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Story by Kathryn Immonen
Art by Stuart Immonen & Wade Von Grawbadger
Colors by Matt Hollingsworth
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover by Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger, & Matt Hollingsworth

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

The last time I bought this series it became my Pick of the Week. Why did that happen? Because this series got away from the Joe Mad nonsense and actually brought together good creators to tell great ‘one and done’ issues. It’s how these team-up comics SHOULD work. I know in today’s comic climate those type of comics don’t sell well but you know what? I don’t care. As long as the creators and concepts in each issue are intriguing I will try anything. Which is why I came back to this series two months later because of what is offered inside. A She-Hulk team up involving the Immonen’s? How can I lose!?

Now I have to warn you guys right away: You are not going to get a ‘Nextwave’ style of humor in this book. There are some great moments in this issue but it isn’t as funny as I thought it was going to be. I thought it was going to be that because of how I perceive She-Hulk. I still think Peter David writes the character and while that series wasn’t a 100% humor book I just find She-Hulk to be more of a comedy character. The issue itself is actually a good mix of She-Hulk and Spider-Man and that’s a good thing for me. We don’t see She-Hulk that much now a days and I liked the attitude she gives in this. I don’t recall her being THIS angry but it’s nice she isn’t a goody-two shoes like before. I’m also noticing with this issue that Spider-Man is turning into such an annoying twit. Kathryn does write some nice jokes and I LOVED the ending but it is amazing how many people hate Peter outside of his own book. Overall it is a solid written issue but not as funny as I hoped.

Why you should buy this issue, if you aren’t paying attention, is the art by Stuart Immonen. It’s amazing how little work he does now a days and when he gets onto a series it feels ‘magical’. I just love his art because of how kinetic everything is. From fighting a giant cat goddess to cats invading a museum, you can just sense the motion going throughout the panels. Now again, there isn’t anything crazy such as in Nextwave, but it’s hard to deny the scope of some of these pages. But he also draws some pretty damn good faces in his books. When someone is angry (like She-Hulk) you get the sense he is perfect at drawing it. But little touches like She-Hulk’s reflection on a glass case, or the individual boxes inside a stock room; is just staggering to notice. But props should also go to Wade Von Grawbadger and Matt Hollingsworth; essential partners in Immonen’s work. If Grawbadger doesn’t ink his work or Hollingsworth doesn’t color his pages then I think we’d lose a lot of magic we see in these pages.

If I had to compare my lark of buying this issue and the fifth issue with this series, I’d say the fifth issue with Captain America is the better of the two. But that isn’t to say this is a terrible issue. I had a lot of fun with this even if it wasn’t as funny as I hoped. Kathryn Immonen writes one hell of a She-Hulk and the story in this was fun to read. But the big draw for this issue is Stuart Immonen and as I said before; if he draws an issue it is a BIG deal. If you have a slow week and you want some fun in your comic pile then I suggest getting this pronto.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent

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