Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wolverine #304

Here's the final Jason Aaron written issue of Wolverine... Until the next issue of Wolverine and the X-Men! Well, this is actually the final issue of the solo Wolverine series Aaron will be writing. There have been some ups and downs throughout Aaron's Wolvie run, but for my money, the positives have outweighed the negatives. To be honest, I wish Aaron would stay on this series and leave Wolvie and the X-Men, but that's a topic for another day...

Wolverine #304:

Summary: Sabretooth throws a party and invites several criminals to celebrate Sabretooth's new position as secret crime lord of the far east... Now, before I go on, two things... Throwing a party and inviting a slew of criminals kind of defeats the whole “secret” crime boss thing... The second? This was DAKEN'S idea first!!! Sorry, I just had to get that off my chest... Oh, and Daken was at the party. Anyway, Wolvie crashes the party, beats everybody up and tells Sabretooth that he was starting a new tradition... Beating Tooth up every year on Tooth's birthday... Wait, it was Sabretooth's birthday? The hell?? Besides that, we get a few snippets from stories Aaron ran over the years(an awesome scene with Maverick, Strikeforce X, the Baby Hellfire Club, Dr. Rot, etc), and this one ends with Wolverine sitting at a bar drinking a beer and watching some football.

Thoughts: This comic was okay, I guess. I don't get why Tooth would throw a party, (because it was his birthday, X, you idiot!)I don't get why Wolvie knew it was Sabretooth's birthday(who keeps tabs on their arch-enemies birthday's?), and to be honest, I would have preferred it if we got more from the other stories as opposed to spending so much time on Tooth and his party... I mean that Maverick scene was just BEGGING to be explored further! And it only got two measly pages and then nothing... Even the Dr. Rot stuff deserved more than it got. Oh well. Like I said, this was an okay comic, but I can't help but feel that if the focus was shifted slightly it could have been a great comic.

Score: 6 1/2 out of 10.
wolverine #304
I'm going to take this to mean that Daken is alive. Now, let us never speak of Daken's “death” again...


  1. The idea that Wolverine is like, "oh its Sabretooth's birthday, let me go whoop his ass, then continue to do so forever. " is hilarious to me.

  2. Well, in all fairness, Sabretooth actually started doing that to Wolverine first. He'd hunt Wolvie down on his birthday and beat him up/rape and/or murder his woman, so yeah, Tooth started that particular tradition.

  3. Ah, that seems familiar now that you mention it, I think I've seen it referenced before. Still, imagine knowing someone is gonna kick your ass on a certain day every year, and then just having to wait for it... Also, can't Wolverine kill Sabretooth again with the Muramasa (sp?) Blade since he knows where he buried them? (I'm referring to when he removed them from Daken.)

  4. Good point with Wolvie and Tooth... I guess he COULD kill Tooth again if he wanted to... Depending on how Tooth came back to begin with. But yeah, if he really wanted to(and seriously, why WOULDN'T he want to!?) you'd think he could easily re-kill Tooth.

  5. Deep down he probably missed Tooth, he knows no one can threaten his love with Melita like his old buddy/rival Sabretooth. I'm kinda waiting for a big Wolverine/Daken/Tooth/Mystique fight, that would be awesome.

  6. So now we can look forward to regularly-scheduled ass-kickings for Sabertooth? It's always good when the villain poses absolutely no threat to the hero.

    Sabertooth might as well start wearing a bag over his head during the super-secret villain meetings. He's become a joke.

  7. "It's always good when the villain poses absolutely no threat to the hero." HA! Right? What sense does it make to position Tooth as some sort of criminal mastermind(which is a hell of a stretch as it is), and then have Wolvie walk in his front door, beat up all of his goons, beat Tooth up as well, and then simply leave, PROVING that he doesn't see Tooth as any kind of threat! Why would we want to see Tooth show up in a Wolvie comic after this?