Thu, 18 June 2009
The Sensational She-Hulk #7 was the first issue of this series I picked up at a local gas station when I was young. The depiction of an old Marvel monster on the cover made me buy it. Once I read it, the book was a revelation. The old fourth-wall-breaking gag was in full effect as part of this book's makeup. John Byrne was having tons of fun being humorous with the readers as She-Hulk would talk to them and integrate conventions of the comic book into her story.
It was also fun to see semi-obscure characters given something to do, as U.S.1 (from his own short-lived series), Razorback (from old Spidey comics), Blonde Phantom (a golden age character), and Xemnu the Titan (the old Marvel monster who also appeared in issue of Incredible Hulk and The Defenders) all played a part in the tale.
I couldn't afford to keep buying this title at the time, but I have since sought out and read most of the rest of Byrne's She-Hulk issues. He worked on #1-8, then took about 20 issues off before returning to do another 20 issues.
Category:favorite comics -- posted at: 1:40pm EDT