Review: X-Force Special: Ain’t No Dog

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‘Ain’t No Dog’
Writer: Charlie Huston
Artist: Jefte Palo

‘Hunters & Killers’
Writer: Jason Aaron
Penciler: Werther Dell’Edera; Inker: Antonio Fuso

Wow. This is a terrific issue.

Charlie Huston delivers a tour de force of Wolverine at his best, doing what he does best.

And Jefte Palo delivers a Frank Miller-style art style that is perhaps better than anything Frank Miller has ever drawn. In fact, his artwork is so strong that the purple costume (sans red eyes) actually looks pretty good.

If there is any complaint, it’s Huston’s use of ##### to depict profanity. Either get approval to use the word “asshole” or tone down your language. But this odd compromise only serves to detract from an otherwise ###### issue.

As for Jason Aaron’s backup story — it focuses more on James Proudstar than Logan and by comparison to the rest of the issue isn’t especially memorable.

From Marvel (preview): “There will be blood. Gallons of it. Because Cyclops needs only one scalpel for a surgical strike mission and Logan’s the ideal man for the job. Tonight, Wolverine flies solo—dressed in black and operating off the grid. And when the night is through, there will be mountains of corpses, and no one to answer to. What could be better? PLUS, this one-shot features a solo Warpath story, as he learns what it really means to go home again.” On sale June 11, 2008.

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  1. I’m really sad I missed out on this issue. My comic book shop said they were getting a small supply of this one shot. (despite the fact that I ordered in advance.) Is their going to be a second printing ?

  2. I got this issue finally ! I found it in Borders ! My issue was really beaten up, but I finally got to read it <3

    I did like the simplistic art style and it was scary to see how far Logan would go for the X-Men. I understand what he is going through, since he is a soldier for the remaining survivors of his race. And I do like how he mentions multiple times that killing comes at a heavy price. (or burden)

    The costume is badass. ^_^ And the Frank Miller style was kick ass. I wish to see him draw Wolverine some more……

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