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.
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