She-Hulk’s GLK&H Law Firm, Explained
She-Hulk: Lawyer laid claim to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, introducing compelling and long-awaited elements of Marvel lore into its early installments. The second episode, which just dropped on Disney+, delved into Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk’s (Tatiana Maslany) new status quo as a superhero and superhuman lawyer, she taking a job at law firm GLK&H . Although the company is only just beginning to play a role in Jen’s journey, it has its own unique lore within Marvel Comics, and here’s what you need to know about it.
For starters, the very name GLK&H – which stands for Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg and Holliway – pays homage to Marvel history. Goodman is a reference to original Marvel editor Martin Goodman; Lieber is a reference to the surname of Stan Lee, née Lieber; and Kurtzberg is a reference to Jack Kirby, née Kurtzberg. In the comics, Goodman, Lieber, and Kurtzberg are never actually shown, with Jen dealing directly with Holden Holliway, who is played by Steve Coutler in She-Hulk: Lawyer.
The company, which is initially based in Manhattan in the She-Hulk from the early 2000s, stands out with its focus on superhuman law, depicting superheroes and supervillains in their various legal woes. Initially, Holliway establishes this inclination because of her granddaughter, Southpaw, who questions whether she should be a superhero or a supervillain. GLK&H enforces its superhuman law by citing a basement full of every Marvel comic book ever made, especially the ones that are legal documents because they were released with the Comics Code Authority seal.
GLK&H takes on Jen’s story for several years and is eventually renamed GLK&B after Jen’s work rival Mallory Book (played by Renee Elise Goldsberry on the show) is promoted to partner. Other company employees in the comics include Augustus “Pug” Pugliese (played by Josh Segarra in the series), Wild West superhero Two-Gun Kid, and robot Awesome Andy.
She-Hulk: Lawyer follows Jennifer Walters as she navigates the complicated life of a single 30-something lawyer who also happens to be a 6-foot-7 green superpowered hulk. The nine-episode series features a host of MCU veterans, including Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Tim Roth as Abomination, Charlie Cox as Daredevil, and Benedict Wong as Wong. The cast also includes Ginger Gonzaga as Nikki Ramos, Josh Segarra as Augustus “Pug” Pugliese, Jon Bass as Todd, and Renée Elise Goldsberry as Mallory Book. Executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Kat Coiro and Jessica Gao. Co-executive producers are Wendy Jacobson and Jennifer Booth.
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