Wolverine WrapUp (02/16): Generation X-Force

Uncanny X-Force #5 coverUncanny X-Force #5 (preview)
Writer: Rick Remender
Pencils: Esad Ribic
Inks: John Lucas

From Marvel: “They come in waves, an army of time displaced Deathlok troopers made from Earth’s greatest warriors; Captain America, Spider-Man, Elektra, Cyclops, Venom, The Thing, Bullseye–all soldiers in the army of Deathlok. All operating under one directive: Fantomex must die! The hottest book on the stands just gets hotter as fan favorite writer Rick Remender (Punisher, Fear Agent) is joined by superstar artist Esad Ribic (Wolverine, Loki)!”

In stores February 16, 2011.

Having not read the last story arc due to the fact that I am still missing issue #2, I can’t speak to the epilogue at play here, but I can say that the Deathloks here are pretty cool.

One wonders, however, if they’ll be tied to the Deathloks that appeared in ‘Wolverine: Weapon X’ a few months back…

Generation Hope #4 coverGeneration Hope #4 (preview)
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artists: Salvador Espin with Scott Koblish

From Marvel: “Dust settles over the rubble of Tokyo. What emerges, for better or worse, will define the next generation of mutantkind. PLUS, as the survivors return to Utopia, there is a reckoning between Wolverine and Teon. One way or the other, it’s another unforgettable issue of Generation Hope.”

In stores February 16, 2011.

Great cover, and the story inside isn’t too bad.

Unfortunately the Teon on the cover and the Teon inside bear little resemblance…

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Major probable/possible Wolverine appearances for this week (02/23/11)…
Astonishing X-Men #36 (preview): The next arc by Daniel Way begins…
Avengers #10 (preview): The Avengers in the Danger Room…
Fantastic Four #589 (preview): Wolverine attends the funeral of Johnny Storm…
Uncanny X-Men #533 (preview): Quarantine continues…
X-Men #8 (preview): Wolverine vs. the Lizard People…

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Wolverine WrapUp (02/09): New Avengers

New Avengers (2010) #9 coverNew Avengers #9 (preview)
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 WrapUp (02/02): Daken Dark Wolverine

Daken Dark Wolverine #5 coverDaken Dark Wolverine #5 (preview)
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 WrapUp (1/26): New and Adjectiveless Avengers

Avengers (2010) #9 coverAvengers #9 (preview)
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…

New Avengers (2010) #8 coverNew Avengers #8 (preview)
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…

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

Avengers vs. Pet Avengers #4 coverAvengers vs Pet Avengers #4 (preview)
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…

Wolverine WrapUp (01/12): I Am an Avenger #5

I Am an Avenger #5 coverI Am an Avenger #5 (no preview)
“Growing”
Writer: B. Clay Moore
Artist: Filipe Andrade

From Marvel: “The grand finale is here as Captain America faces off against a very nasty HYDRA horde…and unwittingly holds the fate of a young boy in the balance! The newest Ant-Man, Eric O’Grady, has never been a team player but will his new position amidst the ranks of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes be his redemption…or a one way ticket to the bench?! And Thor brightens up the Young Avengers day in a very special story brought to you by the legendary Alan Davis!”

In stores January 12, 2011.

Wolverine does more than one would suspect for only being in two panels of the second story…

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Comusiv’s Completist Corner
-Chaos War: Dead Avengers #3: Wolverine is still laying on the ground unconscious. It might be his first actual rest in a long time…

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Major probable/possible Wolverine appearances for this week (01/19/11)…
-Wolverine #5 (preview): Wolverine meets his father in the “Wolverine Goes to Hell” finale…
-Wolverine and Jubilee #1 (preview): Direct followup from the X-Men vs. Vampires storyline…

Wolverine WrapUp (01/06): ‘Avengers: Children’s Crusade’

Avengers: Children's Crusade #4 coverAvengers: Children’s Crusade #4 (preview)
Writer: Allan Heinberg
Penciler: Jim Cheung
Inker: Mark Morales with Jm Cheung

From Marvel: “THE EPIC AVENGERS EVENT CONTINUES! Determined to rescue the Scarlet Witch from the clutches of Doctor Doom, Magneto, Quicksilver, and the Young Avengers form a covert strike force to infiltrate Doom’s kingdom. But their secret invasion of Latveria threatens to become an all-out war when the Avengers and Wonder Man stand in their way. PLUS: the Scarlet Witch comes face to face with an enemy even deadlier than Doom who won’t rest until Wanda Maximoff is dead.”

In stores January 6, 2011.

Just when you think Wolverine won’t appear, BAM — two-page spread!

I must admit, I am really enjoying how Dr. Doom is being portrayed here…

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Comusiv’s Completist Corner
-Nothing else that we could find…

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Major probable/possible Wolverine appearances for this week (01/12/11)…
-Is it possible? No Wolverine appearances? Really?

Wolverine WrapUp (12/29): ‘Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis’ and More…

Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #4 coverAstonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #4 (preview)
Writer: Warren Ellis
Artist: Kaare Andrews

From Marvel: “Something is causing the children of an African village to be born mutated. Something in the woodland outside the village. Something they don’t talk about. But now, whatever it is, it’s being hunted, and the X-Men are trapped between the hunters and the hunted.”

In stores December 29, 2010.

