There are so many exclusives these days it’s truly hard to keep up! Last month I was called about a new shipment at Toys R Us of the Exclusive She Hulk. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I did make my way down there and was pleasantly surprised! This She Hulk is completely different than the original She Hulk we were offered. This She Hulk looks like she’s ready to head right into court and defend a man from being wrongfully accused of murder.
She would stand up and stare at the jury and say “How could my client commit this murder when he is allergic to cheese!” and the jury would gasp! Because, you see, this murder takes place in a supermarket… near the cheese aisle!
I am still on the fence about checking this series out – but I am leaning more to reading it – She Hulk is, after all, the only one who SHOULD take this mantle.
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Let’s have a little fun and discuss some of the more graphic, violent, sad, or just plain awkward moments that have plastered the Hulk history. Be it a passing meeting between spouses of a gruesome scene that nobody saw coming – this year I’ll have you squirming in your seat!
By now everyone knows about the ultra disturbing events that have unfolded in the Hulk’s annual at the turn of the century. It still hasn’t lost the shocking or even down right gross reason for the Hulk’s rampage in this issue.
Vision is the one who put it so succinctly. Basically, the Hulk needs a little booty and he wants it from She Hulk. He wants some cousin lovin’ and, laws, genetics and decency be damned, he is going to get it! First he has to impress her by beating the hell out of her and anyone else approaches him.
Even a bit more odd and icky is that She Hulk goes along with it for a minute to let the brute down easily. It still doesn’t sit well with the Hulk. He rages off heartbroken and rejected.
And She Hulk? She actually feels bad… bad about making the Hulk feel so alone. Of course, the only way to make him NOT feel rejected was to let him lay down some pipe – and that just wouldn’t be kosher… on any level!
Yet again, we are exploring some of the more random Hulk appearances! Last month we discussed Luke Cage’s 90’s solo title series – and this month we enjoy the crazy adventures of Comet Man! By issue #3 Stephen Beckley still hasn’t figured out how to use his powers that he acquired from an alien named… wait for it… Max. Original, right?
Anyways, Stephen is being pursued by the Bridge – I’m not exactly sure why and didn’t read much past this issue to find out – but apparently, on their way to… wherever they are bringing him… they run into an angry Hulk. Boom! sparks fly and the Hulk turns his anger toward the only remaining person – a shackled Stephen.
The following pages there is a pretty enjoyable brawl between the Jade Giant and the one that will eventually be called Comet Man. Comet Man holds his own against the engine of destruction and, with the news catching the battle on camera, everyone watching is impressed. Not everyone can go toe to toe with the Hulk and survive for more than a few seconds! Also watching – an amazed Reed Richards.
Eventually, Comet Man uses his ESP to tame the rampaging beast – but that doesn’t last long as one of the douchebag mandriods attacks a dazed Banner. The Hulk jumps away and the issue ends with Mr. Fantastic taking Stephen away to try and figure how to make sense of Comet Man’s new condition.
As an aside, the next issue contains a hilarious scene: While Stephen tries to figure how to use his new powers he finds he can teleport – and does so… into the shower while Jen Walters is occupying it.
Even though the series was not one of my favorites and I didn’t feel the need to pick up more issues these two issue are fun. The Hulk’s scenes are brutal, action fueled and entertaining. While there are no classic Hulk beats to speak of it should be of note that the Kelly Jones interiors are far better than the Sienkiewicz covers.
If you want to read more about Comet Man click here.
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She Hulk / Wolverine 2-pack
The only thing I was looking for in the TRU exclusive 2-packs was this She Hulk and Wolverine. She Hulk has been re-painted with just a purple leotard – although I wish it was her FF outfit. I know that wouldn’t make sense with the comics that these figures are based off of. That would be the X-Men vs The Avengers – the first time… not this last one that was sort of a let down – at least in the Hulk department. Overall, a decent re-paint and a re-issue of Wolvie in his brown duds.
She’s ready to re-create that scene from Flash Dance
MU She Hulk
I have had this figure for a while – one of the first stores I walked into had the new shipments in – I could not believe my good luck! The only figure I was remotely interested in was this – but then I saw the Spider-man variant (Bag Head Spidey) and I could not resist! Hasbro has been making some really great figures lately – and by that I mean some great Hulk related figures! The She Hulk released is really fantastic – although I am really missing accessories for the figures. I wish Jen came with a legal binder or something!
MU Bag Head Spidey!
Savage She Hulks #2
First, we are taken back to the events of TIH #600 back when Samson and the Red Hulk and Jen Walters stuck around during the explosion of the lab. We see how everyone survived – and then Lyra finally sets Jen free. Jen, weak from the constant extraction of Gamma energy being taken from her. Lyra tells She Hulk that she is there to help her – sent by Bruce Banner – and it concealed by the act of Banner blasting Lyra through three levels of the Hellicarrier.
Definition of Bitch-Slap!
Jen and Lyra talk about their “childhoods” and the origin – the myth and the reality. Lyra tells Jen about her confrontation with her Mother – which Jen does not take very well or lightly. She tells Lyra just how amazing Thundra really is. And then the Red She Hulk comes in and ruins the party. The emerald women take on the ruby lady – and Jen shows just what it means to be called a Hulk! The Red She Hulk gets thrown out of the ship – but catches on before she falls out. Jen tries to talk sense into her and tells her not to listen to the Leader or M.O.D.O.C.K. – and then they try to pull the Red She Hulk back into the ship – only to have her turn on them and throw them both out!
The best thing to come out of She Hulk's mouth ever... even if all the rumors are true!
Not a bad issue – will be interesting to see where the next issue brings us. Plugged a few more holes in the sinking ship that is Loeb’s career – so that’s not too bad. The art, this time around, didn’t impress me. Grade: C+