She-Hulk #3 Review

  • Written by: Rainbow Rowell
  • Art by: Rogê Antônio
  • Colors by: Rico Renzi
  • Letters by: VC’s Joe Carmagna
  • Cover art by: Jen Bartel
  • Cover price: $3.99
  • Release date: April 6, 2022

She-Hulk #3 spends the issue with She-Hulk chatting on the phone, eating, and chatting in person. That’s it.


Was It Good?

I’m not kidding. The blurb above providing a custom solicit description just for you accurately describes exactly what happens in this comic. She-Hulk #3 is the third issue in the series and we’re still “just catching up”.

First, Jen Walters aka She-Hulk settles into her day job as an attorney by chatting up old contacts looking for new client work. She receives a couple of calls from other supers with minor-but-mildly-amusing legal troubles.

Next, she returns to her apartment with pizza in hand to find Jack O’ Hearts asleep. She wakes him up, and the two discuss his past memories and current situation, with no real revelations other than his powers are diminished and his body is more human than it used to be.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with this issue and Antônio’s art is great, but the big down point is that nothing is happening except people sitting around talking. We learn nothing that we don’t already know. Rowell does nothing to develop a sense of foreshadowing or momentum. And at best, the humorous moments are mildly amusing.

Bits and Pieces

She-Hulk #3 is a golden opportunity to bring the character back to her glory days but Rowell seems content to have the character sitting and talking for the entire issue without uncovering anything about the plot. It’s effectively a 22-page idle chit-chat session. At some point, Rowell needs to get going with a story because the only progress being made is in how quickly this issue is losing readers.

6/10

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