Previously, “Issue 6”
When we last left our intrepid lawyer, she had just finished fighting some mind-controlling demons alongside Nightwatch, and was starting to realize that tampering with the Blue File was probably something better left undone. She also learned she was in need of an infusion of cash due to the fight resulting in increased rent for her law offices. This infusion of cash came almost immediately as clients came pouring in, including the set-up for this issue.
Jennifer’s client is a man named Rufus Randall; along with his partner Reza, they have created a product called “Shrinko”. According to Rufus, this product will revolutionize shrinking technology and make it affordable to the masses. The only problem is that Rufus’ partner Reza doesn’t want to sell it to the buyer, so he shrunk himself down and hid in the backyard, the reasoning being that if he isn’t around to cosign, the product can’t be sold. Who happens to be the buyer of this technology? Giant-Man himself, Hank Pym. Hank accompanies Jennifer and Patsy in an attempt to find Reza, but he lets the two of them know that the technology they invented is dangerous; in fact, it could cause a massive explosion if it isn’t stabilized.
From the official Marvel Comics byline:
The return of superstar artist JAVIER PULIDO! Guest-starring Hank Pym! She-Hulk, Hellcat and Giant-Man team up to save one of Jen’s officemates…but what else does Hank Pym have at stake, and what isn’t he telling them?
I’m not going to gush over Charles Soule’s writing today; instead, I’m going to gush over the return of Javier Pulido. The fact that he is mentioned front and center shows that his artwork was solely missed. I’m sure Ron Wimberly’s style is good for some books, but it’s not for this one. Pulido’s art just pops off the page, and you’re immediately immersed in the story his style tells. His version of the story flows so well with Soule’s that it’s impossible to imagine one without the other. So, let’s bask in the glory that is Javier Pulido and the return of She-Hulk proper.
The return of Javier Pulido makes this book feel more at home than it once did, and I couldn’t be happier that I’ve stuck with this book for as long as I have. It’s little moments like this that make the payoffs worthwhile. And, if you are still reading this book – and I really hope you are – the teaser for the next issue will give you an immense nerdgasm. Trust me.