Yesterday Issue #1 of She-Hulk hit the shelves. I will be the first to admit, I grew up more of a DC girl, Batman: The Animated Series was/may still be my favorite animated show. In recent years though, I have definitely found myself plunging deeper into the Marvel world. Since I happened to find myself in Forbidden Planet last night, I decided to pick up a copy of She-Hulk #1. Click below for thoughts.
I’m not as fully versed in the backstory of Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk, and this issue is not an origins story. No, we join Ms. Walters, her superhero/human life already in progress. That being said, despite not having a degree in She-Hulk-ology, the issue itself was very entertaining, and easy to follow.
Jessica is a warm and caring person, who wants to do what’s right. Despite her complexion being constantly green, no matter what here “rage status”, no one seems to question it. I suppose though in a universe were superheros are the norm, it might not be so off putting. She is well dressed, in fitted suits and cute fitted work out clothes, that even when torn post-Hulking are not overly sexual, which to be honest is refreshing to see, and oozes calm and confidence.
Most important though is that she is treated as a human being first and superhero second, preferring to use her intellect over the brute force she is more than capable of. In fact in the whole 22 page issue, she only truly “Hulks Out” once, and we are not even shown it occurring just the prep and the aftermath.
When we leave Jessica, she is about to embark on a new endeavor, her own practice. I am excited to see where the writers decided to go from here. They’ve left themselves pretty open in terms of where the story could lead. They’ve also name dropped quite a few big Marvel Universe names, Reed Richards (and the Fantastic Four), Danny Rand, and Tony Stark himself even made a brief appearance, so some crossover doesn’t seem to be out of the question. All and all SHe-Hulk seems worth sticking with, at least for a while.
Issue #2 is out March 5th. So what did you guys think of She-Hulk Issue #1? Are you going pick up Issue #2? Hit up the comments and let us know.