Wolverine goes on the hunt to tie up one of his loose ends. Today I will be reviewing Wolverine #305. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
So let’s talk about the book. There is a killer on the loose and he looks a lot like Wolverine. After suffering some blackouts, Wolverine heads back to the Dunwich Sanitorium where he was tortured and turned into a controlled killer by Dr. Rot. He is looking for clues as to Rot’s location so he can have a claw to heart conversation with the good doctor. He meets some resistance but manages to slice and dice his way through it. He finds what he needs and leaves. Too bad he is being watched the entire time by Dr. Rot. Meanwhile, back at the school, the cops have shown up to question Wolverine about some brutal killings, but he is not there. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. This was a nice first issue for new writer Cullen Bunn. He really takes the reigns from Jason Aaron quite nicely. Picking up on an old Aaron character, Bunn gives the reader a nice quick background as to who the enemy is and what he is capable of. In the case of Dr. Rot, that is virtually anything considering Dr. Rot is completely insane. There is a lot of action and slicing for old school Wolverine fans looking for some blood. There is a story here as well. It is grounded in current continuity as the school is mentioned and focused upon. I definitely think the art is a major improvement over the last few issues. It is more focused and streamlined. There is a bigger focus on backgrounds and minute details. I do think that this issue dropped the ball on subplots however. We had plenty of stuff happen over the last arc that ended in a mystery that this issue should have touched on one or two of those things at least. That way we would keep on thinking about it and speculate on what will happen. A handy writing skill that most writers fail to utilize. Other than that, I found this issue as a decent jumping on point for new fans and easy to get into. Hopefully, in future issues, the story will start to get more layered and complex. I also hope that no plot threads will be left open. Still, this was a good issue. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|decent action. good story set-up. nice art|
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