Wolverine #5.1 Open Thread

Wolverine #5.1 coverWolverine #5.1 (preview)
Writer: Jason Aaron
Art: Jefte Palo

From Marvel: “START READING with this Point One issue! CELEBRATE the most dangerous birthday in the Marvel Universe when Wolverine’s new girlfriend invites X-Men and Avengers alike to a surprise party for everyone’s favorite mutant. Logan’s birthdays has never been his favorite time of the year, but not even he could anticipate just how bad it could get. One thing is for sure—one way or another, blood will be drawn! Thrill to this stunning beginning of a whole new era for Logan…if he can survive the night!”

On sale February 9, 2011.

I think this issue is a prime example of the best and worst of Jason Aaron.

The best is a wonderfully crafted surprise birthday party that Melita throws for Logan.

The worst are the horribly stupid villains that Logan stumbles upon who no doubt will return based on the final pages.

All in all, a very strong issue of Wolverine’s personal side (I could have done without the Rolling Stones, personally) and a very weak issue of Wolverine’s superhero adventures.

Have at it, everyone!

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13 years ago

I have a question for DiG! What is your opinion of a strong villain for Logan! Please back up your opinion with a comic book story arc and a super villain reference. I fail to see where you are coming from, which is one reason I have a hard time agreeing with you.

Thanks !

13 years ago

Wow — feels like school all over again. Do I need to use a blue book for my answer? ;) My point is that as much as I love Jason Aaron’s characterization of Wolverine — and especially his personal life (such as the Nightcrawler issue) — I find his villains to be rather weak. Case in point… -Boyd and Bufford: Hillbilly cannibals. -The Mongrels: A circus troupe of villains? -The Devil: So weak that Wolverine takes his sword away and dethrones him. -Roxxon Executives and Scientists: One-dimensional evil and amoral corporate villains straight out of a bad action movie. -Dr.… Read more »

13 years ago

In my opinion I feel the villains in Jason Aaron’s book are inappropriate for a Wolverine story. The concepts do sound good on paper but they don’t hold up for a established super hero like Wolverine. Cannibals and insane doctors probably sound cool on paper, but not when you are dealing with Wolverine. I have to say that I do agree with you DiG, the villains are executed in a lame manner. I haven’t enjoyed the villains very much in Jason Aaron’s book, but the story always made up for lack of interesting antagonists. ( The only exception being the… Read more »

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