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Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #1 - Phase One; Question

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Picking up moments after Wolverine died, find out what happened next.

The Good

Did you hear the news? Wolverine is dead. With the death of the furry mutant, we're seeing many different titles with the "Death of Wolverine" title at the front. What makes this one any different? There's a couple things. The first is it's written by Charles Soule, the man responsible for writing Logan's actual death. The second thing is this title does what pretty much all the others have skipped, showing us what happened right after Wolverine met his fate.

With Abraham Cornelius involved, you know it can't be a good sign. He had been conducting tests on subjects to try to replicate and better the entire Weapon X experience that Logan went through. And by "better," I mean get better results that they could control. Soule lets us see some of the survivors as the facility is about to go to hell. We see a familiar character from DEATH OF WOLVERINE, if you read the last issue carefully. We also see some new faces and you have to wonder what's in store for these characters.

Then of course there's that insane last page.

The art is by Salvador Larroca. That means you likely have a really good idea what to expect. Larroca's art is always a joy to see and when you throw in color by Frank D'Armata, the visuals alone are a reason to pick up the issue.

The Bad

New characters can be hit or miss. As we see the survivors try to make their way out of the facility, you don't really feel a connection to them. They appear to be victims but, then again, you can't really be too sure. If any of them happened to perish, it wouldn't have much of an impact because you don't really have a feel for them beyond possibly the fact that they've been through an ordeal.

The Verdict

The death of Wolverine is having a big impact in the Marvel Universe. We're seeing a lot of books tie into it but this one actually takes back to the 'scene of the crime.' Taking place moments after the death, there's almost an eerie feeling as we see other victims to Dr. Cornelius' Weapon X plans. Charles Soule introduces us to some new characters and also brings back one character that will make you scratch your head as you try to figure out what he's doing. If that wasn't a mystery enough, not knowing what's next for these characters is intriguing. Don't let this book get lost in the mix of other "Death of Wolverine" tie ins. There's definitely something peculiar and fascinating going on here.

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CaptainMarvel4Ever

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lol, Even when he's dead Wolverine still has a ton of books centered around him :)

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Nice.

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jwalser3

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That ending. Lol.

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I like what this ia story so far but that last page was something.

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Not a bad story, the ending is quite intriguing. Not that they should be compared really, but I did prefer Life after Logan #1 more than this issue though.

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Wolverine is dead ? Oh don't worry, we have over a dozen books that will involve him anyways :)

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I htought this would be good but it was really really bad in my opinion. The whole issues felt like it was rushed and the characters were gathering because they only seemed to be the same - all of them being test subjects. And they came together because simply the writer wanted it to happen. Another thing is that the story so far has nothing catchy about it but I will see how the story will progress in the next issue.

2/5

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It is funny that we get more related Wolverine book when he is dead than he is still alive lol

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@wowlock: Here I was getting used to the fact that Wolverine was dead.

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WOLVERINE WILL NEVER DIE!!!!!!

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Edited By Teerack

I liked how they made sure to wait two weeks before making Wolverine's death messy and stupid with the final issue of this book. Pretty sad how they can't just let him go. They put all that time into promoting the death of wolverine and they still cant just stop.