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Somebody’s First Comic Book: Sensational She-Hulk #2

Wondering what Somebody’s First Comic Book is all about? The explanation is on this page!

TITLE: Attack of the Terrible Toad Men (or “Froggy Came Cavortin’”)


Story & Pencils:
John Byrne
Bob Wiacek
John Workman
Glynis Oliver
: Bobbie Chase
Marvel Comics

PRIOR KNOWLEDGE: A green girl called “She-Hulk?” And conveniently, the word balloon tells us she’s the Hulk’s cousin. She doesn’t seem to have his anger issues, though.

IMPRESSIONS: The She-Hulk is getting a loaner apartment from her friend Janet, who apparently is living out on the west coast now, which seems awfully nice of her. Meanwhile, a couple of truly bizarre-looking villains (including – no foolin’ – a girl called Ruby Thursday who has a red globe for her head) are plotting against her. Then she gets attacked by Frog Men and Mysterio, who is another bad guy with a funky thing on his head. There’s a theme here.

As this feature insists, this is a “first comic book” – but I can’t imagine standard comics are anything like this. Besides being wildly funny, the editor and writer have an argument via post-it notes about the action taking too long, and She-Hulk herself makes a few comments that make it very clear that she’s aware of the fact that she’s in a comic book. It’s a crazy, funky, fourth wall-breaking gag that carries throughout the issue and gives the comic a very unique, unusual flavor.

The villains are so strange, the writing is so funny, and the cliffhanger is so good that I really want to go out and get the next issue. This is a hellacool comic.


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