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Friday, September 08, 2023 

She-Hulk's latest cover illustration is great, but that's bound to be all

A writer at Comic Book Movie comments on a variant cover for the latest She-Hulk volume, where Adam Hughes draws Jennifer Walters spending time in bikini at the pool, not unlike some past stories in the 80s and 90s where she did:
Writer Rainbow Rowell and Andrés Genolet's Eisner-nominated work on She-Hulk will continue this October in the pages of The Sensational She-Hulk #1.

Throughout their smash hit run, the creative team has shaken up Jennifer Walters' life in bold ways with a new love interest in Jack of Hearts, new villains like Scoundrel, and some of the craziest cases a Marvel Universe courtroom has ever seen.
Gee, how much has it sold at stores? That's what this seems to suggest, yet no sales figures provided. How odd. Now, regarding that cover:
Marvel Comics will release a version of The Sensational She-Hulk #1 with a foil variant cover, beautifully illustrated by acclaimed artist Adam Hughes.

This surprisingly risqué piece of imagery shows a scantily clad Jade Giantess
"giving her gorgeous green muscles a much-deserved rest before her unmatched strength is needed once again" (according to a press release).

Despite being a little more "NSFW" than what we'd typically see from the Disney-owned Marvel Comics, this is very much in line with what we saw from the character in the '80s and it's a, well, sensational piece of work by Hughes.
Yes, I'll say it's pretty bold what they allowed Hughes to illustrate, considering what a sex-negative disaster they'd become under Axel Alonso when he was EIC in the 2010s, and even today, it's not like they fully recovered under C.B. Cebulski. But, we're far past the point where this could matter story-wise, since Marvel's never really recovered from the woke storytelling they sank into even before Alonso replaced Joe Quesada as EIC in 2011, and there's certainly no need to buy the issue when the mere mention of variant covers makes clear it's bound to be more about the short-term profit than story merit inside the cover of the issue.

So, here's another example of an item where it's better to just save the image of the pamphlet and print it up as a poster, and not go miles out of one's way to buy the physical issue itself. And, as I've said before, it's regrettable so many fine artists are wasting their talents on variants instead of gallery pictures that can be hung on walls for everyone to see.

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