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Unlimited Highlights: She-Hulk

We're shining the spotlight on the sometimes savage, always sensational, She-Hulk!

By Ben Chabala

Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool.

It's She-Hulk's 30th Anniversary this week and to celebrate we've got some stellar stories lined up, all for your reading pleasure. Whether you're looking for an origin, a team book, or absolute cosmic insanity, She-Hulk's been doing it all for the past three decades. So sit back, relax, and let Shulkie take you for a ride you'll never forget.

Bruce Banner needs somewhere to hide. On the run from the combined forces of the United States government and the military, the weary wanderer decides to look up his cousin, Jennifer Walters, and see if he can't crash on her couch until his troubles blow over. Jen, now a successful attorney in L.A., readily agrees to help her beleagured cousin any way she can. But when she's shot by one of Bruce's enemies, it's up to Mr. Banner to save the day. One gamma-irradiated blood transfusion and a quick trip to the hospital later, Dr. Banner hits the highway, not looking to cause any more trouble. But for Jen, the trouble is just getting started. See what happens when some henchmen come to finish the job they started; see what happens when Jen gets angry.

The Avengers are looking for some new blood to fill their thinning ranks. With just Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and Wasp on the active roster, each hero decides to go recruiting and ask the best of the best to join them as one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Iron Man and Captain America talk to Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, a former Avenger and now acting head of security at Cross Technical Enterprises. Thor heads to Central Park to enlist the aid of a certain web-slinging wall crawler and Wasp decides to invite all her super-powered gal pals, She-Hulk included, to brunch. But what afternoon meal is complete without the Mechano-Marauder crashing the party? The girls deal with the metal menace easily enough, but the question still remains: who will become the Avengers' newest members?

What in the world is going on here?! First, perennial poor performer in the super villain community, the Trapster has decided that enough is enough! Unsatisfied with his third-string status as an evildoer, he's sworn to take down the Fantastic Four once and for all. But after ballooning his was to the top of the Baxter Building and finagling a way inside, the Trapster finds it empty of his enemies, yet still armed with the FF's security system. Meanwhile a brilliant flash of light in Central Park draws the attention of the Fantastic Four and a whole host of Earth's heroes, who find a massive alien construct amidst the flora and fauna. Then, just as suddenly as it appeared it disappears taking some of Earth's finest heroes with it, including Mr. Fantastic, the Human Torch and the Thing. Then weeks later when the heroes return, She-Hulk has taken the Thing's place in the FF! Seriously, what the heck is going on here?

SHE-HULK #1 (2004)
In law school, little Jennifer Walters studied hard, got good grades and graduated in the top ten-percent of her class. Only problem is, she never had any fun doing it. But after a hasty, life-saving blood transfusion from her cousin, the one and only Incredible Hulk, things started to change for Jennifer Walters. Transformed into a 7-foot tall jade-skinned glamazon, She-Hulk grabs life by the reigns. She saves the world on a weekly basis, dates hunky supermodels and lives in Avengers Mansion. Unfortunately, her rise to the top of the super hero A-list seems to have gone to her head, and her irresponsible party-girl behavior gets her kicked out of her swanky digs and costs her her job. However, from the ashes rises an opportunity to practice law for one of the most prestigious firms on the east-coast, the only problem is that they want Jen Walters, not She-Hulk.

Everyone's favorite jade giantess, now a bounty hunter for Freeman Bonding Inc., joins forces with the Lady Liberators: Invisible Woman, Storm, Valkyrie and Thundra to combat a titanic powerhouse calling herself Omnu. But there's more to this fight than meets the eye, and soon all the female heroes across the universe are brought to one place by The Collector, a being of incalculable cosmic power. However, it soon becomes apparent that not even an Elder of the Universe can staunch Omnu's fury. Now it's the Lady Liberators and their cosmic conterpart team (starring such prestigious members as Gamora, Mantis and Qasar) against the rage and nigh-unstoppable power of the interstellar juggernaut. And you'll never guess who's pulling the strings!

Remember to check out SHE-HULK #1 on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited for free as part of She-Hulk Week!

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really pushed the boat out for Jen this week.