YMMV / She-Hulk

  • Better Than It Sounds: The first few issues of Mariko Tamaki's run have garnered this response. The premise of "She-Hulk but without the humor" was understandably considered quite divisive (see below), but so far the consensus seems to be that the new series is well written and handles her trauma with care.
  • Broken Base: Between people who like a more comedic Jen (see Dan Slott) or are somewhat more serious (but still funny) Jen (see Peter David) AND those who like the original Savage She-Hulk incarnation and those that favour the 4th wall breaking John Byrne era insanity... and just to top it off, those that are just in it for the fetish appeal of a female Hulk.
    • Ahem. "She-Hulk looks better with/without big muscles". Watch the fireworks.
    • Jennifer's death on Civil War II. Made even more raging because it was done by an attack that she has survived before (and her reaction to being hit is borderline Narm). The whole scene has been argued back and forth (alongside Rhodey's death) as an example of Stuffed in the Fridge in order to make Carol's (and Tony's) Well-Intentioned Extremist (and Took a Level in Jerkass) bent more sympathetic than it was on the first Civil War. Thankfully, She-Hulk is alive as of Civil War II #4, although she's understandably not happy...
    • And then there's the reveal (thanks to pre-order advertisement) that the trauma of being killed/put into a coma and all the crap that happened on Civil War II because of Carol (apparently) misunderstanding her "last words" made her so traumatized that she has devolved into a pure rage-filled, grey Hulk (the relaunch of her series even ditched the "She-" from the title), with the series' creators telling that the thing will be an exploration of how Jennifer is now more like Bruce, seen as a monster and yet still being heroic and her struggles with said trauma... The fact that people love her because she's Fun Personified have taken this quite badly and denounce it as yet another example of Marvel shitting on a character (ex. "Superior Spider-Man" or Robbie Baldwin/Speedball/Penance) for the sake of shock value. However, while Civil War II was savaged by critics and fans, the first two issues of the Hulk series by Mariko Tamaki were actually fairly well received.
  • Dork Age: Many people have called the "Grey Trauma Rage" era that she went through on the aftermath of Civil War II this (look up on Broken Base for specifics).
  • Foe Yay: Titania is obsessed with defeating She-Hulk. Her husband left her because she was too focused on beating Jen, and she didn't even notice. A Watcher has commented on it. Doc Samson even suggests that her fixation on She-Hulk might be sexual (though this was more to distract her during a fight rather than a serious diagnosis). Even Jen has called her out on it, asking why Titania cares so much.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In She-Hulk Volume #2 Issue #4 of Dan Slott's run, Jennifer declares Bruce Banner has never killed anyone during his Hulk rampages, because if he had he would have committed suicide to keep it from ever happening again. Seven years later in The Avengers film Bruce claims that he can't kill himself, even though he's tried.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In Ultimate Marvel, readers are dealt a Shocking Swerve when that universe's version of Shulkie turns out to be Betsy Ross, rather than Jennifer Walters. Then, in mainstream continuity, we get the The Reveal for Red Shulkie's identity. Guess who again?
    • When Spider-Man sues Jonah Jameson for defamation he claims Jonah hates him because he's black. Eventually one version of Spidey (though not Peter Parker) would be a black kid under the mask.
  • Never Live It Down: Did someone mention lately that She-Hulk slept with Juggernaut? (Maybe)
  • Tough Act to Follow: The Marvel Now! series follows on the much praised Dan Slott run, and shares more than a few elements with it in terms of story. Unfortunately many found that it lacked the humour, art and action that made that series a success.