David S. Goyer’s recent comments about green superheroes he would and would not do have been met with plenty of backlash—much of it from comic-book fans whom Goyer would tell you he can’t hear, not over the sounds of them masturbating in their mom’s basements. But now Goyer has an even more authoritative voice to ignore, while continuing to write all the comic-book movies anyway: Stan Lee, who is co-creator of She-Hulk, and therefore has cause to comment on whether she was designed to be a “giant, green porn star that only the Hulk could fuck,” or whether maybe Goyer has more problems with identifying motivation than previously realized.

Talking to The Washington Post, Lee responds, “Never for an instant did I want her as a love interest for Hulk. Only a nut would even think of that.” Furthermore, discussing how he and artist John Buscema first came up with She-Hulk, Lee says, “I know I was looking for a new female superhero, and the idea of an intelligent Hulk-type grabbed me.” Of course, the idea not so coincidentally “grabbed” Lee only as a means of beating the Incredible Hulk TV series to the punch. Nevertheless, the result was indeed an intelligent Hulk—one who, yes, also happens to be easy on the eyes, so long as they aren’t being crushed.


Still, “As for her looking beautiful and curvy, show me the superheroine who isn’t,” Lee retorts, acknowledging that characters drawn in comic books tend to be in pretty great shape, so that people will enjoy looking at and having regrettable discussions on podcasts about them. However, Lee’s overall point is that She-Hulk’s curves are not the only thing that is well-rounded about her—an important distinction that may or may not be borne out in Goyer’s upcoming treatment of Wonder Woman. Not that it will matter in the slightest to his continued success as Warner Bros.’ go-to screenwriter for comic-book movies.

Goyer has yet to respond to Lee’s comments, presumably because he’s busy getting so laid.