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Hunt For Wolverine: Weapon Lost

 
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Sunni
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 6:11 pm    Post subject: Hunt For Wolverine: Weapon Lost Reply with quote

Unlike the cosmic one shot, I bought the first issue of this four issue mini not only for Daredevil but for Soule’s writing and Buffagni’s art. I also like the characters on Daredevil’s team here as I like Misty, Frank McGee, and Cypher, so while I don’t really care about whether they find Wolverine or not, I’m going to enjoy the trip along the way.

I thought this issue was a good start to the story. I really enjoy Soule’s voice for Daredevil, so the case notes by Matt were a real treat for me. I also thought Buffagni’s art and Charalampidis’ colors worked well together in setting up the night atmosphere. The only complaint I would have is that this issue is slow with very little action, but Soule said an interview that he’s trying to cram as many noir clichés as possible into this, so I was prepared for it to be slow going in. Otherwise I think it would have been a little off-putting. I’m interested to see what happens next issue.
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Thayrone Ibsen
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would anyone care to explain to me WHY ON EARTH would Matt (with his busy and complicated life) decide to waste his time, efforts and possibly even health in a search for that guy?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In universe it’s because Kitty asked Matt for help because the X-Men are short on investigators at the moment; Matt is Wolverine’s lawyer as shown in Wolverine and The X-Men. Out of universe, I presume it’s because Soule wanted to write a detective story with Matt, which is kinda funny since I think the second issue was much more horror than noir. Other than Frank’s romantic interest in Misty, things got pretty sinister rather quickly with all the killings in the wilderness. I hope that Cypher is somehow not dead even though he had his throat slit; he’s already died before and who knows how long it’d take him to come back again.

At the halfway point of this mini, I honestly don’t know what to think of it. It’s worth reading because of all the insight from Matt, but it’s not a must read so far, and given the tonal shift, I don’t know what’s going to happen in the next two issues. Wolverine doesn’t usually just go around casually killing people, so I don’t think it’s really him, but who knows at this point.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've picked up the first two issues and, overall, I have enjoyed them.

Agree there was quite a bit of shift in the tone from the 1st to 2nd issue; however, I thought it worked.

While I don't have a huge interest in Wolverine I am certainly glad to see more of Matt each month and perhaps this may be a way to bring a few more readers on board considering it is being written by the guy who is all writing DD's main title.
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Thayrone Ibsen
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In universe it’s because Kitty asked Matt for help because the X-Men are short on investigators at the moment; Matt is Wolverine’s lawyer as shown in Wolverine and The X-Men. Out of universe, I presume it’s because Soule wanted to write a detective story with Matt, which is kinda funny since I think the second issue was much more horror than noir.


Thank you for the answer, fellow DD fan. But I think just the "out of universe" option makes sense. Just marketing one more of Soule's foolish decisions on the character. DD does not owe Logan any damn thing (nor does he owe the X-men, for that matter). The few stuff we have in which the two of them interacted just showed Logan as the annoying arrogant piece of you know what he has always been. It would be way better to read an extra DAREDEVIL story, than this foolishness. But hey, it's contemporary Marvel; it's Soule --- I just wish this guy left the title already!
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