Monday, October 18, 2010

Wolverine #2

Overall: Wolverine, who is trapped in Hell for those of you who don't know, is forced to battle hordes of people he killed by the Devil, who is intent on breaking Wolverine. While Wolverine is battling thorough his deceased enemies to the Devil's amusement, Mystique and Wolvie's girlfriend(Melita Garner)are arguing over what they should do. Mystique claims that help is on the way, but Melita wants to call the X-Men. Mystique warns her that if the X-Men get involved, Mystique would take off, since she has a bad history with Wolverine's teammates(no kidding!). With the X-Men out of the picture, Melita calls Wolverine's longtime ally Yukio. Before Melita can fill Yukio in as to what's happened with Wolvie, Wolvie's possessed body shows up at Yukio's place, and attacks. Yukio fights back, but Wolvie's possessed body uses some telekinesis and ends up stabbing Yukio through the gut while Mystique and Melita listen on. Wolvie's adopted daughter(and Yukio's charge)Amiko walks in the door at this time and after nearly being killed by possessed Wolvie manages to jump out of a window with the bleeding Yukio, leaving possessed Wolvie behind. Melita hangs up the phone, just as Mystique's help arrives in the form of two Ghost Riders and the Son of Satan(!!). Back in Hell, the Devil has been unable to break Wolvie, so he brings Wolvie's dead fiancée, Mariko, into the fray. The Devil forces Mariko to attack Wolvie, who refuses to fight back. Ultimately Wolvie lets out a scream of anguish, which causes the Devil to burst out laughing. From a distance away, Wolvie's old Alpha Flight buddy Puck, as well as a mystery man watch and talk about a plan which might be able to help them escape.

Not bad. Not bad at all. The interaction between Wolverine and the Devil was fun, with Wolverine initially tormenting the Devil by refusing to break, even when faced the overwhelming odds, before the Devil was able to one-up Logan by bringing Mariko into the fray, devastating Logan mentally since physical attacks weren't getting the job done. I'll admit that I was thrilled to see Daimon Hellstrom and the Ghost Riders show up here, especially Daimon, who I've always had a soft spot for. Mariko's appearance was also well done, especially with how surprised Wolvie was to see her in Hell. However, I wasn't happy to see Yukio and Amiko appear. I've never cared about either character, as they've always seemed one-dimensional and boring to me. In a perfect world possessed Wolvie would have killed them both, but alas, that was not to be. Hopefully he was at least able to kill Yukio though... Puck's appearance also left me feeling annoyed, as he was probably my least favorite member of Alpha Flight. Even with so many characters from Wolverine's past that I don't like showing up, I'm still very excited to see where this story is going, and I eagerly await the next issue.

Score: 7 1/2 out of 10.Awesome!

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