Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hunt For Wolverine: Claws Of A Killer #2 Review - Marvel Monday

Claw Our Way Out

Writer: Mariko Tamaki
Artist: Butch Guice
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: June 20, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99
Review by: David Assall.

In the last issue, we had the team of Lady Deathstrike, Sabretooth and Daken take a road trip to Maybelle, Arizona in search of Wolverine. If it’s true that Logan is somehow back from the dead, this villainous trio wants to make sure it’s not for long. Unfortunately, it seems like Wolverine has been and gone and left in his place a town full of zombies and a mysterious military organization, Soteira kill-team nine. The last issue ended with Daken being swarmed upon by a group of zombies that somehow could nullify his healing factor. Let’s see if It’s like father, like son and somehow Daken manages to escape this deadly situation.........

We begin the issue with a flashback focusing on the after-effects of the device that Wolverine switched on in issue one. It has seemingly turned the residents of Maybelle into Zombies but not with the desired outcomes for the mysterious military organization in charge as the test is deemed a failure. Why the team is performing the tests and their influence on Wolverine remains a mystery for now.

In the present Daken is rescued and then held hostage by kill team nine. He fails to get any answers as to how the town has become infested with zombies that can override his healing factor. However, before Daken escapes his captors there are hints that Soteira kill team nine plan to destroy all evidence that they were ever in Maybelle.

Elsewhere Lady Deathstrike and Sabretooth are attacked by the town's zombies, they attempt to escape but their car is blown up. Since the zombies can override Sabretooth's healing factor they have no option but to retreat and hide.

This issue is a very quick read and there’s not really much to expand on. The questions are the same as from issue one. Also, it seems as if Wolverines cameo at the beginning of the previous issue may be his only appearance in this series. If that’s the case I’m not too sure if the mysteries behind Soteira kill-team nine are going to be enough to keep readers on this series.

The art team maintains the quality from the previous issue. There are a few standout panels and there’s a great two-page spread as Sabretooth is ambushed by a zombie but a lot of this will pass by readers as they burn through the issue.

Bits and Pieces:

This comic is a quick read that seems to be in a hurry to reveal nothing. There’s not much in terms of furthering the plot and this issue could easily be skipped. The art is consistent which will be good for the trade but that isn’t enough to save the comic for those buying the monthly issues. Unless things improve the reader might be inclined to agree with Dakens closing statement to the issue. This road trip may indeed turn out to @#$%&# suck.


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