Wolverine: Weapon X #13 Review: Last Bot Standing

Hey, everyone, jrpbsp here… There were a lot of comics last week but due to time constraints, just doing ‘Wolverine: Weapon X’.  Hope you enjoy it.

Wolverine Weapon X #13 (preview)
Writer: Jason Aaron
Pencils: Ron Garney


RECAP: The issue opens with a scene from the future, with a protest against the Roxxon corporation. The company calls out the Deathloks and the demonstration turns into a slaughter. One man fights back, using a adhesive gun and small spider robots. The cyborgs teleport to where Peter Parker is hiding and they take him out with a rocket launcher. For once in his life, Parker is a loss for words, that is just before he is killed.

Back in the present, Spider-Man finds one of the Deathloks and tries to talk to the man. But this is not the former hero, Deathlok, and the creature knocks Parker through a wall. Wolverine and Captain America are still fighting the rest of the cyborgs. One of them is threatening Miranda but Logan stabs him through the chest and then puts his head into a moving train, decapitating him.

Meanwhile reinforcements, in the form of Steve Rogers and the Avengers, arrive to help Bucky. The combined team makes short work of the Deathloks who teleport away rather then be defeated. The heroes pause to assess the situation with Miranda taking charge of a young Wakowski. She tells them about the other potential future heroes that could be targeted and Rogers arranges for them to be picked up and taken someplace safe.

Miranda takes Bucky and Logan to meet the man that will be responsible for making the Deathloks and see if they can get some answers. The man is working as a roadkill remover since he was released from H.A.M.M.E.R. Logan and Bucky question him but the cyborg is well advanced of what he can do. He is just working on dead animals currently. The heroes want to just kill him but Miranda argues that it will change the future and maybe make it worse.

Unfortunately, the Deathlok revives and the body destroys the scientist. Once the creator is dead, the Deathlok body disappears. Bucky tries to call into base but there is no response. Logan picks up an intruder just in time for Cap to intercept a repulsor blast with his shield. The attacker is a new and improved Deathlok module.

MY TAKE: This was an action-packed and pretty exciting issue, that did a good job of advancing the plot and bringing in new elements. It was nice to see the New Avengers and Steve Rogers show up here. Too often these major events and mass killings seem to happen in a vacuum. I am glad they are going forward with their decision to really integrate the titles and the world.

The plot was nicely moved along, as well. We found out who created the Deathloks and learned a good deal more about them. It is nice that they tied the events to the Wolverine: The List one shot and those cyborgs.  I am not sure I agree with the effects of their creator’s death on the time line but it is good that they showed the negative effect of time travel.

There was a lot of good action too. My favorite part was Wolverine removing the Deathlok’s head with the subway train. The cyborgs are pretty powerful but it was nice to see just how effective the Avengers can be. Still, they upped the ante at the end with the super Deathlok which is enough to even give the whole team a hard time.

My least favorite part was the future scenes with Peter Parker. Although he was effective, and there was some interesting ideas showcased here, there was really no point to the scene. We already knew that the cyborgs were dangerous and seeing an older  form of Spider-Man die was not really needed. I am also getting pretty tired of alternate futures and different universes in general.

Still, I did enjoy the issue. It was a fun ride and had plenty of good action with some interesting guest stars. I am enjoying the Deathloks as villains and it looks like they will be around for while. It is not often that we have a decent new character that is a legitimate challenge to Logan. There are only a couple more issues before the series is rebooted, but hopefully they will maintain this level of enjoyment throughout.

Thanks for reading my review for Wolverine Files. I will be keeping to this format for the most part but please keep the comments coming and I will see everyone again next time.

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