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'Sensational She-Hulk' #3 has great moments, but reads too slow
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‘Sensational She-Hulk’ #3 has great moments, but reads too slow

It’s She-Hulk vs. April Booth in an action-packed issue.

She-Hulk has a new adjective-branded series and a major headache as her cousin Hulk has entered her life at a very inopportune time. A threat from her past named April Booth is thrown down with Hulk and She-Hulk after she turns herself into a Hulk stealing Jen’s blood. Not cool. Now Jen is trying to keep her cousin at bay so as few people get hurt in a tussle that kicked off the last issue. It’s a single issue that wraps things up while toying with the fact that all Hulks can only be alone. Bummer!

Similar to the last issue, Sensational She-Hulk #3 is a quicker read focused on wrapping up the fight in the last issue and then closing things off with a nice scene between Hulk and She-Hulk. The first issue was excellent in establishing Jen’s day job, love life, and even extracurricular activities, but here, it feels a bit too quick for its own good.

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That isn’t to say it’s bad, far from it, as Andres Genolet draws another stellar issue cementing the fact that they’re one of the best comics artists working today. From easy-to-follow action to great character acting, there’s a lot of heart in this book.

The action scene is revealing, particularly when it comes to April Booth. We get some new details on her and her partner, who seemed to have a plan, but now she’s going off script. This leads to a bunch of blows on She-Hulk, and the art helps convey April is super-powered. She’s no half-baked Hulk.

Sensational She-hulk #3

That rib shot looks painful.
Credit: Marvel

The show-stealer isn’t the action scene, though, but a scene between Hulk and She-Hulk. The two connect, even though Bruce Banner is “gone” and She-Hulk is only talking to her green monstrous friend. They connect in a way that seeds doubt in Jen and will likely spill into her love life. Rowell is quite good at nailing these quiet yet poignant scenes. She’s also good at getting readers hyped for what is to come with a great final scene. Dee Cuniffe’s colors are also great on colors, adding a clean warmth to the entire book. It’s not too bright but just right.

Letters by Joe Caramagna add a lot of punch, with well-placed sound effects throughout. The captions reminding us who everyone is are also delightful.

There’s so much to like in Sensational She-Hulk, but the story continues to move too slowly. After a stellar first issue, issues #2 and #3 slow things way down for just one action scene, which makes you want so much more out of the book. It’s clear these creators are working magic, but if they could speed things up a bit, this could be as iconic as She-Hulk runs come.

'Sensational She-Hulk' #3 has great moments, but reads too slow
‘Sensational She-Hulk’ #3 has great moments, but reads too slow
Sensational She-Hulk #3
There's so much to like in Sensational She-Hulk, but the story continues to move too slowly. After a stellar first issue, issues #2 and #3 slow things way down for just one action scene, which makes you want so much more out of the book. It's clear these creators are working magic, but if they could speed things up a bit, this could be as iconic as She-Hulk runs come.
Reader Rating1 Votes
7.9
Great character acting and a solid heartfelt moment between Hulk and She-Hulk
Action looks great on the page from colors to pencils
Pace of the story is too slow with the majority of this issue a continuation of an action scene from last issue
8
Good
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