The NZA Posted April 19, 2003 Share Posted April 19, 2003 (Couldnt get much talk of this one over at Preacher's, dont think ill do better here, but what the hell...) Wolverine is finally gettin a relaunch of his solo series in may, courtesy of Greg Rucka (Queen & Country, Whiteout, Wolverine & Elekatra: Reedemer) and Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, Punisher), and im almost hyped....Wolverine's one of those books that i pick up because he's my boy & i wanna see whats being done with him, partially out of some sense of fanboy completism too (ive got every issue, including specials, etc except for the many ass-awful ones thereve been). Greats like Adam Kubet, Lenil Francis Yu, Frank Miller, Chris Cleremont (in his time), Warren Ellis etc grace the book from time to time, and salvage it fromt the mediocrity of guys like Rob Liefeld ( :ill: )...even Skorce and Larsen did well. But there's a lot crap between them, sometimes. Editors have blatantly said "this is a book of WWF action, not plot" before, and for the most part, theyre right, sadly. But then i go back & read things like Origin, the original mini-series, and the good stints and i know it can be so much more. Last month's Wizard had a 20 page preview in it, for those that read the mag (or wanna borrow my copy); it was a mixed bag. Rucka's doing better than most so far, but its not going anywhere it hasnt before as of issue # 1: helping innocnets & going on manhunts is all he does these days, its very akin to Punisher. But its a great starting point. Robertson's art..christ, i loved it in Transemt, but i really dont like his Wolverine that much so far. In some panels i do, in others, he's this big, simian-looking (feet bigger than Beast's!) thing, strikes me as a bit too old...i dont want the Sugar Ray lookin Ultimate universe one either, but dammit, the Logan that Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, Kubert, Yu etc had in mind was a badass. would accuse me of just wanting to see more Japan/samurai/kill a millon ninja stories, and maybe thats true, so i keep readin to see what new directions the book goes in. The last few issues of the regular series have included a mob war, a fun "revenge on Punisher" issue, and right now, some dime-a-dozen story with awful art. I could also be wrong about Robertson, ill post a few of his sketches that look promising; i just dont want the horrible Ethan Scrier (sp?) version with biceps on his biceps ala the Hulk...that's not an underdog, people. I could be way off, but the original concepts always looked like a decently fit (slightly younger) Clint Eastwood, not Arnold in a roid rage. But after reading through his homepage, Robertson seems to feel the same way, so I'm hopeful. Anyway, hopefully artisitc or someone will see this & argue with me, i know its cheezy superhero stuff but im a Wolvy whore. And admittedly, im more hyped as i finish this post: after reading some of the stuff these 2 had to say on what they wanna do in their year or more on the book (check the link below), its looking good... Darick Robertson's homepage, talks with Rucka about Wolverine Cover to Wolverine # 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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