Saturday, October 13, 2012

She-Hulk 14: Androids Have Feelings, Just Not Nerves

This issue focuses on the supporting character Awesome Andy, an android who has developed human-like feelings.  As usual, writer Dan Slott and the crew do a nice job, but this issue did feel a little flat compared to the others.  Here are some more random thoughts on this issue:

*She-Hulk and Man-Wolf break up.  It's a shame that comic companies often like to return to the typical status quo instead of letting the characters develop.  Having She-Hulk continue in the marriage would have actually been the more interesting narrative choice, but perhaps Slott knew that his run was wrapping up and he was clearing the table per se for the next writer.

*The Mad Thinker, Andy's creator, is drawn in a manner that resembles how one of his real-life creators, Jack Kirby, looked.

*The series gets taken in a new direction as She-Hulk moves from being a lawyer to working for S.H.I.E.L.D., a government intelligence agency.  That's too bad.  The law firm setting still had a lot of narrative life left in it.  I suspect this shift is a result of Slott being jerked around by more powerful forces at Marvel since She-Hulk was being used in two major events, Civil War and World War Hulk.

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