The GeeksverseShe-Hulks #3

She-Hulks #3
Published on Saturday, January 8, 2011 by

Written by: Harrison Wilcox
Pencils: Ryan Stegman
Inks: Micheal Babinski
Colors: Guru eFX
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Art: McGuiness & Mounts
Production: Mayela Gutierrz
Asst Editor: Jordan D White
Editor: Mark Paniccia
Editor in Chief: Joe Quesada
Publisher Dan Buckley
Executive Producer Alan Fine

We’re three issues into She-Hulks and I still haven’t made up my mind about this comic. It has a lot of promise to be a great girl-friendly book featuring two [literally and figuratively] strong female characters, teaming up to fight the good fight. Like so many other girl-hero books it’ll come down to how it’s handled and I’m still not sure where the characters are going.

Lyra, the Savage She-Hulk, has been outed to a girl who was bullying her at school who now wants to be all buddy-buddy and has demanded that she attends an upcoming dance, in a dress. So cue the stereotypical shopping montage, with Lyra not being interested but being subjected to purchasing a years worth of clothes by the shop-a-holic Jennifer, The Sensational She-Hulk. While this is a tired trope, it sure beats having Jennifer do naked Jump rope (sorry Marvel, you will never live that down).

The hero-side of the story is interesting enough with them out to capture a group of villains (this time going up against Klaw), but I’m not sure how this is all going to be resolved by next issue.

That’s right this is apparently a mini-series, even though I am still luke-warm on this title I really hope it is continued because the idea of a team of two “strong women” one of them mentoring the other is incredibly appealing, it just needs more time to develop (and writers who respect Jennifer as a superhero and lawyer).

The art is competent but the Hulks don’t look as muscular as they normally do, this is a big problem as the She hulks are among the very rare superherione to go beyond swimmer or runner in terms of body build and actually look more muscular then some of the guys. These are women who not only could beat Captain America without breaking a sweat they also look like it, at least most of the time… here not so much and it’s really disappointing.

Quality Rank 3.5/5 -Story is starting to feel rushed-
Out of the Fridge Rank 3/5 -some feminine cliches, but overall compelling characters-
Bechdel Test: Pass

All of Raye’s reviews can be found on her blog Out of the Fridge

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