As the wife of the Hulk and the daughter of General Ross -- the man who spent years hunting her husband -- Betty Ross' life is one of constant turmoil. In fact, she lost her life when one of the Hulk's enemies used her as a pawn in a revenge scheme against the Jade Giant.
It was the super criminal think tank known as the Intelligentsia that not only resurrected Betty but transformed her into the Red She-Hulk. When they revived her, they also brainwashed the new crimson-hued powerhouse and turned into one their top operatives. Betty was able to break free from their conditioning and since doing so has done her best to combat the various dangers and evils of the Marvel Universe.*
*For more background information on Red She-Hulk, go here.
-What are some story arcs that feature Red She-Hulk?
Code Red, Fall of the Hulks, World War Hulks, Dark Son, Fear Itself, The Defenders.
-What's with the sword I've seen her carry?
It was made for her along with other weapons for heroes during the Fear Itself storyline. With the help of Tony Stark, the sword was forged by using Uru Metal and Repulsor Technology, and finally blessed by Odin. As for the sword having a name? Betty just calls it "Big-Ass Sword". True story.
-Where is she now?
Currently, she can be found in her own series written by Jeff Parker. Her pops ended his series simply titled "Hulk" with issue #57, from there Betty took over starting with issue #58 as the title changed to "Red She-Hulk".
-I want to learn more because I am becoming increasingly interested in RSH, what else is there to read?
Check out these articles & interviews.
Sample pages with Wellington Alves.
Red She-Hulk #58 Unlettered Preview
Comicosity interview with Jeff Parker
CCI Interview with Jeff Parker
RSH#58 Lettered Preview Pages!
Road Rage: The Power of Red She-Hulk
Superhuman Strength: As Red She-Hulk, she is proportionally stronger than her human form. This means that any extra strength gains as Betty Ross through intense physical training will be amplified, making her Red She-Hulk form that much stronger. Red She-Hulk's strength is likely equal to that of She-Hulk's as she has shown to have enough strength to defeat She-Hulk in direct combat. Red She-Hulk's strength is comparable to that of the Red Hulk.
Superhuman Speed: Due, at least partially, to the great muscular strength and development of her leg muscles, she is capable of running and moving at speeds that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
Superhuman Stamina: Red She-Hulk's highly advanced musculature produces considerably less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of an ordinary human. She can exert herself at peak capacity for about 48 hours before fatigue begins to impair her performance.
Superhuman Durability: Red She-Hulk's body is highly resistant to all forms of conventional injury. Her skin is capable of withstanding extreme pressures, temperatures as high as 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit and as low as -195 degrees Fahrenheit, falls from great heights, field-artillery canon shells, and powerful energy blasts without sustaining any injury.
Superhuman Agility: Red She-Hulk's agility, balance and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite her body's extremely high resistance to injury, it is possible to injure her. However, she is capable of rapidly regenerating injuries that result in great tissue damage and blood loss within a matter of minutes. However, she is not capable of regenerating missing limbs or organs. Red She-Hulk's highly efficient metabolism renders her immune to all drugs and toxins as well as total immunity to all known Earthly diseases.