Another long wait for the next issue is this series, but I must say, this is great, great Wolverine appearance…

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Avengers #8 coverAvengers #8 (preview)
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils: John Romita, Jr.
Inks: Klaus Janson

From Marvel: “The return of the Illuminati! Marvel’s super-secret brain trust has reunited because someone is trying to put the Infinity Gauntlet back together. Who is it and will the Avengers be able to stop them in time? And what does any of this have to do with the Red Hulk? Plus, is there a little romance brewing? Another blistering blockbuster chapter from Marvel’s premiere super hero team Bendis and Romita Jr. Plus: another illustrated chapter of the oral history of the Avengers.”

In stores December 29, 2010.

Wolverine is very much a bystander in this rather weak Illuminati tale that will undoubtedly lead to Infinity Gauntlet II or equivalent…

Generation Hope #3 coverGeneration Hope #3 (preview)
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Salvador Espin with Scott Koblish

From Marvel: “THE FUTURE IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD: Tokyo burns with the genetic heat of the final light. Can Generation Hope tame it, or will the X-Men have to snuff it out? The first battle for the future of mutantkind comes to a climax, with Bio-titans fighting between the sky-scrapers when hope and despair come to blows. The first arc of the most-anticipated new book of 2010 concludes! Part 3 (of 3)”

In stores December 29, 2010.

I picked this one one up last week, though it seems most stores will be releasing it this week instead.

That said, not a bad supporting appearance for Wolverine…

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Comusiv’s Completist Corner
What If? #200: Wolverine experiences what if Norman Osborn had won the Siege of Asgard…
X-Men: To Protect and Serve #3: Wolverine appears on the cover only…
The Heroic Age: X-Men #1: Wolverine is on the cover and in a Steve Rogers entry in this Marvel sourcebook…

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Major probable/possible Wolverine appearances for this week (01/06/11)…
Avenger’s Children’s Crusade #4 (preview): Dr. Doom takes center stage…
Wolverine: The Best There Is #2 (preview): Wolverine’s second series kicks into high gear…

Wolverine WrapUp (12/22): X-Men — Uncanny and Adjectiveless

Uncanny X-Men #531 coverUncanny X-Men #531 (preview)
Writer: Matt Fraction and Kieron Gillen
Pencils: Greg Land
Inks: Jay Leisten

From Marvel: “The X-Men on Utopia are getting sicker and sicker and their powers are shutting down one-by-one. Wolverine’s healing factor is down and he’s suffering adamantium poisoning, but he’s much better off than the mutants whose mutation defines their bodies, like Rockslide and Mercury. And if that weren’t bad enough, The Collective Man has Chinatown in the palms of his many hands and the Sublime Corporation is kicking the plan they’ve been hatching since #515 into high gear!”

In stores December 22, 2010.

Can’t say I really enjoyed this issue or the art, but Wolverine’s three pages were pretty awesome…

X-Men (2010) #6 coverX-Men #6 (preview)
Writer: Victor Gischler
Pencils: Paco Medina
Inks: Juan Vlasco

From Marvel: “CURSE OF THE MUTANTS, CONCLUSION: Somehow, the X-Men have weathered the vampire raid on Utopia, but mutants can’t claim total victory yet. Jubilee still needs the X-Men’s help, and Xarus still commands an overwhelming force of bloodsuckers. Will Dracula’s intervention be the final nail in Xarus’s coffin…or will he make even more trouble for the X-Men than his upstart son ever could?”

In stores December 22, 2010.

The vampire arc, the first of this adjectiveless X-Men series, comes to a close. I can’t say I loved it either, but it does certainly change how Wolverine and Jubilee will be interacting in the future…

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Comusiv’s Completist Corner
Spider-Man Marvel Adventures #9: Spider-Man/Wolverine team up in this all-ages tale…
Strange Tales II #3: Indie anthology comedy series…

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Major probable/possible Wolverine appearances for this week (12/29/10)…
Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #4 (preview): Will this series start to make sense?
Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #4 (preview): Might be time for a reread…
Daken: Dark Wolverine #4 (preview): Costumed Daken takes center stage — oh the horror!
What If? #200 (preview): What If Norman Osborn Won the Siege of Asgard?
X-23 #4 (preview): X-23 hits the road…

Wolverine WrapUp (12/15): Uncanny X-Force #3

Uncanny X-Force #3 coverUncanny X-Force #3 (preview)
Writer: Rick Remender
Art: Jerome Opena

From Marvel: “THE APOCALYPSE SOLUTION, PART THREE: Uncanny X-Force versus Apocalypse’s Last Horsemen to the death! With their target within striking distance the team separate in hopes that one of them might infiltrate the Akkaba stronghold and assassinate Apocalypse. However, breaking apart has left them vulnerable, and one member pays a heavy toll for the strategy. Will a member of the team die to stop Apocalypse? Or will the price be heavier still?”

In stores December 15, 2010.

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

Anyone else caught up care to comment?

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Comusiv’s Completist Corner
I Am an Avenger #4: From last week, Wolverine cameos in a surprisingly well-done Thing story, though I’m surprised that the Fantastic Four don’t eat Chinese food family style…

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Major probable/possible Wolverine appearances for this week (12/22/10)…
Uncanny X-Men #531 (preview): Quarantine!
X-Men #6 (preview): X-Men vs. Vampires concludes…