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Review: Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost

Wolverine is back!? But, where’s his body? Daredevil puts a team together including Frank McGee, Misty Knight, and Cypher to try to find out where Wolverine is.

Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost collects Hunt for Wolverine #1 and Weapon Lost #1-4 by Charles Soule, David Marquez, Rachelle Rosenberg, Paulo Siqueira, Walden Wong, Ruth Redmond, Matteo Buffagni, and Jim Charalampidis.

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Review: Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor

Wolverine is back? His body is missing and a team of X-Men including Storm, Kitty Pryde, Rogue, Jubilee, Psylocke, and Domino are off to Madripoor to confront Magneto who they think stole the body!

Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor collects Hunt for Wolverine #1 and Mystery in Madripoor #1-4 by Charles Soule, Jim Zub, David Marquez, Paulo Siqueira, Thony Silas, Leonard Kirk, Walden Wong, Rachelle Rosenberg, Ruth Redmond, Felipe Sobreiro, and Andrew Crossley.

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The Hunt Concludes in Hunt For Wolverine: Dead Ends #1!

The Hunt for Wolverine is over – but the mystery of Logan’s return continues with new questions and new secrets! And the answers that Tony Stark, Kitty Pryde, Sabretooth and Daredevil have found in their search for the adamantium mutant may not be the ones they were expecting.

This August, Charles Soule and Ramon Rosanas bring you a story that ties each unique Hunt For Wolverine adventure together – in a one-shot you won’t want to miss!

What has Wolverine been doing? And where has he been? The questions continue in Hunt For Wolverine: Dead Ends, available in comic shops this August 29th featuring a cover by Marco Checchetto!

Preview: Hunt for Wolverine: The Claws of a Killer #1

Hunt for Wolverine: The Claws of a Killer #1

(W) Mariko Tamaki (A) Butch Guice (CA) Greg Land
Parental Advisory
In Shops: May 16, 2018
SRP: $3.99

KEEP YOUR FRIENDS DEAD, BUT YOUR ENEMIES DEADER!
As word spreads that Wolverine may have returned from the grave, a handful of his greatest adversaries come together to track him down and put him back there. But the brutal and horrific nightmare that SABRETOOTH, LADY DEATHSTRIKE and DAKEN uncover could lead to even more death than even these vicious killers can handle.

Review: Hunt for Wolverine The Adamantium Agenda #1

Even though he’s mainly known as a member of the X-Men, Wolverine was an Avenger for quite some time in the 2000s and was a part of Brian Michael Bendis’ New Avengers team. In Hunt for Wolverine: The Adamantium Agenda #1, writer Tom Taylor, artists R.B. Silva and Adriano Benedetto, and colorist Jesus Aburtov get part of the New Avengers band back together as Iron Man, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones chase down a lead that a superhero’s DNA is up for sale at a black market auction. It’s a bit of a spy caper featuring characters with outsized personalities and a unique personal connection to Wolverine that is outlined in the opening, flashback sequence. Unfortunately, the art and colors don’t match the liveliness of the writing, and the book comes across as middling at best.

Throughout Adamantium Agenda #1, Taylor chooses sharp, simple plotting over labyrinthine, continuity heavy ones. The flashback sequence is something out of the M & M ad that has been repeated ad nauseam before every movie in a major theater for the past couple years with the New Avengers trying to defuse a touch triggered bomb for Maria Hill. Because of his healing factor and “unkillableness”, Wolverine goes for the sacrifice play even over Luke Cage and his bulletproof skin that culminates in Silva, Benedetto, and Aburtov’s best sequence: a double page, green tinged explosion.

The bomb plot is an easy way to establish the characters, create an emotional bond between them and Wolverine, and even have a little bit of action. Wolverine triggers the bomb instead of Luke because he doesn’t want his daughter, Danielle, to grow up without a father, and this creates a tender moment between him and Jessica. She has never looked so sincere when she thanks him for this, and even the awkward Ben Day dots that differentiate the flashback from the present scenes can’t kill the mood. Of course, Spider-Man is all jokes and buddy buddy with Wolverine because their awkward friendship is already pretty well documented.

This flashback leads into the present, reunion mission, and Tom Taylor channels his inner Roger Moore Bond film with a bit of an underground base submarine caper. His wit sparkles, especially every time Jessica gets in a quip, with jokes about everything from BitCoin to villain “safe spaces”, and probably the best joke of all is that Spider-Man just wears his regular superhero mask to the super, sketchy masked auction.

