‘Wolverine: The Best There Is’ #1 Open Thread

Cover to Wolverine: The Best There Is #1Wolverine: The Best There Is #1 (preview)
Writers: Charles Huston
Art: Juan Jose Ryp

From Marvel: “CONTAGION, PART ONE: IMPULSION & WHIM: When Wolverine faces a problem of the villainous kind there’s a good chance that he’ll use his Adamantium claws to whip up a lethal solution to it. What happens, though, when he faces an opponent who becomes a much bigger problem if he’s killed? Enter: Contagion, a bold new addition to Wolverine’s rogue’s gallery. But first, Logan must contend with Contagion’s defenders, the aptly named crew known as the Unkillables.”

On sale December 2, 2010.

Dog collars, rave parties and ‘American Idol’ chit chat.

Not exactly my cup of tea. Nor did I think was it Logan’s.

Wow.

Anyone else care to comment?

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  1. The rave and the going ons with it seemed poorly written. I can understand why there may be a desire to do a more adult (and by adult I mean violent) comic featuring Wolverine that is written in this manner but this I don’t think is what any fans were expecting to see. It could’ve conceivable been an addition to the Marvel Max line but I guess getting rid of the censored cursing is too much. If people saw the difference between the Punisher when it was a a Marvel Knights series and when it converted over to the Max line they’d dream that that was what would happen to this series. I know it’s jumping the gun a bit since it’s only the first issue but you always draw in someone with the first impression.

  2. Yeah . . . this whole thing just kinda rang out of tune. The dialogue, plot, characterization . . . none of it felt like Wolverine.

    I like the idea of a new villain to look forward to, but characterization is key for me. This issue fell flat. Don’t think I’ll be picking up the next one, unless I hear some raving reviews.

  3. Yeah so now we have a good writer on a series being tamed down and a bad writer on a series with expressive freedom… ugh. I think Marvel just completely misses the point that most of the people that care enough about Wolverine to buy his solo stories are not only wanting but expecting well written, slightly mature themed stories. His main ability is claws, and his consistent reputation is that of a man constantly losing his humanity to a feral, murderous rage. The reader that is interested in that story (I think) expects to see a visual representation of that, and when it’s not there, we’re disappointed. Then instead of modifying the main series, they just launch another title with the gore and without the story, so we’re just double disappointed, and short changed another 3 or 4 bucks.

  4. From these comments, I’m very afraid that Marvel is taking Wolverine down yet another pointless and ridiculous track that will wind up alienating old fans while not attracting any new ones. Wolverine may be one of Marvel’s most popular characters, but the editorial forces at work seem to be intent on destroying any semblance of what it was that made him popular in the first place.

    Recent books seem to have gone out of their way to depict Logan in as degraded and morally deficient a light as possible – a drunken, mindless thug, easily controlled, duped, and used by others – with nothing redeeming about him.

    It’s almost as if the editors at Marvel did not know Logan, at all. And don’t care, either. This is “The Best There Is”? Really?

  5. Well said, PDA. Very well said.

  6. This book was AWFUL. I mean, I love watching train wrecks as they happen, but I really couldn’t wrap my head around the crap that was going on in here. Marvel just seems so out of tune with today’s readership. A majority of its readers are now “mature” adults. Stupid gore for the sake of gore does not strike my core. This whole thing was just offensive, as was the ads saying this was the most requested Wolverine title ever.

    I’m seriously ashamed that my childhood hero was featured in something so poor that it just takes the wind right out of your sails

  7. Any chance of any of these comments getting back to Marvel? And even if so, would they give a rat’s a$$?

  8. Probably not.

    Besides, from my years of comics I learned there’s not much of a quality control over there. It goes up and down–we ride the waves and hope for something better to come around.

  9. anyone knows someone who actually liked this issue?

  10. Wolvie hasn’t been the same since “Origin” and got worse when he recovered his memories. To me, the whole point of Logan was that it didn’t matter who he might have been, it was his actions in the present that defined him.

    More samurai, less thug has to be teh way to go surely?

  11. Absolutely! While he was always searching for who he was and struggling against what he thought he was, he always strived to be a man just trying to do his best.

    Now, he’s – I don’t know – a hapless fool with anger management problems. I’m very sad, and agree that since Origins and House of M, his humanity has been sacrified for sensationalism. How degraded and how much of a puppet without conscience can we make him?

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