The first of three comic reviews coming this weekend is
now up. I’ll limit my other comic reviews to one per day.
(The other reviews will be Ultimate
Spider-Man‘s three issue “Unfair” arc and the seven
issues of Exiles that make up January’s trade
Title: Wolverine: The End #1
Author: Paul Jenkins
Illustrator(s): Claudio Castellini
Original Publication Date: November 5, 2003
Cover Price: $2.99 US, $4.75 Can
This is the first issue in a six part story about the plausible
Wolverine. He’s older and slower, but he’s still Logan.
It seems there are some problems a hyperactive healing
“That’s the same crest as on…” was just too blatant and
Not particularly subtle.
Once again, originality credit goes to the
entire line of
The End comics for finding a format where
nothing is sacred.
Anyone and everyone can die. People start getting offed
the get-go. The treatment of Wolverine also takes him
haven’t seen him before, while still staying consistent with
character’s past appearances. I give it 5 out of 6.
The artwork is exceptional. I’m glad Jenkins
re-teamed with Kubert on this one; Castellini is doing some
stuff. I give it 5 out of 6.
The story is off to a great start. This isn’t the
stuff that’s the current first-issue norm, but a tale that
moves at a
pretty rapid pace. Jenkins has assumed that readers will
familiar with the title character, and spends precious little
establishing him, preferring instead to develop him through
story. I give it 5 out of 6.
The characterization is excellent. We can
recognize the lead
as a person who was once the Wolverine we’re familiar
with, but he’s
definitely in new territory. He’s not the only familiar face
been through changes, either. I give it 5 out of 6.
The emotional response this produced was
excellent. It does
tie back to Origin, but not to the degree I
very glad I took the chance on this after being so
Marvel Universe: The End this summer. I give
it 5 out of 6.
The flow is excellent, particularly in the hunting
This consistently good all-around issue gets 5 out of 6 in
Overall, not surprisingly, this issue scores 5
out of 6.
Well worth picking up for anyone who passingly familiar
In total, Wolverine: The End #1 receives 35
out of 42. Stay
tuned for the next half a year to see how the six issue
comes out as a whole.
Additional Notes and Comments
Reviews of Ultimate Spider-Man #47-49 and
#31-37 will come later this weekend.