This is the last issue of Wolverine that actually stars Wolverine. Huh? What? Yeah, that's right, next month this comic becomes Dark Wolverine and stars Wolvie's evil son Daken. I'm not sure about anybody else, but I'm actually pretty psyched about Daken getting his own solo book. Anyway, I'm not expecting all that much from this lame duck issue of Wolvie. This comic contains two stories, one written by Jason Aaron, with the other one written by Wolverine Origins writer Daniel Way. And away we go!
-The first story is the one by Daniel. Wolvie heads back to the biker bar from last issue and tells his old biker buddy that his son is dead, courtesy of the canucklehead(well that's not exactly the way he said it, but it should have been!). The old biker gets pissed off, since Wolvie was supposed to HELP his kid, not KILL him and blindsides Wolvie before putting a whole slew of bullets into him.
-Thanks to the magic of the flashback, we discover that Wolvie didn't really kill the biker's son, he simply told him to leave town in order to prevent a war between two biker gangs. Wolvie also discovers that an evil biker from the old biker's gang was responsible for all the trouble brewing between the two biker gangs.
-After the flashback sequence, Wolvie awakens in a ditch where the old biker tossed his body. Wolvie pulls himself out of the ditch, hides in a men's room and kills the evil biker when he goes to the head. Wolvie then takes the evil biker's motorcycle and leaves town... Huh?
-The next story had Spider-Man meet up with Wolvie in a bar in an attempt to find out why Wolvie was pushing himself so hard lately. The two argue, stop an attempted robbery of the bar they were in and Wolvie reveals that he's pushing himself in order to make up for all of the evil acts he did back in the day. It seems now that Wolvie can remember his entire past due to the the Scarlet Witch, he is being driven by his intense guilt.
Boy, that comic stunk. I didn't like/care about the first story at all, which is sort of surprising considering the fact that I normally enjoy Daniel Way's work. Daniel's story in this comic just didn't do anything for me.
Likewise, I didn't enjoy the second story either. So the reason Wolvie is on like 1,000 teams right now is because he feels guilty now that he can remember his past? Well what the hell was his excuse before the House of M then? The second story just seemed like an excuse to get Spidey and Wolvie to hang out in a bar together.
For a score, I'll give this comic a 3 1/2 out of 10. My best advice? Skip this issue and give Dark Wolverine a try next month instead.