With the arc that began in the pages of ‘Avenging Spider-Man’ #6 continuing in the pages of ‘Punisher’ and ‘Daredevil’, this issue gets back to its intended formula of pairing up Spider-Man with his Avengers teammates. This issue… She-Hulk!
As this issue opens Spider-Man and She-Hulk are taking down a huge fish monster in the sewers of NYC. It’s quickly made clear that She-Hulk isn’t a fan of Spidey’s quips and humor. It might be a bit of stretch to say she doesn’t like Spidey, but She-Hulk definitely doesn’t care to work with him any more than she has to.
After they take down the creature, She-Hulk (aka lawyer Jennifer Walters) heads to the Carnarvon Museum to meet some clients to the new Egyptian exhibit that is on display. Spidey asks if he can tag along as her date, to which Shulky responds by leaving him in her dust as she rushes off.
Spidey, not one to take the hint, follows behind only to catch sight of some mysterious hooded figures heading into the museum. I won’t spoil the fun that ensues, but the figures are part of a cult that are there to steal a religious artifact and end up believing She-Hulk to be a powerful defender of the Earth.
Writer Kathryn Immonen takes what could have been a boring caper story and twists it into something quite funny and touching. I will admit to not knowing a whole lot about She-Hulk, with the only time I’ve ever read about her is when she crosses paths with other characters like she’s done this month. That said, she was the perfect Abott to Spidey’s wise-cracking Costello. The end result was a fun one-shot issue that is exactly what I like in my ‘Marvel Team-Up’ books like this title.
Join me next issue when Spidey crosses paths with Dr. Strange and Silver Sable!
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #7
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN
Art by STUART IMMONEN and WADE VON GRAWBADGER
Cover by STUART IMMONEN, WADE VON GRAWBADGER, and MATT HOLLINGSWORTH