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She-Hulk (2004 Series) #10

November 10, 2004

Quick Rating: Very Good
Title: Skeeter

Who can take down the She-Hulk? Only the person who hates her the most…

Writer: Dan Slott
Pencils: Paul Pelletier
Inks: Rick Magyar
Colors: Dave Kemp
Letters: Crave Sharpeopoulos
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Cover Art: Mike Mayhew
Publisher: Marvel Comics

It’s not as funny as this title usually is, and She-Hulk herself is barely in it, but this is a really good installment of Marvel’s most underrated series nonetheless. While still basically a standalone issue, it picks up threads from an earlier story arc as a mysterious being approaches another with a plan to exact revenge on She-Hulk by using the person who hates her more than anyone else in the universe, the super-strong supervillain Titania.

The book is a flashback, not just to Titania’s origin during the original Secret Wars, but even earlier, showing us a sad story of a scrawny little girl who grasped at what she thought was a chance to take revenge on the people who’s ruined her life. It’s remarkably easy to grasp – many of us have felt put-upon and persecuted in our lives, hoping to lash out at the people who won’t just leave us be, and many of us would have leapt at the chance to dish out some revenge.

The book feels a little superfluous for the She-Hulk fan, but it’s an important one to help us understand someone who’s always been a pretty one-dimensional villain. Geoff Johns has been employing a similar devise with the rogues in Flash for years now, and it works just as well here as it does over there.

Paul Pelletier is still on pencils, and we’re still lucky to have him. He does a great job with the outer space scenes, and has a neat little energy effect to show the transition between certain scenes. He’s called upon to draw two extremes in this book – the tiny, scrawny girl that was Mary “Skeeter” McPherson, and the brutal Amazon she became, and he handles both very well.

I love this book. Love it, love it, love it. And if you’re not reading it, you’re missing out on some of the best comics Marvel currently offers.

Rating: 8/10

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