Today marks the TV debut of the She-Hulk!! Where did THAT idea come from? The first Hulk comic was 1962, and Savage She-Hulk was published 1980! So why did it hat natural idea not occur till later? And WHY AREN’T THERE more HULK movies?
The rights to the character are still tied up in very dramatic red tape over at Universal, and Ruffalo has gone on the record saying the movie studio isn’t interested in collaborating with Marvel Studios the way Sony has shared Spider-Man.
She-Hulk made her Marvel Comics debut in 1980, appearing in “The Savage She-Hulk” No. 1. The character was created by Stan Lee and John Buscema in part because of the popularity of the CBS “The Incredible Hulk” series starring Bill Bixby. Marvel Comics worried that CBS and Universal would create a female version of the Hulk character and that the publisher wouldn’t own the rights — so it created its own. She-Hulk’s origin story in the comics varies slightly from in the TV series but most are changed, somewhat right?
Stan and John only did the first issue, and the rest of the 25 issue run was written by David Anthony Kraft and penciled by Mike Vosburg, and most issues were inked by Frank Springer. Vosburg later remarked, “The oddest thing about that book was that Frank drew really beautiful women, I drew really beautiful women, and yet, the She-Hulk was never overly attractive.”
Sources: Washington Post