Comics : She-Hulk (Vol. 3) #3

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This review was first published on: 2004.

Background...

She-Hulk is one of those characters, like Moon Knight, who just won't take no for an answer. Every time her title is canceled, she just seems to take a bit of a holiday, then return stronger than ever. Now she's back in her third volume, this time written by Dan Slott, and illustrated by Juan Bobillo and Marcelo Sosa.

In Detail...

"Dead Certain"
She-Hulk (Vol. 3) #3
Jul 2004 : SM Guest
Summary: She-Hulk represents a recently murder victim. Spider-Man flashback
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Dan Slott
Pencils:  Juan Bobillo
Inker:  Marcelo Sosa
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Jen Walters has lost her fortune, her sports car, and all the glamourous trappings of her former life. Now she puts her legal skills to work for the law firm of Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway. Hmm... Goodman, Lieber... some famous Marvel names in that lot.

GLK & H specialise in super-human and paranormal cases. They employ a number of "special" staff such as Jen - and Shulkie isn't quite sure yet if she's been given a job because of her unusual "green" skills, or in recognition of her more human legal abilities. As it turns out, she gets to use both in this job.

This month's case features an aircraft engineer who is killed, and who returns as a ghost in order to finger his killer. Dead men do tell tales, it seems. But do they tell the truth? That's what the story is all about, and I'd hate to spoil the neat little mystery story. I presume that other issues are similar, basically being 22 page mini-puzzles featuring the delicious She-Hulk as the lynchpin.

Spider-Man's appearance is limited to a single panel flashback, showing how he saved the life of one of the minor human characters - Jen's neighbour. It's a pretty trivial appearance, and I probably wouldn't have picked up this issue if I wasn't actually rather a She-Hulk fan.

In General...

The story is quite fun - in a mildly amusing and teasingly interesting fashion. Sadly the interior art doesn't quite live up to the gorgeous cover work. But still, this is a good, light comic.

Overall Rating...

Better than many... I'm gonna give this a kindly 3.5 webs.