Review by Frank Plowright
When the fictional middle-Eastern country of Marinmer is devastated by an earthquake, global aid operations are hindered by political corruption. She-Hulk and her colleagues determine to take a direct stand in ensuring aid reaches the ordinary people, a task that’s complicated by both superheroes supplied by Marinmer’s Russian allies, and the odious machinations of President for Life, Darqon Par. It’s an engaging story with a clever conclusion not unduly harmed by Pasquale Qualano replacing artist Vincenze Cucca after the first chapter.
Invading the sovereign territory of another nation also has consequences and She-Hulk again finds herself in court, a recurring theme during this run. David also provides a clever exit from that, along the way returning the supporting cast from Dan Slott’s run on the character and making a few valid points about media manipulation and public perception. That David also transforms the preposterous Behemoth, the Man-Elephant into a sadistic and viable threat is devotion beyond the call of duty. If the coda is a little twee, David’s earned the lapse. There’s another new artist, Steve Scott, again very capable, and Jazinda’s story is also neatly wrapped-up.
That’s all the good news. The bad is that clever writing wasn’t enough to solidify a viable fan base, and She-Hulk would again be consigned to guest appearances elsewhere, until 2014 when another She-Hulk series began.