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