(Jennifer Susan Walters
) is a Marvel Comics superheroine
. Created by writer Stan Lee
and artist John Buscema
, she first appeared in Savage She-Hulk
#1 (February 1980).
She-Hulk has been a member of the Avengers
, the Fantastic Four
, Heroes for Hire
, the Defenders
, Fantastic Force
, and S.H.I.E.L.D.
A highly skilled lawyer
, she has served as legal counsel to various superheroes on numerous occasions. She is the cousin of Bruce Banner, better known as the Incredible Hulk
She-Hulk was created by Stan Lee, who wrote only the first issue, and was the last character he created for Marvel before his return to comics with Ravage 2099
in 1992. The reason for the character's creation had to do with the success of the Incredible Hulk TV series
(1977–82). Afraid that the show's executives would suddenly introduce a female Hulk, resembling the popular Bionic Woman
, Marvel decided to publish their own version of such a character to make sure that if a similar one showed up in the TV series, they would own the rights.
At the first anniversary of the character, She-Hulk made a guest appearance in Spidey Super Stories
# 50 (January 1981). Spidey Super Stories
was a Spider-Man
title based on the segments featuring the character from The Electric Company
, marketed to children just learning to read and is not part of mainstream Marvel continuity
. She-Hulk met Spider-Man for... Read More