Characters Appearing: Wolverine
Issue(s): Wolverine #47
But the rest of the issue is about an absolute psycho that kills his mom...
...robs a convenience store and kills the store clerk and his assistant...
...and nearly runs down a kid.
Wolverine confronts him (and note his completely bloodless wounds!).
But the story is paralleled with a flashback where Wolverine's pet wolf got rabies, and Silverfox told Wolverine that he had to shoot him.
In the flashback, Wolverine is unable to kill the wolf, so Silverfox had to. And in the present, Wolverine is unable to bring himself to kill the psycho, so a policewoman (and mother of the kid that almost got run down) has to.
It's not much of a story. And Gerald DeCaire's art is, well, fill-in art. But it's interesting to see Hama creating such a heinous bad guy but still having Wolverine not able to "put him down". Compare/contrast to Tom DeFalco's Bloody Choices. Was Hama deliberately trying to dial back the use of Wolverine as a Punisher-type killer?
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
The contradictions on having so many characters be at once protegees of SHIELD and also wanted criminals are quite the turn-off to me. It all began with the Punisher and the X-Men around this time.
How come this stuff used to sell?
Posted by: Luis Dantas | November 2, 2015 4:31 AM
Luis, the X-Men were on pretty good terms with Valerie Cooper after X-Factor 70, so their wanted status was de facto eliminated after that.
Posted by: Michael | November 2, 2015 7:56 AM
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