The last episode of MarvelS ‘ She-Hulk: Lawyer features an interesting new character. While we get little information about the mysterious character, Luke Jacobson actually has a very short Marvel Comics history.
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In this week’s fifth episode of the series, Nikki and Pug go to meet a mysterious superhero designer to get some new clothes that would fit both Jen Walters and She-Hulk. They meet Luke Jacobson, who wants nothing to do with them until they lie about She-Hulk being a member of the Avengers.
Stylist Edna Mode finally agrees to make some clothes for She-Hulk, and while we don’t get to see the new threads this week, she lets us know she’s very happy with them. We even find out that he has some other high profile super clients.
However, the name Luke Jacobson is not necessarily familiar to most Marvel Comics fans. However, it is the one that has appeared before.
Luke Jacobson is far from a main character in the comics, but he did appear in three issues of the 1986 North Dakota series. While the character looked very different from his TV counterpart, he was a designer and worked (sort of) with the heroes. Private investigator Dakota North was assigned to protect him, which of course led to some trouble.
The character went on to appear in a total of three comics in that North Dakota series and was never seen again. In fact, it seems safe to say it-Hulk version of the character is already much more interesting. However, it just goes to show that nothing the creative teams at Marvel do is a fluke. Whenever a new character appears, there’s a good chance that character has some kind of backstory, even if it’s just three issues from the 1980s.