Messner-Loebs's Wolverine McAlister story is the standout of the anthology. It's interesting to see how he introduces us to his hero by focusing on a villain. The narration is deliciously colorful, and I love how the writer brings out his hero's thick accent. It's a really unexpected kind of story. Plenty of humor, a promise of a violent conflict and then an unusual twist of an ending. Messner-Loebs's art is full of so much personality as well. Sharp, exaggerated character designs grab the eye, and the overall look of the segment embraces a mix of history and fable. The overall style actually reminds me a bit of Mike (The Stardust Kid) Ploog's recent work. Another welcome aspect of this story, and the Crossfire piece, is its accessibility. One needn't be up on one's comics lore to appreciate and enjoy these stories. Read Full Review
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