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Wolverine: Origins #13

April 10, 2007

Quick Rating: Below Average
Title: Swift and Terrible Part Three
Rating: Parental Advisory

Logan finally faces his son.

Writer: Daniel Way
Art: Steve Dillon
Colors: Matt Milla
Letters: Cory Petit
Editor: Axel Alonso
Cover Art: Joe Quesada
Publisher: Marvel Comics

After setting up a ridiculously over-the-top distraction, Wolverine breaks into the vault that he believes holds Black Widow’s stash of C-Synth, the element which can be refined into the power-negating Carbonadium. What he didn’t know, though, is that Daken has set his sights on the same prize.

The centerpiece of this issue is the long-awaited and entirely lackluster battle between Wolverine and Daken. As he’s been doing since he introduced the character, Way tries really hard to convince the writer that Daken is a character to be reckoned with instead of just a plot device. He even goes so far as to add new claws in completely improbable areas (hey, it worked with X-23, I guess) to amp up the “cool factor.” The result is a story that feels like one of those tales that gets conceived in a comic shop, when someone says, “Wouldn’t it be cool if…” Unfortunately, in the comic shop there’s usually someone to say, “No, it wouldn’t.”

Steve Dillon continues to do competent work on a misplaced book. His style is ok, it’s always good. It’s just completely wrong for this book.

There isn’t much else to say here – this series, frankly, is totally superfluous, and not even entertaining to make up for it. How long can they keep this up?

Rating: 4/10

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