Sunday, March 25, 2018

Mariko Tamaki's She-Hulk

One of the subjects that I have posted about over the years that gets the strongest response, oddly enough, is She-Hulk.  That subject was fairly random.  I was shedding my comic book collection and there were a few titles where I was missing an issue or two, and I decided to fill in the holes before I disposed of the rest.  As such, I set them aside until the end of the project.  She-Hulk was one of them.  At that time, I was trying to post daily on here, and I needed material, so it was pretty natural to write about the comics that I was reading and disposing of.  Since then, I have kept tabs on Shulkie and her exploits from time to time.  The last time I checked in, She-Hulk had her first lawyer for a writer, and now, finally, a She-Hulk series got her first woman for a writer (it only took nearly 40 years).

Strangely enough, the writer was Mariko Tamaki, who once stayed at my house while she and some other Canadian writers were promoting an anthology called Girls Who Bite Back on a book tour (marking the second time a Marvel comics writer crashed at my house, as Joe Meno once wrote a Beast story or two).  As usual, She-Hulk seems to be very fortunate in whom she gets as a creative team.  And, as also sadly usual, most comics readers don't care, and the series gets canceled.

Oh, well, Marvel seems to have a fondness for the character, as I do, so they will likely bring her back at some point.

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