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Can You Believe We're Getting a She-Hulk Series?

   By Michael Keskeys At the time of this writing, we are a little over two weeks out from the premiere of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law on Disney Plus.  A week ago, at Comicon, Marvel dropped a new trailer for the series, starring Tatiana Masanley ( Orphan Black) as our favorite gamma-powered superhero/attorney, and I’ve seen it so many times now and I still am in awe of the fact that we’re getting this show.   I’ve been a fan of this character since I was a 13-year-old kid getting into Marvel and saw some cheesecake pin-up art in an issue of Wizard Magazine.  That checked off all the boxes I needed at that age to try to find comics, and what I did was seek out what was the run at the time, Sensational She-Hulk, which was hilarious, awesome, and way more than just a cheesecake eye candy type character I went in for, and I’ve been a fan ever since.      The fact that she got to be a supporting character on the 90’s Hulk animated series was I figured as good as it would get for us fans, but

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’s background, including the fact that his actual birth name is Jack Hart, which is so comic book cheesy that I just love it. This is the second-best superhero identity to secret identity name after Blackagar Boltagon going by Black Bolt for his alias. I also love the fact that he reveals in this issue that his whole playing card appearance schtick is him just leaning into the fact that his name is Jack Hart and after he got his powers, he woke up with the heart on one side of his face and he just leaned into it, and hard. This retcon actually makes just so much sense, that even if it wasn’t canon now, I would make it so in my head.

I was really not a fan of his character, he was before this run to me just a D-List character, didn’t hate the character just never really thought much of him, but I am loving how Rainbow Rowell writes him here, and I love the budding chemistry between the two of them. I hear that in the latest issues of Fantastic Four they are both in the issue and as a couple, so it’s nice to see where this is going.

The two of them really work well together, despite not really having much history prior to this, outside of when they were teammates during Geoff John’s Avengers run, which does get brought up here. I’m currently reading that run for the first time and seeing bits from there that pay off here in this series, well that’s one of my favorite things about comics. I really love also the note that the last time Jen saw Jack, he was a zombie controlled by The Scarlet Witch during the Avengers: Dissasembled event from 2004. * And you thought that her MCU version mind-controlling a town in ‘Wandavision’ was a bad move!)

All in all, though this issue isn’t as effective as the first couple by itself, feels a bit like we’re treading water here, with a second issue devoted to explaining who Jack of Hearts is and how he came to be, (and then how he came to be dead), (and then not dead and in Jen’s apartment). I will likely feel different about the issue when I’m reading it all together once the first volume is all wrapped up.

There’s also no hint of who the big bad is that brought Jack back to life, but I’m hoping for some D-list villain that we haven’t seen in the comics in years, in true She-Hulk fashion, the more obscure bad guy the better. My hope is for a returning Vic Chalker.

Seems that next month, in our fourth issue, appropriately enough we’ll be getting some fun in with Jen and Ben, Grimm that is, so that’s some Thing to look forward to for May in addition to the perennial Justin Timberlake meme and a new Star Wars show on tv, so until next time, remember that Freakazoid is streaming on Tubi right now so you should really watch it if you haven’t for some fourth-wall-breaking meta-humor.


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