She-Hulk has been firing on all cylinders and this issue is no exception. This is a rather unique book and I’ll admit it’s not for everyone. Although some people may not like it, I like that Marvel is taking more chances on books like this. One of the main reasons that She-Hulk may turn you off is due to the fact that the book is more about She-Hulk’s life than her super heroing. It also has a unique art style instead of the classic no risks style. If you’re like me and you happen to like the unique writing and art, then this may be the book for you.
The writing here is done by up and coming writer Charles Soule. The artist is Javier Pulido who has one of my favorite unique styles. The color artist is Muntsa Vicente and the letterer is VC’s Clayton Cowles. The cover artist was Kevin Wada and I really liked his work for this issue.
She-Hulk #7 Plot and Story
This was a single one issue story between the last arc and the next one. The story here is about She-Hulk helping a fellow company located in her building. This company named R&R&R&R Labs makes a shrinking ray similar to Pym particles that they plan on using to minimize shipping costs. Sadly one of the two scientists wasn’t interested in selling and decided to shrink himself and hide in his backyard. Due to her lack of experience in the art of shrinking she calls up Ant-Man for assistance.
She-Hulk #7 Words and Art
Charles Soule does an excellent job of providing a single issue story which many superhero books fail to do. Since Charles Soule came onto the scene last year I’ve enjoyed most of what he’s done. The main reason why I have liked what he’s done on this book is because he’s able to make very human and real characters. I also love the strange ensemble of characters that make up the core cast. I mean the writing must be good if it makes me care about Hellcat. (Apologies to both of Hellcat’s fans before this book.)
The art done by Javier Pulido here is good for a very similar reason to the writing. That reason being, that he’s able to make real looking people of different shapes, sizes and races which complements the characterization nicely. He’s able to do this while also using a very unique and cartoony style.
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Like I said earlier this book isn’t for everyone. Some people like your standard superhero fare and don’t need much more but if you want to try something more “indie” while also staying at Marvel this is a great option.
CBH Score: 4.3/5 Stars
Mark Kausch says
Hate to be obvious, but I’d recommend the two series that he’s prolly the most recognized for: Rom and the Micronauts, two licensed products. I also enjoyed Skull the Slayer; Bill wrote the last half of that series (#5-8). What struck me most about Bill was one month – when I still lived in Sacramento and, truth to tell, did not much besides read, collect and write to Marvel – almost half of an entire month’s worth of product was written by Mr Mantlo. Or at least it seems to me. Also, he’s the only Marvelman to actually write back to me.
Cool, Rom’s been vaguely on my radar for a while but I’ve never made it happen. Didn’t even realize Bill Mantlo was involved.
Gotta love a Marevlman who writes back too. Pretty awesome.
Thanks for the insight!
Mark Kausch says
This (re: Charles Soule) is one of the reasons I was such a fan of Bill Mantlo back in the day. He could handle series plus worked up a number of “fill in” issues on various other series that seemed like they…well, that they “belonged” there if you catch my drift. One of the most prolific writers there was. And a darned great one!
That’s interesting, I never knew much about Mantlo beyond his Rocket Raccoon work (recently getting a lot of attention of course). What other series of his would you recommend?