Marvel superhero She-Hulk receives a new client: villain Doctor Doom.
Written by Rainbow Rowell with art by Luca Maresca, preview for He’s Hulk #7 opens the morning after Jennifer Walters and Jack of Hearts spent an intimate evening together. Jack has been living with Jen while the two investigate how she came back from the dead, and after discussing plans for her renewed life over coffee and toast, their conversation is interrupted by Jen having to head to work on Saturday. Jen is greeted by the office assistant, Awesome Android or “Andy,” who reveals that the newest Marvel character she’ll be representing as a lawyer is none other than Doctor Doom.
- RAINBOW ROWELL (W) • LUCA MARESCA (A)
- Cover by JEN BARTEL
- MIRACLEMAN VARIANT COVER BY JEN BARTEL
- • After the SHE-HULK #6 earthquake, She-Hulk knows he has some work to do and a myriad of mysteries to solve.
- • You can’t predict what he’ll find.
- 32 PGS./T Value …$3.99
Doctor Doom was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1962, making his first appearance in Fantastic Four #5. Although he does not currently have his own solo series at the time of writing, He’s Hulk #7 marks another Doom sighting in recent months, as he’s also appeared in titles like Midnight Sun, Strange, Iron Manthat Darkhold saga and more. Why the villain wants the attorney skills of a hero like Sensational She-Hulk isn’t explained in the preview, but it does mark another example of Jen taking on a superhuman client against the wishes of Mallory Book, her boss and former legal combatant.
She-Hulk Represents Clients As Big As X-Men
In the previous edition, He’s Hulk #6, Jen meets with Kurt Wagner aka Nightcrawler and agrees to represent mutantkind, one of the big clients for Book’s office. As Nightcrawler explains, the mutants now living in their own island nation, Krakoa, have caused a variety of legal issues, including “immigration issues, residency issues” and “voting rights complaints.” Jen brings a “gold mine” like Krakoa under retainer, using Book’s words, causing her boss to reconsider her policy of not representing superhumans. Book admits, “I guess if I wanted to be normal, I wouldn’t have hired my radioactive foe.”
Will Doctor Doom Follow She-Hulk To The MCU?
Outside of comics, She-Hulk makes his live-action debut at She-Hulk: Lawyer at Law series on Disney+ and set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, superhero lawyer played by actor Tatiana Maslany. However, Doctor Doom is also rumored to be joining the MCU soon. Shock jock Howard Stern appeared to confirm he was involved in the Doctor Doom project at the end of June, and after rumors began circulating that actor Adam Driver had met with Marvel Studios about the upcoming MCU. Fantastic Four film, online fans began to express their interest in seeing Driver play Doom.
Together with Rowell and Maresca, He’s Hulk #7 was colored by Rico Renzi and written by Joe Caramagna of VC. Both the main and variant covers for this issue were done by Jen Bartel. This edition goes on sale November 2 from Marvel Comics.