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

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