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The Sensational She-Hulk #1

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 14 critic ratings.


Jen Walters is dusting off her adjective and kicking off a new era! The best hero slash lawyer in the Marvel Universe is going to remind you why she’s so SENSATIONAL, going up against her deadliest challenge yet!

PLUS: MARVEL STUDIOS SHE-HULK series writer JESSICA GAO makes hers Marvel in a short story with the Jade Giant!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
32 pages
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14 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Regardless of whether you loved or hated Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk show, or whether or not you’ve even read prior stints of She-Hulk comics, I guarantee that there is something for you to love in Sensational She-Hulk #1. If the Marvel universe is “the world outside your window,” this issue’s two stories are an approachable glance outside that window – one that celebrates just how bizarre and boisterous Jen’s life is. With a dynamic approach to storytelling and aesthetics, and an unabashed love for Shulkie herself, Sensational She-Hulk #1 might be the character’s best debut issue yet.

  • 100

    First Comics News

    Marvel brings back the “Sensational” title for She-Hulk, making this her best debut. Rainbow Rowell and Andres Genolet pick up where the previous volume left off but it doesn’t feel they lost a step in their storytelling. Jen’s relationship with Jack of Hearts and her work as a lawyer from her involvement in a fight club that involves The Thing, Titania, and Volcana, shows us how offbeat Jen’s life can be. What I like about this new series is how Rowell brings such boisterous charm and humor to where she doesn’t feel the need to rehash any of the elements that John Byrne brought to this series but instead, honors it in her own way. With a creative team that shows their love for She-Hulk and the zestful way of storytelling, this new volume is worth the time.

  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    Throughout her previous series with Jen, Rowell would occasionally veer in awkward directions that weren’t totally in synch with the rhythm and spirit of what she had developed. Rowell and Genole once again manage a remarkably fluid and well-balanced look into one of Marvel’s most universally appealing characters.

  • 92

    The Comic Book Spot

    All in all, Sensational She-Hulk #1 does a great job in picking things up right where the previous run left off. Like other fans, it concerned me when I didn’t see an issue #16 solicited. But I’m happy for the reason why. It is also great having the original team from the final arc back together for the new series. For those who followed the first run, it feels like it never ended. For new readers, there is not a lot lost if you want to catch up. I’m just happy my favorite green bombshell is back.

  • 90


    A lot of folks are going to love Sensational She-Hulk for its sharply written characters and relationship drama. Even beyond that, it’s a can’t-miss series integrating characters throughout the Marvel Universe big and small while reminding us this universe is fast with colorful characters. Dare I say it packs the excellent internal narrative of Sex and the City into superhero storytelling.

  • 90

    Comic Book Revolution

    Sensational She-Hulk #1 is an absolute joy to read from beginning to end. Rainbow Rowell and Andres Genolet are at the top of their game with how they present She-Hulk along with her supporting cast and world. The pacing is excellent, and it all leads to a strong hook ending with the appearance of the Hulk. It all comes together for a must-buy comic book.

  • 84

    Comic Watch

    For fans who were following this creative team, they will likely find more of what they enjoyed beforehand. Anyone jumping into this series might be a bit lost, but it’s easy to fill in the gaps and enjoy the gags.

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    The best part of Sensational She-Hulk #1 is the continuation of everything that I enjoyed about She-Hulk Volume 4, meaning more Jack Hart, more fun legal drama, and a last page promising to utilize even more of Jen’s extended Marvel Universe circle of friends. As someone who loved the irreverent takes of She-Hulk’s TV show, this book carries much of the same cache, with the added bonus of Punch Club being able to use anyone and everyone in the multiverse.

  • 80

    Graphic Policy

    Sensational She-Hulk #1 is a solid start that delivers a lot of laughs and plants a flag as to what this comic is. It has a clear voice and focus and should be interesting to see where it goes after the ending. Overall, a fun comic that long time fans should enjoy and new readers can dive in to.

  • 80

    Multiversity Comics

    “The Sensational She-Hulk” #1 is a strong entry point for new readers that functions as a great showcase for the complicated relationship between Jennifer and Jack. It is incredibly refreshing to read a comic book that is able to tap into the fascinating subtext of an interesting protagonist like She-Hulk. Rowell has continued to focus on the elements that make Jennifer interesting. Jennifer’s work, relationships with other heroes and superhero identity are captured in fascinating ways throughout this “The Sensational She-Hulk” #1. Jennifer’s new comic book series left me incredibly invested in learning more about her troubled relationship with Jack.

  • 80


    She-Hulk is back like it never left, for both good or ill. But just because I don’t like a particular storyline doesn’t mean the writing, artwork and character development aren’t super fun.

  • 70

    Derby Comics

    Jen’s back with one of her iconic monikers, but this new #1 is definitely a headscratcher. The creative team and timeline is the same, but as the editor’s note indicates, Marvel saw this as an opportunity to “capitalize” on the popularity of the run to draw in new readers. If that’s truly the case, Rainbow Rowell does a great job of catching new readers up on the current status quo without sacrificing the pacing of the issue. Rowell’s run on the character has been a refreshing update that keeps things consistent with Jen’s personality in her Disney+ series (which was many readers’ first exposure to the character and helped form what they’d expect going forward), while still giving the comic book version space to carve out her own place. That was abundantly clear in this debut issue and something that new readers will appreciate by staying invested in the story. Keeping readers could be hard with the supporting cast full of characters who previously would have been described as being on the periphery, at best. Yet Rowell’s writing is so approachable and welcoming that you can’t help but feel part of the adventure.

  • 68

    Geek'd Out

    Sensational She-Hulk #1 is otherwise perfectly fun and readable just as it was before. I’d really like to see Rowell have a long run with the character as she did with her previous Runways tenure, and returning artist Andrés Genolet doesn’t skip a beat with his playful and expressive visuals, rendered in bright candy colors from Dee Cunniffe. It’s all good, if not especially fantastic by Shulkie’s standards, but in this instance her main villain is one shared by all superheroes in one way or another: expectations.

  • 40

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    The Sensational She-Hulk #1 continues the exact same story with the exact same creative team from the previously canceled run to deliver a directionless, unfunny, slice-of-life comic. If you liked the previous arc, this is more of the same. Points were deducted for Marvel’s shameless renumbering scheme.

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