One of the great things about Disney+’s She-Hulk: Attorney At Law is the series’ ability to showcase a new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – specifically the legal system. You wouldn’t expect a world filled with superheroes and supervillains to have the same laws and procedures as our own, and in the span of just a few episodes the show has been able to showcase the special differences in humorous and entertaining ways.
The plot of the latest episode, “Is This Not Real Magic?” is a perfect example. In the MCU, there is clearly a delineation between masters of the mystic arts and tricks performed by stage magicians, and Wong (Benedict Wong) goes to his lawyer She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) hoping to first up the distinction with legal precedent. It’s a terrific set-up for a comical misadventure that hits a climax when a Criss Angel-type named Donny Blaze (Rhys Coiro) accidentally opens a portal to a hell dimension – but for Marvel fans the Disney+ series also continues to add special new layers to the canon.
It’s with this in mind and watching the show develop that I become ever more excited for She-Hulk: Attorney At Law to hopefully adapt one of my favorite details from the She-Hulk comic arc written by Dan Slott (which was a important source of inspiration for the series). In short, the comic books that we all know and love in our world not only also exist as comics within the Marvel Universe, but the way in which they recount actual events are verified to the point that they are admissible in court as evidence.
How Marvel Comics Work In Dan Slott’s She-Hulk Comics
Just like in the show, Dan Slott’s She-Hulk arc begins with Jennifer Walters taking a job heading