends herself.
We see the green goddess in the courtroom a lot throughout her comic book runs. But perhaps no case is as important as when she’s the one on trial at the Time Variance Authority.
Facing the threat of being erased from all time for having warned Hawkeye of his impending death, she must prove that she deserves to exist She-Hulk Vol. 2 #3. Not a great time for any ounce of imposter syndrome to set in!
But Walters holds strong, defending herself and proving once and for all that not only has she saved countless lives as a superhero, but also as a lawyer. Her contribution to the world is too much to lose.
We’re just throwing this out there…but what has Hawkeye done again?
5. She-Hulk defends Spider-Man.
Ah, J. Jonah Jameson. Is he worse than Thanos? Debatable. But man, does he suck. In She-Hulk Vol. 1 #4, our mean green friend gets to do what we all want to do to Jameson — take him to court.
Alright, what we want to do is a bit more violent than that, but you have to respect She-Hulk’s integrity. She takes on a case calling out the Daily Bugle for libel against Spider-Man. The result? Jameson in a chicken suit. Now that’s finger-lickin’ good.
4. She-Hulk rips Vision in half.
Okay, to be fair, She-Hulk wasn’t exactly in control of herself when she tore Vision in two in Avengers Disassembled, Chaos Part I. But who among us hasn’t wanted to rip a coworker in half before?
She-Hulk is living the dream of our rage-filled Monday morning meeting fantasies. Good luck to the Avengers HR department.
3. She-Hulk kicks her writer’s butt.
John Byrne established She-Hulk as a very meta character long before the days of Deadpool breaking the fourth wall. In Sensational She-Hulk Vol. 1 #31, we see She-Hulk call out her own writer’s ego in a number of entertaining ways.
From breaking character to lazy writing, She-Hulk doesn’t stand for any man’s mediocrity – not even her own writer. Are we sure these aren’t life advice comics?
2. She-Hulk mocks sexism.
The emerald lady does more than break fourth walls. She also shatters glass ceilings, especially ones that try to place any limitations on women. Good thing her skin is so strong.
In Sensational She-Hulk Vol. 1 #4, a not-quite-nude She-Hulk is seen jumping rope, as per the readers’ demands. The commentary on how female superheroes are treated versus their male counterparts could not be missed. We’ll say it — She-Hulk does meta better than Deadpool. Come at us, fanboys!
1. She-Hulk puts together a team.
Ah, the Lady Liberators. Originally started as Marvel’s pretty crummy way of dealing with feminism, the Lady Liberators were kind of a joke. That is, until She-Hulk put together her own team who took on the name.
The team of female superheroes took on one of She-Hulk’s biggest of big bads, Red Hulk, in Hulk Vol. 2. She-Hulk would later get another all-female team that, thankfully, was not called “Lady” anything. We know people can be dense…but do you really need everything spelled out so literally?
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