Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Merry Christmas from Wolverine & Spider-Man!

Don't forget to pick up Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #4 on December 29th!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Uncanny X-Men #531 Review

Writers: Matt Fraction & Kieron Gillen
Artist: Greg Land
Cover By: Greg Land & Justin Ponsor

Quarantine Part 2

Team books. I’ve already spoken of my disdain for them (though very exaggerated). One of the major problems with such series’ is the confusion and choppy cutting from one part of the story to another. The writing team of Matt Fraction and Kieron Gillen is able to avoid such pitfalls in this well-written chapter to the current X-Men story Quarantine. For those of you not familiar, a mutant flu pandemic has broken out on Utopia; trapping some of the most powerful X-Men on the island while it goes under quarantine. Not only this, many (including the one we call Wolverine) are at the mercy of this power-suppressing virus. Logan’s healing factor is weak, and it’s causing all kinds of problems mentally and physically, but we’ll get to that later.

This one opens with Namor (aka The Sub-Mariner) demanding that he be released. He tries to fight the affects of the virus, but these attempts prove to be futile. By giving in, we see how powerful this “flu” really is. A quick page-turn later and we see that there are in fact many more infected mutants and Dr. Kavita Rao observes that the affects are increasing rapidly in those who have contracted the virus. It is unknown whether the virus is indeed contagious to humans, but there is emphasis that this knowledge must be known as soon as possible. This leads Dr. Rao to make an irrational decision to inject the virus into herself to see whether she will contract it or not. Who does that? That’s like John McClane shooting himself to kill some dude, only this is a no-win situation for Ms. Rao. The outcome of her “experiment” is held off for next month.

While this is going on, Logan is suffering many different symptoms to go along with the typical coughing, and wheezing and all that other nasty stuff. Blood poisoning from the adamantium in his body is causing mood swings and psychosis. Right now, he’s just a mess. What is causing him the most pain though is the feeling of helplessness, the feeling that he is letting down people who have put their trust in him. As the havoc is going on in Utopia, there is a mutant killing the people that Wolverine has sworn to protect, and he can’t do a thing. This is a recurring theme with Logan; the man who can’t be physically hurt for the most part, is vulnerable when it comes to the guilt of putting others in danger.

At the same time, Angel is in charge of a temporary X-Men team with the help of Storm. As they go about their business, the pseudo-mutants created by the Sublime Corporation are doing the best they can to imitate the X-Men. They’ve garnered the attention of the media as well as the X-Men, and both are a little unsure of who they are and whether they are a threat. The final piece to this story is with Emma Frost who is currently tasked with the disposing of Sebastian Shaw. We hear a bunch of stuff about her past, yada yada yada, then my boy Fantomex makes like an idiot and kicks Shaw into the weird portal thing, or maybe it was just a giant hole. Don’t ask me, I just read these books.

So an overall decent issue, there wasn’t really anything to complain about. On the other hand there wasn’t anything spectacular. We’re getting bits and pieces of an overall larger story that will hopefully tie together nicely. Fraction and Gillen do a good job of including humor into the book without making it feel like you’re reading Deadpool.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Classic Wolverine Scan #2

All of these children's Christmas shows on TV right now have a lot of cute little woodland critters. I figured, why not give some love to this little guy that always seems to be overlooked. I guess there's a reason, they're not very nice...but they do make great hunters.

Wolverine (Vol. 2) #43

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Uncanny X-Force #3 Review

Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Jerome Opena
Cover By: Esad Ribic

The Apocalypse Solution Part 3

This book has really been a pleasant surprise so far. Since I’m not a huge fan of team books, I wasn’t overly excited for the return of X-Force, but I’m hopping on the bandwagon now. Although I wasn’t too keen about the art at first, it has begun to grow on me. Opena’s style with the use of dark tones and the greenish-bluish shades seem to find its niche in this series. After two very good opening issues, Rick Remender keeps them coming with chapter three of The Apocalypse Solution.

