The GeeksverseWolverine The Best There Is #1

Wolverine The Best There Is #1
Published on Thursday, December 2, 2010 by

Written by: Charlie Huston
Art by: Juan Jose Ryp
Colored by: Andres Mossa
Lettered by: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Assistant Editors: Jody Leheup & Sebastian Girner
Editor: Axel Alonso
Cover: A- Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary & Paul Mounts; B- Marko Djurdjevic; C- Gabriel Del’otto; D- Phil Jimenez w/ Frank D’Armata

So I’m trying to understand what the point of this book is. There’s a parental advisory on the cover that specifically states that it’s not for kids.

There’s a ton of swearing. But it’s all censored out with #### instead of the words. Why? It’s a mature book. Why not have the swear words?

There’s not that much violence. Not really. I’ve read more violent Wolverine comics before. This comic seems to think violence equals gore. There’s a couple of gory scenes but not many.

A couple of guys get beheaded. The beheading appears off-panel. We see Logan jumping and then we see him beyond the two guys who no longer have heads. Logan cuts a mutate to pieces. Again, it happens off panel, the action being replaced with a big “SNIKT”.

The fight panels are bordered in dripping blood. For what reason? This isn’t anything that we haven’t really seen before.

Mature content? I’m still looking for it. There’s a guy that is going to eat another person. Seen that before. And of course the actions occur off panel.

I don’t understand the purpose of this book.

And the writing? Bad. Very bad. Wolverine is out of character. It doesn’t sound like Logan. And it’s obvious that Huston doesn’t pay attention to the other Wolverine book. Wolverine has a girlfriend. He wouldn’t be going to this party with some floozy and flirting with her. He’s serious about the new girl.

The script is bad. The swearing is there just to have swears that can be “####”-ed out, just so they can say “see, we’re mature, we swear alot”. Also the entire party sequance does not make sense. It’s hard to follow what happens to Logan after the unknown man shakes his hand.

And the man’s reaction is a bit odd as well. Since it’s hard to understand exactly what happened, it’s hard to tell what his reaction is to and why.

There is more blood then a normal Wolverine book, but that alone doesn’t deserve to have a new title.

Ryp’s art is the only saving grace of this issue. It’s very detailed.

There’s a couple of instances where the panels jump but it’s hard to tell if it’s because of the script or the artist. Some odd angles chosen and weird layouts make it hard to follow the story in a couple of spots.

Wolverine: The Best There Is #1 receives
1 out of 5

Horrible start and a waste of a book. There’s no real reason for this to be a mature title.

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