Wolverine Week-in-Review: Uncanny, Ultimate Origins and More

Aside from Astonishing X-Men #27 (see my review), Wolverine appeared in five other issues this week (October 15, 2008)…

Uncanny X-Men #503 coverUncanny X-Men #503 (preview)
Writer: Matt Fraction and Ed Brubaker
Penciler: Greg Land; Inker: Jay Leisten

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. Greg Land’s glamorous artwork just does not work for the X-Men. And frankly the dialogue isn’t working for me either. The speech patterns just seem off for most of the cast, girly-girl. And since when does Nightcrawler call Wolverine “Liebchen”?


Ultimate Origins #5 (preview)
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Butch Guice

Wolverine barely cameos in a montage piece (see Where’s Logan, Waldo-style), but in any event, this issue is a big letdown. Let Ultimatum being already!

Marvel Adventures the Avengers #29 coverMarvel Adventures the Avengers #29 (preview)
Writer: Paul Tobin & Jeff Parker
Penciler: Ig Guara; Inker: Sandro Ribiero

More sitcom hijinks, this time with Thor, Storm and Odin. And Wolverine mistaken for a troll. <sigh>

Secret Invasion: Front Line #4 (preview)
Writer: Brian Reed
Penciler: Marco Castiello

Wolverine cameos on the final page and that’s it.

March on Ultimatum Saga (preview)
Writer: Stuart Vandal
Cover Art: David Finch

Everything you need to know about the Ultimate Universe but were afraid to ask.

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15 years ago

I’m really let down by the Ultimate universe this year. Both Ultimate Origins and Ultimates 3 sucked.

But I shouldn’t complain. Dig has to read “Marvel Adventures” . I glanced through it at the store, and I was so annoyed I put it back down. It’s horrible.

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