In this third installment we get a quick background of the final horsemen, the cream of the crop whom Apocalypse had chosen as the last resort for his cause. Of course after chapter two, the members of X-Force found themselves in a very sticky situation, and it looked as if they were done for. The new horsemen had them at their mercy and were awaiting orders to execute “Xavier’s cronies.” Moving forward in part three, the priority of the mission has now become survival and they barely do so. With the use of some trickery by Fantomex, some mind games from Psylocke and a noble attempt by Deadpool to at least try and help (that’s all you can ask for, right?) it looks like they are able to salvage what they can and make it to safety. The book ends with a possible turning of the tables when Psylocke confronts the evil looking (not evil acting…well at least not yet) child Apocalypse in the final panel, but Remender has left this conflict for next month.

I enjoy when the good guys use their brain instead of their brawn to get things done. In this case, Wolverine was at a disadvantage so he needed to rely on the team to bail him out of his dire situation in which he was outmatched by Sanjar (one of the horsemen), due to his particular mutant ability. In fact the fight with Sanjar is the most memorable scene of the issue, because of a curveball thrown at the reader at the end.

As far as the characters go, I like the dynamic personalities of the team, and all five of them bring something different to the table. Wolverine is written well and his eagerness for a rematch while everyone else is recuperating shows his resiliency and stubbornness that often define who he is. The dark tone of the book allows Deadpool’s ridiculous persona to stick out even more than usual, and I feel that he really contributes to the series because of this. It is comic relief in a series that one may not expect much of due to the tone and the mood, and I think it shines (but maybe that’s because I’m a big Deadpool fan). Lastly, I am predicting that we will know what type of power of the child Apocalypse (let’s just call him Damien for now…) welds next issue when confronted by Psylocke, so that is something I look forward to.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wolverine #4 Review

Writer: Jason Aaron
Art: Renato Guedes
Cover by: Jae Lee

Wolverine Goes to Hell Part 4 (of 5)

There was certainly no lack of action in this one. It really comes as no surprise since there are a couple of different Wolverine’s right now, so it makes sense that there would be double the fighting. As far as Logan goes, he’s still in Hell doing battle with the Devil. Of course he’s being as stubborn as ever and shows no sign of giving in. Logan takes the upper hand in the battle, getting everyone in Hell all riled up. At the same time, demon Wolverine continues to cause problems on the surface, now with the X-Men.

Well that’s pretty much the whole story right there, not too many slow moments in this one. Pretty much nonstop fighting and action from cover to cover, making this a really quick read. Lots of action isn't always a good thing though. With all of this fighting continuing on, I expect all Hell to break loose next month, literally. Mystique shows up for one great panel here, but what really steals the show is the reveal at the end. We finally see what this plan is with Puck and the mysterious old man, and we learn who’s pulling the strings of this rebellion in Hell and why. I don’t want to ruin it here, so I’ll let you guys see for yourselves.

No complaints about the art and I must add that the cover by Jae Lee was awesome. I'm hoping for a strong ending here that will hopefully wrap up this Wolverine Goes to Hell story. As for this one, it was pretty good, though it really is a perfect example that more action does not always make for a more exciting comic. The final reveal at the end really picked this one up.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Episode 0.5: Vampirical

The return of the podcast. We have a reboot, a name change, a race change and I'm wearing a new pair of socks. The character bio is Bloodscream, the Wolverine Classic is X Men Unlimited #9 (Vol. 1) and the reviews are Wolverine #3, Daken: Dark Wolverine #3, and X-23 #3. This is the November podcast and expect Episode 6, covering evrything in December, sometime around the new year. The Podcast will be monthly from now on so go ahead and hit 'subscribe.'

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Friday, December 10, 2010

New Avengers #7 Review

Luke Cage looks for a nanny and Logan has the munchies.

