‘She/Hulk’ Makes Fun of Characters Comic Book Origin
If there is one thing that you can expect out of the MCU’s newest Disney+ series, it is a very strong commitment to self-aware comedic moments that have truly become the greatest selling feature of the series, and that continued when She/Hulk poked fun of her characters comic book origin.
We may only be three episodes in, but it is clear as day that Marvel Studios have found yet another massive winner in the latest of their Phase Four Disney+ slate; a Phase that has been immensely underrated for the incredible talent that it is bringing to the Universe
Shang-Chi is in the midst of its one-year anniversary and looks to be an MCU mainstay along with the likes of Kate Bishop from Hawkeye, Yelena Belova from Black Widow, and Ms. Marvel from the Disney+ series that preceded the current She/ Hulk run.
But with every passing week, and with every show-stopping hilarious performance that has come from Tatiana Maslany- an actor that is clearly a star in every sense of the word- it is becoming more and more clear that Jennifer Walters is a must-see for the MCU, and will be a foundational hero moving forward.
But what makes both Maslany’s Walter and the series as a whole, such a hilariously fun ride is its approach to comedy; one that emphasized self-awareness, and brings something that has been completely foreign to a universe so focused on continuity and timeline in recent history.
That commitment, however, to comedy that brand of self-aware comedy reared its glorious head yet again this third week, as She/Hulk made some fun of the character’s very, shall we say interesting, comic book origin.
There was a moment when Walter is leaving her case with Emil Blonsky, where a reporter asks in her transformation into She/Hulk had to do with a “mob hit gone wrong,” which- believe it or not- is actually the comic book origin of how Walters first got the powers of the Hulk.
In the comics, Walters was attacked by the mob, and to save her life she was given a blood transfusion by her cousin, Bruce Banner, which forced her body to take in the same Gamma-radiated blood that gave him his powers.
That was changed for the live reaction adaptation, as Bruce would be way too smart to make that kind of mistake in the MCU, but we love that Marvel has committed to making these kinds of hilarious moments in what has clearly become the greatest strength of She/ Hulk.