Wolverine “appeared” in four titles this week (January 28, 2009), but the bigger news was the release of ‘Hulk vs. Wolverine on DVD’ (see news and my review) as well as the ‘Wolverine and the X-Men’ animated series (news/open thread and my review) on NickToons (new episode tonight at 8pm!).
Oh, and the beta launch of the Wolverine Files Forums…
But on with the reviews of a rather weak week for Wolverine…
Wolverine: First Class #11 (preview)
“The Pack, Part II”
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Hugo Petrus
I’m usually a big fan of Fred Van Lente and ‘Wolverine: First Class’ in general.
But this Werewolf-Wolverine storyline is genuinely dreadful.
Neat concept. Poor execution.
Hopefully Van Lente’s final issue will go out on a better note…
“Who the Hell Is Eli Bard?”
Writers: Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost
Art: Alina Urusov & Clayton Crain
Oh my God is this one boring.
Even the characters in the story get bored with the story of Eli Bard.
New Avengers #49 (preview)
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils: Billy Tan; Inks: Matt Banning
Excellent story. I don’t like the twist, but excellent story nonetheless.
And Wolverine does appear, albeit briefly, setting the stage for a big showdown with the Dark Avengers…
Marvels: Eye of the Camera #3 (preview)
Writers: Kurt Busiek & Roger Stern
Artist: Jay Anacleto
Wolverine cameos only as an artist’s sketch which can be seen in the preview…
So… feel free to share your opinion in the comments below OR join in on the fun in the Wolverine Files Forums…