Written By: Brian Michael Bendis
Art By: Stuart Immonen

After the slightly disappointing (and slightly blinding) conclusion to the first arc of the ‘new’ New Avengers series, we get a much less action-packed transition issue. There are three burning questions that face the New Avengers: When will Wolverine stop eating? Who will be the nanny for Luke Cage’s baby? And when will Bendis allow Spider-Man to grow up and stop acting like a twelve year old kid? Seriously though, there was no action at all, just a lot of standing around and talking. I’m all for this type of issue, I find it necessary every once in a while, but it just seems to hurt my wallet when I’m paying $3.99 for a story about a nanny search.

As far as the characters go, they interact fairly well and the banter helps the story flow. One thing I will mention though is that it seems like I’m hearing the same voice coming out of every character, and that there is not too much contrast between them. Another is that Bendis seems to treat Spider-Man like the village idiot. The way he’s portrayed is like your annoying little brother that follows you everywhere and just won’t shut up. As far as Wolverine goes, it feels like I’m watching Ocean’s Eleven and he’s Brad Pitt. I swear he must be eating something in every panel. Logan had better stop it soon before he ends up looking like Fred Dukes.

I will say that it was pretty entertaining, especially some of the nanny interviews. I’m surprised some of these candidates were even considered and not weeded out immediately (ex: one overused merc with a mouth). There were some good little chuckles and ‘laugh out loud’ moments, sprinkled with some one-liners that fell right on their face. I guess you shouldn’t take this book too seriously. Maybe you shouldn’t take this series too seriously, at least for now. Overall it was decent issue, but I’m hoping things will pick up next month or I will start to get a little more serious with my reviews.

And did I mention that Immonen’s art was amazing again? Well I did now.

Wolverine: The Best There Is #1 Review

Written By: Charlie Huston
Art By: Juan Jose Ryp

Remember when I reviewed Wolverine: Wendigo and I said that it was nothing but glorified toilet paper? Well, Wolverine: The Best There Is #1 isn’t even worthy of wiping my ass. It is so bad that it’s almost insulting. I’d love to give a brief synopsis of the story, but I’m still looking for it. There’s was no sign of a plot anywhere in this comic book. What we got instead was bits and pieces of a hashed up story thrown into a blender and just plopped onto the pages in no particular order. We at one point meet some villain, and his henchmen, one of whom is a wannabe Joker. The art, although good, is very inconsistent in my opinion. Now the worst part of this comic other than the nonexistent story and the idea of Logan hitting the dance floor, is the dialogue. At the beginning there is so much unnecessary profanity. In fact, so many words were getting bleeped out that the sentences were becoming incoherent. Wolverine escapes from some underground gladiator-style fight club and kills a bunch of people in the process. He then hitches a ride back to civilization with some bimbo. From that point we have a book filled with choppy, uninteresting conversations covering such topics as Wolverine working at a salon, dancing, and getting a bikini wax. Sorry, Wolverine’s a man’s man and I demand that Mr. Huston’s man card be revoked immediately.

The credits were not given until the end of the story, like it’s some great reveal of the creative team and we the reader are expected to go, “This is AWESOME!” Yeah I was eager to find out who wrote this, but by no means to give praise. I wanted to know who owed me $3.99 plus tax. Now this has already wasted my time, and I don’t want to waste anymore of yours so I’ll wrap it up. First, I’ll let you know that I’m usually very positive when it comes to comics. I’ve actually been criticized by some of my friends of being too nice when it comes to bad writing, but hey, I’m here to enjoy my books so I’m gonna try and find as much positives in a book as I can. Keeping that in mind, I give this issue 0 out of 5.

This series can’t get any worse, but I’d sure hate to be wrong for my own sanity. Issue #2 comes out January 5, 2010. Use extreme caution before buying this book; I can’t say I can recommend this series. (And dammit, why is there a joker imposter in this, Marvel? *facepalm*)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wolverine Anime in 2011

Jeph Loeb confirmed that Marvel will launch an anime series for Wolverine and three others (Iron Man, X-Men, and Blade) at the Iron Man Anime panel. The series will feature Omega Red, Mariko Yashida and Yukio, as well as Wolverine (duh). I'm not a huge fan of anime, but if you are this is probably pretty cool.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


So SDCC is today. I'm going. Then it's off to recording episode 5 (expect some changes, for the good of course). Keeping this blog post short and sweet. Catch ya later.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What Happened to the Podcast?

Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you know that the podcast will be back sometime later this month probably. After looking back at the first 4 episodes, I've decided that I'm gonna make a few slight changes to the format(nothing too drastic) and deciding how to incorporate a co-host. In the meantime, I'm catching up on some old Wolverine books. So episode 5 will pick up right where episode 4 left off.

And if anybody wants to be a co-host, hey there's no better time to speak up then now!

Later guys.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Episode 0.4: What Happened To The Rest?

Yeah, so it's been a while. I have awoken from my hiberation to bring you another episode of The Wolverine Berserker Podcast. Well at least PART of an episode. :P

Episode 4.1

Part 1 of the long awaited (I'm flattering myself) Episode 4. In this podcast I give you some Wolverine news, and review Dark Wolverine #83, Wolverine: Weapon X #11 and Wolverine: Mr. X. The character bio is on Mr. X (what a coincidence) and I in no way used wikipedia as a research tool...

Anyways, hope you like it and see ya next time.

BTW, here's the Jacket

Hahaha, you'll never know how this one really ends.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Blog Update/News

I have decided not to go back and post the stuff I've missed in the last couple weeks. Also, I think the next review will be the Mr. X One-Shot, sometime in the next few days. I figured it would be best to just start fresh from this point on rather than providing old news/reviews. A couple important things:

-Wolverine is gonna be a New Avenger (surprised?)

-Wolverine Sequel is shooting next January

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Comics (Or Comic) Out 3/3/10

Wolverine: Weapon X #11

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Ron Garney
Cover By: Ron Garney
"TOMORROW DIES TODAY" PART ONE Beginning an epic, action-packed arc featuring the debut of an all-new, all-different Deathlok. Killer cyborgs have come from the future to kill the heroes of today, while Wolverine embarks on an international pub crawl with a certain recently reborn Sentinel of Liberty. Beer and bullets galore! Parental Advisory …$3.99

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Episode 0.3

Alright, well I thought this was gonna be a shorter one, but I was wrong. In Episode 3 I cover any news, such as the upcoming Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine and all of the new Wolverine comics, oh wait...there were none. Instead I'll review Wolverine Punisher Volume 1. Matsuo Tsurayaba is featured in the Character Bio and the Classic Wolverine issue is Wolverine (Vol.2) #10. Also, announcing a new segment where I'll cover all the Trade Paperbacks from the start of Wolverine Vol.3 until present. Enjoy and don't forget to check out the blog or shoot me an Email, I'd love to know what you think about the podcast.

Feel free to leave any comments.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Very Late Yet Still Very Cool Toy Fair 2010 Pics

Two most excellent designs (obviously not finished yet) by Kotobukiya.

And now for the rest:

X-Force Wolverine

Super Hero Squad Stuff:

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Awesome Wolverine Sculpture

Yeah, so I was browsing through Twitter (of all places) and came across this sculpture by The Shiflett Brothers. These dudes sculpt a bunch of different comic book characters along with a lot of original work as well.

There is no way I can buy this thing, even though I wish I could. It doesn't mean you can't. It's got like 4 days left (at the time I'm posting this) and the last time I checked it was at about $71.00. So yeah, check em out.

So here's the Ebay link:

And their website:

New Comics Out Tomorrow 2/24

Just a heads-up on what's coming out this week.

