Wolverine: First Class #5 Review: I Say Chasen, You Say Kinney

Wolverine: First Class #5 coverWolverine: First Class #5
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Clayton Henry

Another really strong issue.

A little bizarre in that it’s all flashback, but pretty good at chronicling Wolverine’s days with Alpha Flight. The screen of Alpha Flight candidates is especially well done (what with Stitch and Smart Alec).

Unfortunately, Van Lente seems to mix up a Colonel Kinney with Major Chasen — the guy whose tie Wolverine cut off when he resigned his Canadian commission prior to joining the X-Men.

And the goat.

I have no idea what’s up with the goat.

From Marvel (preview): “TO ME, MY X-MEN! You must immediately pursue Wolverine into Canada! He has defected back to ALPHA FLIGHT…and taken Kitty Pryde with him!” On sale July 23, 2008.

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15 years ago

Wow. I enjoyed this issue so much. I never did get a chance to read about Logan’s work in Department H or with Alpha Flight. (Besides what was revealed in the X-Men essential books.)

I agree 100% that this was a very strong issue. It gave me a better understanding of why Logan was so eager to join the X-Men. (and reminded us how Logan suffers from metal poisoning and how he was previously unaware of this fact.) Fantastic story. ^__^

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