Rainbow Rowell did not miss a beat with continuing her She-Hulk run with the relaunched Sensational She-Hulk. The fun was still there with a great cast of characters that She-Hulk. The main story for the first issue had a major hook ending with She-Hulk being confronted by Hulk. With Hulk going through his own things in his title there is a lot of opportunity for Rowell to explore the relationship between the cousins in Sensational She-Hulk #2. Let’s see how things turn out with Sensational She-Hulk #2.
Writers: Rainbow Rowell (Jen-Sational!); Bobby Wilson (She-Hulk x Wingfoot)
Artists: Andres Genolet (Jen-Sational!); David Cutler (She-Hulk x Wingfoot)
Colorists: Dee Cunniffe (Jen-Sational! and She-Hulk x Wingfoot)
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
“INCREDIBLE AND SENSATIONAL! The Incredible Hulk comes for his cousin, and it’s not a social call! Both Hulk books collide! What villain is brave enough to bait the two strongest heroes (one with way better hair) of the Marvel Universe?! PLUS: In honor of Native/Indigenous Heritage Month, the Best Friend of the Marvel Universe and She-Hulk’s ex-boyfriend WYATT WINGFOOT makes his triumphant return in a bonus story!” – Marvel Comics
Sensation She-Hulk #2 is an example of how you can deliver a meaningful story while not losing the fun that can be had with the comic book medium. Rainbow Rowell does a fantastic job at using her experience writing in the Hulk franchise to continue to push She-Hulk forward. This story with She-Hulk and Hulk showcase how that experience pays off.
As soon as you see Hulk he is presented as a big threat. Andres Genolet does a great job at translating the terrifying, imposing design that Nic Klen has established over in Incredible Hulk. Rowell takes the current version of Hulk to explore what the dynamic is with She-Hulk. With She-Hulk in a different spot from just a year ago their dynamic would obviously change from their previous interaction.
Its in how they are in very different spots in their respective lives that made this latest She-Hulk and Hulk confrontation such a standout. No matter how aggressive Hulk was being She-Hulk never stopped being concerned and compassionate to her cousin. Even when Hulk lost his cool to the point of throwing a car at a crowd She-Hulk did not respond in the same way. She understood that her cousin is going through things even if the Hulk side is the dominate personality.
This further shows how even for all her overwhelming power She-Hulk isn’t limited to resolving things through physical fights. It’s a distinction from her cousin that we see come into play with how the returning April Booth bursts onto the scene. Hulk is very much about being the one ad only while She-Hulk tries to see the bigger picture of why things are happening. Framing the story in this way made even April acting in he same way Hulk does work for what Rowell was doing with the main story.
The back-up story by Bobby Wilson and David Cutler added further value to Sensational She-Hulk #2. The story further showcases the different relationships She-Hulk has across the Marvel Universe. Wingfoot was presented well that you are left hoping to see Rowell bring back for a main story. This was certainly the cherry on top of
Rainbow Rowell and Andres Genolet have quickly established Sensational She-Hulk as Marvel’s best title right now. Sensational She-Hulk #2 confirms that being a fact with an incredibly layered story with Hulk. This added more to the relationship shared by the Hulk cousins. If you haven’t checked this series out yet make sure to rectify that by picking up this and the first issue up asap.
Story Rating: 9 Night Girls out of 10
Art Rating: 8 Night Girls out of 10
Overall Rating: 8.5 Night Girls out of 10