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She-Hulk recruited into Russia's Red Room… is she the new Green Widow?

Avengers #47
(Image credit: Javier Garrón (Marvel Comics))

She-Hulk has been through a lot in her years, but joining Russia's Red Room - the training ground for Black Widows like Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova - is something completely different.

(Image credit: Marvel Comics)

As revealed in the just-released Marvel Comics August 2021 schedule, She-Hulk has been recruited to be the next Black Widow.

(Would that make her… the Green Widow? We're getting ahead our ourselves.)

"The Red Room is the secret furnace where some of the world’s greatest assassins and super-killers have been forged. And now She-Hulk is its newest recruit," reads Marvel's description of August #47. "As the Avengers race to rescue Jen Walters from the Russian Winter Guard, is it too late to save She-Hulk…from going red?"

This is the second part of the upcoming 'World War She-Hulk' arc slated to begin with July 7's Avengers #46 from writer Jason Aaron and artist Javier Garron.

(Image credit: Javier Garrón (Marvel Comics))

"['World War She-Hulk'] was the first Avengers arc I wrote in 2021, in this new year so full of promise. But it represents a shift to a darker tone for the series, as I begin to tie together some of the book's ongoing threads," Aaron wrote recently

Of course, this She-Hulk/Black Widow situation is primed to come out just as Marvel Studios' Black Widows opens in theaters, and in the build-up to Disney Plus' She-Hulk television series.

Avengers #47 goes on sale on August 4, followed soon after by Avengers/Hulk: Free Comic Book Day Special on August 14.

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Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table.