Red She Hulk 58 review

Let me make one thing clear. I don’t really care much about the Red She Hulk. I much prefer the original She Hulk over her. I even prefer the new Savage She Hulk. That said, I promised to review at least the first two issues of every Marvel Now title, so here I go.

This issue was surprisingly good for me. After all that time the military has spent hunting after Hulks, it’s fun to see one of them attack the military directly. Project Echelon is trying to renew superhuman research in the military and Betty Ross doesn’t like that one bit. This issue spends most of its time either introducing Project Echelon or showcasing Red She Hulk smashing it to pieces. Unlike any other Hulk story I’ve read, she shows no intention of holding back on any level. It’s refreshing in a sense. There are also hints that her attack on the military will soon have her fighting a good number of Marvel’s superheroes.

The art is good too. This issue mostly takes place in the desert, and the art makes it feel like a desert. Various effects from the different Echelon superhuman experiments help vary the colours a bit, and the one character’s power has a nice blurring effect on whatever it hits. Betty looks appropriately angry and aggressive throughout the issue. My only complaint, and this is minor, is that the sky keeps changing colours between panels in the outside scenes for no apparent reason.

Again, I’m surprised how much I enjoyed this. If the next issue is this good, then I might actually stick with this series. I still prefer Jennifer Walters by far, but this book was fun in its brutality. This is an easy recommendation for anyone who is interested in a Hulk pro-actively fighting against the Military, and possibly every superhero on Earth. The fact that it’s one of Marvel’s few female lead titles certainly doesn’t hurt.

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I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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2 Responses to Red She Hulk 58 review

  1. Pingback: Comics of October 10, 2012 | healed1337

  2. xmenxpert says:

    I actually do like Red She-Hulk, so I really enjoyed this book. Parker’s a great writer, and he’s got a really interesting take on Betty here. So I was very pleased with this.

    And, of course, it’s always nice to see female-fronted titles.


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