Review: Wolverine: Dangerous Games #1

Wolverine: Dangerous Games coverWolverine: Dangerous Games #1
“Tally Ho!”
Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Ben Oliver

“Purity”
Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Jerome Opena

Deep breath.

Breathe in. Breathe out.

Okay, let me try this without ranting too much…

There’s nothing I dislike more in comics than writers who inject their stories with their sanctimonious agendas.

In “Tally Ho!” Simon Spurrier takes on fox hunting (yeah, fox hunting) in a stereotypical, cliche-ridden, one-dimensional waste of time.

Unadulterated crap.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is probably the shortest and most succinct rant of my life.

The second story, “Purity,” on the other hand isn’t nearly as bad. We get some promising artwork from Jerome Opena (reminds me of Marie Severin from her days on the Hulk) and Wolverine doing what he does best.

Nothing great. — just a refreshing tale to wrap up the book.

From Marvel (preview): “With bloodsports banned in the UK, a group of overfed Brit Aristos have relocated to the Louisiana forests. Their aim? To pit themselves (aided only by a vast pack of slavering hounds and their own copious wealth) against a truly worthy foe: a single, terrified fox. Sadly for them, there’s more than one furry little critter in the woods tonight…” On sale June 4, 2008.

Facebook comments:

  1. Wow. They sure keep pumping out those Wolverine one shots huh ? It is getting ridiculous , especially when they are miscellaneous stories like this one. Oh well , I do enjoy my side Wolverine stories, but I don’t like the pointless ones.

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