Written by: Rainbow Rowell
Art by: Takeshi Miyazawa
Colors by: Rico Renzi
Letters by: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover art by: Jen Bartel
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: February 22, 2023
She-Hulk #10 finds a heartbroken She-Hulk wrestling over Jack of Hearts’ sudden departure after he gets his powers back.
Is It Good?
She-Hulk #10 is a return to form for Rainbow Rowell and a departure for the art team. Not in a good way.
When last we left She-Hulk, she discovered the Booths had kidnapped Jack of Hearts when he was presumed dead, so they could siphon off his powers in a bid to correct their gamma experiments. Now, Jack wakes up to find his powers restored, forcing him to flee, leaving She-Hulk to ponder the nature of their relationship. That’s it.
“What about the Booths? Aren’t they evil scientists on the loose and extremely dangerous?” you rightly ask.
Nope. The Booths are only mentioned once, and rightly so because this isn’t a superhero comic. It’s a slice-of-life romance comic with a superhero aftertaste. You know what you’re in for as long as you view this issue through that lens.
Jen Walters, aka She-Hulk, cries, eats junk food, talks with her girlfriend, and generally walks around with a mopey expression. But for the last page or two, that’s all that happens. This issue is a return to form for Rowell, who spent most of this run developing a romantic relationship between Jen and Jack without doing much of anything else, despite the mystery of Jack’s return as the central conflict.
The departure of the art team is reflected in a noticeable downturn in quality. Miyazawa’s pencils/inks are so rough you could polish a diamond. The panel compositions are flat and uninteresting, and the coloring is bland.
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She-Hulk #10 returns the series to its roots with a slice-of-life romance scenario that finds She-Hulk moping over Jack of Hearts’ disappearance. There is no plot, there is no action, and there is no purpose to this comic other than for the readers to be there for Jen in her time of need.