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Chick-lit goes green – author Marta Acosta transforms She-Hulk into the protagonist of a full-fledged novel

Chick-lit goes green – author Marta Acosta transforms She-Hulk into the protagonist of a full-fledged novel. Photo courtesy of Hyperion Books

Brainy and brawny She-Hulk (a.k.a. Jennifer Walters), the concoction of Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee and John Buscemi, has undergone many transformations since her debut in 1980. Once just the feminine counterpart of her cousin, the Incredible Hulk, She-Hulk has shed the Jekyll-and-Hyde routine and the tattered clothing. She now has full-time superhuman status, a high-profile legal career in the Superhuman Law Division of a New York firm and a classier outfit to complement her verdant complexion.

She’s latest transformation is from comic superheroine to protagonist of a long-form fiction novel, thanks to the collaboration of Marvel with Hyperion Books and writer Marta Acosta.

Acosta is the author of a successful string of highly original vampire novels that defy clear categorization. Her newest endeavor, The She-Hulk Diaries, will also employ this beguiling combination of sci-fi, romance, horror, humor and action/adventure. According to publisher, Hyperion, the book will be available in paperback on June 18, 2013.

The She-Hulk Diaries ISBN 9781401311018; 256 pages hyperionbooks.com

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