Wolverine Week-28-in-Review: Finally, Wolverine Noir #3 (and ‘Wednesday Comics’)

Wolverine appeared in FIVE TITLES this past week (July 8, 2009) and once again, our very own jrpbsp provides an impressive series of write-ups for…

As usual, I will share my curmudgeonly impressions for the rest of the Wolverine (and Dark Wolverine) docket…

Ms. Marvel #41 (preview)
Writer: Brian Reed
Art: Sergio Arino

Wolverine gets some good one-liners, but his appearance is strictly that of supporting actor…

Skrull Kill Krew #3 (details)
Writer: Adam Felber
Pencils: Mark Robinson, Rob DiSalvo
Inks: Mike Getty, Rob DiSalvo

Two Wolverines appear, but both seem to be Skrulls, so the trauma of seeing Wolverine wearing a cow harness last issue can be allowed to slowly fade away…

Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1 (preview)
“Mimic”
Writer: James Asmus
Penciler: Jesse Delperdang
Inkers: Andy Lanning with Jesse Delperdang

Wolverine cameos in a brief flashback of the Mimic short story,  a single panel recap of their confrontation in ‘Marvel Comics Presents’…

Wolverine Noir #3 (preview)
“Original Sin”
Writer: Stuart Moore
Art: C.P. Smith

I missed this issue when it came out a few weeks ago.

Can’t say I missed much.

But it does illustrate why I am slowly warming to the concept of dropping these masturbatory, non-canonical stories. They have no bearing on the character and will disappear from our consciousness mere months after the last issue hits the stands.

And it’s a shame because long ago, I decided I had to collect every appearance of Wolverine. And when you start to lose me, well you know the comic book industry is in trouble.

Now I know I come across, many times, as someone who doesn’t like or enjoy comics.

Well, let me disprove that with a hearty recommendation of DC Comics’ ‘Wednesday Comics’. It is a wonderful throwback to the oversized Sunday comics of old and will be coming out weekly for 12 weeks.

So do yourself a big favor and pick up the first issue.  It is a terrific change of pace, and DC Comics deserves praise for coming up with something so innovatively retro.

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in a brief flashback

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