- Posted by Johanna on September 27, 2013 at 4:23 pm
- Category: Comic News
After reading the She-Hulk novel, I found myself missing the character, her humor, and the unique conflict between being a buttoned-down lawyer and a life-loving superhero. So you can imagine how excited I am to hear the timely announcement that Marvel is launching a new She-Hulk comic series. Unfortunately, we won’t see it until February.
Charles Soule writes and Javier Pulido illustrates the series. Since Soule is apparently a lawyer himself, he should be able to capture well Jennifer Walters’ day job — although I’d like to see Marta Acosta tapped to work on the comic, since she really got the character’s voice and female friendships. Those don’t seem to be a focus in the title, with Soule quoted as saying, “She’ll be out on her own, without much of a support group at first, a total underdog trying to make good.”
There will also be a lot of guest stars (perhaps a perception that She-Hulk needs to be propped up for sales support?) and ties to the “larger Marvel Universe”. Most interesting to me, they’re going for “a strong element of fun”, with Soule saying, “One of the things I want to work hard to do in this new series is treat her as a real person. She absolutely has problems, just like most of the heroes of the Marvel U, but she chooses to approach them with optimism and good spirit rather than surrendering to the grim and gritty.” That’s the kind of superhero comic I want to read! Typical of today’s market, the first issue will have at least two covers, as shown here.