Faces aren’t R.B. Silva’s strong suit as an artist in Adamantium Agenda #1, and Adriano Bendetto’s inks don’t seem to make much of a difference except for things like making characters’ clothes seem lived in. During moments of extreme stress and emotion, he runs away from character faces like when Tony Stark is talking to Kitty Pryde about how much Wolverine meant to him, (I.e. the previous flashback) and the verdant Canadian landscape unintentionally becomes the focus on the scene. Silva’s hit or miss facial expressions, clumsy choreography, and some bad lighting choices from him, Benedetto, and colorist Jesus Aburtov really put the onus on Taylor to keep the story entertaining. And he does, for the most part, milking all the awkward humor and explosive action out of an undercover mission featuring characters not really known for their stealth. At least, Tony is at home with the sleazy one percenters.

Adamantium Agenda #1 has one hell of a cast of characters, and Tom Taylor wastes no time having them go on an epic mission with action, jokes, and the occasional heartfelt moment. The final page takes the miniseries in a completely new direction, but Jesus Aburtov’s muddy colors and R.B Silva and Adriano Benedetto’s less than expressive, half-assed superhero house art visuals keep this from being a surefire summer blockbuster hit.

Story: Tom Taylor Art: R.B. Silva with Adriano Benedetto Colors: Jesus Aburtov
Story: 8.0 Art: 6 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #1

Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #1

(W) Charles Soule (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Greg Land
Parental Advisory
In Shops: May 02, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WOLVERINE MAY BE THE BEST THERE IS AT WHAT HE DOES… BUT SO ARE THEY!
As one of the biggest mysteries in the MARVEL UNIVERSE unfolds, DAREDEVIL assembles a squad of uncanny detectives to track down WOLVERINE – MISTY KNIGHT, FRANK MCGEE and the mutant known as CYPHER. Investigating recent sightings across the globe of a man believed to be LOGAN, the squad uncovers a deep conspiracy with huge ramifications for the RETURN OF WOLVERINE.

Review: The Hunt for Wolverine #1

The return of Wolverine begins here, providing the first piece of a mystery that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched. Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan’s death, they learn a terrible secret. Old wounds will be re-opened, truths questioned, and an epic quest begun. The earliest clues to the mystery of Wolverine’s return are laid down here… who will solve it first?

Wolverine is back. We already know that. But, how did it happen? Who knows? That’s what Hunt for Wolverine reveals. I’ll admit, I am rather shocked as to how much I enjoyed this first issue. Writer Charles Soule is beyond talented but I wasn’t too keen on the Death of Wolverine, so his return, I didn’t expect much at all.

This issue though… wow, it’s a solid set up and goes in directions I wasn’t expecting at all.

The story is really three parts. There’s a portion that takes us back to Wolverine’s encased body as the Reavers attempt to snatch it for… some reason. The X-Men show up and there’s a battle and that’s when things get interesting. See, there’s a secret they’ve been hiding about their encased teammate and that’s what has made me enjoy the story. The unexpected is where it’s at and to reveal any of that will decrease the enjoyment.

Are there answers? No, not really. This doesn’t tell you what happened fully. What the issue does do is lead into the various spin-offs that will send individuals across the world looking for a returned Wolverine and attempt to figure out exactly how that happened.

The art by David Marquez and Paulo Siqueira is hit and miss. The first story involving the Reavers looks fantastic. There’s solid action and the page layouts impress. It’s the second story with Tony that’s more of a miss. Compared to the first it just doesn’t hold up and it frankly reminds me of event spin-offs that don’t have the same quality as the main event comic. While it’s not bad, it also doesn’t excite at all.

I’m not sure what I was expecting as far as a story but this definitely wasn’t it. There are things in here that actually had me surprised and wanting to get the answers to come. This comic is supposed to do exactly that and in that way it succeeds and then some.

Story: Charles Soule Art: David Marquez, Paulo Siqueira
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg, Walden Wong, Ruth Redmond Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Story: 8.05 Art: 7.75 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Hunt for Wolverine #1

Hunt for Wolverine #1

Story: Charles Soule
Art: David Marquez, Paulo Siqueira
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg, Walden Wong, Ruth Redmond
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Cover Art: Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten, Laura Martin
Variant Covers: Marco Checcetto, Elizabeth Torque, Nolan Woodard, Adam Kubert, Dan Brown, Mike Deodato, Morry Hollowell
Editors: Jordan D. White, Mark Paniccia
Assistant Editors: Annalise Bissa, Christina Harringnton
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 25, 2018
SRP: $5.99

The RETURN OF WOLVERINE begins here, providing the first piece of a mystery that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched. Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan’s death, they learn a terrible secret. Old wounds will be re-opened, truths questioned, and an epic quest begun. The earliest clues to the mystery of Wolverine’s return are laid down here… who will solve it first?