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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

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Our story resumes with Jill dropping Jen off at the courthouse. Inside, Jen calls for the charges against her client, Lou Monkton, to be dismissed based on the henchmen’s confession to She-Hulk in the last issue.

Assistant District Attorney Buck Bukowski objects, saying the confession was made under duress. The judge agrees. The trial will go on as scheduled.

Jill picks up Jen. Jen pops some of the Hillbilly Heroine that she got from the hospital, but doesn’t share her oxycodone, or the truth of her situation as She-Hulk, with Jill. 

Jill also thinks Jen should go back to the hospital after seeing the size of those painkillers, but Jen tells her to drive to the jailhouse instead. She’s got things to do, and no comical amount of prescription medication will stop her.

At the jail, Jen offers to drop the charges against Trask’s thugs who tried to kill her but only if they agree to testify against their boss. 

Two agree, but the third refuses, saying Trask will find a way to kill them with his enormous mechanical snake. “Is that some kind of euphemism?” Jen asks as she is escorted away by the prison guards.

Outside, Jill asks Jen if she wants to go home but Jen has one more stop to make. She wants to see her father, Los Angeles County Sheriff Morris Walters.

Jill envies Jen's determination, saying that if she had some herself, she would be a magazine editor by now, instead of a lowly freelancer. The scum of the earth. 

Jen’s visit with Dad is less than cordial. She’s slurring her words and thinks there’s a large pink elephant in the room, and he thinks she's nuts for wanting to see Trask. Despite his daughter obviously being blitzed, he tells her where to find Trask.

At a warehouse on Ventura Boulevard, Jen tells Trask that she is going to put him in jail. Trask blows her off while feeding his snake. Jen says she thought it’d be bigger.

Jen and Jill head home. There, they are greeted by Jen’s neighbors, the Ridges. They invite Jen and Jill to join their barbecue. 

While everyone enjoys pork chop sandwiches, two of Trask's goons are next door, sabotaging Jen’s car.

Then, the phone rings. Mrs. Ridge says that the D.A.’s office has some important papers for Jen. Jill offers to pick them up.

Doctor Ridge’s son, Dr. Daniel Ridge aka “Zapper”, says it's weird for the District Attorney to call for Jen at his house. Jen, processing things slowly because of all the drugs, realizes that it's a trap.

She runs after Jill's car, but her back pain flares up and she collapses, transforming into She-Hulk in the process. Reinvigorated, She-Hulk chases after Jill.

Elsewhere, Buck Bukowski is waiting in a long gas line.

Bukowski sees Jen's car being chased by She-Hulk. Buck thinks She-Hulk is trying to kill Jen. So Buck pulls out of the gas line and chases after her.

Over at Trask's warehouse, a truck driver has delivered a shipment of stolen goods from Stark Industries.

The driver and Trask’s henchmen scatter as Jill is about to hit the truck. 

With She-Hulk’s intervention, Jill narrowly survives colliding with the truck, veering the wrong way up an exit ramp. 

She-Hulk grabs a bus and uses it to stop the rush-hour traffic, then she turns her attention toward Jill. Seeing She-Hulk clearly for the first time, Jill concludes that She-Hulk is actually her best friend Jen. 

But just as She-Hulk is about to catch Jill's car, Buck drives up the ramp and knocks her away. Jill's car bounces off the bus and off the overpass, bursting into flames. And unlike a lot of deaths in comic books, this one is permanent. Jill is dead.

Buck tells the rubbernecks that She-Hulk killed Jen, thinking Jen was still behind the wheel of the car when it crashed.

She-Hulk goes to punch Buck in the face but is interrupted by the police, causing her to run away.

Days later, Jen is back at the courthouse. Buck is shocked to discover that Jen is still alive since the newspapers have said she’s dead. 

With sworn statements from the two jailed Trask henchmen, the judge agrees to free Lou Monkton. 

Everyone in the courtroom also agrees to keep the fact that Jen is alive a secret to protect her from Trask.

But who’s going to protect Trask from the Savage She-Hulk?

Issue Credits: 

David Anthony Kraft takes over writing The Savage She-Hulk in this issue, and he is joined by penciler Mike Vosburg, inker Chic Stone, colorist Bob Sharen, and letterer John Costanza.


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