Monday, December 01, 2014

What I Bought 11/15/2014 - Part 9

So the sales for October came out and Klarion did even worse than I feared. I mean, like it's near cancellation levels right off the bat. It may not still be going when we come out the other side of this Convergence thing.

She-Hulk #9, by Charles Soule (writer), Javier Pulido (artist), Muntsa Vicente (color artist), Clayton Cowles (letterer) - What the heck is Jen doing on that cover? Cap and Patsy look ready to fight and Jen is, cracking her knuckles? Also, that shield is way too small.

The trial has begun, and Matt seems to go from an opening statement, to witness testimony, and back to an opening statement, which I don't think is kosher, unless Jen was really asleep at the wheel. So the story is, the guy who died and kicked this all off was working with some unsavory types back in 1940, and his little brother came all the way to L.A. from Brooklyn to find him, accompanied by his buddy Steve Rogers. They got hauled in before the boss of this unsavory bunch, and the guy wanted them to keep quiet, but Steve argued with the boss, and so this guy's little brother got killed. And the guy blames Captain America.

There's not a lot else, other than Patsy is still on that secret mission, and Steve shoots down Jen's attempt to have Murdock thrown off the case for his past association with Steve. Matt decides to play with fire and tease Jen into chasing him across town, then tell her Steve told him to take the case. Oh, and when Steve gets on the stand the next day, he immediately states everything in the previous testimony was true. Steve, you're making it too easy for the wrong person.

Not a lot to say, really. This is very much a middle chapter, putting everything in place for the exciting finish. Sine it's a lot of talking, there's not for Pulido to do, either. It's mostly talking heads, and they're in court, so most of them are trying not to be animated, to remain professional or whatever. Pulido at least had some fun with the monkey and those duplicates of Matt Rocks drawing the banana. Man, those double dupes are creepy. They're so pale, and you never see their eyes, just lines above those big grins. I bet there's a string of serial killings in Marvel L.A. lining up with those dupes.


SallyP said...

I am going to miss this book terribly.

CalvinPitt said...

Yeah, me too. I think Soule said he only had a 12-issue arc planned originally, but I'm sure he could have done more if given the chance.