Wolverine appeared in five titles this past week (April 8, 2009), the review of his newest series, ‘Wolverine: Weapon X’ #1 was posted earlier in the week.
As for the rest of the titles…
With apologies to Lloyd Bentsen, I know manga.
I’ve been reading manga for years.
Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, Death Note.
My friends, this no manga.
Sure it looks like manga, but therein lies the problem.
It looks like manga, but it’s not actually manga.
It’s a simple (and understandable) attempt to cash in on the manga craze with, I kid you not, a British writer and a Filipino artist.
Don’t get me wrong. There’s a lot of crappy manga out there. But without Wolverine’s name on the cover, this series would be D.O.A.
Frankly, even with Wolverine’s name on the cover, this series might be D.O.A.
And to be honest, that might not be such a bad thing.
Perhaps this issue should have been called Ultimate She-Hulk vs. Nobody.
Traveling back in time to witness the birth of She-Hulk is an interesting concept that should make for an interesting next issue, but after waiting three years, it’s frustrating that the plot still hasn’t been advanced.
And the dialogue is more cutesy and self aware than clever and funny like the first two issues.
Perhaps after all this time waiting, the bloom is finally off the rose…
Wolverine only appears for the final few pages, but next issue promises some entertaining fireworks…
Wolverine: Worst Day Ever
Writer: Barry Lyga
Written as a series of blog posts by a young mutant teen whose mutant ability is not to be noticed, this story by Barry Lyga is surprisingly sweet and quite well done. Intended for a younger audience (it reprints three issues of the Wolverine/Power Pack miniseries), this is a wonderful change of pace if you can manage the $14.99 cover price.
Even this curmudgeon laughed at some of the Wolverine revelations within…
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