Logan goes to Hell. You've heard the title. You've seen the promos. Now find out how Logan's old army buddy John Wraith gets him sent down under.
Aaron's got a unique ear for dialog and it was refreshing to have this story hook you at the beginning with an arresting talk between Logan and Wraith as opposed to, say, a flashy fight. While Guedes does some solid work, it's the combo of Latour and Renzi in the back-up feature that's really turned me my head. I've never seen anything as arresting as their style in a long time. The story in the back-up actually hooked me a lot more than the feature. After this meditative monologue, I'm intrigued to see what the Silver Samurai's possible return entails.
It's a bit of head-scratcher as to why John Wraith never teleports while he's fighting the possessed Wolverine (or whatever the bad guy was.) That's his one-and-only power... you'd figure he'd popping around his foe like a hummingbird. Also, given that there was just a major storyline in X-Men proper that related to a nether world (limbo) I feel like we're double-dipping a bit here, story wise.
The Verdict - 3.5/5
I'm of two minds about this storyline. On the one hand, it's sizing up to be an interesting companion piece to Wolverine Origins; putting Logan face-to-face with all the ghosts from his past in a very real way. On the other hand, I can't help thinking that Wolverine's going back into Marvel's hell after the X-Men literally just got out of it. And I'll reiterate that art in the back-up feature will take you by surprise. I haven't been this intrigued by art in a short since the first time I encountered Ed McGuinness' art - - which, coincidentally, was in the '96 Wolverine Annual that also featured Silver Samurai.