She-Hulk #9

Writer: Rainbow Rowell Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 28, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 19
6.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

It's time for the final showdown with our new villains. Can Jen and Jack make it through alive?
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 4, 2023

    Its refreshing to see Jen break the fourth wall with the kind of strength that shes exhibiting in the ninth issue of the series, but theres some delicate finesse that seems slightly out of reach for the creative team. Maybe the sudden turn to the fourth wall feels a bit too sudden. Maybe there should have been a little more of a lead into the big confrontation. Something is missing in the flow of action from beginning to end. Its not quite clear what it is. Whatever it is, its enough of a jarring shift in energy that it feels more clunky than it should, given the overall sophistication of Rowell, Miyazawa, and Renzis story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Dec 28, 2022

    While She-Hulk #9 doesn't reinvent the wheel, it reminds readers that this She-Hulk series is very aware of what came before and why these storytelling structures can become frustrating over time. It will be fascinating to see how it addresses that particular conflict as it moves ahead. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Dec 30, 2022

    She-Hulk #9 finally gives the languishing series some much-needed momentum. until the comic stops with a bizarre creative choice in the third act. A choice that doesn't make sense for the scene, the story, or the context. This comic had potential but flops hard in the end. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 31, 2022

    This issue raises the stakes a whole bunch, but not in any particularly compelling direction. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Jan 3, 2023

    Going forward I am not sure if I am going to keep reviewing this particular title as I have picked it over other things I should have maybe looked at instead. This will not be as bad when it is part of a trade paperback but just on its own give this a miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lock Dec 31, 2022

    I still don't get the complaints that this book is a romance book and not a superhero one. Like I get people not liking the book for some weird creative choices and bad storytelling and sometimes it is the case here but still that kind of complaints are dumb.
    Should marvel only allow stories that have the superhero aspect be the main one?
    My answer is absolutely not. That would be fatal.

  • 8.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Mar 6, 2023

    It's extremely dumb to act like genres such as Romance have no place at Marvel. The reason Marvel was so successful as comics to begin with, and as movies much later, is because the characters were relatable, at least in a way that hadn't really been seen before. Marvel has always pushed the boundaries of what ought to make a superhero comic. That was its brand. And even more specifically, a lot of the ways these heroes were humanized was with the soap operatic influence of the 50s romance genre.

  • 8.0
    Screaming Enigma Apr 25, 2023

    While I will say that the 4th wall break kind of came out of nowhere (yes I know she did it before Deadpool in the late 80s, but she hasn't done it in this run yet, so it caught me a little off-guard), this issue was still good, as usual. One specific thing I liked was that they never directly said that April and Mark were the ones to abduct Jack, as they more-so showed us with the broken chamber and April's powers. Overall, this was a good read that really changes things for Jen and Jack for the future of this run.

  • 8.0
    thecimmerian Dec 29, 2022

    I've enjoyed this book so far, but this issues breaking of the 4th wall John Byrne moment comes right out of left field and really disrupts the flow of the book. I mean this is the 9th issue and we've never had one of these in this run. On a more positive note, I really enjoy the art. It reminds me of Erik Larsen. Overall it's still a good issue if you've been keeping up with the story.

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Sep 2, 2023

    This is a perfectly cromulent climax (or the start of one), hampered by the fact that its slow build-up in previous issues didn't build enough tension.

    And this issue's big surprise--Jen doing That Thing for the first time in a long time--seems to miss the mark. The feelings are there, but the target is unclear. Was this a hit or a miss? Personally, I think an ambiguous result is the same as a miss.

    I still love this series, thus my maybe-charitable score. The art's strong and the dialogue is sparkly enough to forgive minor sins like April un-ironically monologuing the first act away.

  • 7.5
    Jawsh Jan 4, 2023

    A creative, powerful moment doesn't quite stick the landing considering the previous 8 issues we've gotten and the themes (lack of?) explored.
    Rowell's Shulkie run needs a bit of an overhaul even though I'm still really liking a lot of what she's doing and the artwork. This tale isn't as strong as it should be.

  • 3.5
    Williamflipper Mar 6, 2023

    I loved this she-hulk until the previous issue but clearly the artist had just 8 pages of material to fill up this particular issue. The art is rushed and small panels are enlarged to fill up pages. Even the captions are enlarged. I'm not joking, you can clearly see how small panels are used as full pages.

  • 2.0
    fzanca Dec 30, 2022

    WTF is this shit? Is this even a story or a whole bunch of stuff just thrown at a wall to see if anything will stick? I have no idea why people are rating this so high. I had high hopes for this series and it's just gotten continually worse as it went along. It's not even a superhero book, it's a romance title, which has no space in Marvel. That's not to say that there can't be romance in comics. There very much is: the triangle with Black Cat/Mary Jane & Spider-man for example. The power couple of Aquaman and Mera (my favorite). Rogue and Gambit, etc. But with all of these examples, the romance is the C story. With She-Hulk it is the A story and Jack of Hearts isn't even a likable character and he and She-Hulk have absolutely no chemistry. more

  • 10
    Leylin Dec 31, 2022

  • 9.5
    Hailey Jan 15, 2023

  • 9.0
    Khan/Murdock Jan 19, 2023

  • 9.0
    srypher Dec 30, 2022

  • 8.5
    KittyNone Dec 29, 2022

  • 8.5
    Adsun22 Dec 29, 2022

  • 8.0
    ZachMerps Mar 11, 2023

  • 7.0
    jmprados Jan 24, 2023

  • 7.0
    Watchtower022 Jan 6, 2023

  • 6.0
    Jason The Dude May 16, 2023

  • 5.5
    General C K Dec 31, 2022

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