Wolverine #5.1 (preview)
Writer: Jason Aaron
Art: Jefte Palo
From Marvel: “START READING with this Point One issue! CELEBRATE the most dangerous birthday in the Marvel Universe when Wolverine’s new girlfriend invites X-Men and Avengers alike to a surprise party for everyone’s favorite mutant. Logan’s birthdays has never been his favorite time of the year, but not even he could anticipate just how bad it could get. One thing is for sure—one way or another, blood will be drawn! Thrill to this stunning beginning of a whole new era for Logan…if he can survive the night!”
On sale February 9, 2011.
I think this issue is a prime example of the best and worst of Jason Aaron.
The best is a wonderfully crafted surprise birthday party that Melita throws for Logan.
The worst are the horribly stupid villains that Logan stumbles upon who no doubt will return based on the final pages.
All in all, a very strong issue of Wolverine’s personal side (I could have done without the Rolling Stones, personally) and a very weak issue of Wolverine’s superhero adventures.
Have at it, everyone!