Monday, January 10, 2011

Wolverine: The Best There Is #2

Review: This issue begins with Wolverine talking to Beast about what happened to him last issue. Beast tells Wolvie that it appears that he was drugged by the Corruptor, and after seeing a picture of the Corruptor, Wolvie knows that wasn't the guy who drugged him. Having some idea of what he was dealing with now, Wolvie heads out to track the guy who drugged him the previous night. Wolvie's search brings him to an abandoned warehouse, where he is attacked by a drugged man with a knife. Wolvie cuts the guys arms and legs off(um, overkill much?!)before he is confronted by Madcap(!!!). Wolvie makes the mistake of making eye contact with Madcap, which seems to drive Wolvie crazy(even though that's not exactly how I remember Madcap's powers working). Wolvie sees visions, but is able to snap out of it and decapitate Madcap. Wolvie heads inside and is led towards the man he was hunting by some goon named Goth. Although expecting to find the man who drugged him the prior night, Wolvie is instead confronted by a frightened man wearing a paper bag on his head... Uh-huh... Anyway, before Wolvie can figure out what the hell is going on, he smells two other goons outside the room and lunges out of the room at them, driving his claws into their chests. Unfortunately for Wolvie, these guys don't die, and while his arms are stuck in them, one whips out a machine gun and shoots Wolvie up, ending this issue.

Thoughts: Well, first things first, this issue was hundreds of times better than the last issue. Whereas last issue made NO sense, this one at least seemed to follow a story-thread. It seems that all of Wolvie's enemies here are immortal, even though I'm still not exactly sure what their game is. This comic was as gory as you'd expect, it does say “Parental Advisory” on the cover, but I'm still kind of perplexed by the censoring of the profanity... There are a few occasions of cursing in this comic, but they get the “####” treatment. If you already have dismemberments, and a parental advisory, why not just add the cursing and go the full monty? Meh, besides that, I'm glad that this series has become somewhat coherent, and I'm looking forward to seeing where the next issue takes Wolvie.

Score: 7 1/2 out of 10.Poor little crazy Daken.


  1. Well, I'm glad this issue was a little more coherent at least...but it still sounds totally bizarre (and looks bizarre too, in that scan). Who is Madcap? That name doesn't ring a bell for me.

  2. It was still really bizarre, but at least the story kind of came together, and didn't bounce around like the last issue did.

    As for Madcap, he is an obscure villain created by Mark Gruenwald back during his Captain America run. Besides Ed Brubaker's current Cap run, Gruenwald's run is my favorite Cap run, so seeing a villain from back then pop up definitely put a smile on my face. As for powers, Madcap can't die, plus by making eye-contact with somebody, they become insanely happy(although in this issue that didn't happen).