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Review: Weapon H #1

The Weapon X Program has done it again! At the cost of their own destruction, they’ve completed their biggest and possibly most dangerous experiment yet… With the strength of the Hulk and the rage and claws of Wolverine comes WEAPON H!

It’s been some time since Weapon H escaped and destroyed his creators. Now, our hero is on the run, as he tries to escape his mysterious past and seclude himself from the rest of society. But when a new kind of Wendigo threatens the lives of others, will Weapon H be able to shirk his responsibility? Does any of his humanity remain?

I’ll admit, I was skeptical going into Weapon H #1 but the fact Greg Pak is writing the series had me intrigued full of some hope. Pak is an excellent writer and his Mech Cadet Yu is one of my favorite current series. While he’s made kids with mechas awesome and the Hulk interesting, what about Hulkverine? While the series feels like one no one asked for and one we don’t really need, Pak has delivered a first issue that has an old school feel about it all. Like the character himself, Weapon H is a blend of the Hulk and Wolverine. We have a loner whose trying to hide from the military and keep the beast within and a loner in the woods hiding out trying to keep the beast within. Whether Pak has done this on purpose is unknown but what he’s delivered is a surprisingly good comic.

Where Pak’s story stands out is the details and how he builds on the story. The story is most interesting when he has his character hide out within a bunch of day laborers hiding his ability to speak English and keeping his head low. That Pak uses this situation is an interesting one, especially where that goes. Not only does he highlight this real world slave labor situation but also the pitfalls that comes with it. It also helps build sympathy for the monster and at the same time reiterates the monster.

And “the monster” is a key focus. That’s down to the first major villain that’ll be be an obstacle Wendigo. Not only does the character have history with both Wolverine and Hulk it’s also a creature that Pak can work off of with juxtaposing monsters. Add in an evil corporation and there’s clearly thought as to why Pak has chosen this as the first obstacle for he series. That evil corporation is reiterated in a back-up story which adds to the world Pak is creating. It’s a smart way to add to the greater story without interrupting it and emphasizes some of the villains Pak is setting up.

The art by Cory Smith and Marcus To with color from Morry Hollowell and lettering by Joe Caramagna is good. There’s good detail and they use angles and perspectives so that we don’t always see the monster. It’s a trope in a way but one that works really well. Reactions, especially towards the beginning helps build the mystery and horror of it all and the artists help build towards the big reveal later. The lettering too helps emphasize the chaos of the monster emerging bringing together the dialogue and art.

The team has done a solid one here with a story that gives us some tropes and a blending of what we’ve seen before but does it all in such a way that it’s still entertaining. It feels like a story that honors what has come before in many ways. This may be a comic that felt like no one was asking for but what has been delivered is something I want to see where it goes.

Story: Greg Pak Art: Cory Smith, Marcus To
Color: Morry Hollowell Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Leinil Yu, Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Variant Covers: Gustavo Duarte; Dale Keown and Val Staples; Adam Kubert and Matthew Wilson; Skan
Story: 7.85 Art: 7.85 Overall: 7.85 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Incredible Hulk #714

Incredible Hulk #714

(W) Greg Pak (A) Carlo Barberi (CA) Mike Deodato
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WORLD WAR HULK II BEGINS!
Following his apocalyptic adventure on Planet Hulk, Amadeus Cho returns to Earth – but the raging monster inside of him has been unchained, leading to dire consequences for anybody who crosses the Formerly Awesome Hulk’s path!

Preview: Weapon H #1

Weapon H #1

Story: Greg Pak Art: Cory Smith, Marcus To
Color: Morry Hollowell Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Leinil Yu, Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Variant Covers: Gustavo Duarte; Dale Keown and Val Staples; Adam Kubert and Matthew Wilson; Skan
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018
SRP: $4.99

AWOL Part 1
The Weapon X Program has done it again! At the cost of their own destruction, they’ve completed their biggest and possibly most dangerous experiment yet… With the strength of the Hulk and the rage and claws of Wolverine comes WEAPON H!

It’s been some time since Weapon H escaped and destroyed his creators. Now, our hero is on the run, as he tries to escape his mysterious past and seclude himself from the rest of society. But when a new kind of Wendigo threatens the lives of others, will Weapon H be able to shirk his responsibility? Does any of his humanity remain? Only the creative team of Greg Pak (INCREDIBLE HULK) and Cory Smith (X-MEN BLUE) can give you the answers!

Preview: Weapon X #15

Weapon X #15

Story: Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente Art: Roland Boschi
Color: Frank D’Armata Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Eric Canete
Graphic Designers: Jay Bowen, Anthony Gambino
X-Men Group Editor: Mark Paniccia Editor: Chris Robinson Consulting Editor: Darren Shan
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, OLD MAN LOGAN!
• It’s a surprise party for Old Man Logan – and the only thing Sabretooth got him is an ass whuppin’!
• With the rest of their crew on a much needed shore leave, Sabretooth and Old Man Logan are left to their own devices: sixteen Adamantium claws and berserker rage!
• Don’t miss Old Man Logan versus Sabretooth in their first knock-down, drag-out fight to the death!

Preview: Mech Cadet Yu #7

Mech Cadet Yu #7

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Colorist: Triona Farrell
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Takeshi Miyazawa
Subscription Cover: Marcus To
Price: $3.99

Stanford and his fellow students are enlisted into Earth’s last-ditch effort to drive off the Sharg invasion.

Preview: The Incredible Hulk #713

The Incredible Hulk #713

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Greg Land
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

RETURN TO PLANET HULK PART 5
• HULK has reached the final level of THE GAUNTLET! The freedom of the DOKA’ABI CLAN rests on his shoulders alone…
• Who is the true WORLD BREAKER? With AMADEUS refusing to embrace the DARK HULK within, it’s up to the Warlord of Sakaar to show him real brutality…
• Guest-starring THE UNWORTHY THOR!

Preview: Weapon X #14

Weapon X #14

(W) Greg Pak (A) Yildiray Cinar (CA) David Nakayama
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

NUKE-CLEAR WAR Part 3
• In order to defeat the NUKE PLATOON, OLD MAN LOGAN and the team need to fight fire with fire…
• …that means taking a bunch of Nuke pills!
• But even with their healing factors, will WEAPON X be able to survive their roided-out rage?

Preview: Mech Cadet Yu #6

Mech Cadet Yu #6

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
Colorist: Triona Farrell
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover Artist:
Main Cover: Takeshi Miyazawa
Subscription Cover: Marcus To
Price: $3.99

The cadets come face to face with the Sharg, but without their mechs, will they be able to work together?

Preview: Incredible Hulk #712

Incredible Hulk #712

(W) Greg Pak (A/CA) Greg Land
Rated T
In Shops: Jan 31, 2018
SRP: $3.99

RETURN TO PLANET HULK Part 4
• The Hulk enters the next stage of barbaric trials known as the Gauntlet…
• Amadeus must do the unthinkable to save the people of Sakaar…
• But if the Dark Hulk within him is finally loose, who will save Amadeus from himself?

Preview: Weapon X #13

Weapon X #13

(W) Greg Pak (A) Yildiray Cinar (CA) David Nakayama
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 17, 2018
SRP: $3.99

NUKE-CLEAR WAR Part 2
• Sabretooth and the original Nuke–surrounded by the Nuke Platoon!
• Without Old Man Logan to reign him in, will Sabretooth submit to his darker nature and let loose?
• And what does this mean for the future of Weapon X?

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