Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Eduardo Risso
Eduardo Risso’s artwork continues to impress but a disappointing concluding chapter by Brian Vaughn closes out what had been a terrific series.
Logan, the mutant who cannot die (‘Logan Dies’ notwithstanding), is confronted by another who conceivably cannot die — the proof being his survival of the atomic blast at Hiroshima. So believe me when I say that the final confrontation is a letdown of epic proportions.
It never fails to amaze me how often writers can create such awesome and seemingly indestructible villains, only to inexplicably depower them for the finale. What ever happened to clever plotting?
If you want to read exactly the type of clever plotting I’m talking about, give the Naruto manga (not the anime) a chance. You may be pleasantly surprised.
From Marvel (preview): “In the gut-wrenching conclusion to Vaughan and Risso’s epic story, Wolverine must make the single most difficult decision of his long and bloody career.” On sale May 7, 2008.