Dark Wolverine #83

Writers: Marjorie Liu & Daniel Way
Artist: Guiseppe Camuncoli

Cover By: Salvador Larocca

SIEGE BLOCKBUSTER TIE-IN!! Part 2 of 3 A choice must be made, but what is real in the realm of gods? Mystery, illusion, and games of fate--all of these await Daken in the heart of Asgard as the Siege continues all around him. But when he is forced to confront himself -- who he is, who he wants to be, who he could be -- who will Daken choose to become? A man...or a monster? Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-Force #24

Writers: Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost
Artist: Clayton Crain
Cover By: Clayton Craine

NECROSHA PART FIVE (of SIX) Death comes to X-Force! The final battle begins as X-Force storms Necrosha to find and kill the Black Queen...but there are 16 million of her slaves between them and her. As the team's least likely member goes on a suicide mission to save Warpath, Selene achieves her heart's desire…and someone doesn't walk away from this fight. Parental Advisory …$2.99

And don't forget about Kirby Krackle's new album E For Everyone that you can pre-order starting today @ Just sayin.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

More Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine News

More news, I'm lazy so I'll just post the links.


Newsarama Interview



Kirby Krackle: On And On

Kirby Krackle premiered their new single to their upcoming album, "E For Everyone," this morning. Give it a listen, it's awesome. To learn more about them, check out their website here.

"E For Everyone" is set to be released on 3/9/10. You can preorder from their site starting next Tuesday.

sell music online

Monday, February 15, 2010

Astonishing Spiderman/Wolverine

Coming in May, Marvel is going to release a 6-issue series: "Astonishing Spiderman/Wolverine." It's gonna be written by Jason Aaron with art by Adam Kubert. It will be in continuity and add to the changes that are coming with the new "Heroic Age." It should be cool, Jason Aaron is the man, so I'm looking forward to it.

Here's a link to the CBR Article

Link to the Marvel Article

What do you think about this new series?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Note About Episode 2

I admit, my Super Bowl pick was terribly wrong. I guess I'm not a psychic. If you haven't listened to the podcast yet, please ignore my prediction. If you listen to it anyways, please refrain from laughing or mocking me.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Episode 0.2

Episode 2 is up!
In Episode 2, I take a look back at the first episode, review the comics from the past two weeks and look ahead to the next few months of crazy crossovers and tie-ins. Tyger Tiger is the featured character and Uncanny X-Men #268 is the classic issue this episode. Who you got in the Super Bowl, bub? I make my pick at the end of the episode.

00:00 Intro Music
01:15 Introduction
05:34 News
14:59 Review: Wolverine Origins #44
17:34 Review: Wolverine: Wendigo! #1
19:39 Review: Wolverine: Savage #1
22:57 Review: Wolverine: Weapon X #10
25:38 Character Bio: Tyger Tiger
28:26 Discussion: Future of Wolverine Titles
37:27 Classic Wolverine Comic: Uncanny X-Men #268
41:43 Upcoming Comics/Closing
44:47 Special Announcement

Jason Aaron Interview:
Daniel Way & Marjorie Liu Interview:


Escape From Tomorrow:

Feel free to leave any comments or questions about the episode.

Classic Review: Uncanny X-Men #268

Writer: Chris Claremont
Artist: Jim Lee
Cover By: Jim Lee

This issue is a little confusing because it keeps jumping between the past and the present. It takes a lot of time to figure out what’s actually going on, but when you do, it turns out to be a pretty good story. Well, the story begins with Captain America fighting off The Hand in Madripoor. The year is 1941, and he has no idea who The Hand is. Wolverine jumps into the brawl to give Cap a hand, telling him he’s just there to help. The duo is able to fight off the ninjas and Logan and Cap have a short exchange of words. At this time, they do not know each other yet.

From here, the story jumps to the present-day Madripoor, where Black Widow is getting attacked by The Hand. It looks like Widow is overwhelmed until Jubilee and Psylocke help her out, along with Wolverine. From that point, they are able to take out The Hand pretty handily. Logan and Black Widow talk, and then the story jumps right back to 1941. Now you can see why this issue is so confusing.

What’s happening is that there are two stories going on simultaneously. One is a memory, being shown in all flashbacks, which consists of Logan helping Cap and protecting Natalia Romanova ( Black Widow) from both Baron Strucker and The Hand. The story taking place in the present is basically Wolverine, Jubilee and Psylocke helping Black Widow catch Soong, a criminal in Madripoor, while fighting the hand at the same time. The whole situation is a little puzzling, and the stories are a little cluttered. If you pick them apart, there is nothing complex about them at all, I just wish that they were made a little more clear.

