unnamed hospital

Name: unnamed hospital

Classification: supporting characters supporting characters   group group  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Savage She-Hulk #1 (Feb. 1980): "The She-Hulk Lives"

Creators: Stan Lee, John Buscema, Chic Stone

Number of Appearances: 1

Type of Organization/Group: hospital

Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Note: place where Jen Walters first became She-Hulk

Los Angeles-based attorney Jennifer "Jen" Walters was defending a hood named Lou Monkton, who had been falsely accused of murdering a bodyguard working for gangster Nick Trask. Trask himself was the real killer, and he had framed Monkton for the crime. Walters planted a rumor that she had secret evidence that Trask was the real killer. In response to this rumor, Trask sent thugs to kill her. Two thugs working for Trask shot Walters in front of her home.

Walters was gravely injured, but her cousin Bruce Banner, who happened to be visiting her, saved her life by giving her an emergency blood transfusion - using his own gamma-radiated blood. After stabilizing Walters with the transfusion, Banner called for an ambulance, which took her to a nearby Los Angeles hospital.

A doctor working at the hospital treated Jennifer Walters further. The next day, however, the two thugs who shot Walters (flanked by a third thug) entered Walters' room, dressed as doctors. Walters almost immediately realized that they were not real doctors. They quickly, attempting to smother and kill her. Then something unexpected happened. The fear and rage Walters felt due to the thugs' attack triggered a change in her. She transformed into the She-Hulk for the first time.

Walters chased the thugs out of her room, through the hall of the hospital, and down the elevator. They managed to get in their car and drive a way, but Walters (as the "She-Hulk") ripped a "No Parking" sign out of the pavement and threw it at the car, stopping the thugs' getaway.

Catching up to the thugs, the She-Hulk scared them into blurting out the fact that they worked for Trask and that Trask was the real killer of the bodyguard - a confession heard by nearby police officers.

She-Hulk began reverting to her regular human form. She rushed back to the hospital. Her own room was thrashed, so she quickly got into the bed of a nearby empty hospital room. When a nurse came and checked on her, she was regular Jennifer Walter again. She told the nurse she had been frightened by the commotion in the next room and she came to this one. Walters thus preserved the secret that she herself was the She-Hulk.

Walters was released from the hospital soon thereafter. Her close friend Jill picked her up at the hospital. So dedicated was Walters to her law practice that she had Jill drive her from the hospital straight to the courthouse where she worked further to defend her client, Monkton.

Number of group members listed below: 2

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unnamed doctor supporting character
  [treated Jen Walters after attack that led to being She-Hulk] Marvel 1
unnamed hospital supporting character group
  [place where Jen Walters first became She-Hulk] Marvel 1

This character is in the following 3 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Essential Savage She-Hulk (July 2006): "The She-Hulk Lives"
Hulk Family: Green Genes #1 (Feb. 2009): "The She-Hulk Lives"
The Savage She-Hulk #1 (Feb. 1980): "The She-Hulk Lives"