Charles Soule has recently rocketed to prominence through not only the quality of his writing, but also through the sheer amount of it he's doing. Currently he is writing six ongoing monthly titles, three at DC, and three at Marvel. I don't know how long he'll be able to keep that schedule up, for at least for the time being he is managing to juggle all of that work quite well.
I recently reviewed Ms. Marvel, and noted that diversity seems to be a trend at Marvel right now, and She-Hulk fits that bill perfectly.
The core of this issue revolves around Jennifer's career as a lawyer, and how it is that she helps people in her civilian life as well as in her superhero life.
In this issue she takes up a lawsuit against Tony Stark (sort of), and as unorthodox as it sounds, that makes for a fantastic start to this series.
The art of Javier Pulido is lighthearted and fun, reminiscent of a mix between Jaime Hernandez, Mike Alred and Chris Samnee. Pulido's layouts lend a sublime sense of storytelling to a book almost completely devoid of action (in the superhero sense of the word), and utilize a creative twist on the standard page layout that populates modern comics. While many pages follow the standard six-panel grid we have all become so familiar with, it is the variety of takes on that system that make the story telling here stand out. Unlike the artistic layouts of masters like David Mazzucchelli or J.H. Williams, Pulido relies on a tried and true standard, but molds it in to his own unique story telling style.
As previously mentioned, his style is reminiscent of Chris Samnee in certain ways, and She-Hulk bears an even greater resemblance to the current iteration of another great Marvel title, Daredevil. Like that book, this is a tale of a lawyer/superhero helping people in their civilian life, told with a lighthearted, funny approach and illustrated in the same vein as well. Soule seems to almost be channeling Mark Waid here in She-Hulk, and it feels like a familiar friend. It probably helps that Axel Alonso is the EIC at Marvel now, and has a history of tying books in his lines together very well (think Animal Man, Doom Patrol, Hellblazer etc. at Vertigo, or his time in charge of the X-Men family of books at Marvel during events like Messiah Complex).
The "too long; didn't read" version of this review is actually really simple, and here it is...
If you like the current volume of Daredevil by Mark Waid, you will love this as well.
If you haven't read Daredevil, well, first off, shame on you, but secondly, you should read this anyways, because it is EXCELLENT!