Wolverine Week-35-in-Review: Wolverine Still Goes to Eleven

Wolverine appeared in ELEVEN TITLES last week (August 26, 2009), admittedly not the eleven I predicted in Wolverine News…

So without further ado, let’s get to the reviews by our very own jrpbsp

As usual, I will share my curmudgeonly impressions for the rest of the Wolverine docket…

Dark Wolverine #77 coverDark Wolverine #77 (preview)
Writers: Daniel Way & Marjorie Liu
Pencils: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inks: Onofrio Catacchio

Interesting story with lots of twists, double agents and even triple agents.

And next issue promises to raise the stakes even more.

I, for one, can’t wait. I don’t even like Daken…

Dark Reign: Elektra #5 (preview)
Writer: Zeb Wells
Pencils: Clay Mann
Inks: Mark Pennington

Wolverine plays a fairly substantial role in this miniseries finale, but I can’t say that I find the lead character very endearing by the end of the issue.

Has anyone been reading this from the beginning? If so, please add your thoughts in the comments…

Hulk #14 (preview)
Writer: Jeph Loeb
Pencils: Ian Churchill
Inks: Mark Farmer

Horrendously corny dialogue, one-dimensional characters, and juvenile plots that makes you wonder if the writer cares at all about these characters.

In other words, classic Jeph Loeb.


TimeStorm #4 (preview)
Writer: Brian Reed
Pencilers: Eric Battle & Jon Bosco
Inkers: Drew Hennessy, Alex Silva & Nelson Pereira

Another miniseries finale and I’m still not sure of the point of the story. But at least Wolverine gets two solid pages of dialogue…

Dark X-Men: The Beginning #3 (preview)
Writer: Jason Aaron
Art: Jock

Jason Aaron gives us a fun-filled short story with “Get Mystique (Slight Return)”.

And the best part is the ending, “To be continued…”

New Avengers #56 (preview)
Writer: Jeph Loeb
Pencils: Ian Churchill
Inks: Mark Farmer

Cover appearance only Wolverine, but Dark Wolverine does cameo…

As for the final Wolverine ‘appearance’, jrpbsp will be reviewing X-Men Forever #6 later in the week. While Wolverine doesn’t appear, his presence is certainly felt.

Shifting gears to animation, we had another new episode of ‘Wolverine and the X-Men’ this past Friday, Backlash dealing with Master Mold. For full details, see the Marvel.com preview

As always, share your opinion in the comments below OR or simply join in on the fun at the Wolverine Files Forums

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