Issue(s): She-Hulk #24
She-Hulk is losing a case against a criminal named Bono. I'm not sure if he's meant to look like the singer of U2, but he kind of does.
She has also received an antique vase. It was just left in front of her apartment door. She doesn't know where it came from or what it means. But a quartet of villains are trying to get it from her.
The assumption is that if they're appearing in She-Hulk, the villains must be "second-raters", which i don't accept regarding Radioactive Man or Whirlwind. It's also interesting to see Plantman here since it seemed like John Byrne put a hold on him when Fabian Nicieza tried to use him for New Warriors #7-9. Plantman is a total joke in this issue, and a funny one.
But who am i kidding? This is Simon Furman, and you're here to see Death's Head.
He's hired to go back into the past to retrieve the vase, and he and She-Hulk wind up fighting...
...and then joining forces against the villains.
It turns out that there's a computer disc hidden in the vase. And it's got evidence against Bono, but all the file dates are from the future, which is where it turns out he comes from. So She-Hulk gives the disc to Death's Head, and later gets a note back from the lady that hired him, saying that in the future Bono was arrested (sadly not before he infected everyone's iPhones with Songs of Innocence).
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: As always with time-traveling characters, there's no guarantee that Death's Head's appearance here really takes place at this particular time in his own chronology.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (3): showBlonde Phantom, Death's Head, Lightmaster, Plantman, Radioactive Man, She-Hulk, Whirlwind
I really liked this art style of Bryan Hitch so much better than his current photo-realistic stuff.
Posted by: Bill | September 15, 2015 7:10 PM
No one knew what to do with this book after Byrne left.
Great pencils from Mitch. Surprised he didn't become a bigger name until much later.
Posted by: Bob | September 15, 2015 7:30 PM
Rather oddly, Radioactive Man is written as a parody of the "Savage" Hulk here.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | December 1, 2015 7:46 AM
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