By Paul Cornell, Gerardo Sandoval & David Curiel
This Wolverine series carries some weight to it since the unkillable monster will be taking a dirt nap soon. He has lost his healing factor and every mission could be his last. At the forefront of this battle is Logan’s oldest and deadliest foe, Sabertooth.
Paul Cornell has been decent on this book since it was re-launched several months back, but this issue has some corny moments in it. Monkeys stealing the mysterious object from a Sabertooth imposter is kind of lame. Cornell has been doing a nice job of showing Pinch’s doubt in Wolverine start to grow, which was one of the better parts of the issue. It’s also about time we start to see a vicious Sabertooth, as he has been pretty mild for a while, but he does get blood on his hands this issue. Cornell turns in an alright script that loses points for being a little cheesy at times.
Once again, Gerardo Sandoval is doing the art on this book and he has made improvements since his last effort. The beginning of the book does seem a little bit different from the rest, as characters have an almost feral look to them. As the issue goes on, Sandoval settles down and really starts to get into his groove. The best scene in the book comes in the form of a silhouette of Sabertooth killing someone. Sandoval took a nice step forward this issue as he improved nicely over last month.
As this series goes on things start to get crazier and crazier. This isn’t your typical Wolverine that fan boys love, which makes it hard to judge the series for some. Paul Cornell is a good enough writer to get this all to make sense at the end of the run. Gerardo Sandoval improves with every issue and that is a great thing for this series. He seems to have found his own way instead of trying to mimic Ryan Stegman. This was a mediocre issue in a fairly strong run, but it shouldn’t take away from the fun of the series as a whole.