Wolverine #6 Open Thread: Wolverine vs. the X-Men

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Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Daniel Acuna

From Marvel: “Once again, a mindless Wolverine is raging out control, a danger to everyone around him. But this time Cyclops is ready. He’s always feared this day would come again, and he’s ready and willing to do whatever it takes to end Wolverine’s rampage once and for all. He’s even brought along a few friends to help him: Magneto and Namor. Don’t miss Part One of the action-packed new arc, ‘Wolverine vs. The X-Men.'”

On sale February 16, 2011.

This issue is exactly what I love about Jason Aaron.

No one kicks off a storyline better.

Case in point — the first five pages of “Wolverine vs. the X-Men”.

Read the preview to see what I’m talking about.

Wow.

Wolverine WrapUp (02/09): New Avengers

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Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artists: Mike Deodato & Howard Chaykin

From Marvel: “Infinity Part One. Of all of the secrets that are held within the Marvel Universe nothing is more shocking than the one that will be revealed in this brand-new storyline. before S.H.I.E.L.D, before the birth of the super hero, what deep dark secret has Nick Fury held for all of these decades and how has it come back to terrorize everyone?! Series writer Brian Michael Bendis teams up once again with Marvel superstar Mike Deodato for the first time since their chart-busting run on Dark Avengers. And joining them is comics legend Howard Chaykin for Fury flashbacks that will delight and startle you.”

In stores February 9, 2011.

Another strong issue with Wolverine, thankfully, as an integral member of the team…

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Comusiv’s Completist Corner
Onslaught Unleashed #1: Wolverine appears to be dead in a vision…

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Major probable/possible Wolverine appearances for this week (02/16/11)…
Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #5 (preview): Finally, the series finale…
Generation Hope #4 (preview): Wolverine certainly makes the cover…
Uncanny X-Force #5 (preview): Deathlok Nation, Chapter One…
Wolverine #6 (preview): Wolverine vs. the X-Men…
Wolverine and Jubilee #2 (preview): Cursed, Part Two…

Wolverine #1000 Open Thread

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From Marvel: “He’s literally clawed his way out of hell, but in this savagely super-sized special, Wolverine’s inner diablo is unleashed when he leads THE LAST RIDE OF THE DEVIL’S BRIGADE. And Logan’s WWII era suicide-mission behind enemy lines is only the beginning of his troubles in a collection from today’s hottest talent that takes the long-lived killer to the bayou, the Mojoverse and beyond!”

On sale February 9, 2011.

One truly outstanding tale, two above average and two that really did not need to be told…

“Last Ride of the Devil’s Brigade”
Writer: Rick Spears; Art: Timothy Green
Interesting tale from April 28, 1945. I’m still not a big fan of the the bone claws during World War II, but at least Logan gets to be a hero…

“Legend of Crimson Falls”
Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti; Artist: Rafa Garres
Ugh…

“The Adamantium Diaries
Writer: Sarah Cross; Artist: Joao Lemos
The best and most heartfelt story of the lot dealing with a young, dorky fan of Wolverine..

“Development Hell”
Writer: Mark Simmone; Penciler: Mike Ryan; Inker: Victor Olazaba
Double ugh…

“Last Men Standing”
Writer: Vince Hernadez Artist: Luke Ross
Another World War II tale with bone claws, this time from 1944. And yes, Logan gets to be a hero again…

Anyone else want to weigh in?

Wolverine #5.1 Open Thread

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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!

Wolverine WrapUp (02/02): Daken Dark Wolverine

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Writer: Daniel Way and Marjorie Liu
Penciler: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inker: Onofrio Catachhio with Cam Smith & Sandu Florea

From Marvel: “AN ALL-NEW STORYLINE STARTS HERE! Daken is going to prove to the world he’s the best there is at what he does, one country at a time…and he’s starting with MADRIPOOR!”

In stores February 2, 2011.

Wolverine does not appear, but is referenced during a particularly intriguing sequence between Daken and Tyger Tyger (or Ms. Tyger as she is now known)…

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Comusiv’s Completist Corner
Super Hero Squad Spectacular #1: An annual for the kid’s version of the Marvel universe…

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Major probable/possible Wolverine appearances for this week (02/09/11)…
New Avengers #9 (preview): New Avengers on stakeout…
Wolverine #1000 (preview): Four Wolverine tales…
Wolverine #5.1 (preview): Melita throws Wolverine a surprise birthday part…

‘Wolverine: The Best There Is’ #3 Open Thread

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Writers: Charles Huston
Art: Juan Jose Ryp

From Marvel: “SOMEONE THEY CAN HATE, PART 3 OF 6: It’s cover-to-cover blood-soaked action as the most extreme Wolverine monthly ever continues! Wolverine has never faced an opponent quite like Contagion, who becomes a much bigger problem if he’s killed! But first, Logan must get past the aptly named Unkillables. In round two, Wolverine slashes his way past – and through – Slaughter, Suicide, Scavenger and Yi Yang, only to discover that their enigmatic leader is expecting him. Contagion has big plans for Logan. Big plans.”