The only other thing that bothered me was the ending. There are technically two endings, one for the mission with Cap, and one for the present day with Widow. The past story actually had a decent ending, with Wolverine crashing Cap’s execution and ruining Strucker’s plans, but the other story really lacked any closure. Basically, once Wolverine arrived with Widow, Jubilee and Psylocke, all the bad guys ran away. That really left me with nothing.

Overall, this issue was pretty fun, but it just was too much of a hassle to read. It was hard to get too into the story when I had to keep going back and looking at pages I had already read to figure out what was going on. It did include some funny interactions between the various characters in this comic, mostly Jubilee and Psylocke. When Psylocke told Jubilee, “Child, please,” I couldn’t help but think of Chad Ochocinco. Also, the art was great and the cover was even better, but what do you expect from the great Jim Lee? The story leaves you with a chuckle when Cap hints to Logan that they should be a team, and both are thinking that the other should be the sidekick. Of course, neither would ever settle for being the sidekick, so it would never work.

I’m gonna give this one a 3.5/5

Friday, February 5, 2010

Podcast Update

Just finished recording Episode 2 . Just need to edit it some more tonight and it should be out by tomorrow.


Review Wolverine: Weapon X #10

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: C.P. Smith
Cover By: Adam Kubert

This book doesn’t have a real story to it; it’s more like a Wolverine history lesson. Melita wants more out of her relationship with Logan, but he’s scared to get close to her because of fear that she may end up with the same fate of other women he has gotten close to. So, Logan decides to look for some advice from his close friends. That’s pretty much all that there is to this book. I think he should just go on Dr. Phil to talk about his problems instead of taking it to a comic book.

Okay, I’m not bashing this comic in any way, I save that for Wolverine One-Shots with an absent Wolverine. The story (or non-story) was actually pretty interesting. I feel it was necessary, even if I didn’t like the idea. We learn a lot about Melita that we didn’t know before, and we begin to see, just like Logan, that she is capable of protecting herself (at least to a point). Anyways, after two consecutive action packed story arcs, this little transition issue didn’t bother me at all. This is setting up for the next storyline, which will feature both Cap and Bucky, so I’m pretty pumped for that one.

Once I found out what this issue was actually gonna be about, I sort of lost any real anticipation for it, but Jason Aaron is a great writer and he was able to keep my interest. As much as I didn’t want to enjoy this book, I found myself really liking it in the end. One last thing about this issue was the art. First off, let me say that I do NOT like this art style at all. Nothing against C.P. Smith, it’s just not my thing. When I skimmed through the pages I saw the art and was pretty disappointed, but after reading this comic, I was completely sold. Smith’s art really complimented Aaron’s story, and fit very well with this particular issue. Not the type of story I typically enjoy, but Aaron and Smith really surprised me and pulled out a good one here.

I’m gonna give this one a 4/5.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Review: Wolverine Savage

Writer: Ryan Dunleavy
Artist: Richard Elson
Cover By: J. Scott Campbell

Although I couldn’t pick up the Deadpool Variant, I was still able to get my hands on Wolverine Savage. It’s rated A, which is not a bad thing, but you can expect a more family friendly take on Wolverine, and this is exactly what this comic was. Personally, I did not particularly enjoy this one, but it did a great job at telling a simple, child friendly Wolverine story.

The story starts with Logan fighting the Lizard in Japan. He tells you some background info about the Lizard, and then proceeds to defeat him after chopping off his tail. In the process though, he has ruined a large order of sushi that a restaurant had been preparing for that night. Feeling bad about the whole situation, Wolverine goes on to make a whole new batch of sushi, saving the day.

