Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Avenging Spider-Man #7

(Don't worry, I finally made it to the comic store for more recent books. Newer reviews start tomorrow!)

She-Hulk is one of my favorite heroes. She's tough, smart, and best of all, she has a lot of fun being a super-hero. It's not surprising that I'm fond of her, since Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, and other goofballs like that tend to be my favorite heroes. It's fun seeing her as the MORE serious partner in a team-up, like we do here.

The story is fluff; It involves Spidey and She-Hulk trying to avoid a hostile takeover from an Egyptian cat-god. (This does involve She-Hulk brielfy growing a tail. I'm sure there's some very specialized fan out there just pleased as punch over this development.) In the end, Spidey's smarts are the key to victory, allowing him to have a small moment where he's not annoying Shulkie.

It's interesting, I wonder how these two would get along on a more ongoing basis. They're both smart asses, and Kathryn Immonen does a nice job with the banter. I almost wish we would have gotten a classic villain for these two to knock around.

Stuart Immonen's art? Awesome. As usual. This is lighter stuff than his recent Fear Itself work, but you can't fault the guy for taking a breather. This is fun, comedic stuff. I like that Marvel still puts out books like this. Again, I think I would have dug a more classic foe, but I will say that Immonen is good at drawing cats.


1 comment:

SWartStudio said...

I love She-Hulk too! Like you, I thought this was fun, but I've always enjoyed seeing Jen and Pete as friends in the past. Here, Spider-Man was more like an annoying sidekick to She-Hulk. In my mind, with all of the adventures they've shared over the years, there should be mutual respect.

I want a She-Hulk ongoing series!