Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Re: Not a fan of the pairing...
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 at 10:50:32 am EDT (Viewed 188 times)
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    If you've been reading Immortal Hulk, this is a great addition to the run. Thor makes a cameo in which he and Jen lift weights together. It's pretty funny, but they also have a pretty deep conversation about immortality. The whole scene lasts only a few pages, but Al Ewing has a knack for fitting a whole lot of character development and depth into a such a small space.

    The pairing of Thor and She-Hulk is one of the only valuable contributions Jason Aaron has made to Thor. This interaction between the two, along with their exchange in the Empyre aftermath, has me thinking Marvel will do more with this. I'm hoping a competent writer will explore their relationship some more. A writer like Al ^$&*#ing Ewing?!?! The guy has been on fire since Loki: Agent of Asgard. I really want to see him writing Thor some day.

The likely reason behind Aaron hooking the two up in the first place was to further emasculate Thor.

A Thor/She-Hulk relationship back when Jen was gorgeous might have been cool, but its clear the grotesque uber-masculine current 'She'-Hulk was not designed for the male gaze and last time I checked Thor was male.

I mostly interpreted it as both pairing with someone that could take what the other one dished out. Thor has either had Sif (goddess, but lower tier) or Jane (mortal). Jen is the one where he could truly be wild with and vice versa.

I agree that they overbulked her. She should have been more muscular than originally depicted because gamma-induced strength or intelligence in the Marvel universe has always included an increase in the appropriate body part (muscles for strength, brain for intelligence) - Jen just got taller more or less.

I always presumed she'd have something more akin to the build of a collegiate gymnast (not the tiny Olympic ones). She could be curvier though, if preferred, because it's not like she's forced to constantly burn fat to build muscle mass (but she DID work out a lot, way more so than Hulk did). So it stands to reason her arms shouldn't be slender either.

I was really hoping they'd give Jen more of a "boost" for really big fights. Jen in human, then a slender form for regular missions (allowing her to still remain invulnerable and strong but fit in more places), then go full power with a huge boost of mass and strength.

Best of both worlds.

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