Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
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
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:
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Penciler: Paul Gulacy (Wolverine: Wendigo!)
Paco Diaz (Wolverine vs. Thor)
Cover By: Ben Oliver
This review is going to be short and (not so) sweet. I’m getting it out early just in case you haven’t hit up your LCS yet this week. If you had any plans on picking up “Wolverine: Wendigo!” then I strongly urge you to reconsider. If you enjoy Marvel taking your money to read about a bunch of people talking, then go ahead and buy this book. Wolverine is only on a couple pages and only talks once. The story itself is not THAT terrible (actually, that may be a little too nice), but it is in no way a Wolverine book. That’s just a way for Marvel to make more sales. Now, more Wolverine is good, but it becomes overkill when the stories are crappy one-shots just to get the name out there.
Well, the second part to this was “Wolverine vs. Thor,” which was a very weak story as well. It really has no point, and does not go anywhere. Wolverine thinks that Thor is Sabretooth. They fight until Logan figures out that he’s delusional, and the story abruptly ends. Basically Loki, Thor’s brother fooled with him by giving him some weird drink. Maybe I was just so upset about the Wendigo story that I didn’t give this one a chance, but I don’t think that’s the case. The one positive is that the art is great in both stories, but do yourself a favor and buy yourself a cheeseburger or whatever else you want with that $3.99.
I give this book 1/5
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Wolverine: Origins #44
Writer: Daniel Way
Penciler: Doug Braithwaite
Cover: Doug Braithwaite
“7 THE HARD WAY,” Part 4 (of 5) Wolverine’s plans have hit a snag. With Romulus breathing down his neck, Wolverine struggles to get his last piece on the board. And the fact that she’s in prison doesn’t exactly make it any easier… Parental Advisory …$2.99
Wolverine: Wendigo #1
Writer: Frank Tieri
Penciler: Paco Diaz & Paul Gulacy
Cover: Ben Oliver
A camera crew torn limb from limb attempting to shoot footage of a mythical beast in the deepest forests of Canada. Two survivors spouting wildly diverging stories about a ferocious, white-furred monster and the mysterious stranger that came to their rescue. How are the police to make heads or tails of all of this? Let’s go to the videotape! Also featuring: “Wolverine Vs. Thor”: Want to see what happens when a jerky-chewing kanuckle-head steps up to the Asgardian God of Thunder? Let’s just say that it doesn’t involve tea and biscuits. Featuring Wolverine and Logan in their first encounter, which first debuted on MARVEL DIGITAL COMICS. Parental Advisory/$3.99
Writer: Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost
Penciler: Clayton Crain
Cover: Clayton Crain
X-FORCE has a new mission: KILL SELENE. As Utopia burns, Wolverine and the team heads to take down the Black Queen and rescue one of their own, but they have no idea what they're in for when they arrive on the shores of Necrosha. The biggest X-Force story yet continues as Selene's Inner Circle begins to tear itself apart, and the truth about Wolfsbane is finally revealed. PART FOUR (of SIX) Parental Advisory …$2.99
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
0:00 Intro Music
6:50 Publication History of Wolverine
10:11 Wolverine Bio
28:33 Dark Wolverine #82
31:11 Wolverine: Weapon X #9
33:41 Character Spotlight: Omega Red
39:03 Upcoming Comics
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Thursday, January 21, 2010
Cover By: Adam Kubert with Morry Hollowell
Story: Jason Aaron
Art: Yanick Paquette
Insane In the Brain, Part 4 of 4
Wolverine: Weapon X is one of my favorite ongoing series’ right now. This last issue did not disappoint. It’s not a complex story; Wolverine gets angry and kills a bunch of people. Sounds pretty simple to me. Still, it’s a good pick up and the art is excellent. Nightcrawler and Psylocke make an appearance, attempting to rescue Logan, but I don’t know how much they really helped. The conflict in this story is really an internal one because these bad guys couldn’t even stand up to Wolverine at all. In fact, Dr. Rot even knows that. The main focus is more of Logan finding himself again, and fighting off the beast inside of him, after having his mind tinkered with by Dr. Rottwell.
This leads me to my next point. Dr. Rottwell is one crazy dude. There is a reason that he was institutionalized. Making mental bombs out of brains, or trying to strangle Logan with his own intestines after being slashed in the stomach, who does that? Well he does I guess. It seems that he may be a powerful enemy to Wolverine, since over the years his mind seems to be one of his few vulnerable points. Well I’m looking forward to seeing him and Wolverine clash again, and apparently, so is he.
