Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Wolverine Weapon X #2

I don't know what it's like for US resident comic book collectors/readers but this title costs £3 from Forbidden Planet. With the amount of titles increasing as prices increase, collecting comic books is becoming a thing of the past. "Great!" I hear you say "Get over it. You're 40 years old". True, but I still like the mythological stories that run through good super-hero books.
So, here we have Wolverine: Weapon X, another spin-off from a solo series that was originally a spin-off from The Uncanny X-Men (which now has countless spin-offs, one-shots, mini-series x-cetra!) Jason Aaron does a nice job of telling a tale that shows, again, that Wolverine might not be at the top of the food chain. However, his Wolverine harks back to the old school version that I know and love; the badass. At times, Logan has been written as the "little uncle" for female characters of all ages. Over time and perhaps due to PC driven ideals, he became less angry and...well...badass. This was mainly due to the fact that Wolverine has been well overused, with Marvel looking to exploit the popularity at every opportunity.
Aaron nails the character, and with Ron Garney's superb art, they give a good account of the character, even if we experience a clear feeling of deja-vu when reading the story.
But at $3.99, it seems a little bit of a mickey take from Marvel.

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