by Miller C. Lashbrook
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is back baby! It is so funny to think there was an 18-month -period without Marvel content between Spider-Man: Far From Home and WandaVision, because even the five-week break between the end of Ms. Marvel and today’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law premiere has felt like quite the long time. We are spoiled as Marvel fans. With this embarrassment of riches comes the ability for the MCU to have lots of variation in the genre. Where Moonknight was an action/adventure meets psychological thriller and Ms. Marvel was a cultural coming of age story, She-Hulk is a legal comedy; and I love it. The show does have some minor structural issues, but overall this episode is a fun origin for Jennifer Walters a.k.a. She-Hulk.
There is not too much to say about the show in the spoilers section since this episode was mostly Jen’s origin. In true comedy fashion, this show is very character driven and it seems like Jennifer’s flaws are really going to drive the plot. In half an hour Jennifer quickly became, I believe, a new fan favorite phase four character with the likes of Yelena Bolova. This episode also really reminded me of what I love about Bruce Banner and the development he received in Avengers: Endgame. Asking the question of whether or not Bruce has truly come to terms with the merging of Hulk and himself, is a really interesting thing to explore.
4.5/5 Drops of Gamma Blood 🩸