I'm not anti-Wolverine. I think he's incredibly over-exposed but, at the same exact time, I love seeing him hanging out with the New Avengers. I just think it's funny that he's also hanging out not only with the X-Men but with X-Force and in three or four solo titles in any given month. The guy has way too many full time jobs and I hope he finally saves up the money for that operation he wants.
I do have tendencies to not really enjoy the character but not in the same way that I hate Punisher. I frickin' hate the Punisher. I actually sort of like Logan. Sort of. He'll never be on my favorite comic characters list but, when he's not acting as a writer's whatever-you-call-a-Mary-Sue-if-you-haven't-actually-created-the-character, he's not a terrible character. I just started reading comics in the nineties where everyone had their own comic with some version of Wolverine on the team so he was even more overexposed than you can imagine nowadays.
I think that's mostly my problem here. The villains are all glowy green clawed copies of Wolverine. Hello nineties. You look very familiar.
The fact that it's movie related doesn't really bother me. Milk that market. If someone gets excited about the movie and wants some Wolverine comics, let's give 'em some Wolverine comics. We all know that in a comic that's basically milking off the movie you're going to get in elements of that movie, so in Weapon X we're gonna see that adamantium chamber and probably some other movie characters looking awfully like their movie counterparts. Is Maverick in the movie? If he is, he's probably similarly dressed. If not, I still give kudos for using the character. He's an old favorite. I even have every issue from his nineties series.
Logan's got way too many costumes. He's getting more like a Barbie doll with every team he joins and needs new threads for. I see his brown and orange suit just got snatched up by his son in Dark Avengers, so he's down to two suits but I'm still waiting for a New Avengers costume (still, two suits for a super-hero is still more than you usually see and he just stopped wearing the brown and orange recently). The suit he wears in this issue (which is his X-Force suit, right?) is probably my new favorite. It's traditional in style but the color scheme is a lot less cheesy than the yellow you usually see him running around in. Very appropriate suit for a movie look book.
Ron Garney's art hasn't looked this good in quite a while. I find him hit and miss since his Captain America days but I still enjoy his art more than I don't. This issue is really good in the art department.
The writing... doesn't fare so well. Like I said, it's the attack of the nineties Wolverine wannabe's. It's not like Marvel doesn't alreay have enough Wolverine clones running around. We don't really need more. The subway scene is great stuff and any Maverick appearance is welcome. Still, it's hard to justify 3.99 for this. I get enough comics where it's hard to justify 3.99, I don't need another!
For now, Wolverine: Weapon X is a just above average book and that's bouyed up mostly because I like good art.
W:WX, you get a 6
. I just can't get excited about green glowy clawed Wolverine wannabe's.