Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #5 Open Thread

Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #5 coverAstonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #5 (preview)
Writer: Jason Aaron
Pencils: Adam Kubert
Digital Inks: Mike Roslan

From Marvel: “Meet Czar and Big Murder. They’ve kicked Spider-Man and Wolverine’s butts throughout time, working for the mystery villain who’s been running this whole scheme. And he’s winning. But will it matter when, SPOILER ALERT, the Phoenix Force steps in? Don’t miss the penultimate chapter of Jason Aaron (WOLVERINE) and Adam Kubert’s (X-MEN) modern-day masterpiece!”

On sale March 23, 2010.

Nearly three months since the last issue.

And as I’ve said before, when I have to wait that long for an issue, the series better be spectacular. Or in this case, astonishing.

Unfortunately, I still find the villains to be rather two-bit and silly.

And while there is comedy, it just doesn’t work for me this time around. There has been so much build up of emotions that the silliness just seems out of place.

Anyone else?

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  1. I wonder why it took so long for the issues to come out or why it was necessary to include Mojo in all of this. I’m still super confused.

    That aside I am still grateful for the return of Dog to the Wolverine backstory. As DiG said I am also thankful for the emotional build up between Spider-man and Wolverine. Hell I even thought the Phoenix gun was really cool, and the Dark Phoenix Wolverine was neat and geeky.

    So I have to wonder if the two bit thugs and Mojo were really necessary? It’s like eating a giant cake, then eating a candy bar right after. Some things just shouldn’t go together.

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