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Here’s a Little Ditty, About Jack and Jen, He’s Got A Heart On His Face, And She’s 6 Foot Ten.

By Michael Keskeys Hello friends, and fellow She-Hulk fans, we are back once again to discuss the latest issue of “She-Hulk” by Rainbow Rowell, Rico Renzi, and Roge Antonio. I’m so glad to have recently heard from the writer herself on Facebook that the series is ongoing, and not just a limited series as some of the solicits have suggested, which is fantastic news, as this is a character that deserves to have an ongoing series as much as any other Marvel character, especially as we have our Shulkie back again after a recent stint of being just a green (and briefly red, rage monster) This issue picks up where we left off last time, Jen’s off to work, where she runs into a former co-worker from the Dan Slott run, which I legit cheered when I saw their return, and we get some brief work-related humor as Jen goes through her rolodex of super friends to find some work and we get some great interaction with Jen and her Fantastic Four teammate Ben Grimm. We also get some more on Jack of Heart

Savage Recaps of the Savage She-Hulk: Issue #1

Issue #1 of The Savage She-Hulk

Bruce Banner needs to confide in someone, which brings him to Los Angeles and the legal offices of his cousin, Jennifer Walters. 

They were once close but Jennifer hadn’t seen Bruce since he quit med school to become a nuclear physicist.

This, by the way, is not the craziest thing said in issue #1 of The Savage She-Hulk, which comes to us from the creative team of Stan Lee, John Buscema, Chic Stone, and Joe Rosen.

Bruce tells Jen that he is a wanted man because he’s secretly the Incredible Hulk.

Eager to help, Jen invites Bruce to come home with her. Bruce warns her that he attracts danger, which Jen brushes off. She’s a criminal defense attorney and is used to being in danger, she says.

Jen tells Bruce she is defending a thug named Monkton, who is accused of killing Nick Trask’s bodyguard. 

Nick Trask is a local Tony Soprano type who, like most comic book mobsters, dabbles in piloting giant mechanical snakes and murdering people near and dear to the protagonist. In this case, Trask killed Jennifer’s mother.

Jen thinks Trask set Monkton up. Bruce says that if Trask really is the killer, he might try to silence Jen. 

Jen says that those things only happen in the movies, which is a strange thing to say after your cousin informs you that they turn into an enormous green monster in purple pants whenever someone upsets them.

As Jen and Bruce drive away, two thugs look on. One notes that Jennifer has someone with her, but the other says that it isn’t going to do her any good because—if there’s one thing contract killers are good at—it’s making loud, public disturbances in front of as many people as possible.

Jen and Bruce arrive home and are greeted by bullets, but they escape. 

Seeing that Jen needs medical assistance after being shot in the back, Bruce sneaks into Dr. Ridge’s house, who lives across the street from Jennifer.

With no time to waste, Bruce does an emergency blood transfusion on Jen using his blood.

After Jen wakes up, Bruce calls the police to report what happened and is promptly arrested.

At the station, Bruce freaks out, leading the Hulk to appear and smash a giant hole through the police station’s wall. He is never seen again. At least… not in this series.

Anyway, back to the hospital…

Jen says that her skin and bones are tingling, but figures that it is just the medicine. She starts to think that she should have listened to Bruce about Trask. 

Just then, three men dressed like doctors enter Jen’s room, but she doesn’t recognize any of them. 

One of them pours chloroform onto a rag and says to Jen, “Hey, does this rag smell funny to you?” as he puts it on her face.

Suddenly, the three men are sent flying. They look up confused and see a seven-foot-tall green woman looking down at them.

One of the thugs dubs the woman “some kinda She-Hulk!”, which if we’re being honest, should have been the name of the podcast.

A wild chase ensues through the hospital as orderlies and bedpans go flying in She-Hulk’s wake.

As she runs down the stairs after the thugs, She-Hulk says that she has “never felt this way before! I can do anything! I’m throbbing with power!” That’s what I said on my wedding night!

(This may or may not explain why that marriage didn’t last.)

Outside, on the street, She-Hulk wrenches out a lamppost and throws it at the getaway car, giving her an opportunity to grab one of the thugs as they flee.

The thug begs She-Hulk not to hurt him, and says that it was Trask that paid them “to kill the Walters dame!” Why? Because Trask was afraid Jen would prove he framed Monkton.

The police arrive just in time to hear this confession and take the mobsters into custody.

Somehow, they didn’t bother to harass She-Hulk, which is weird, because her cousin just fucked up their police station a few pages ago.

Feeling her anger and strength fade, She-Hulk returns covertly to the hospital and transforms back into Jennifer.

As she rests, Jen wisely concludes that it was Bruce’s blood that caused her transformation into She-Hulk.

Jen then says to herself, “Whatever Jennifer Walters can’t handle… the She-Hulk will!” Although how well She-Hulk can parallel park remains to be seen.

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