Thinking through how readers conceptualize a character and the degree to which such a characterization can be independent of how the character acts in the actual stories she appears in.
If there is one thing we can count on in mainstream superhero comics it is the strange tension between the accretion of change and the status quo.
At the heart of Dan Slott’s run on She-Hulk is a alternately critical and nostalgic concern with continuity and rupture in serialized superhero comic books.
Seriality and Macro-closure
Superhero comics: insufferably weird as to become predictable
How do we recognize Peter Parker as Peter Parker?
There are multiple Mary Jane Watsons.