Jennifer Walters barely made it through Civil War II alive, and in Hulk #1 she's dealing with some lingering side effects. As the new ongoing series by Mariko Tamaki and Nico Leon begins, the former She-Hulk is trying to live a quiet, normal life. But as this first look preview reveals, rage is bubbling up inside her, and the monster lurking within her brain and body wants to get out.

It's clear now why this book is called Hulk instead of being a new volume of She-Hulk. For decades, She-Hulk's status quo was being She-Hulk all the time: an upbeat, highly intelligent lawyer who was also gigantic, green, and super-strong. Jennifer Walters and She-Hulk were one in the same.

But in this book, Jen has taken over the usual status quo of her late (for the moment) cousin Bruce Banner: a normal person most of the time, with a huge scary rage-monster always on the verge of coming out. While I'll miss the classic She-Hulk, this is a story I'm definitely interested in reading, especially with Tamaki and Leon at the reigns.

Hulk #1 features variant covers by Pia Guerra and Dale Keown, and comes out December 28.

 

Art by Nico Leon
Art by Nico Leon
Art by Nico Leon
Variant Cover by Pia Guerra
Variant Cover by Skottie Young
Variant Cover by Dale Keown
Action Figure Variant by John Tyler Christopher

 

Here's the official word from Marvel:

Jennifer Walters has survived the Civil War, but not unscathed. On December 28th, she rises from the rubble, re-entering the world as a different kind of hero in the brand new HULK #1! Today Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside the debut issue from Eisner Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) and rising star artist Nico Leon (Spider-Man)! Be there as they chronicle the ongoing adventures of Jennifer Walters – and bring you a Hulk book for Marvel NOW! the likes of which you’ve never seen before!

Following the traumatic events of Civil War II, Jen is determined to move forward, to go on with her life. But there is something bubbling under the surface. A quiet rage. The physical and mental wounds are still fresh. The pain of the past and all she’s lost is always there – an undercurrent, a pulse, waiting to quicken and trigger her transformation into the one thing she doesn’t have control over…the HULK! Jennifer Walters’ greatest battle is about to begin. One that will pit her against the monster inside. Can she control the rage that consumed her cousin Bruce for so long? Or will she succumb to it? Find out when Tamaki and Leon bring you the can’t-miss HULK #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices onDecember 28th!