Hulk #4

Apr. 25th, 2017 01:53 pm
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"The title She-Hulk evokes light-hearted stories about a Jennifer Walters who is at peace with herself and in full control of her powers. This isn’t that book. On the other hand, the title Hulk implies all of the baggage that comes with that comic’s 50+ year history—the ongoing battle with the monster within—and that’s why it’s more appropriate for this series. Jen went through major trauma in Civil War II, and Mariko and Nico’s story will deal with the fallout of that trauma—the anxiety and anger, sometimes self-destructive, that comes along with it. If there is light at the end of the tunnel, Jen is going to have to search hard for it, and she’s going to have to battle with some pretty big monsters—including the one within—to find herself again."

- Axel Alonso

Story By: Mariko Tamaki
Art By: Nico Lean

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Hulk #3

Mar. 21st, 2017 01:28 pm
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Cosmopolitan: When it was first announced that Jennifer Walters would be taking over the Hulk title, was there any backlash from fans?

Mariko Tamaki: I haven’t seen any. Some people are immediately like, “Yes, this is gonna be it! We’re gonna do this! I’m super excited!” and some people are like, “We’ll see.” I think there’s a trepidation when a new person comes in and starts writing for a character, which I accept. I accept that trepidation, I understand it, I have the same trepidation when I see someone new is writing a hero or doing something different with a hero, but I think mostly people are just excited to see more Hulk.

Editor Mark Paniccia: This is one of those headlines that people see and it really sparks their interest. They see that Jennifer Walters, who’s been known as the She-Hulk for all this time, is stepping into a Hulk role. It makes them curious. They want to see what this is all about. This is an opportunity to take a really cool, interesting look at a character and do something completely different than we’ve ever done with her before. Really at the heart of it, this is a Hulk story. It’s man versus monster, but in this case it’s woman versus monster.

Mariko Tamaki: What could be better than woman versus monster?

- From an interview at Cosmopolitan

Story By: Mariko Tamaki
Art By: Nico Lean

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Hulk #2

Feb. 21st, 2017 12:42 pm
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Entertainment Weekly: What made you decide to take her out of her Hulk form and show her human side?

Mariko Tamaki: When I was originally contacted by Marvel with this project, that was the way that they saw this starting. I really liked the idea of having somebody who has been comfortable in their skin, suddenly not [be]. Especially someone who’s been through a traumatic thing. All these things you take for granted about yourself mentally and physically that are no longer true. So I thought it was a really great starting point for a story about trauma, to put her in this position of literally holding this really big thing which is this thing that she is.

Editor Mark Paniccia: The other thing, too, is this is one of the results of Civil War II. These are all really heavy things that we wanted to explore in this character who’s been this fan-favorite superhero who’s going through this terrible trauma and tragedy. Part of Marvel’s stories are that world outside your window. There’s a lot of people that deal with this on a daily basis, and that’s all part of the human condition and in Marvel, the human condition is part of the superhuman condition.

- From an interview at Entertainment Weekly

Story By: Mariko Tamaki
Art By: Nico Lean

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Hulk #1

Jan. 24th, 2017 07:01 pm
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Entertainment Weekly: What does Jen consider her relationship with her Hulk side? What does turning into the Hulk mean for her now?

Mariko Tamaki: In the past when she is the Hulk, there’s no part of her that goes away. She’s fully conscious when she’s in her Hulk form, and she’s worked as a lawyer in her Hulk form, and she’s gone about her life. So for now, it’s become this thing that used to make her feel powerful that has now become this more alien thing and become connected to trauma. So now, thinking about the things that have happened to her is connected to changing into the Hulk. Like Mark said, it’s a scary, terrible thing, because Hulk is who she is. In a way, it’s a metaphor for trying to suppress your feelings. You can try to ignore the feelings that you have, but ultimately, there’s no way around it. If you have had a traumatic event, that thing is just going to keep surfacing inside you until you face it. Right now, at the beginning of the story, Jen is in a place where as much as it feels horrible and unnatural, she’s trying to be just in her human form. But it is a part of her, and to ignore all this Hulk stuff is to ignore the past, and you can’t really do that.

Editor Mark Paniccia: In many ways, this is a classic Hulk story. Woman versus monster.

Mariko Tamaki: All stories are woman versus monster.

