Wolverine #2

by lucstclair on April 10, 2013

After dispatching a man who was being mind controlled be a very strange and powerful laser death ray, Wolverine’s attention is directed towards the man’s son, who’s also being mind controlled by the weapon. Can Wolverine stop the little boy without killing him before things get, shall we say…cosmic? Featuring Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The Team

Written by Paul Cornell (Batman : Knight & Squire, Saucer Country Vol. 1 : Run) & illustrated by Alan Davis (Excalibur Visionaries : Alan Davis Vol. 1-3, The Mighty Thor/Journey Into Mystery : Everything Burns). Published by Marvel Comics.

The Pros & Cons

Like Spider-Man, Hulk, Daredevil & Captain America, Wolverine’s an iconic Marvel character, always has always will. But he suffers the same problem that Batman has, too many damn titles. Between this one, Savage Wolverine, Wolverine Max and Wolverine & The X-Men (you could argue that that’s an x-title), there’s just too many Logans in the kitchen.
I remember way back in the 90’s Spider-Man had 4 monthly titles, Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man, Spectacular Spider-Man & Web of Spider-Man, add a fifth title if you include Spider-Man 2099. It drove me insane and completely broke as well. Now I know Marvel’s a business and a business has to make money, no argument there, but for this situation it should be quality way before quantity. Take a hero, give him one title, get the best writer & illustrator and make the best damn series ever. Period.
Regardless of that, how could I not buy this series? Alan Davis as regular penciller is enough to grab my attention, hook, line & sinker. And wherever Alan Davis is, inker Mark Farmer isn’t too far behind. The man is jam to Davis’ peanut butter. Their work on Excalibur was the stuff of legends and a big part of my comic book collecting years. So watching them work together again is an absolute treat. The story seems simple enough, but it does take a turn for the mysterious, especially with the ending. I won’t spoil it, but I’ll definitely be “watching” this series.

The Outcome

So what exactly am I saying? Not sure. I’ve never read Wolverine Max, this title has Alan Davis, Savage Wolverine has the extremely talented Fran Cho and Wolverine & the X-Men is simply awesome. Let your taste or your wallet be your guide.

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A Look Inside