Dan Slott, writer of more She-Hulk comics than anyone else, thinks the Disney+ series is the most comic-accurate adaptation to date.
The verdict is in on the most polarizing Marvel property to date. According to legendary comic writer Dan Slott, Marvel’s She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, which is available on Disney+, is the most comic-accurate character outing in the history of the MCU. Dan Slott pushed back against comments suggesting the series adaptation of She-Hulk was not comic book accurate on Twitter. Slott’s comic book bonafides cover such expansive Marvel heroes as The Amazing Spider-Man, The Silver Surfer, the Fantastic Four, and many more.
She-Hulk: Attorney At Law became one of the most polarizing properties in Marvel’s entire catalogue last year, when it debuted on Disney+ to highly controversial results. With a 92% certified fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes sitting beside a myriad of single star reviews, many comic book fans took to social media to voice their patented brand of heated vitriol, with some making genuine arguments about the quality of the show’s humor, writing, and special effects, while others complained at length about the show’s inclusion of women as well as the supposed inaccuracies in the adaptation from the comics. That is, until Slott decided 2023 was the year of schooling nerds, arguing his case for the show’s accurate character portrayals in a lengthy Twitter thread on January 1st.
In the thread, Dan Slott explained that, as the author of more She-Hulk comics than any other comic book writer in the Marvel canon, he easily qualifies as the judge in all matters regarding the iconic green lawyer, and that the many online comments regarding the show’s accuracy were just a front to detract from the real reason people didn’t enjoy the show. Later in the thread, when confronted with the opinion that some people simply didn’t enjoy the show because of their own subjective experience, Slott concluded that it was a perfectly salient point to make for this or any show, but arguing that it was a bad adaptation was simply moving the goal post.
Slott was also quick to point out a host of other bad faith arguments regarding the Tatiana Maslany led Marvel series, such as the alleged vilification of all men within the narrative, as one Twitter user purported. Slott clapped back with a list of more than half a dozen male characters within the supporting cast that were portrayed in a positive light, debunking the false claim that the show pushes some kind of “all men are bad” agenda. The legendary comic writer also stated that taking risks and pushing boundaries with lesser known characters may not be for everybody, but can result in huge successes such as the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, which were virtually unknown to casual Marvel fans until James Gunn brought them to the big screen in 2014.
For now, the jury is still out on whether we’ll be getting a second season of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, but Charlie Cox is continuing to lobby for the return of the character in his upcoming Daredevil reboot series, Daredevil: Born Again. Though many fans seem split on the controversial Marvel series, it can’t be denied that the show had fans engaging in mass discourse across the net, and not just about Megan Thee Stallion’s twerking cameo.