Monday, August 20, 2012

The Sensational She-Hulk 6: Cosmic Trucking!

Though not as fun as the previous issue, this issue still is a good time.  In it, Razorback hijacks a faster than light space shuttle and She-Hulk tries to stop him.  The result is one of those 1970s trucking movies set in the Star Wars universe.  No, I don't know if John Byrne did a lot of drugs in the late 1980s; I think he's probably just wonderfully high on his own creativity.

Here are some random thoughts on this issue:

*Mister Fantastic gueststars, reminding readers that She-Hulk used to be a more "normal" superhero and a former member of The Fantastic Four.  Now she uses her old teammate as a bouncy ball to launch herself into space.  This comic never won any awards for realism.

*Mixing Razorback in wasn't enough for Byrne; he also works in US 1, a strange toy tie-in comic that wasn't quite as successful as G.I. Joe.  I only read one issue as a kid, but it was about a trucker with a CB Radio in his head or something.  Apparently, Byrne now has him being a trucker in outer space.  Don't ask.  Really, don't ask.  Just read the comic.

*On the two-page cosmic spread done when She-Hulk complains about his art, it appears that Byrne has pasted in a photo of a volleyball.

*Xemnu, a Lee and Kirby monster creation, appears in a cliffhanger at the end.  Byrne didn't even need the cliffhanger though; he had me with the next issue's title:  "I Have No Mouth And I Am Mean!!"

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