She-Hulk 5 (August 2014)

She-Hulk #5

Soule shows off major writing chops–the pace of the issue is phenomenal–and he’s got this amazing conversation between She-Hulk and Shocker but he tries for too much. He’s also got Ron Wimberley on the art. Hopefully Wimberley is a fill-in, because he eventually gets to be too much. During Hellcat and Tigra’s scene–they also have a good conversation–the exaggerated figures stop the comic cold.

But it’s not all Wimberley’s fault, like I said before. Soule has three plot lines this issue–Jennifer, Patsy and Jennifer’s paralegal–and he juggles them well, only to let it all fall apart so he can get a hard cliffhanger. Almost literally.

Something about the flow is just off, maybe because of how Jennifer’s wrap-up with Shocker goes from this quietly special moment to narrative mechanizations.

It’s still a fine issue, just one with some rather significant problems.

B 

CREDITS

Blue; writer, Charles Soule; artist, Ron Wimberley; colorist, Rico Renzi; letterer, Clayton Cowles; editors, Frankie Johnson, Jeanine Schaefer and Tom Brennan; publisher, Marvel Comics.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Website Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: