What's the deal with Red She-Hulk?

#1 Posted by EvilAndy (53 posts) - - Show Bio

So whats the deal with the Red She-Hulk? At the end of the “Heart of the Monster” story arc in Incredible Hulks, Betty seemed to be in control of her transformations, and no more crazy Red She-Hulk. That seemed to hold true in Fear Itself and her brief appearance in the new Incredible Hulk series. But in Hulk #47, crazy Red She-Hulk is back as if Betty and Red were two separate personalities, and in Defenders #2 she’s not crazy, Betty is in control, but she can’t power down unless somethings scares her?

I know it’s impossible to be 100% consistent over all the titles the Marvel produces, but Red She-Hulk seems all over the map.

#2 Posted by luckydomino1 (491 posts) - - Show Bio

the same thing confused me all these damn writers man

#3 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

They really need to give "red she-hulk" and "savage she-hulk" their own names. "She-hulk" is already a crappy name because it's just a gender swap. Give Betty and--what's her name? Lyra?--give them their own super hero names.

#4 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio
They should change Betty back and forget about the Red She-Hulk character forever >_>
#5 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33438 posts) - - Show Bio
@fodigg said:

They really need to give "red she-hulk" and "savage she-hulk" their own names. "She-hulk" is already a crappy name because it's just a gender swap. Give Betty and--what's her name? Lyra?--give them their own super hero names.

Lady Hulk? Hulkess?
#6 Posted by Hawk80 (351 posts) - - Show Bio

Hulka!!!

no, please...

#7 Edited by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

How bout something without the word "hulk" in it? And that's gender-neutral?

#8 Posted by fesak (7054 posts) - - Show Bio

Lady Hulk-Man

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#9 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9064 posts) - - Show Bio

I know Marvel is very inconsistent with some of their characters. Especially Red She Hulk!

#10 Posted by maikkywin (100 posts) - - Show Bio

I like where this is going and by going, I mean MoonAvengers .

#11 Posted by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

I did not know she was a thing.

#12 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Red She Hulk irritates me. I mean we have a perfectly good She-Hulk who isn't doing anything. I mean two hulks is a bit much, three She-Hulks is ridiculous.

#13 Posted by Purgy (419 posts) - - Show Bio

I Agree, but i don't know what they'll do with She-Hulk, but it seems they are trying to make Betty i think into the New She-Hulk. But i hope a writer comes and deal more developement to it. I rather they just change her back and i wonder how she's reacting to Hulk and Banner seperation?

#14 Posted by Sinestro2828 (1511 posts) - - Show Bio

@Purgy said:

I Agree, but i don't know what they'll do with She-Hulk, but it seems they are trying to make Betty i think into the New She-Hulk. But i hope a writer comes and deal more developement to it. I rather they just change her back and i wonder how she's reacting to Hulk and Banner seperation?

I've never liked the idea of Ross and Betty becoming red hued versions of the original hulk and she hulk characters, only one emits more radiation the madder he gets and the other spits acid. If you HAD to make them into gamma mutants, why not give them their own unique forms? or at least give them their own names? It just seems like a case of lazy writing to me, at least Abomination was original.

They also need to decide if Betty's gonna be good or evil already, if we already have a good she hulk, why do we need another? They should probably just turn her back to normal and never bring it up again, or have her mutate into something different

#15 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2388 posts) - - Show Bio

From what Jeff Parker said in an interview a few days back, Betty and Red She-Hulk are the same person, or consider themselves to be the same person (sort of the opposite of how Hulk and Banner are the same but consider themselves to be two completely different people). It's just that Betty has anxiety and worries about consequences, while her gamma form doesn't care what happens, just as long as she can do whatever she has an impulse for. Hopefully Red She-Hulk #58 (Rulk's title moved to his daughter) fixes up her inconsistencies.

#16 Posted by JonSmith (3996 posts) - - Show Bio

Let's go with 'fluctuations in her gamma transformation are brought about by extended... 'exposure' to Bruce Banner. Said exposure renders the personality of Miss Ross's alter ego to change according to her mood going into the transformation. Some moods trigger total synchronicity, others total separation of primary and secondary personas.' Hence the random inconsistencies.

#17 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheGoldenOne said:

They should change Betty back and forget about the Red She-Hulk character forever >_>
#18 Posted by ogg927 (135 posts) - - Show Bio

@Necrotic_Lycanthrope: I totally agree. Jeff Parker is amazing with what he's done with Red Hulk. I look forward to brilliant writing on Betty Ross. I actually like the different Hulks, Betty and Gen Ross were there in the beginning from Hulk #1. I think that it adds for new and different stories.

#19 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2388 posts) - - Show Bio

@ogg927:

I can't wait to see what happens to Rulk now that he's off of Parker's *current* books. Hopefully he's big part of Waid's Green Hulk series.

#20 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18032 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35 said:

@TheGoldenOne said:

They should change Betty back and forget about the Red She-Hulk character forever >_>
#21 Posted by ogg927 (135 posts) - - Show Bio

I read somewhere that Marvel is trying to promote more female characters which is why they switched to Betty. I'll check out Parker's book because he's good and I like the new Machine Man. I will follow Rulk wherever he's goes.

#22 Edited by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

they need to make a pre-existing black hulk for the 616 universe. i wonder how that'll play out?

#23 Posted by ogg927 (135 posts) - - Show Bio

I just picked up Red She Hulk today and it's awesome! I love Jeff Parker and Carlo Pagulayan.

Red She-Hulk (2012) #1
#24 Posted by KillerZ (1608 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mega_spidey01 said:

they need to make a pre-existing black hulk for the 616 universe. i wonder how that'll play out?

They did have a black hulk in Ultimate Universe - Tyrone Cash.

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#25 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2638 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

They really need to give "red she-hulk" and "savage she-hulk" their own names. "She-hulk" is already a crappy name because it's just a gender swap. Give Betty and--what's her name? Lyra?--give them their own super hero names.

I realize I'm replying to a year old comic, but I think the perfect names for them would be just Red and Savage. Think about it. Betty can pull off just being called Red and Lyra being called Savage is just awesome. Drop the She-Hulk name all together for both of them.

#26 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

@Smart_Dork_Dude: I like this idea...

#27 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2638 posts) - - Show Bio

@guttridgeb: Thanks. I mean, it makes more sense to me. I mean they can title the books Red She-Hulk or Savage She-Hulk, but never actually call them that within the book, just Red or Savage if we're going by codenames

#28 Edited by karrob (4279 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheGoldenOne said:

They should change Betty back and forget about the Red She-Hulk character forever >_>

This!

#29 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

@fodigg said:

They really need to give "red she-hulk" and "savage she-hulk" their own names. "She-hulk" is already a crappy name because it's just a gender swap. Give Betty and--what's her name? Lyra?--give them their own super hero names.

I realize I'm replying to a year old comic, but I think the perfect names for them would be just Red and Savage. Think about it. Betty can pull off just being called Red and Lyra being called Savage is just awesome. Drop the She-Hulk name all together for both of them.

I dunno. Red is kinda generic, and how does that not double up with Red Hulk? As for Savage, I'd just think of Vandal Savage. So...I guess I like it.

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