Thursday, January 21, 2010
Review Wolverine: Weapon X #9
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