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All-New Savage She-Hulk #4: Review

Jul 2009
Fred Van Lente, ?

Story Name:

Born to Rage!

Review & Comments

4 stars

All-New Savage She-Hulk #4 Review by (November 9, 2021)

Review: See issue #1 for full review.

Comments: Issue bannered DARK REIGN. First appearance of the Cyber-Sidhe; second and final appearance is in INCREDIBLE HULK #600. Lyra is next seen in INCREDIBLE HULK #600-605. Pencils by Peter Vale, Gabriel Guzman, and Michael Ryan; inks by Victor Cifuentes, Mariano Taibo, and Terry Pallot.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

All-New Savage She-Hulk #4 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Sent to mate with Norman Osborn, greatest “hero” of his day, Lyra recoils at the act, knowing Osborn will harvest the DNA of superhumans and sell it, destroying the world by Lyra’s time. But she hates her own time (Earth-8009) and refuses her mission, meaning she cannot go back a traitor. Her wrist computer Boudicca chooses to join her. Osborn calls out his Dark Avengers: Ares, Wolverine (Daken), Spider-Man (Venom), Ms. Marvel (Moonstone), and Hawkeye (Bullseye) to stop her; Lyra goes into a gamma-powered autotrance and beats up all of them, with Venom the easiest since she is immune to the Black Bloom/Symbiote. But Moonstone detects the gamma particles and overdoses her on them, allowing Iron Patriot, Moonstone, and Ares to defeat her….

Outside, She-Hulk is fighting Sentry when she has a call from Charles Little Sky at A.R.M.O.R., telling her to find Lyra in Avengers Tower. Jen bursts in and joins Lyra in beating up the Dark Avengers. Then they are teleported to A.R.M.O.R. HQ where they intend to send Lyra back to her home dimension. But she can’t go, having rejected her mission. Boudicca reveals that she had hacked into the factory and had a bot procure the needed microprocessor and bury it for the future, transmitting its location to Gynosure to find later. And with that Lyra is free from her home world. She offers to trade all of Osborn’s secrets (downloaded by Boudicca while in Avengers HQ) in exchange for…

A band of extra-dimensional Cyber-Sidhe arrive in Carhenge, Nebraska and are met by Lyra, Agent of A.R.M.O.R….

Writer: Fred Van Lente. Pencils: Leonard Kirk. Inks: Terry Pallot. Colors: Michelle Madsen. Letters: Nate Piekos

Reprinted from SPIDER-MAN FAMILY (2007 series) #3.

On a mission for SHIELD during the Civil War, Scorpion encounters Venom Mac Gargan who resents her using his old name.

Preview Pages
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Javier Tartaglia
Stephane Roux (Cover Penciler)
Stephane Roux (Cover Inker)
Stephane Roux (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Simon Bowland.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Savage She-Hulk)

(Karla Sofen)

(Jennifer Walters)

(Mac Gargan)

Plus: A.R.M.O.R. (ARMOR), Charles Little Sky, Norman Osborn, Protector (Noh-Varr), Scorpion (Carmilla Black).

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