‘Wolverine: The Best There Is’ #2 Open Thread

Wolverine: The Best There Is #2 coverWolverine: The Best There Is #2 (preview)
Writers: Charles Huston
Art: Juan Jose Ryp

From Marvel: “The most shocking Wolverine ongoing continues as writer Charlie Huston and artist Juan Jose Ryp bring you the high octane, blood soaked action you’ve been demanding! Wolverine has just made himself a new worst enemy by the name of Contagion and it’s time for him to let loose. But before everyone’s favorite ill-tempered mutant can give him the ol’ three-claws-to-chest treatment, he’s going have to work his way through Contagion’s legion of “unkillable” cronies. First on the list? The completely insane Madcap! Unfortunately for Logan, not only can this lunatic not die, he’s got a deadly new trick up his sleeve. Its 12 rounds (and then some) of unstoppable killing machine vs. death-defying homicidal maniac!”

On sale January 6, 2010.

Definitely better than last issue, but let’s be honest, that’s not saying much.

I found this issue to be a bloodfest for the sake of shock value — and that is certainly how Marvel is marketing it.

Not my cup of tea — and I like a good bloodfest every now and then.

Anyone else?

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13 years ago

I like the cover at least.

13 years ago

Is the link to the preview working for others?

13 years ago

It’s been awhile so I guess I’ll chime in my two cents even though it’s probably not wanted. =P I am kidding with you forum, I am here just to bring something new to the table. Feel free to rip me to shreds, because that is how we open up our perspectives. We should spend more time intelligently debating, because we might find a new way of thinking introduced into our lives. I am open to giving this new book a chance. However I believe it doesn’t hold a candle to how magnificent Jason Aaron‘s onging Wolverine title. Even though… Read more »

JmH Reborn
13 years ago

Charlie Huston in just two issues managed to squeeze his way into the dubious corner of Jeph Loeb and Dan Way. These comics are horrific, and the art is not so much better. The title is confused about what it wants to be…it wants gore and shock value, but omits the bad words in an annoying fashion, but proceeds to splatter guts all over. I honestly don’t know what market they are trying to corner…I’m 27, and this shit doesn’t appeal to me. Wolverine can be a deep and complex character, but at his core, its very straightforward and simple.… Read more »

13 years ago

@gabrielzero We don’t need more mindless Wolverine slaughters, that story has been told over and over and over… I do believe that this is an attempt (even if it’s a poor one) to attract new readers. Definitely agree with your statement about Marvel’s assumption that the typical Wolverine fan is a teen that just wants to see Logan rip a bunch of bad guys to shreds, and I feel this is a very negative stereotype. Personally, I enjoy the stories that really get into the character of Logan, and who he really is under the animal surface that everyone sees.… Read more »

13 years ago

I hate to repost but JmH Reborn pretty much sums up my thoughts about who Wolverine is. I mean, it really is that simple.

13 years ago

Two issues in and my thoughts are pretty much going along with everyone else’s. My issue with this is where’s the story? You can get away with a violent comic as long as there is something to a worthwhile story to it. I was the one who commented that this could be a MAX title and anyone who read Garth Ennis’s “Punisher” run knows this. However, I’m not one to put Charlie Huston into the same category as Loeb and Way. The reason why is because Huston isn’t attempting to do anything with Wolverine except make him go through enemies… Read more »

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