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X-MEN #4


With thousands of vampires poised to attack Utopia, just waiting for the word from their leader, Xarus, the X-Men’s best hope for survival just might lie in a most unlikely new ally: the newly resurrected Dracula, who has more than a bone to pick with his traitorous son. But the problem cuts even deeper: The X-Men have lost one of their greatest warriors, fallen victim to a vampire bite. Brace yourself for Vampire Wolverine!


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  1. This has been good, but I’m ready to be done with vampires

  2. The whole vampire angle is leaving me fairly cold. I am having some trouble evaluating Gischler and Medina’s work. It seems solid, but I see the fangs and my eyes just glaze over. This is what my Astonishing X-men subscription (that turned out to be a long term investment) turned into and I am much too lazy to reassign it to something else. So I am here for a while, hoping for a non vampire storyline soon.

  3. Wolverine already had fangs ..

  4. His fangs have doubled in size though. And now he drinks the blood instead of just bathing in it. Totally new take on Wolverine. Plus, he is in hell… no, the future… no the past… wait.. I think I am getting something confused.

  5. @JimBilly4- rest assured, the non-vampire story will come in January

  6. Still think Wolvie’s healing factor shoulda been able to fight off the vampirism, just like it did Brood transmutations, but again, I guess it’s less effective against magical tranformations.  I agree it is a novel take on Wolverine though.

  7. I liked this better when it was called What If…? #24.

  8. @Franktiger – Who’s to say Wolvie’s healing factor won’t kick in my story’s end?  He did manage to become controlled by the Brood and very Brood-like before his healing factor brought him back from the brink.

  9. @CGPO – Yea, that’s the speculation, but as you just pointed out, we’ve seen that before.  Maybe there’ll be some sorta twist to this, something original as far as how they get outta this.

  10. Not much happening in this one, seemed like fill-in more than anything, still dislike how Gischler voices everyone, esp Blade and Cyclops, just not spot on and a bit off somehow.  Warming up more to Medina’s art in this though.

    Guess Wolvie gets some triple-team vampirella action, all in his vampire casanova robe and shit.

  11. I was really enjoying this issue, until it got to the Wolverine stuff… I know most people seem to not care about it, but I know Wolverine is fine in his own multiple solo books, two Avengers titles, Uncanny X-Men, Uncanny X-Force, etc. so there is no threat of him actually staying a Vampire. 

     Furthermore, the longer he does stay a vampire, the more it makes him a ludicrous character that appears to have Madrox’s power of sending duplicate Wolverines (each living their own lives, some that talk like Spider-Man (the Avengers books), some that are Vampires, some that are the best they are at what they do…) out into the Marvel U.  Where was I?  Oh, that’s right, being taken out of the story because of an editorial mandate to have less books (so long Guardians of the Galaxy) in favor of more, higher priced books featuring the same boring character over and over again… but I’m not bitter.

  12. @Franktiger – Yeah, it’s been done, although it still can be a classic move.  But with the comment that his healing factor is gone in this issue makes me think either it’ll pop back or Isome kind of magic will happen in the end to turn Wolvie and Jubilee back (well Wolverine at least, they could leave Jubilee a vampire if they want to do something interesting with her).

  13. This book needs to move onto another story because the whole Curse of the Mutants event is leaving me unsatisfied. I bet Jubilee is sadly going to remain powerless after this entire vampire situation.

  14. @CGPO – took that comment on his healing factor being negated as an explanation or disclosure as to why Wolvie wasn’t able to fight the vampirism off, cus I’m sure Gischler had to answer that question since these books have come out, but you think it’ll just kick in delayed style at some point?  Hmmm, kinda a cop out, but I’m curious now to see how this plays out, so despite this books weaknesses, which includes the most ludicrous of plans to bring back Dracula, I’m engaged in it I guess.

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