If you are looking for lots of blood and gore, this is the book for you. Notice the PARENTAL ADVISORY. I myself am not one of those people, but I still enjoyed it. Personally, this whole insane asylum story didn’t really excite me; reading about them just makes me feel weird, makes me feel like I’m going crazy (that’s how I felt while reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest). I guess they just creep me out or something. Regardless, this just was a fun book with a lot of action.
I’m gonna give this one a 4/5
Story: Daniel Way & Marjorie Liu
Art: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Godlike, Part 1
Well, the story begins with Norman’s Dark Avengers and some soldiers all preparing for battle. As usual, Daken mocks Norman, picks fights and alienates the other members of the team. Nobody seems to trust Daken, and Norman is suspicious, so the status quo has not changed at all. In fact, it has actually gotten worse since Daken has lost his only friend on the team last issue in Moonstone (as Ms. Marvel), but I don’t think he really cares. It's pretty much what we've been seeing for the entire run of Dark Wolverine.
[SPOILERS FROM HERE]
After an exchange of words between Daken and Norman, we see The Fates watching. Jumping to the battle, Daken treats the fight like a game, because to him that’s all it is. He actually tells one of the Asgardian warriors that he is willing to bring him the head of Norman Osborne and the Avengers on a silver platter. Not sure how to respond, he asks Daken why he would do that, but is then killed by Norman Osborne himself. After giving Daken orders, Norman is then caught by a surprise attack by Daken, who stabs him in the back and proceeds to move in to finish him off, all the while, being watched by The Fates who pronounce that “this is very promising.”
Daken believes he knows everything about everybody (what’s new?), and that he controls them all. In fact, it seems that they ARE his puppets because according to him, they are doing exactly what he wants. Daken also deducts that Norman will not let his Avengers free after the battle out of fear that he will lose control over them. We all know that Norman is power hungry and Daken is probably right when he says that it’s a "lose-lose" situation and everybody is doomed no matter the outcome. The story as a whole was pretty much all talk and no action, although the art was great. Those last two pages left me thinking though. I knew something was coming, but I didn’t think it would happen like this. If it’s true, this would be a huge twist in the Siege storyline. Actually, I believe that this is only a vision, which really leaves this issue with little significance.
I give this issue a 3/5
Catch you guys later.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Well enough with talking about them, just listen to the video. It's only 18 seconds, but I'm sure that this song will be awesome just like all of their others. Give it a listen bub:
"And...here's what that song sounds like with everything else Bub! Adamantium laced jams?"
Monday, January 18, 2010
On April 7, Wolverine #66 is going to be rereleased. This is the first issue of the "Old Man Logan" story arc. This was an excellent story and I highly reccomend it.
On April 21, Marvel will be reprinting New Avengers #1. Although Wolverine is not actually a member of the New Avengers yet, he will eventually. This series is going to be discontinued after the Siege event in April (New Avengers #64), so it may be a good one to get into because you can read the complete series without juggling the back issues as well as the current releases.
On April 28, Civil War #1 will be reprinted. This is an excellent story in my opinion, although it may drop off at the conclusion, I still reccomend this story. If you are going to be reading this for the first time, I reccomend that you also pick up the Civil War tie-in trade paperbacks of your favorite Marvel characters to go along with the main story. cough-cough...Wolverine.
These books are being reprinted for new readers to get introduced to the comics by putting out first issues of major stories, which I guess will serve as a preview. At least that's what I'm assuming because I would much rather pick up a trade than go hunting for these back issues just to finish the story. Either way this is good for Marvel, and I reccomend picking these up if you are just getting into the comics.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Alright, I looked at my comic book checklist I made and realized that if I put out the 1st Podcast early this week, I'll leave myself like 7 or 8 comics for the 2nd Podcast. I'm sure nobody wants that, so I'm shooting for this coming weekend for the the 1st episode to come out.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I'm not really sure what to make of this, hopefully this is a chance to make an improvement and get the bad taste out of my mouth from the first movie. Personally, I didn't HATE X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I just thought it was okay. It was great visually, just lacked the good Wolverine story I was hoping for. I'm not a complete basher like some other people I know. What I'm worried about though, is that they are rushing another movie to make a quick buck. This will leave us with another "middle of the pack" comic book movie, which would be dissapointing. We can only wait and see. I assume we'll see the Silver Samurai, which should be pretty cool, but there aren't that many details I can give right now that is NOT just speculation or rumors.
Here's the link to the short article about the Wolverine Sequel: http://tinyurl.com/y9e85xy
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