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Savage Wolverine #6 Review

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It starts out with a mystery and ends up with Elektra and a bunch of ninjas. Zeb Wells and Joe Madureira are off to a great start. Spider-Man's here too. And he's funny.

The Good

Whenever it comes to issues or arcs involving different characters, an immediate question may be "Where and when does this story take place?" To answer a question that many may have right away, there is an editor's note that states this takes place a while back. That means it's our beloved regular Spider-Man.

The first thing you'll notice is Elektra in action. Zeb Wells sets up a great scenario which allows Joe Madureira to show her in action. The grace and fluidity he gives her is amazing. Well, it's not all graceful as there is some violence and butt-kicking as well. I can't remember the last time seeing someone smash an elbow in someone's face looked so good. The way Madureira draws Elektra's scowl is enough to make you shiver a little and give her the respect she deserves.

It's interesting to see and be reminded of the interactions Wolverine used to have. We've seen him on different teams and Wells makes it clear that Wolverine is a loner by nature. It's amazing he can be on so many different teams when that's just not who he is. The way Wells writes a scene with Wolverine and Spider-Man is classic. In the midst of a scene with a serious tone, you can't help but chuckle over the little bits of humor Wells subtly inserts.

The scenario set up that unites Elektra and Wolverine is interesting. It's great seeing the tiny mentions of their past and shows Wells knows his comic history. The two do make a great pairing and Joe Mad's art makes it look that much better.

The Bad

This is a comic where you just have to sit back and enjoy the show. Being the first part of an arc, it does have to set things up. There is a sense of mystery and we don't have all the answers. Some of the underlying facets may not be completely clear just yet but it will be fun seeing how everything unfolds.

Yes, the editor's note said not to worry about continuity. It wasn't bothersome but almost entertaining seeing different overlapping items occur. Whether it was because his other costumes were in the wash, it was great seeing one of Wolverine's (and best in my opinion) costumes. You start to wonder if we should have more stories like this. We're not just talking about Wolverine and Spider-Man's continuity. Other titles could be affected as well. Regardless, it's shaping up to be a fun read.

I love Joe's art but there were a couple minor issues. One that really stood out for me was when Wolverine, Elektra and Kingpin were in the same panel. I'm still in favor of Wolverine being 5'3" so he should be shorter than Elektra. Marvel.com states she's 5'9". And Kingpin…he looked a little weird here even though his scene earlier was pretty cool.

The Verdict

Comics do not have to be completely serious all the time. Zeb Wells and Joe Madureira are off to a great start here. By not making this just a Wolverine story, the fun and excitement are cranked up. Seeing Elektra is always great. Throwing in Spider-Man and ninjas makes it even better. We shouldn't worry about continuity here. It might be hard given some incidents in other titles but knowing this is just a story to read and enjoy, it's a bit refreshing. Comics should adhere to some sort of continuity but this allows us to take our shoes off, sit back and just enjoy a fun and suspenseful comic with some really great art. I can't wait for the next issue.

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Posted by Trevel8182

Posted by Reignmaker

It's Joe Mad. Instabuy.

Posted by PunyParker

Petah Pakha....

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Posted by ptigrusmagus

Very happy to see the real Spider-Man in this book.

Edited by G-Man

@ptigrusmagus: There's a scene in Wolverine's bedroom, I know that sounds weird, but it's hilarious.

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Posted by ILLO_29

I don't buy Savage, but I was thinking about getting this because of Joe's art. Now that I know it's Peter as Spidey.... Sold!

Posted by HollowPrince65

So I heard that this issue or arch has something to do with DD? Clarification please?

Edited by tsaimelemoni

Thought it was a great issue. Always love seeing Elektra and Wolverine together, they pair up so nicely.

Edited by stetson12

@ptigrusmagus: I'm so excited to read this now! I'm a huge fan of the Superior Spider-Man, but I still miss Peter Parker. I can't wait for him to return in Superior Spider-Man

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

Spider-Man? As in Peter Parker Spider-Man?! OH YES!!!!!!!!! I'M NOT EVEN BUYING THIS SERIES, BUT I AM GETTING THIS ISSUE!!!!!!

Edited by Mucklefluga

I love how Zeb Wells writes Spider-Man. Also i can't believe this series is at #6 already!

Posted by ThorBoy

Loved the return of the brown costume. Wells really nailed Logan's personality, just like cho did in the first arc

Posted by Saren

Madureira's art is fantastic. Worth the price alone.

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Posted by lykopis

Fantastic book and awesome review. Pretty much nailed everything I enjoyed about this issue. Having Elektra be associated with Kingpin always makes my stomach turn (I blame PunisherMAX for that -- thank god that's not canon) but the reasons given (so far) as to why make sense. It was bittersweet getting our Spidey back, and it wasn't just the interaction with Logan that had me giggling. :)

Oh and this?

"The way Madureira draws Elektra's scowl is enough to make you shiver a little and give her the respect she deserves."

Thank you.

Posted by noj

Such a great issue. I wasnt even REMOTELY interested in Savage Wolverine prior to this issue but I LOVE Joe Mad's art so I had to check it out. And Tony I know its going to hurt a bit but youve probably got to start getting used to the fact that Wolverine isnt 5'3 anymore. Hes been drawn as decently tall(but still a bit shorter than average) for years now. Wolverines probably around 5'7 or 5'8 now based on how hes been drawn the past few years.

Edited by nakobass

Just picked this up. Love the art in this. Can't wait until the next issue.

Edited by Darkseid011

I only picked this up because it had Peter on it, but after reading it I now want to collect the savage wolverine because its comedy and action.

Posted by LeetheGirl

Peter Parker Spidey?!?!?!?!?

OMMFCSG!! Thank you!

Buying like right now! Not even kidding, I am out the door and gone. You have totally made my day! :D