Death Of Wolverine #3

Death Of Wolverine #3

Event\Storyline: Death of Wolverine Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Steve McNiven Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 1, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 13
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

•  The beginning of the end is now here ... THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE!
•  THREE MONTHS TO DIE, the loss of Wolverine's healing factor--all led to this, the single most important X-Men event of the decade.
•  Logan has spent over a century being the best there is at what he does...but even the best fade away eventually.
•  Over the years, Logan has been a warrior, a hero, a renegade, a samurai, a teacher-and so much more. But now, the greatest X-Men hero will play a role he's never played before in this special weekly event brought to you by industry superstars Charles Soule and Steve McNiven.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 1, 2014

    I'll admit I was very skeptical when DEATH OF WOLVERINE was first announced. Wolverine's previous run left a lot to be desired and this just felt like a gimmicky move ("come see this popular character die!"). Thankfully, Charles Soule and Steve McNiven are making me eat my words and DEATH OF WOLVERINE is a fantastic journey. It's exciting, emotional, and absolutely gorgeous. You don't even need to be a Wolverine fan because this is a great story that'll hook anyone. If Wolverine is going to meet his maker, this is the right creative team to show us how it'll happen. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Herald - Jeff Ayers Oct 2, 2014

    For anyone that is familiar with the history that Kitty, Wolverine and Ogun have, I felt that this was rushed. I would have like to have seen Ogun appear earlier in this mini series, to give him more panel time, and more interaction with Wolverine. I like the way it was handles, I just wanted more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Oct 6, 2014

    As before, Steve is on the pencils here with Jay Leisten on inks, Justin Ponsor on colours and Chris Eliopoulos on the letters. The visual action in this issue is as intense as it was in the last one. The fight between Yuriko and Kitty gets really messy for one, and the big fight in the second half is also impressive, involving as it does samurai body armour and samurai swords. Steve & Co. are on fire in this issue, and there are lots of little touches here and there that you can miss at first, but then you go back and the connections are all there. The art in this issue is one of the biggest reasons why I liked it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 7, 2014

    I have to say, I'm surprised at this series - mostly because I expected to hate it. But instead of being the usual grim march to death, we're getting an actual story and characterization here. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    We The Nerdy - Justin Micallef Oct 1, 2014

    All in all, another stellar entry to this series that I was initially skeptical of it's merits. We only have one more issue to go, with hints that the final story to be referenced is Barry Windsor-Smith's seminal classic Weapon X (which happens to be my favorite Wolverine story), we can only pay our respects to everyone's favorite X-Man and to this wonderful team brought together to see him go. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 2, 2014

    Death of Wolverine continues to be a fitting final outing for our clawed friend, as though the final issue can spoil all this good work (which I hope it doesn't), the ride so far has been very entertaining. The revelations and action in this issue just go to enhance that, having me hooked for the conclusion. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 2, 2014

    The extra few weeks of waiting were well worth it, as Death of Wolverine #3 maintains the quality of the previous two issues. Despite some awkward exposition and the high cover price, Soule and McNiven do justice to Wolverine's final sojourn to Japan and his last team-up with Kitty Pryde. Now the creators just need to stick the landing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 1, 2014

    And I guess that's the real test of Wolverine's mettle - even when his story takes ludicrous turns, we still want to see more of him. There's conflicts, complexities and multitudes underneath all that adamantium, and Wolverine continues to test and challenge the creators who work on him. And sometimes, in the case of Steve McNiven, even bring the best out of them. It's no lie that Death of Wolverine might leave you as conflicted as its central character, but, like Logan himself, the good far outweighs the bad. We're with him to the end. And that might be as fitting a send-off as it gets. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Oct 2, 2014

    This third chapter in the Death of Wolverine is very good. While it may not be as good as the previous two books, it really sets the stage for what will one of the most watched events in comic book history. This issue really expands on Wolverine's character. He is finally starting to come to grips with his future. What that particular future holds is death but HOW he gets there will be interesting to see. This issue may not be as strong as the previous ones but its still a great read. I cannot wait for October 15th when we see the death of Wolverine.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Oct 4, 2014

    Once again Soule and McNiven deliver in style. How will Wolverine die? Who will deliver the finishing blow? I want to find out more than I thought that I would. I have a feeling I may have a gripe with who ends up delivering the final nail in Logan's coffin in the next issue. I really hope he does it justice. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    The Daily Crate - Jennifer Bosier Oct 7, 2014

    There are just a handful of issues left, and while I'm sure Dr. Cornelius has some foul plot afoot that will stretch beyond the confines of Death of Wolverine, I can't help but feel like I'm reading an amalgam of fanfictions crammed into a death arc.*Not really. But maybe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills Oct 3, 2014

    If Marvel was serious about killing the character, they could have come up with some grand story, one that truly speaks to Wolverine as a legend. Instead, Marvel's just sort of casually waving goodbye. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 4, 2014

    Death of Wolverine is an okay mini-series. If you love the character then seeing this thing through to the end is a necessary evil. McNiven's art makes this more than tolerable but the story and plot just are not there. Combine that with the $5 price tag and you have something that you can probably take a pass on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    El Chapulin Colorado Jan 14, 2015

    Following last's issue clue and with the help of Kitty, Logan finally discovers who wants him, but not after a cool fist and sword fight The best part of the issue must be the deep conversation we see Wolverine having with Kitty about how sometimes he feels sad and just wants it all to end and in contrast how his new mortality makes him want to be better; this cool scene moves quickly to a cool fight where Logan dons a samurai armor and finally discovers who is responsible for the bounty on his head

  • 8.0
    Stallonelythelonely Oct 7, 2014

    Saw it coming but wouldn't have it done any other way.

  • 7.5
    DarioV Oct 26, 2015

    What Soule and McNiven are doing here is a pretty complicated mess. And I don't say that necessarily in a bad way, as the book by now is being entertaining and artistically solid. But you gotta admit that this story is making Logan touch each milestone of his long history, and sometimes with a few stretches. Can't wait to read how this goes down, with Cornelius probably having a huge part in this scheme.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Nov 8, 2014

    How'd Logen get dressed up in a samurai outfit so fast? Usually you need someone to help you into those, let alone smashing a display case and tossing it on in 2 seconds. Having him fight with swords is just as satisfying, the armour was totally unnecessary. I'm still not really buying Ogun's motivation either. Other than that this was pretty good, largely thanks to Steve McNiven.

  • 10
    four4elements Feb 25, 2015

  • 8.5
    Serverarbengan Oct 3, 2014

  • 8.5
    havok1977 Nov 15, 2014

  • 8.0
    Kaleavland Oct 5, 2014

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Oct 16, 2014

  • 8.0
    Rotivv Nov 10, 2014

  • 7.5
    Redeadhood Oct 9, 2014

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Nov 1, 2014

  • 7.0
    FluffyLlama Oct 8, 2014

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