The GeeksverseWolverine #5

Wolverine #5
Published on Friday, January 21, 2011 by

Written by: Jason Aaron
Penciled by: Renato Guedes
Inked by: Jose Wilson Magalhaes
Colored by: Matthew Wilson
Lettered by: VC's Cory Petit
Cover Art: Jae Lee w/ June Chung
Associate Editor: Jody Leheup
Editor: Jeanine Schaefer

Can we go back to when Jason Aaron and Ron Garney started up Wolverine: Weapon X? Can we go back to those stories please?

I’m not enjoying the “Wolverine in Hell” story at all. It’s got a grand and epic feel. I like that Wolverine has been forced to confront the people he’s killed and has to come to the realization that his actions have doomed him to hell. I’m just tired of it. And I have a feeling that I’m not going to enjoy the “Wolverine vs X-Men” arc either. I keep thinking back to Mark Millar’s arc on one of the many past volumes of Wolverine where his body was taken over by Hand mystics and he ran amok.

Aaron does a great job describing the horrors of hell on the first page. It’s a shame that Wolverine’s time in hell didn’t have the impact that I think Aaron was going for. It wasn’t until this issue that I felt any kind of emotion to Logan’s time in hell. It was Logan’s conversation with his real father that finally provided that connection.

That Tom Logan was proud of his son for all the people’s he killed, called him a true Logan, that there was any strength or reason to Wolverine being in hell. This could go a couple of different ways. It could just end up with Logan trying to prove his name wrong, and it could also lead to stories where Logan goes in search of the history of his name.

Can it happen soon?

Even the moment where Logan takes the sword of the Devil doesn’t have any strength to it. We already know the result, we know that Logan wouldn’t keep it.

This was the final part of the arc and I’m glad for it.

I think Guedes needs a new inker. Something about his work was off and not anywhere near as strong as the previous issues. The only thing I can think of was that the inker was different. The line work was sloppy and ugly.

Wolverine #5 receives
2 out of 5

Not a strong finish to an an arc that wasn’t strong to begin with.

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