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Wolverine (2003 Series) #57

September 3, 2007

Quick Rating: Average
Rating: Parental Advisory

Wolverine vs. Scimitar! (Who?)

Writer: Marc Guggenheim
Art: Howard Chaykin
Colors: Edgar delgado
Letters: Cory Petit
Editor: John Barber
Cover Art: Arthur Suydam
Publisher: Marvel Comics

After a surprisingly good fill-in issue, Marc Guggenheim returns to the book he wrote last year with an issue that scores a resounding “meh.” Wolverine and Amir (the Atlanean woman he hooked up with during Guggenheim’s last story arc that virtually everyone had forgotten about) are sent into Iraq to take down the terrorist group called Scimitar. The reasons they’re sent on the mission are never adequately explained, and while Wolverine’s reason for accepting it is, his reason is really somewhat ridiculous. The end of the issue leaves us on a cliffhanger that doesn’t really generate much suspense, since there’s no way it’s going to be a permanent change.

Now in all fairness, it’s better than the last story arc. It’s at least coherent as a story. It’s just not a very interesting story.

The artwork is okay. Chaykin handled last issue too, and his Wolverine isn’t too bad – if a little… well… wide. The cover, by Arthur Suydam, isn’t bad either, but have we really reached the point where we’re gonna start slapping zombie covers on books that have NOTHING to do with the Marvel Zombies?

Not a terrible issue, but I’ve read better.

Rating: 5/10

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