Wolverine (in Hell) #5: Open Thread

Wolverine (2010) #5 coverWolverine #5 (preview)
Writer: Jason Aaron
Pencils: Renato Guedes
Inks: Jose Wilson Magalhaes

From Marvel: “There’s a riot going on down below! As hell explodes around him, Logan confronts the last person in the world he ever thought he’d have to face again. Plus Sabretooth! And Ghost Riders! And demonic action galore! Don’t miss this shocking finale to the sold-out saga of ‘Wolverine Goes to Hell.'”

On sale January 19, 2011.

Hmmmm…

Not sure this finale worked for me.

I mean, I really like Jason Aaron, it’s a very interesting concept, but I somehow ended up feeling let down.

And, to be honest, it’s not the first time with Aaron’s stories. He writes some really compelling stories, but the endings leave me lacking.

Anyone else care to share their reactions?

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marco
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i actually think that this isn’t the ending yet. i know that the wolverine in hell storyarc has concluded already but i think the next storyarc is directly connected to this one, kinda like enemy of the state and agent of shield.

JmH Reborn
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Yeah…this isn’t the ending per se, but in my opinion, the entire arc was a little flat. The “devil” was so lame, and so un-frightening, that I now want to travel to hell, just to slap the shit out of him. He looked like a “Legend” (Tom Cruise classic for you youngin’s) demon knock off. The devil is a deceiver, a manipulator, not so brute thug. The only thing that differentiated the devil from those minions was his size and some silly sword. The devil should have taken on many forms and battled Logan psychologically. The only effed up thing… Read more »
WadeWilson
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I agree that the arc was a little flat. They really could have done a lot more, though I did enjoy this issue (a little more than the rest of the story)

I thought I heard that some of the loose ends will tie up in #5.1, but I’m not 100% sure.

Gabriel Zero
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Wolverine issue number six has a demonic Logan taking on Magneto, Cyclops, and Namor at the same time. Wolverine issue number seven continues this story, while Storm, Rogue, and Kitty Pryde go on a rescue mission. (Which I assume is to bring Logan back to his body) Finally Wolverine issue number eight promises to wrap things up, with a major battle between Cyclops and demon Wolverine. I didn’t read issue number five but I do agree that the Devil was less then spectacular. Personally I feel that anybody who tries to illustrate the biblical devil with horns and brimstone is… Read more »
JmH Reborn
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I agree, Jason Aaron seems to bring back an old school Logan that I remember. A character with a certain charm and appeal instead of some beserker dimwit all these other writers portray him as. Its refreshing and as long as he’s pumping out out good characterization, then I say keep him. I do think he needs to work on closing out his stories better. This arc closed poorly, and his Deathlok story closed poorly. Too many big ideas that he tries to cram an ending to quickly and it falls flat. He doesn’t need redeeming quite yet, but I… Read more »
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Regarding Jason Aaron’s tendency to “wimp out” on his story endings — everyone seems to have liked his “Get Mystique” story, but I did not like that ending either, and felt that Logan was depicted as an easily duped fall-guy who, in the final analysis, failed in his promise to Cyclops to actually “get Mystique.” To me, both in the 1920s story and the modern story, Logan just takes and takes punishment, but in the end, simply walks away from a still pretty defiant and hearty (as far as mutants go…) Mystique. He doesn’t follow through on his mission, and… Read more »
Gabriel Zero
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Essentially regarding the Get Mystique I do agree with the above poster, especially since I disliked how Logan soaked up so much unnecessary punishment. In my opinion I can’t even blame Jason Aaron for throwing himself at Mystique and getting blown up over and over again. That whole series of Wolverine books that Get Mystique appeared in had one story after another of Wolverine being put through the meat grinder. (Some call it volume two, whole others called it volume three.) And every story ranging from the Logan Dies story arc to the Enemy of the State story arc had… Read more »
PDA
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A fond “thank you” and a “glad to see your opinion” to Gabriel Zero. I don’t want to read stories about how easy it is for anyone to fool simple, ol’ berzerker Logan…or how evil he was in his earlier lives and will never be an honorable man, so why try… or how sick and twisted Logan really is inside – that he really gets off on the pain. That seems to be all most Marvel writers have in mind for Wolverine recently – just some punching bag, pain freak. I’m tired of it… Thanks for your comments and recs.