- From an interview at Entertainment Weekly

Story By: Mariko Tamaki
Art By: Nico Lean

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"I always knew it was something that would be fun to do -- a way to revisit the world from [my She-Hulk run] that would be a fun gift for fans (and for me, for that matter.) I think I raised the idea formally over the summer, and fortunately Marvel went for it. Sometimes things just work out, and this was one of them." -- Charles Soule

"Hey, go get SHE-HULK #13 -- er, I mean GWENPOOL SPECIAL #1!" -- Wil Moss, issue's editor

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"I know from experience that if you’re the only person your friends know who works in the law, then they call you for every legal problem they experience, even if it has nothing to do with your specialty. Lawyers are generally hyper-focused on one practice area or another, just like a person with a medical degree might specialize in brain surgery or podiatry or whatever. For whatever reason, though, many folks don’t seem to make the same distinction with attorneys. Applying that logic to She-Hulk, it just made sense to me that if she hung out a shingle, she’d be getting calls from all over the place. Seemed like a nice engine for a series." -- Charles Soule

The last two pages )
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"When I'm working in the Marvel Universe, I like to deconstruct its concepts, to some degree. She-Hulk has plenty of examples of that - how could it work if someone wanted to emigrate from Latveria to the United States, for example." -- Charles Soule

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'It can certainly be a challenge sometimes to make sure the book remains exciting despite all the chatter, but fortunately, I've got a few not-so-secret weapons -- Javier Pulido, Muntsa Vicente and, as you'll all soon see, Ron Wimberly. All of the artists on the book are able to take scenes that could be "shot" in relatively static ways and liven them up to an extraordinary degree.' -- Charles Soule

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Interviewer: In our initial interview you talked about Javier Pulido's sense of design and page layouts. How has that manifested in some of the pages you've seen so far? Are there some sequences from the first couple issues that you were especially impressed by?

Charles Soule: Literally every sequence, and that isn't puffery. Javier is brilliant -- he's a pure storyteller, and he takes every one of my ideas and makes them more interesting. He's told me repeatedly that all he needs is a good story. Give him that, and he can work miracles, and it's certainly been the case on "She-Hulk." Honestly, my scripts are pretty tight -- or at least I think so until Javier gets his hands on them. He tends to break them apart a little and reconfigure the paneling in large and small ways to make something new that's a killer synthesis of both of our takes. Just a true collaboration.

(http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=50811)

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'I think "She-Hulk" can be a showcase for unique panels, layouts, figure design, all of that -- and that's Ron [Wimberly] all over. Like Javier [Pulido], he never saw a page he couldn't make more vibrant. The pages have this twisty, liquid aesthetic that's just gorgeous.' -- Charles Soule

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"This [book] is very personal to me, considering my legal background -- Jen's office in Dumbo, Brooklyn is in the same building as my office. It would have been rough if people hated it." -- Charles Soule

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"I've said this before, but it bears repeating: Lawyer She-Hulk cosplay = I'll give you FREE LEGAL ADVICE. I know. What a country! Oh, also, offer good for dudes and ladies." -- Charles Soule

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In which She-Hulk hires a fellow Avenger for her new law practice...

"I've been practicing law for quite a while now - and I think that it would be silly of me not to bring that experience to writing a character with a law degree. The way it plays out is pretty fun, I think. I get to sort of write the Marvel Universe version of my own life." -- Charles Soule

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I normally wait a month before posting from a new issue so that I can put up more than four pages, but I enjoyed this first issue so much that I didn't. That was a month ago, though. Now that four weeks have passed, here's the full seven pages from the comic.



"Well, this is one of those funny situations where the depiction of lawyers in pop culture comes up against my own experience as an attorney. The 'detective' side of things sort of happens, but generally it's executed by logging into a legal research system and slogging through tons of old case law. But, I am not only an attorney, I am also a writer, which means I know that reality sometimes has to take a step back to allow for some drama." -- Charles Soule

Written by Charles Soule, drawn by Javier Pulido )
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This week is a large oddity for me, since there's nothing at all on my pull list.

That's not to say that I don't have things to read.

Last week, I bought Jungle Girl vol.1 on Comixology because each issue was 99c.

I've got a proper book without any pictures to read for book group that's actually quite thrilling, which is an intriguing novelty.

And I've got a small pile of She-Hulk to work through. I picked up the Cosmic Collision issue, because it's drawn by current Supergirl artist Mahmud Asrar. Here's a little snippet )

Here's also a little bit from the 2004 Dan Slott series, where Jennifer Walters get hired at a top legal firm, working in superhero law )
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