Theres still not much thats original or unique about this arc so far, but with this second issue, the creative team is showing that even the most hackneyed elements can be made exciting and interesting if done with confidence and skill. I never thought Id be enjoying a Wolverine comic, and here I am, loving it. Sign of the apocalypse, most likely. Read Full Review
Whereas the all-out action approach was lots of fun for the first issue (countering the usual expectations of opening episodes of drawn-out six-issue arcs) it seems that transforming Wolverine into a simplified brainwashed killing machine risks losing a lot of the character elements that have made him a more readable character in the last couple of years. With no let-up in the pace, the continuing action ironically becomes a bit of a drag: if everything is urgent, nothing is urgent. It may be fun whilst it lasts, but with a lack of any real plot forthcoming - bar the appealing conceit that The Hands plans include the murder and revival of all major superheroes as servants to their cause - it might be difficult to sustain this story for a full six issues. That said, the cliffhanger promises a Fantastic fight next issue which should be worth tuning in for. Read Full Review
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