writer: Charles Soule; artist: Javier Pulido
Quite simply, Jennifer Walters is pretty damn funny, as is the book that Soule is beautifully rendering and it’s the most appealing aspect of this book. Soule never shies away from the spectacle of a huge, yet graceful green woman running a start-up law firm. The idea of her running her law office in a building with other “powered” people is a pretty brilliant plot device that leaves so many possibilities for further narratives but also makes sense for how Jennifer’s “reputation” have left her with fewer options in the non-powered world (something about a table).
While this is also an “Avenger while they’re not doing Avenger Things” book like Fraction’s Hawkeye, it does separate itself from that book with the people that She-Hulk is surrounded with. They both want to fight for the little guy and both are willing to use their resources to do that, but Walter’s inability (or desire) to fade into the background or be a silent defender of her people put her into an interesting spotlight.
Let’s take a moment to highlight that Javier Pulido’s art is a perfect match for Soule and the content of this book. It looks great, both in its portrayal of Walter’s and the in the building of “powered” people. Like the story, the art loses a little in the fight sequences (save the splash “look into my eyes” page), but overall, the book is looking great thus far.
She-Hulk #2 is another great issue, even if not the near perfection of the debut. Still, Soule and Pulido are putting together another must read book for Marvel that shouldn’t be missed.
Final Score: 8.9 / 10