Comic Review: She-Hulk

Jennifer Walters isn’t your average lawyer. She’s also She-Hulk, thanks to a life-saving blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner.

Now she has to balance her superhero life with representing her clients in court. And racking up more enemies than just those she beats before a judge.

In She-Hulk vol. 1: Law and Order we meet Jen at a point in her life when she feels like she’s on top of it all, and about to get a promotion. Except she doesn’t. And suddenly she finds herself quitting to start her own law office.

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Credit: Charles Soule (writer), Javier Pulido (illustrator) and Ron Wimbley (illustrator) for She-Hulk.

I didn’t know very much about Jen Walters, so this was a great comic to start off. Her leadership skills in various super teams are covered, so you get a sense of her background. You get to see her personality shine through, and that if you were ever in a legal bind, she’s the woman you’d want fighting for you.

Of the cases you do see Jen work on, she also brings up what she calls the “Blue File.” Its a case she doesn’t remember being served for, but has record of. She and a mix of heroes and villains are being prosecuted on the case. Jen can’t remember the incident, and neither can anyone else on the defense. I won’t go into any more details, but let’s just say that file needs to stay in the back of a locked file cabinet forever.

There’s a few cameos by Patsy Walker (aka Hellcat), and Jen takes a brief jaunt to visit her dear lawyer friend and Defender, Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil).

Charles Soule crafts a great story that doesn’t require all the background knowledge, making this a great comic to start with in order to get acquainted with Jen Walters.

I love Kevin Wada’s cover art, and some of the pages in between issues in volume one. They’re beautifully done, and I wish all of the art had been done in that style. But I can also understand that style would have its limitations.

Javier Pulido and Ron Wimberly both did art for the comic. The style of their art suits the comic. My only thought is that sometimes the art seems more angular than other points in the comic, which was important for several reasons I can’t reveal. So it looks like you’ll have to read it to find out.

I can definitely recommend She-Hulk vol. 1: Law and Order. This is a great introductory comic to Jennifer Walters and her fight as a lawyer and superhero. I can’t wait to continue this series and find out more about the blue file, and the other clients or cases she takes.

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Credit: Ken Wada for She-Hulk

 

Comic Review: A-Force: Warzones

DC has the Bombshells, so Marvel must have some group with of all their women superheroes, right?

If you thought, Yes, then you are correct.

Let me introduce you to Marvel’s A-Force in A-Force: Warzones. They’re Marvel’s Mightiest women. And they’re all together in a team that kicks ass. A-Force: Warzones is written by G. Willow Wilson (of Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan) and Margeurite Bennett (who writes Bombshells), with art by Jorge Molina (he has a huge repertoire).

A-Force has a huge roster. Every single one of Marvel’s mighty women is part of the team.

8903e820de7987d1ba74ddf68ee2e990-_sx640_ql80_ttd_A-Force: Warzones takes place during the Secret Wars event, where the team lives on Battleworld in the nation of Arcadia. It starts with quite a bang, with Arcadia being attacked by a megalodon (there’s a lot of Sharknado jokes) and Ms. America Chavez saves the day by throwing the shark over the wall that divides the nations. But that’s just the start of the battle (literally).

She-Hulk does her best to lead her team and protect Arcadia. Some of the most notable cameos are Captain Marvel, Medusa, and Dazzler. But you’ll also see Ms. America Chavez, Ms. Marvel, and Spider-Gwen (those are the ones I can remember).

I love the art. The colors are rich with the details in each frame. All of the characters have snappy dialogue. I was laughing throughout this volume. One of my favorite scenes I shared on Instagram, and a few comments on the photo on Facebook gave me the opportunity to share with friends about Ms. America Chavez (who they had no idea existed!).

If you’re looking for something wild to read that kicks off the A-Force series, A-Force: Warzones might be the read for you. See how many different character cameos you can see, and test your knowledge while also reading an action packed story with some of my favorite bits of dialogue.