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‘Immortal She-Hulk #1’ (review)

Written by Al Ewing
Art by Jon Davis-Hunt
Published by Marvel Comics

 

The Immortal She Hulk #1 is a real introspective story. An issue that peers inside the mind of Jennifer Walters.

Al Ewing enjoys working with the Hulk family of characters, and it shows.

The book opens with a retelling of She Hulk’s origin.

This is no mere rehash, as it ties in her origin with Al Ewing’s run on Immortal Hulk. It does it in such a way that if you have not read Ewing’s Hulk, you’re not feeling left out.

She Hulk gets to battle a relatively small time mutant, Tantrum. She gets an assist from Wolverine. The two proceed to have a heart to heart chat. Wolverine manages to share, in his usual taciturn manner, the cost of dying and returning.

This one-shot also manages to tell us what happened in Empyre from She Hulk’s point of view.

It manages to add resonance to what felt like a rushed scene in that event series.

We get appearances from Thor.

Thor shares some of his own experience as a God and the toll it takes. Add in a guest appearances from The Leader, one senses all is not well for Jennifer Walters or She Hulk. With a last page that adds suspense and tension, readers are well set up for Ewing’s own upcoming She Hulk series.

Ewing’s script really takes reader’s into the mind of Jennifer Walters.

Jon Davis Hunt’s art is action packed when needed, and creepy when the story calls for it. As a set up for She Hulk’s upcoming series, it’s a great read.

 

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