Sensational She-Hulk #49
Title: “ Who Is The New She-Hulk”
Writer: John Byrne
Penciller: John Byrne
Inker: John Byrne
Colors: Glynis Oliver
Editor: Renee Witterstaetter
Jen and Wyatt are reading the newspaper, which has an article about the "new She-Hulk"...Weezi! Jen knows that Weezi isn't deliberately keeping her body from her, but as long as she is having so much fun as She-Hulk, there is no way her subconscious will let go of Jen's powers! Jen realizes they have to find a way to make her want to be back in her own body, which won't be easy.
Elsewhere, Weezi is using her super strength to help a construction crew dig up the ground for the site of a new Inner City Youth Center. The foreman thanks her for the help; she has saved them weeks of blasting. Weezi tells him that it was her pleasure, and then rushes off to assist the police who are chasing after a stolen armored car. She catches up to the stolen car, and the jumps on top. She lowers herself in front of the cabin and asks the driver to give up. His response is to open fire at her. The bullets bounce harmlessly off her body, and she rips open the roof of the car. It goes spinning out of control, and flips over, crashing into a building. As the police catch up, Weezi grabs the four hijackers and pulls them out of the wreckage.
Back in L.A., Morris Walters is watching the news and seeing a report about the new She-Hulk. Moe is not happy, and is drinking heavily. He complains about how things just don't seem to go right for him with the women in his life. His wife was killed by a drunk driver; his daughter was turned into a giant green "monster", and when he finally got used to that, practically the same thing happened to his girlfriend. He decides that crying into his beer won't solve anything, so he grabs the phone and calls the air line.
At FF HQ, Reed is sorry to report that he hasn't found any way to reverse her and Weezi's transformations. Wyatt says he doesn't quite understand how their is no way to get past Weezi's unconscious desire. He points out that Dr. Doom's desire to destroy the FF must be as least as strong as Weezi's desire to stay She-Hulk, and yet they were able to force him back into his own body. Reed sees Wyatt's point, and says that it was the emotional shock of being discovered that sent Doom back into his own body. Jen asks if that means that some kind of trauma might send Weezi back to her own body. Reed says it should work, but reminds her that the human mind is a fragile thing, and the intense shock that would be needed might wind up driving Weezi insane!
Jen and Wyatt go out for lunch, and Jen complains about the situation. She has a possible solution, but she can't use it for fear of harming her best friend. Wyatt says that despite the fact they don't want to hurt Weezi, it is vital that they restore the status quo, since Jennifer is the person best suited to being She-Hulk! Suddenly, Jen's old foe Titania bursts onto the scene! She heard about She-Hulk's current condition, and figured this would be the perfect time to get revenge! She grabs Jen and tosses her across the room! Wyatt tries to come to Jen's defense, but Titania flattens him with a punch! Jen wants to go check on him, but she has her hands full with Titania, who keeps picking her up and tossing her around! Jen comments on Titania's lack of fair play. Titania retorts, "Fair play is for dweebs who don’t mind losing. But I've decided...losing just ain't my style!" Jen begins to pass out from the beating she's taken, but Titania slaps her awake. She wants Jen to remain conscious for all the beating she is going to inflict on her. Then she tosses She-Hulk down the street, and then runs after her and steps on her head, pushing her face into a puddle!
Elsewhere, Weezi is on the Opel talk show, discussing her status as the new "She-Hulk". Suddenly Moe bursts in, pushing his way past the security guards. He says that he has something to say to the new "She-Hulk". Weezi is shocked to see Moe, and to realize that he is drunk. He tells her that it is bad enough that his daughter has to be a big green superhero, but he wants her to be the way he loves her. Weezi starts to respond, but Moe won't let her. "No! I don't want to hear any excuses, Louise! I love you. But the real you. The you who's soft and sweet and all any man could ever want." Weezi is shocked to discover that Moe doesn't love her the way she is now.
Back at the fight, Titania digs Jen out of a pile of crates that she punched her into! However, Titania gets a huge surprise when she is greeted by She-Hulk's fist! Jen now has her rightful body back, and stands up out of the crates, ready to show Titania just how powerful she really is! "Sorry to ruin your little revenge, Titania...but it would appear something has happened to make Weezi decide she doesn't want to be She-Hulk anymore."
Later, back in Jen's apartment, Moe is sobering up and is embarrassed that he said all of that on live television. Wyatt points out that he was quite drunk at the time. Moe says the last thing he remembers clearly was seeing in TV Guide that She-Hulk would be on the Opel Show, and figuring that Weezi would substitute for her, as the new She-Hulk. Jen says that was some good detective work, and that it was well timed, since his declaration was what shocked Weezi back into her own body. Weezi apologizes for all the trouble and asks if Jen can ever forgive her. Jen says that as far she's concerned it is forgiven and forgotten. "Let's just say...you weren't really yourself!"
Site for Sore Eyes rating: 8 out of 10
This is better! We got action and adventure, as well as character development, and the exposition flashbacks were cut back to a much more reasonable level! It was great to see Titania finally show up in She-Hulk's book--hard to believe it took 49 issues for her to put in an appearance. Although I liked the twist of using Morris Walters to shock Weezi back to her own body, there was something about his attitude that feels a bit sexist. He prefers Weezi "soft and sweet" rather than as a powerful super woman. His discomfort with Jen's change can be excused by her green skin, but Weezi still had a normal, albeit extra muscular, appearance. Of course, for a man of his age and background, that kind of attitude is not uncommon.
Review by Dermie
Pictures by The Leader
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