Review: Wolverine: Infinity Watch #2

Wolverine: Infinity Watch #2

Wolverine is the best there is at what he does. But how is he at protecting the universe from cosmic disaster? Would you guess better or worse than Loki, the admitted god of lies? We’re about to find out.

I wasn’t much of a fan for the debut issue of Wolverine: Infinity Watch. Wolverine: Infinity Watch #2 is an improvement but it still feels a bit off in its story and execution.

Written by Gerry Duggan, Wolverine and Loki are on a mission and that’s focused on keeping a convict infused with an Infinity Stone alive. It’s a chase comic with police after him as well as a Chitauri warlord (and others who want the stone). There’s fights. There’s some action. But, overall, it’s kind of lacking. Without a clear plan the comic feels rather motionless in a way. It’s almost feels like Wolverine and Loki don’t even know what they’re really doing and maybe that’s part of the point, making it up as they go.

The art by Andy MacDonald with color by Jordie Bellaire and lettering by Cory Petit is again ok but nothing too exciting. The comic feels a bit like a secondary mini-series to an event in the look. It’s serviceable but doesn’t stand out as anything particularly special. The standout as far as art is when Wolverine’s height is used for some comedy. Though at other times Wolverine being short isn’t as apparent. That sort of inconsistency doesn’t help.

The comic is ok and as part of the greater story of the Infinity Stones it will wind up be interesting but on its own, the comic is so deep in continuity plus the execution feels so stretched out without focus, the execution is a bit boring. Lay out the goal, give us an enemy, tell us what might happen, give us something to dread and cheer for. As is, there’s little excitement.

Story: Gerry Duggan Art: Andy MacDonald
Color: Jordie Bellaire Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 5.5 Art: 6.75 Overall: 6.0 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review