‘Wolverine’ #71 and ‘Wolverine: Origins’ #34 Reviews

Wolverine #71 coverWolverine #71 (preview | thread)
“Old Man Logan, Part 6”
Writer: Mark Millar
Penciler: Steve McNiven
Inker: Dexter Vines

Now we’re talking!

This is, by far, the best issue to date.

It may still be a travelogue through Mark Millar’s Marvel Universe of the future, but at least this time around, the travelogue remains firmly and effectively in the background.

And the plot actually starts going somewhere.

As has been said before, I have a hunch the trade paperback is going to read much smoother and ultimately much better than this issue by delayed issue publishing schedule.

Wolverine: Origins #34 coverWolverine: Origins #34 (preview | thread)
Writer: Daniel Way
Pencils: Doug Braithwaite
Inks: Bill Reinhold, Cam Smith & Paul Neary

Remember when Joss Whedon portrayed the X-Men as a top-notch mutant commando team in Astonishing X-Men?

Remember how awesome that was?

Well, Cyclops obviously has been replaced by an incompetent Skrull as his sub-par tactical skills make this team of X-Men look like amateurs against Daken.

Oh yeah, and Daken takes center stage… again!

Clearly this issue hits a few of my pet peeves, namely giving one side a case of the stupids for the sake of a fair fight.

That said, it’s not really all that bad.

What do you think? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments below OR in the Wolverine Files Forum using the ‘thread’ links above…

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  1. Nice reviews DiG. I agree with you 100% on Wolverine 71. This series is so damn good.

  2. I wonder what they’re going to do once this arc is done. I wouldn’t mind them continuing to explore this futureverse, as long as the writing stayed good.

  3. Blackdew, after Old Man Logan, it will be Dark Wolverine, about Daken. As for WO 34, I agree the X-Men looked dumb but I’m not really surprised as Origins is D. Way’s little world.

  4. Also loved Wolverine 71. Although I liked the Millar Wolverine agent of shield stuff (I know you do not) I think this is much better.
    Sorry I do not post much any more, Life is busy and all blogs have been blocked at work.
    Take care

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