Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle Reviews

Wolverine Weapon X #11Wolverine: Weapon X #11
Marvel Comics
Aaron, Garney & Keith

A new arc for Wolverine Weapon X brings in some new, but familiar, characters. The story is at its strength in how it handles Wolverine and his dialogue. The comic, as it has in this whole series, doesn't pigeon-hole Wolverine into any one of his usual stereotypes. This particular story shows the softer side of Wolverine as he interacts with other heroes. It's a good issue as it introduces the next threat for Wolverine while not bogging the issue down in plot setup or dumbing down the book with page after page of violence. I liked this issue as much as all of the others in this series, which is to say I liked it a lot.

Brandon Borzelli's Geek Goggle ReviewsWolverine wants to share some time with Captain America now that he is back from the dead. The interaction is sweet without getting absurd or sappy, as Wolverine reveals his admiration for Cap. They do some bar hoping that has a couple of funny moments along the way. The part where they get into a fight with some civilians seems a little out of place, but for the most part the dialogue and character work is extremely solid as this issue explores the relationship between the two.

The plot part of the comic book is the inclusion of Deathlok. Deathlok takes a page out of The Terminator as he moves around from target to target wasting them for events that are to take place in the future. While Wolverine doesn't get involved with Deathlok in this comic book, the setup is put in place in a good way at the end.

The artwork is spot-on as always. The parts with Captain America and Wolverine convey a ton of emotions and really help push across the deep feelings between the two. On the action side of things the scenes with Deathlok are violent and fairly graphic. Deathlok is established as a driven and menacing force in this issue and that is done primarily through the artwork. This comic book is a terrific visual display all around.

Wolverine Weapon X is a series that doesn't have a lot of involvement with the greater Marvel Universe or its events. Instead it gets back to basics with telling interesting Wolverine stories that seem to be able to take place at any point within the current continuity. The stories aren't epic or sweeping, like killing off Sabretooth, but they are very good stories driven by the writing of the characters. This issue is no exception. The confrontation with the villain is on its way, but this issue is very good because it nails down Wolverine and his potential when interfacing with another super hero that he actually cares for. I definitely recommend this issue.

4 out of 5 Geek Goggles