It’s the morning after the night Jen Walters and Jack Hart – aka She-Hulk and Captain Nominative Determinism – finally got together. They’ve been gently falling for one another since this mini-series kicked off, while trying to solve the mystery of Jack of Hearts’ return from the dead.
While it’s Saturday, the smitten kittens must part as Jen has a meeting with office pal Andy the Awesome Android, who wants her to take an off-the-books case. And the clients?
The dapper Doombot’s spot of legal difficulty is the type of problem that made Dan Slott’s Shulkie sheries (shorry) shuch (I don’t care!) a lot of fun. Jen reckons she can sort everything out pretty easily and moves on to her final bit of business for the day – checking on a woman named April, who led away a monstrous brute who attacked Jack and Jen earlier in the week. Jen is worried for the intense young woman.
It seems April wasn’t as surprised by Mark’s attack on the heroes as she made out.
And that’s us almost at the cliffhanger. As with every other issue, this is a very quick read – ‘breezy’ is a nice way to put it. I’ve enjoyed this series a lot, I just wish there was more story… this is #7 but what we’ve had could comfortably have filled just three issues. If you’re going to read this in a one-er on Marvel Unlimited, that’s all well and good, but monthly with a $3.99 price tag, it’s not the happiest package.
But I do enjoy what script we get from Rainbow Rowell – the budding relationship between Jen and Jack is convincing, the action sequence was a surprise and the business with the two Victors a delight.
Luca Maresca’s art is very much my cup of (green) tea, open and airy, the characters full of personality. I was, though, perturbed by how different April and Mark look compared to their debut a couple of issues back – he was Caucasian, now he’s green; she looked pretty regular bar a strangely pink skin tone, suddenly her head is disproportionate to her body… hang on, we need a FLASHBACK!
Is this a clue? Is Mark a Hulk? Jen did previously say he reminded her of cousin Bruce? Does April have a morphing problem she can’t control? Are they Skrulls?
I’ll be back next time to find out, hopefully. And it looks like we’ll also get answers on the Jack front. Along with another lovely Jen Bartel cover.
If you’ve not been reading this series and love She-Hulk, I do recommend it – but perhaps wait until it hits Marvel Unlimited.