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Friday, September 21, 2012
She-Hulk 3: In The Marvel Universe, Everyone Comes Back From The Dead
Even though writer Dan Slott isn't as flippant about mocking comic book tropes as previous She-Hulk writer John Byrne was, he still occasionally pokes fun at the silliness of superhero comics. In this issue, it's making fun of the way comic books characters always come back from the dead. In the story, She-Hulk is trying to get the judge to allow a ghost to testify in court about who murdered him. She does this by having The Thing testify that he's come back from the dead. Here are some random thoughts on this issue:
*The cover inspired actress Angie Harmon to pose punching a hole in the sidewalk so she could demonstrate why she should play She-Hulk in the movies. Slott approved. Of course, She-Hulk has been portrayed before on screen, but only in fan fiction videos and The Avengers porn parody (former WWE wrestler Chyna portrayed her there).
*Slott uses the tension between She-Hulk and her alter ego Jen Walters well. Previous writers often underutilized this motif, possibly because it had been so overused with The Hulk and Bruce Banner. In the storyline, the law firm prefers Jen Walters, so She-Hulk is forced to change into her other self occasionally (she would prefer to be big and green always).
*Marvel seems to have been more successful in selling advertising than DC during this period. DC often ran house ads for other comics, while Marvel is selling such oddities as superhero haircut sets ("Haircuts For Heroes"!).
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