Wolverine Week-in-Review: First Class, X-Force, Apes and More!

Aside from Wolverine: Origins #29 (see review), Wolverine appeared in FIVE other issues this week (October 29, 2008). Whew!

Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes #1 coverAstonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes #1 (preview)
Writer: Warren Ellis
Artist: Alan Davis (with Mark Farmer) and Adi Granov

This intriguing entry has less to do with Wolverine than it does with Ghost Boxes. But it is Warren Ellis at his quirkiest. And frankly, it’s the Warren Ellis that I like the best. Plus, we get treated to Ellis’s script in the back of the book. A real hoot for folks like me who are into that sort of thing.

X-Force #8 (preview)
Writers: Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost
Art: Mike Choi

An amusing story with the Vanisher and Domino. And I always enjoy when Wolverine gets to run a deviously clever black ops mission.



Wolverine: First Class #8 coverWolverine: First Class #8 (preview)
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Penciler: Steve Cummings; Inker: Vicente Cifuentes

I really enjoy this series. It’s another fun romp through 1981 and the final few pages are highly amusing.

Marvel Apes #4 (preview)
Writer: Karl Kesel
Artist: Ramon Bachs

The series finale. Unfortunately, there seems to be plans for more Marvel Apes in the future.

1985 #6 (preview)
Writer: Mark Millar
Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards

I know not everyone here will agree, but I really liked this miniseries. A fun stroll down memory lane when I was collecting comics as a teen.

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Glenn Selser
15 years ago

My only problem with 1985 was how bloodthirsty the villians were. Modok walking mothers and thier babies into a lake to drown and the Blob eating people seemed a little too much. It distracted me from the story. I am sure thast the villains would kill and maim people around them, but it just seemed too much. I know its just Millar writing in his extreme over the top style, But it was suppose to be about 1985, which to me was a friendlier time for comics. This was before the Authority and Preacher and htier extremes. Also the artwork… Read more »

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