Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wolverine #68 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Wolverine #68, about which I write the following sentences: "So the charm of this series has to do with embracing the absurdity of the scenario -- not that most superhero comics are less absurd, it's just that most other ones seem so familiar from page to page. Once you allow for a blind Hawkeye driving a Spidey-Mobile, planning to bust his superhero daughter out of the Kingpin's holding tank -- well, you can probably enjoy anything. But you can definitely enjoy this, because McNiven adds so much texture (literally and figuratively) to the future Marvel Universe, and Millar knows precisely how to hit all the right beats. Beats that don't treat superheroes as objects of worship and adoration."

Read the entire review HERE.


Czobit said...

I completely agree with you about the start of Millar's run. The first issue was weak, and I felt little happened. But the last two issues have been stronger and it looks like the story may actually be worth the read.

Though the story still has a bit to go to justify the hype.

Timothy Callahan said...

Is there hype, really? I haven't heard much, other than the usual.

Czobit said...

Just the usual Millar-created hype before the book came out. I suppose if you ignore him than there's not much out there.