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Review: Wolverine Weapon X #16

The series finale!

After Nightcrawler's death in Second Coming, Logan learns that within Kurt's will, he asks Logan to do one last thing for him. In this series finale, we also get a glimpse into some of their history together.
 

The Good

A lot of the time, finales for short-lived runs tend to be pretty anti-climactic or downright horrible. This is not the case here. Although I've only read about 6 issues for this series, they've all been pretty good, and this one stands above most of those issues. The whole issue actually humanizes Wolverine, for once. It shows that he's more than just slice-and-dice and being the "best at what he does." Beneath the cheesy mask, growls, and cigars, he's actually a human who cares for the people close to him (Not just Jean Grey). Although these two characters didn't always see eye-to-eye, they were still close friends, almost brothers. This issue gives a couple examples of this. It's hard to believe that I enjoyed an issue (of any comic) where the main character is just carrying around a piano for 30 pages, but the writing is just that good.
 

The Bad

The artwork isn't bad in this issue, but it's not great. The vast majority of it is really cool, except for close-ups. As soon as it is a close-up on another character, the face becomes a little distorted. This is only a minor complaint though. The rest of the book is solid.
 

The Verdict 4.5/5

He may not be slicing and dicing through villains in this issue, and he may not be saying "bub" every three panels, but this is a great Wolverine story. It's sad that this book is coming to an end, but in just a couple of weeks, the writer of this book, Jason Aaron, will be taking over a new Wolverine on-going series, so keep your eye out for that. X-Men fans are going to want to pick this up, especially if the death of Nightcrawler during Second Coming got you a little teary eyed or downright mad. It's great to see the dynamic between the Elf and Logan once again. I highly recommend the end of Wolverine Weapon X.
8 Comments
Posted by N7_Normandy

Would you still recommend picking this up even if I haven't read any of the weapon x series before?  I was waiting to begin reading wolverine with the new series, but am leaning toward picking this one up since it's another chance to see the dynamic between Nightcrawler and Logan.  My only concern is about being confused.  Will the issue make sense after not having read any of the others in the series?  

Posted by Pizawle

I was tempted but passed. Might just wait for a trade that collects the whole series. Hopefully, that happens.

Posted by N7_Normandy
@Pizawle said:
" I was tempted but passed. Might just wait for a trade that collects the whole series. Hopefully, that happens. "
it's wolveirne- of course they'll collect it into a trade; like they would miss the opportunity to cash in on their most popular character... pshhh
Posted by Tmul501

Dang! I forgot to pick this up today. Oh well. It would have been nice to read about Kurt again though.

Posted by daak1212
@N7_Normandy said:
"Would you still recommend picking this up even if I haven't read any of the weapon x series before?  I was waiting to begin reading wolverine with the new series, but am leaning toward picking this one up since it's another chance to see the dynamic between Nightcrawler and Logan.  My only concern is about being confused.  Will the issue make sense after not having read any of the others in the series?   "

No this can be considerd a one shot.  There were really three arcs in Wolverien Weapon X and 2 issues that dealt with its on story.  Weapon X 10 dealt with Wolverines problems with girls and this deals with his feelings towrds nightcrawlers death
Posted by N7_Normandy
@daak1212 said:
" @N7_Normandy said:
"Would you still recommend picking this up even if I haven't read any of the weapon x series before?  I was waiting to begin reading wolverine with the new series, but am leaning toward picking this one up since it's another chance to see the dynamic between Nightcrawler and Logan.  My only concern is about being confused.  Will the issue make sense after not having read any of the others in the series?   "
No this can be considerd a one shot.  There were really three arcs in Wolverien Weapon X and 2 issues that dealt with its on story.  Weapon X 10 dealt with Wolverines problems with girls and this deals with his feelings towrds nightcrawlers death "
that's awesome; glad to hear it.  I'm definitely picking this one up.  Thanks a bunch
Posted by sora_thekey

This is on this week's pull list...
I love the dynamic between Kurt and Logan... Kurt is the only one who can "humanize" Logan and as I can see from your review Kurt is able to do this even after death...
Although what do you mean by:

"I enjoyed an issue (of any comic) where the main character is just carrying around a piano for 30 pages"

? Why is Wolverine carrying a piano?
Posted by inferiorego
@N7_Normandy said:
" Would you still recommend picking this up even if I haven't read any of the weapon x series before?  I was waiting to begin reading wolverine with the new series, but am leaning toward picking this one up since it's another chance to see the dynamic between Nightcrawler and Logan.  My only concern is about being confused.  Will the issue make sense after not having read any of the others in the series?   "
If you've never read it, give it a try since this doesn't tie into any other story. It's more about Kurt and Logan.
@sora_thekey said:
" ? Why is Wolverine carrying a piano? "
Read to find out!
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