A title like that, I thought this would just be some fairly lightweight all-action adventure. Then again, I suppose Mark Millar’s tremendous Wolverine: Enemy of the State more or less fulfilled this title as well, and was entirely serious. One note is that this has to be a What If alternate world story (not that it states that), since a few heroes have already been finished off in this first of four issues, and I bet there will be lots more.
Obviously “this works – let’s have some more of it” is commonplace thinking at just about any business, naturally enough, but Marvel have been surely stretching the point in recent years. Multiple Hulks, Spider-clones of various types, a second Thor, two or three Avengers teams at a time. I suppose it derives from the success of the X-franchising of some years ago. Here we have Wolverine’s son, who is a lot like him but a bad guy.
This is another of Marvel’s Must Have bargain $5 reprints of the first three issues of what is presumably a hot series. I nearly didn’t bother with it, since I hated the last such collection, also with Wolverine, but this isn’t anywhere near that bad.
Sometimes a single panel seems to sum up everything that makes a comic terrible. Here it’s the bottom panel of page 15, which may be a contender for the single panel with most glaring faults in any Big Two comic ever.
Deeply unimpressed as I was by Aaron’s start on Ultimate Captain America, this bargain collection of the first three issues of his Wolverine tempted me to try again. It is better, but I am still not terribly keen.
I know nothing about X-23, beyond the fact that her name suggests yet another one of the interminable X-Men spin-offs. A quick Google of her name reveals she’s a Wolverine clone. How unoriginal, and how unpromising.