Review by: keith7198

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Story by Jason Aaron
Art by Daniel Acuna
Letters by Cory Petit
Cover by Jae Lee & June Chung

Size: pages
Price: 3.99

“Wolverine” #9 is an action based issue focused on Logan’s quest for revenge against those who recently sent him to hell. While there is nothing terribly wrong with the issue, there’s also nothing that really makes it stand out.

Jason Aaron is a good writer and has proven that. But as someone who hasn’t been a steady reader of his Wolverine run, I feel as though this issue was lacking in some regards. It may carry more weight with those who really love this run but for me it was simply ok. It’s a quick read that feels like a 1970’s action picture. There is some nice interaction in spots but again there’s nothing to make me say “WOW”.

Daniel Acuna’s art is much like this issue’s writing. It’s ok but overall it isn’t that impressive. I’m not a fan of his lack of detail or his propensity of using blurry, sometimes messy, effects in his action panels. Perhaps one of the book’s best qualities is the way some of the scenes are drawn. They look as if your looking through the lens of a movie camera. The perspectives are really good.

I don’t want to slam this book to much because it’s not a bad issue. But for all it’s action it still feels like a story that could have been written in a few pages. There’s nothing that has me wanting to re-read it and nothing that leaves me anxiously awaiting issue #10. But for fans of the series this will probably meet your expectations.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 3 - Good


  1. There was some really classic Wolvie stuff in this, from his wading through a bunch of muscle heads in the very beginning of the issue, to the ‘SNIKT’ as he’s chasing down Mystique in the motorcycle, and to his walking away from a head-on car crash that would’ve certainly killed any normal person.  Even the Mystique shape-shifting into a cop in order to obtain firearms from a gun shop scene, and the Lord Deathstrike stuff was pretty sweet.  From an old-school Wolverine fan, this was some enjoyable stuff, and Acuna has got to be one of my top 5 fave artits, along with Coipel, Sepulveda, Dustin Nguyen, and Patrick Gleason.

  2. I can appreciate your take on it. I thought it was pretty standard Wolverine stuff. Nothing particularly special. I’m just not a fan of Acuna, I’m not crazy about the dull tone of his work and his general lack of detail. Don’t get me wrong. His work is head and shoulders better than guys like Chris Bachalo. But he’s just not my cup of tea.

    But that’s what’s cool about comics. Different books and different artists effect different people different ways. Glad you enjoyed the book.

  3. @keith7198  yea, Chris Bachalo sorta sold-out, Yanick Paquette has to be on that list of top artists in my book as well.

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