Dan Slott's She-Hulk: The Complete Collection
A lawyer discovering how to balance her personal life, her desire to make a difference in the world, her own public image, while all the time learning to utilize all of her personal strengths instead of just her Gamma-given physical Super Strength. It sounds a bit like Ally McBeal on steroids, but this is exactly the set-up of Dan Slott’s amazing run on She-Hulk, which is now being collected in a handy and convenient compilation form. Jennifer Walters, who became The She-Hulk after a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner (The Incredible Hulk himself), finds herself in a bit of a quandary. Her party-girl antics have gotten her evicted from The Avengers Mansion, her credit line canceled, and left her public image just a smidge tarnished. Yet, when a future of superhero couch surfing seems inevitable, she finds opportunity from the most unlikely of sources: a super-powered law firm looking to put her mind and wit to work, not her massive muscles.
Now before you scoff at the idea of a comic based around courtroom dramedy, let me say that Slott’s She-Hulk is a wonderful blend of comedy, action, and personal drama that really brings out those characteristics that make She-Hulk both unique and a wonderfully fleshed out character beyond the normal paper-thing characterizations you can get from superheroes. Whether Jennifer is helping Spider-Man win a courtroom battle against the Daily Bugle for slander, helping the Avengers defeat super villains, or even just figuring out her own dating life, each page is packed with humor and character. This series is one of my all-time favorites, and it’s definitely worth checking out.