Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Sensational She-Hulk 43: Yeah, John Byrne Also Thinks Rob Liefeld Sucks

The splash page and first few pages of this issue are terrifying since it looks as if writer/artist Rob Liefeld has taken over the book.  Fortunately, it's just creator John Byrne making fun of Liefeld and the regular Byrne art returns in a few pages.  Unfortunately, the Rob Liefeld parody is the most interesting part of the book.  The rest of the book is a She-Hulk-Xemnu battle averaging 3 panels a page.  At this point, it's difficult to tell if Byrne is parodying the dumb superhero comics of the 1990s or if he's decided that if he can't beat them (saleswise) then he'll join them (lazywise).  Here are some random thoughts on this issue:

*She-Hulk's sidekick Weezi returns from her character strike to resemble one of those short, slightly chubby women with round glasses that Byrne seems to always love to draw.

*The letters page doesn't have enough letters to fill it, another indication of the title's slide in popularity.

*There really isn't much to this issue, so there's not much to say about it.

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