Hulk #1

by Ryan.L on December 28, 2016

Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artist: Nico Leon
Colorist: Matt Milla
Publisher: Marvel Comics

A lot has happened to Jennifer Walters lately. She was almost killed in a battle against Thanos lead by her teammate and friend Carol Danvers. Her cousin Bruce Banner the Hulk was killed by another friend Clint Barton Hawkeye. After being in a coma she is now healed and getting back into the swing of things.

This issue we see the series kick off with Jennifer setting out to start a new. Getting back to work and just putting the pieces of her life back together. Just trying to have some normality in her life again all while coping with the trauma she had suffered.

This issue really impressed me. I have never read any She-Hulk before as I was always more of a Hulk fan. So going into this I had my hesitations, but those were quickly put to rest. I loved how Jennifer's inner voice was really was a mix of "yes you can!" with also being very pessimistic and snarky. It's something I found I could really relate too.

This is shaping up to be a really interesting series. Jennifer has always had a level of control and strength that Bruce never had. That though now seems to be wavering and it's going to take some time before Jennifer is back to her normal self.

Some longtime fans have voiced concern over the new series after seeing the spoilers a few weeks ago. Because Jennifer has always had that level of control many felt this was very out of character. After reading the issue and seeing the spoiler pages were from the middle of the book I feel that many of the fans that had concerns hopefully no longer will. Mariko Tamaki did a great job at giving a good solid reason why Jennifer is suffering from this amount of trauma and why it has had an effect on her to this level.

Also it looks like this series is going down the weird mysteries side with Jennifer taking on some unusual cases at her law firm. I think this could be a lot of fun and will be a crazy ride and I can't wait to see where Mariko Tamaki takes us with this.

The art in this book is incredible. I love the color palate that Matt Milla has chosen. It really gives the book an unique look and feel to it. It is grim and bleak but then has a subtle bit of hope and optimism thrown in. The color palate also helps to make the little hints of green really pop off the page. Also Nico Leon's artwork is stunning. This is the perfect look and feel for Jennifer as she copes with her trauma. The way that Leon lays out the panels you really get the sense of intensity when Jennifer starts to lose control.

Another amazing book from Marvel Now! Civil War II may not have been what we wanted but we are getting some incredible new series and thats whats most important. I highly recommend you pick this one up. It's a great series for longtime fans of She-Hulk and also new readers to the character.


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