Marvel Graphic Novel #18: Sensational She-Hulk (1985)

At this point, She-Hulk didn’t have her own comic yet—but I bet John Byrne was already floating the idea, since it’s the reason he left the Thing solo comic, and he’d done a solo story for her in Fantastic Four that, to this day, is a fan favorite.  He loved to draw her topless.

He even showed a little nipple.

In this story, S.H.I.E.L.D. decides it would be a good idea to kidnap She-Hulk and see if they can duplicate her.  (Nick Fury doesn’t participate.)  Obviously, this doesn’t go well for SHIELD.  She-Hulk beats up Mandroids, gets teleported to a secret base, fights a monster made up of cockroaches (pretty gruesome), and, of course, crashes the Helicarrier.  Because without that, no SHIELD story can be complete.

There’s one lasting effect of the story: She-Hulk loses the ability to change into Jennifer Walters.  And doesn’t care.  Because really, why would she?  She’s super strong and still hot.

Creator: John Byrne
Grade: A-

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