Grateful for what he did for her, the owner of the restaurant celebrates with Wolverine, toasting to her “pops,” who had been missing for several months. She then goes on to explain how the restaurant used to be filled with customers, but now was barely getting by. When her father had been the head chef, they made the best Ramen around, using special eggs as the secret ingredient. Then one day, pops just disappeared. Wolverine agrees to help her look for these special eggs, using his heightened sense of smell.

Logan comes across the eggs, which come from a giant lizard-like sea monster that lives on an island just off the coast. After a brief fight, Logan is eaten by the monster, and surprisingly finds pops. Apparently he had been living inside of the monster for months. From there, they make the monster throw up, and Wolverine fights off the giant monster. There is some pretty humorous banter between pops and Logan, as they escape safely. The restaurants business begins to boom again, and they are able to hire a full kitchen crew, which leaves Logan to be demoted from sushi chef to the cleaning crew.

Obviously this is a hard comic to grade, since I am not in the target audience. It’s a very simple story, very easy for a child to understand. The art was very good as well, with many bright colors to go along with the kid friendly plot. I think it did a great job considering what it was shooting for. I would not recommend this for anyone looking for a typical Wolverine comic, which would include the usual gruff, no-nonsense Wolverine as well a large pile of dead bad guys. I won’t give this one a grade, but if I was going to, it would be 5 out of 5.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wolverine Savage Deadpool Variant Delayed

The Wolverine Savage Deadpool Variant will be delayed due to a serious accident involving the delivery truck that was transporting this weeks Marvel Comics from the printers to Diamond Distributors. These will be reprinted and rereleased on a later date. I wonder if Daredevil was driving the truck...

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Review: Wolverine Origins #44

Writer:Daniel Way
Artist: Doug Braithwaite
Cover By: Doug Braithwaite

7 The Hard Way, Part 4 of 5

In this issue, Wolverine is continuing to round up his “team” of mutants to use in his scheme against Romulus. Us, the readers are still not in the know of what this plan actually is, but we do know that Ruby Thursday is essential to its success. That is why Logan is breaking her out of prison (to be specific, the super-prison, the Raft).

With the help of Cloak, Logan is able to be teleported in, but power dampers do not allow them to get out so easily. The prison goes into lockdown while Logan speaks to Ruby about his offer. She agrees, but now they must find a way out. Well, the prison security finds out that Wolverine is locked in the prison, which sends them into a panic until they get a call from Romulus, who offers his help. Skaar, the son of the Hulk is sent in, and he helps Logan out as Cloak teleports away with Ruby. He fights with Ares, but eventually runs off with Wolverine. While Skaar is reluctant at first, Wolverine finally gets him to stick to the plan and leave the fight. At the end, Ruby goes off on her own after an injured Cloak refuses to join her, and she is killed by Romulus. This is setting up for the conclusion, which will come next issue.

Overall, this was not a great comic. It was actually pretty boring for the most part until about the last ten pages. It was mostly all talk with little action, which is not always bad, but in this case the dialogue was not really that significant or interesting. Although this particular comic is a little weaker than the others, this current story has been pretty good. I would normally say that this one is not worth reading, but it actually did serve a purpose. I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt, since it is merely a filler issue, used only to set up and precede the fifth and final issue of this current arc.

I’ll give this comic a 3/5

Friday, January 29, 2010

Preview: Wolverine Savage

Here's a quick look at Wolverine Savage and its Variant Cover. Who would have guessed that Deadpool would be on it. I mean, it's not like Marvel has been trying to give him any exposure...

Oh well, for those of you who are upset about Deadpool being in what seems like EVERY Marvel comic, and appearing on EVERY variant cover, keep this in mind: Nobody is forcing you to buy them. Do I like it? I guess the answer would be that I don't really care, I like Deadpool so it's cool with me. These covers are funny, and unless you are one of those complete collectors, it should not affect you. Of course, nobody even brought up this subject, and this is anything BUT an angry rant, or a shot at those who are against Marvel's Deadpool fever. I'm definately NOT going into a berserker rage over this, and it's a WOLVERINE blog anyways, so I'll shut up so you can look at the preview of Wolverine Savage: