You're making a fairly big assumption...
Posted by Dermie on 3/13/2011, 5:47 pm, in reply to "This is a step back. PAD put a lot of work on making She-Hulk more serious."
Who says that this won't be serious? Nighthawk isn't a comedy character. Man-Thing isn't either...if anything he is more of a horror character, and the same is true of Frankenstein.
The only character in the mix that suggests anything other than "serious" is Howard...and it would hardly be the first time that silly-looking characters have been used for serious stories.
Honestly, I don't see anything about that solicit that suggests this won't be a serious story. We're talking about panic, fear, and people being burned alive...not exactly a lighthearted laugh-riot, imo.
And the thing about She-Hulk is that she has always worked well in a range of stories. Sometimes she has darker, more serious stories (such as PAD's recent run), other times she is in comedic farce (such as most of the SENSATIONAL run) and the majority of the time she's somewhere in the middle (such as her AVENGERS and FF runs). Even if this IS a goofy storyline (which I see no evidence of at this point), I don't see how that is damaging to Jen in any way, given that she has always covered this wide range, and she is still continuing to appear in more "serious" roles--like her recent SHE-HULKS book, or her supporting role in the HULK book.
: And the problem here is the context...
: She-Hulk with Frankstein, Howard The Duck,
: and Man-Thing once. What's up with that?
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: He guest starred in the SENSATIONAL series,
: and she was his lawyer in a recent HOWARD
: THE DUCK mini.
: She also has ties to Nighthawk, through the
: LAST DEFENDERS series.
: And she's got a bit of a tie to Man-Thing
: through Richard Rory.
: Although I'm not really fond of the Howard
: or Frankenstein characters, I don't think
: this is as atrocious as you're making it
: sound. They are legitimate characters
: within the MU (like them or not)--so I'm not
: sure how being in the same
: "ballpark" as them is somehow
: demeaning to She-Hulk.
: Man-Thing is actually a serious presence in
: a mainstream title right now (THUNDERBOLTS),
: so between him, She-Hulk and Nighthawk, I
: think there is enough "serious
: superhero" stuff to balance out the
: silliness of the talking duck, or the
: presence of the Frankenstein monster.
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