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One new comic out this week was Marvel’s All-New Savage She-Hulk #1. Reactions appear to be interesting and varied.
Chris Sims approves of the issue:
All-New Savage She-Hulk #1: With this issue, Marvel takes another stab at She-Hulk, this time ditching Jen Walters in favor of Lyra, the alternate future daughter of the Hulk and Thundra, who has come back to the present to punch men in the face with gamma-powered militant feminism. Feminism which is, of course, expressed through the time-honored medium of a fetching Andre-the-Giant-esque sports bra and skin-tight low-rise Han Solo pants, just as it should be.
Electric Goldfish didn’t enjoy the issue:
All New Savage She Hulk #1 (Dark Reign tie in)
Urgh, I have no idea where to begin. I literally facepalmed a few times while reading it. Writer Fred Van Lente does a bait and switch for this book and it mainly features Lyra, child of Hulk and Thundra.
Dear Fred Van Lente: Not much Jen Walters in this issue, but I have my doubts you can salvage her from the mess she’s in.
Final though: Oh gawd, please get better next issue. I don’t know if I can handle all this camp.
Randy Lander’s response was short and mixed:
All-New Savage She-Hulk #1 (Well, it’s different, that’s for sure… it’s a goofy concept played straight, and not as impressive as Van Lente’s work in places like Scorpion or Incredible Hercules, but a few glimmers of potential, plus Van Lente’s track record, means I’ll give issue two a shot)
So what do you think?