Summary

The Immortal She-Hulk #1 is a brilliant issue, diving into the backstory of one character, pulling out all of the emotions possible, and supporting it with marvelous artwork.

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THE IMMORTAL SHE-HULK #1: A Tale of Life, Death, and Beyond

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THE IMMORTAL SHE-HULK #1, available Wednesday from Marvel Comics, is an issue that many fans have been waiting for. The theories surrounding She-Hulk are finally out in the open – with plenty of new information to delve into.

The fighting never ends, not for the heroes.

The Immortal Hulk has been a groundbreaking series right from the start. Yet it left many fans wondering what the implications were about the other Hulks out in the universe. Including, perhaps especially, She-Hulk.

After all, she’s taken front and center ever since the events that led to her cousin’s drastic changes. She stepped up, joined the Avengers. She battled in the War of the Realms, and put everything on the line when the Cotati showed up.

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Literally, as it turned out. The last major Marvel event claimed her life – but was unable to keep it. It was a moment that fans were almost anticipating. The confirmation that she too is an Immortal Hulk.

‘The Three Deaths of Jennifer Walters’ delves into the mystery of her resurrection. As you can guess from the title, it’s going to go quite a bit further than her most recent death. Will this issue contain all the answers fans have been waiting for?

A sneaky little reference on Wolverine’s part.

The Writing

The Immortal She-Hulk #1 is a powerful issue. It simultaneously tackles the complex past of one hero, while also portraying the struggles that come from her present. Jennifer Walters has a long history, both as an Avengers, and with death itself.

So do many Marvel heroes (and comic heroes in general), for that matter. Frequently the sheer number of resurrections that occur tends to be overlooked or intentionally obfuscated. That is far from what is happening in the Immortal Hulk storyline.

This issue takes the concerns that come with death, and the concept of coming back to life. It does so in bold strokes, while also laying down the groundwork for what has been happening this entire time. It’s an intriguing concept, to say the least.

Al Ewing’s writing perfectly carried this story along, allowing for Jen to be beautifully human, while also being so painfully conflicted. Best of all, it puts everything into context. It’s sort of the issue that we’ve been waiting for, ever since that first dramatic moment back during War of the Realms.

There are many tangled threads within this issue, made all the more so thanks to the emotional ties they carry. Yet they’re all marvelously portrayed here, showcasing different elements of a beloved character.

It’s time to sit down and have a chat.

The Art

The Immortal She-Hulk #1 is a bold piece of work, from the cover to the conclusion. There are so many moments to appreciate, from the smallest details to the major changes in setting. All of it works together to make Jennifer’s plight come to life (no pun intended).

Jon Davis-Hunt (art), Marcio Menyz (colors), and VC’s Cory Petit (letters) worked together for this particular project. There are so many eye-catching scenes, it’s almost difficult to decide where to start.

It’s shocking how well the colors work in this issue, pulling in classic green hues, as well as several complimentary colors to pull the look together. It makes for the perfect backdrop, with the foreground taking center stage.

Unsurprisingly, the characters in this issue run the gambit in terms of expressions. Grief, confusion, determination, anger, it’s all there in spades.

He’s not a bad person to get advice from, given the help she needs.

Conclusion

The Immortal She-Hulk #1 is a tense yet fascinating issue, diving into the mind and history of Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk. It is every bit the issue that fans have been waiting for, answering questions, while raising even more along the way.

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Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book fan. She loves comics - possibly too much, and will happily talk your ear off about everything she's reading. Though picking a favorite is a bit harder. She reads a little bit of everything and is always open to trying a new series.