- Written by: Rainbow Rowell
- Art by: Luca Maresca
- Colors by: Rico Renzi
- Letters by: VC’s Joe Carmagna
- Cover art by: Jen Bartel (cover A)
- Cover price: $3.99
- Release date: July 20, 2022
She-Hulk #5 takes a walk in the park with Jack of Hearts when a big bruiser attacks. However, Jennifer never lets a brief fight get in the way of going out to dinner, chatting, and enjoying some time in the park.
Is It Good?
I honestly don’t understand what’s going on with this series. How can you publish five issues and have nothing of consequence happen for almost the entire run? It’s baffling.
Truly, nothing of consequence happens in this comic. A mentally challenged bruiser attacks She-Hulk and Jack of Hearts because Jack looks like a playing card (yes, that’s the reason). When the bruiser’s wife arrives to settle him down, she adamantly refuses to answer any questions and insists on walking away without consequences or even offering to help clean up the mess her husband made.
The rest of the issue finds Jennifer and Jack talking over dinner, talking while taking a stroll, and talking about whether or not they should reveal Jack’s return to the Avengers. That’s it. The fight doesn’t reveal anything about the reduction in Jack’s powers, their lengthy chats don’t jog Jack’s memory, and the ending appears to have no point or purpose.
The art by Maresca is fine, but sadly, he’s not given much to do. You can practically feel the boredom emanating from the pages in waves.
About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.
Bits and Pieces
She-Hulk #5 must be the comic about nothing because it’s doing absolutely nothing. The beginning fight simply stops without resolution, and the rest of the issue follows Jack and Jennifer as they talk about life. There’s no urgency, no stakes, no direction, and no destination.