Wolverine’s hunt for Dr. Rot continues. Today I will be reviewing Wolverine #306. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
So let’s talk about the book. The cops keep looking for Wolverine but no one seems to know where he is. It isn’t until they go to Wolverine’s ex-girlfriend and mention the murders that she says the name Dr. Rot. Meanwhile, Wolverine tracks Dr. Rot to his old home where he meets his father, who has been hooked up to a machine to deliver a final message. Wolverine uses the clue to head to Dr. Rot’s location, his mother’s ancestral home. While trying to sneak in , he is attacked by three of Dr. Rot’s creations. They manage to cut him up but he fights back. Wolverine is able to separate one of his attackers from the group and viciously kills him. However, before he dies, the attacker manages to say a subliminal message which causes Wolverine to freeze like a doll. When he wakes, he finds that he is tied up in the home of Dr. Rot. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. This was another nice little issue. There was a decent amount of storytelling and a decent amount of action. There was gore and blood and some sex appeal. However, something felt like it was missing. There was just no lasting impression. Nothing so overly memorable that I won’t forget this entire arc the second it is over. I’m not sure exactly what it is but it just feels hollow. No subplots were touched once again. No real emotion was in the story. It just felt like the narrative was being done in a dull monotone voice. Cullen Bunn has a good grip on the character of Wolverine. He knows what Wolverine is capable of and allows him to show his abilities. There just is no passion behind his writing. I like the villains this issue. They felt real. Their rage and insanity felt real. Wolverine’s was just not there. Once again, the story was just very simple and straightforward. No tricks or surprises. The art was very good once again. Nice layouts and pretty cool backgrounds. Everything is clear and concise. The woman attacking Wolverine was pretty hot. The cover was very artistic and interesting as well. Not sure what it had to do with the story. I was hoping for some sort of revelation in Wolverine’s past. Maybe something to do with that mysterious character from a few issues ago who looks a lot like Logan. I feel that not having subplots is a mistake. We need some sort of hints for possible future stories and situations. That gets us more invested in the character and more eager to buy the next story arc, even if the current one is dry. Hopefully this will change in future issues. Also, hopefully we can wrap this arc next issue as Wolverine and Dr. Rot are now face to face. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|decent action. nice plot progression. nice art||nothing really happened that makes me care about this story one way or another yet|
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