CGC Featured Comic of the Month: Sensational She-Hulk #1

Posted on 4/1/2024

This April Fool’s Day, we celebrate comics that put the funny in funny books!

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Name: Sensational She-Hulk #1

Comic publisher: Marvel Comics

Date: May 1989

Variants: none

What makes it special? In Sensational She-Hulk #1, the Jolly Green Jennifer Walters embraced a unique blend of action and humor. This inaugural issue set the tone for her future adventures, establishing She-Hulk as a beloved figure known for her wit and irreverence.

Why is it interesting now? If February is for lovers, then April is for fools, and this month we celebrate She-Hulk — who, unlike her incredible cousin, has a reputation as one of Marvel’s most comedic characters.

Did you know? Deadpool is famously known for his meta-humor and breaking the fourth wall to talk directly to readers, but the gag was pioneered by She-Hulk in this comic, which was released two years before Deadpool was created. Her comedic qualities and habit of breaking the fourth wall were also featured in the 2023 Disney+ "She-Hulk" television series.

Total graded by CGC: As of March 15, 2023, there are 2,576 copies of Sensational She-Hulk #1 in the CGC Census.

CGC highest graded: There are 631 recorded examples graded CGC 9.8.

Sales highlights: A CGC 9.8 sold for $408 through Heritage Auctions in September 2021.

CGC Comics Registry Champion: CGC Comics Registry user TheLegendaryMightyOgre’s set Ogre's Sensational She-Hulk Collection includes a CGC 9.8 copy, along with every other issue from this series (#1-60) in high grades.

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