Wolverine Week-36-in-Review: Marvel Zombies and House of M

Wolverine appeared in only TWO TITLES this past week (Sep 2, 2009), and neither of those were from the primary 616 Marvel Universe…

But before we get to those, let’s get to two non-Wolverine (but X-Men-orientated) reviews from last week by our very own jrpbsp

As for the two ‘Wolverine’ titles from this week, I will share my curmudgeonly impressions as usual…

House of M: Masters of Evil #2 coverHouse of M: Masters of Evil #2 (preview)
Writer: Christos N. Gage
Penciler: Manuel Garcia
Inkers: Jesse Delperdang and Nelson Pereira

Awesome cover.

Wolverine guest stars as the elite Red Guard leader before he retained “all of his memories,” and his battle with the Absorbing Man is intriguing to say the least.

But I, for one, am done with House of M.

I just wish Marvel would be, too…

Marvel Zombies Return #1 (details)
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Nick Dragotta

Longtime readers know that I really enjoyed Fred Van Lente’s run on ‘Wolverine: First Class’ and the first two Marvel Zombies series.

Unfortunately, the Marvel Zombies franchise has become so tainted since then that there isn’t much gas left in the tank.

So Van Lente decides to take the ‘Marvel Apes’ comedic route and that is not a good thing.

It’s over-the-top, gratuitous violence with campy, unfunny attempts at humor.

A shame, really, but it’s time to put this franchise out of its misery.

As for Wolverine, he cameos in flashback form, but will take center zombie stage, probably in the next issue…

Shifting gears to animation, we had another new episode of ‘Wolverine and the X-Men’ this past Friday, Guardian Angel, detailing the origin of Archangel courtesy of Mister Sinister! For full details, see the Marvel.com preview

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  1. Here I am after lurking in the shadows to once again drop another couple of unnecessary Wolverine appearance into the laps of one and all.

    First is Deadpool #15. And while it is yet another completely unnecessary and useless Wolverine appearance, the book itself is actually a rather interesting tale to further along the characterization of the Deadpool.

    Secondly is Strange Tales #1. Wolverine is on the cover and there are a couple of Wolverine related jokes in it but they’re not that hilarious. Read them once, get your initial laughs out of the way and then move on.

  2. Ah… thanks for the heads up. I’ll add to next week’s Week-in-Review.

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