LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 15: Renée Elise Goldsberry attends the world premiere of Marvel Studios' upcoming new series "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on August 15, 2022. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)
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In “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” Jennifer Walters enjoys a close friendship with her paralegal Nikki Ramos. But Nikki isn’t the only woman Jen works with at Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway — there is also Mallory Book, who is played by Renée Elise Goldsberry on the show and has an interesting dynamic with Jen in the comics.
Although Jen and Mallory seem like they're on amicable terms in the show so far, comics fans know that they actually have a pretty intense rivalry. In the 2004 “She-Hulk” series by Dan Slott and Juan Babillo, Mallory starts asking Jen for contacts within the superhero community, leading Jen to feel that she is being used as a go-between instead of being appreciated as a lawyer.
It also doesn't help that Mallory gets injured when Titania smashes her way into the office looking for She-Hulk — something that Mallory obviously blames on the part-time Avenger. Since the Disney+ series is pulling from the Slott and Bobillo run, it's not impossible that this rivalry will translate into live action, so Mallory better watch out.