She-Hulk #1 preview pits Jen vs. Titania ahead of MCU Disney Plus streaming series

She-Hulk #1 excerpt
She-Hulk #1 excerpt (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

She-Hulk is going back into the spotlight and back to basics with a new ongoing title from writer Rainbow Rowell, artist Rogê Antônio, and colorist Rico Renzi. The new She-Hulk comic book title is one of eight "tentpole" comics Marvel has planned for 2022 - and of course, coincides with the upcoming MCU She-Hulk Disney Plus streaming series.

After several years as a more rage-fueled, monstrous incarnation of She-Hulk as part of the roster of the Avengers, Jennifer Walters is regaining some control over her Hulk form, and returning to her life as a Gamma-powered attorney at law, alongside being a superhero.

She-Hulk #1 cover by Jen Bartel (with Adam Hughes corner box) (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

At the same time, She-Hulk is returning to her classic status quo as the Hulk with the best balance of brains, brawn, and boldness, Marvel's announcement promises a "fresh new future" for Jennifer Walters, that will include run-ins with villains both old and new.

Beginning with her old rival Titania. Take a look at this preview of She-Hulk #1:

Titania was once billed as the strongest woman in the Marvel Universe and recently has been part of the Hulk-tracking task force, Gamma Flight, alongside her husband the Absorbing Man. Titania will be one of the villains of the upcoming Disney Plus She-Hulk streaming series, played by Jameela Jamil opposite Tatiana Maslany's She-Hulk.

"She-Hulk is the best of the best," series writer Rainbow Rowell states in the series announcement. "She's smart, she's funny - and she's really and truly heroic (all that and she has the best hair in comics). Jen has always been at the top of my Marvel wishlist, and I'm thrilled to be writing her next chapter."

She-Hulk's return to her own title follows a period of transformation as a Hulk, which kicked off when she was gravely injured fighting Thanos at the start of 2016's Civil War II. Jennifer Walters' recovery from her injuries also resulted in her taking on a more brutal, savage, grey-skinned Hulk persona. Her powers have since evolved further as part of the Avengers, though she's maintained a more hulking, less articulate She-Hulk form.

Most recently, she was brainwashed and subverted by the Red Room as part of a plan to infiltrate and bring them down, turning her into a red She-Hulk. Her transformation back from this form, as seen in Avengers #50, brought her back full circle to her classic incarnation.

"I'm very excited and feel honored to be a part of this exciting new phase of She-Hulk," states series artist Rogê Antônio. "Working with Rainbow Rowell has been inspiring and it's amazing how she lets her passion for the character shine through on every page. I hope the fans have as much fun reading as I'm having illustrating these new adventures."

Jen Bartel has drawn the main cover for She-Hulk #1 and is joined with variant covers by Stanley 'Artgerm' Lau (two versions), Adam Hughes, Jeehyung Lee (two versions), Dan Jurgens/Brett Breeding, Rob Liefeld, Miguel Mercado (two versions), Mike Mayhew (two versions), Rahzzah (two versions), Skottie Young, Mike McKone (a Things from Another World exclusive), Joe Jusko (two versions), and Greg Horn (three versions). Check them out here:

She-Hulk #1 goes on sale on January 19, with a collection of the first five She-Hulk issues planned for June 21. 

She-Hulk ranks in the top 10 of Newsarama's list of the 25 best female superheroes of all time.

George Marston

I've been Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I've also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)