It's a sad fact that... you're always going to get ####ed by continuity if you're a writer for Marvel - I recall PAD recounted a story of his time on Incredible Hulk on this very board that amounted to him going to pains explaining why something happening was dumb as hell and him being... none too happy. There wasn't really ANY reason for She-Hulk to not be at Stark's throat for the whole thing... that would have made it more interesting, really. Regardless of continuity cluster####s, I think PAD took his own idea and ran with it - maybe I'd have liked a bit more on the duality issue (as Slott did) but I think overall, his run was pretty cool. It was just that jarring "Oh, that She-Hulk!" to "Damn She-Hulk, save it for your blog!" transition that threw people. I feel bad for PAD, really. He did great things with the Matrix Supergirl, then DC went and yanked the rug from under him... but at least he had the chance to DO stuff in that and give it an ending. There was a lot unresolved in his run with Jen.
The Lady Liberators deserve a paragraph of their own... given the fact most Marvel teams deal in the token female (or maybe two) I really think that given Marvel's apparent YEAR OF WOMEN, this would have been a good time to at least TRY something like a Lady Liberators team... well, maybe they could rework the name and the members... but the concept was good and Jen would have been a great team leader. Seriously, there are a lot of under used female heroes that could get put on that rota to actually give them some face time. I suppose even in the YEAR OF WOMEN, Marvel is scared to push a big female title.
She-Hulk fandom is the definition of a fractious fanbase. I wish it was otherwise... Spidergirl is kept alive by a community that is unified, I'm pretty sure at least half the people on this board didn't bother with Slott OR PAD and were then angered at the cancellation of the title.
You know, I'd actually kind of LIKE Jen to have her own kid - to quote Roz from Frasier, even the most effective birth control is only 99% effective... how can I beat those odds?! - provided she was a working mother... but yes, her and Lyra would be a good partnership, I think... although, Thundra might be a tad peeved... Regardless it would be good. I also wonder if Lyra could teach Jen her gamma-fu... or if Lyra can power down. Idle speculation, really.
Also, clarify your meaning - when you say Jen is back bigger... do you mean in a working-out-to-hulk-out-bigger sense?
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