On sale February 2, 2011.

Wow.

This really is the biggest piece of crap I’ve read in a long time.

I mean, seriously.

Anyone else care to pile on?

Wolverine WrapUp (1/26): New and Adjectiveless Avengers

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Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciler: John Romita, Jr.
Inker: Klaus Janson with Tom Palmer & Scott Hanna

From Marvel: “The Avengers team up with the incredible RED HULK as the Hood makes a crazy power move to bring the Infinity Gauntlet together once more. But the Hood has no idea the power he is toying with and who is coming to earth to challenge him for it. Another earth-shattering chapter of Avengers crazy by Bendis and Romita Jr! Plus: another illustrated chapter of the oral history of the Avengers!”

In stores January 26, 2011.

Wolverine doesn’t get to do much, but at least it’s clear he’s an integral part of the team unlike the other Avengers’ title out this week…

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Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Daniel Acuna

From Marvel: “Epic in scale and fraught with danger at every turn, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones face their most challenging adventure yet…a date?! Plus: another illustrated chapter of the oral history of the Avenger”

In stores January 26, 2011.

It’s all Luke Cage and Jessica Jones (again) as Wolverine barely cameos (again)…

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Comusiv’s Completist Corner
Age of X Alpha: Age of X Wolverine in flashback…
-Blockbusters of the Marvel Universe #1: Sourcebook of major Marvel events…
-Captain America 70th Anniversary Magazine: Cover appearance only…

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Major probable/possible Wolverine appearances for this week (02/02/11)…
Wolverine: The Best There Is #3 (preview): More senseless blood and gore…

X-Men Open Thread: Uncanny #532 and Adjectiveless #7

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Writer: Matt Fraction and Kieron Gillen
Pencils: Greg Land
Inks: Jay Leisten

From Marvel: “QUARANTINE: When your very body is betraying you, and you see life leaking out of your friends drop by drop, what would you give up for the cure? Cyclops discovers what the Sublime Corporation wants. Can he afford to pay it? Meanwhile, Emma Frost and Sebastian Shaw reminisce over old times VIA THE STRONG LANGUAGE OF PUGILISM. Part 3 (of 5)”

In stores January 26, 2011.

I gotta say that Pixie is really starting to grow on me, which is a good thing because Wolverine only appears in two pages of this issue…

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Writer: Victor Gischler
Pencils: Chris Bachalo
Inks: Tim Townsend

From Marvel: “It’s a new age for the X-Men. Cyclops and company have declared it a time to be heroes. Wherever a citizen is in need, there’s an X-Man on the job. But strange rumors have come to the attention of the X-Men, and Storm and her team are off to New York City to investigate. What do they find in the dank sewers beneath Manhattan? Only New York’s favorite wall-crawler has the answers.”

In stores January 26, 2011.

A very cool exchange between Scott and Logan, and though I love the artwork by Chris Bachalo, what Wolverine is wearing in the sewers is beyond me…

Uncanny X-Force #4 Open Thread

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Writer: Rick Remender
Art: Jerome Opena

From Marvel: “THE APOCALYPSE SOLUTION, PART FOUR: It all comes down to this! To stop him from bending all reality to his will X-Force must kill Apocalypse. But at a terrible cost. The final set piece: lovers positioned against each other, old friendships irreparably shattered, and the future of the Marvel Universe forever twisted. The story X-fans will be discussing for years to come, the conclusion that will change one character evermore!”

In stores January 26, 2011.

I still haven’t been able to track down a copy of Uncanny X-Force #2 — so I’ve yet to crack this issue (or the last one) open.

Anyone else caught up care to comment?

Wolverine WrapUp (01/19): Avengers vs. Pet Avengers

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Writer: Chris Eliopoulos
Artist: Ig Guara

From Marvel: “The Dragons went barking up the wrong tree when they started picking bones with the PET AVENGERS!!! FANGS fly and FUR furls as Earth’s Mightiest Pets battle FIN FANG FOOM’s DRAGON ARMY! And, oh what the heck…THE AVENGERS ARE THERE TOO!!!!!”

In stores January 19, 2011.

Comusiv and I completely missed Wolverine’s appearance in this all-ages, non-continuity mini-series and to make up for it, we are devoting this week’s Wolverine WrapUp to the Pet Avengers…

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Comusiv’s Completist Corner
-Avengers vs. Pet Avengers #3: All-ages Wolverine appearance from last month…
-Avengers vs. Pet Avengers #2: All-ages Wolverine appearance from two months ago…

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Major probable/possible Wolverine appearances for this week (01/26/11)…
-Age of X Alpha (preview): Wolverine definitely makes the cover…
-Avengers #9 (preview): Apocalypse Solution, Chapter Four…
-New Avengers #8 (preview): Dr. Doom interrupts a romantic dinner…
-Uncanny X-Force #4 (preview): The Infinity Gems storyline continues…
-Uncanny X-Men #532 (preview): Wolverine’s still in quarantine…
-X-Men #7 (preview): X-Men hire a PR firm to improve their image…