Death Of Wolverine #2

Death Of Wolverine #2

Event\Storyline: Death of Wolverine Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Steve McNiven Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 10, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 18
8.1Critic 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 supers more

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 15, 2014

    Making this series a weekly event was the right call. Having to wait a month with such an emotionally charged and action filled story would dilute the gravity that the creators are trying to convey. Two down, two to go, and it looks like we are witnessing a classic in progress. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Herald - Jeff Ayers Sep 10, 2014

    Speaking for myself, I am sure the writing is solid in the next book as well, and the fourth and final issue will be the real culprit as to how well this mini series holds up Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Sep 11, 2014

    A pulse-pounding issue with some really great moments. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 15, 2014

    It's a violent, brutal but clever story. Wonder how it'll all wrap up? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Sep 11, 2014

    Soule's ability to weave Logan's rich history throughout the Marvel universe into this little series is bewildering, and leaves a strong impact on the reader. Each issue brings about many characters that are significant to Wolverine's story, many not for the better, and it's a shame that these are the characters that he's seeing on his final journey, but also incredibly typical. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Zafar Khurshid Sep 14, 2014

    This is shaping up to be a lovely run. I can hardly wait for the next one. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    We The Nerdy - Justin Micallef Sep 10, 2014

    One minor fault with this issue is the appearances of the peripheral characters. Three characters appear in this issue (Kitty Pryde, Lady DeathStrike, and Sabretooth) without any forewarning or set-up reason for them to be around Wolverine other than the story needs them to be. The need to have these characters is apparent, and the story is better because of it, but it seems that the four issue restraint on telling this tale forces them to be shoehorned in instead of naturally appearing as the story would dictate. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills Sep 12, 2014

    I have a feeling that the actual death of Wolverine is going to be pretty anticlimactic. But as a celebration of the character, Death of Wolverine is a pretty enjoyable comic. Soule has managed to tap into the soul of the character at the end of his days, and with McNiven delivering industry-defining pencils, this is shaping up to be a quaint farewell to the Ol' Canucklehead. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 11, 2014

    Death of Wolverine continues to be a worthy final outing for Logan, as though we all know he'll eventually return, the event itself is worth the buy. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 10, 2014

    Charles Soule and Steve McNiven deliver another winner with Death of Wolverine #2. While this issue has its problems in terms of cover price and poor introduction scenes, it thrives on the strength of Soule's characterization and McNiven's bold, detailed take on Wolverine's final adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Sep 12, 2014

    Thus far, "Death of Wolverine" is turning out to be a thoughtful finale for Logan. It isn't doing anything unexpected or imaginative, but the team pays respectful attention to the character's storied past. In its deliberate and careful treatment of a well-loved character, "Death of Wolverine" isn't going to enrage or drive away any readers -- though its price tag still might. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Sep 10, 2014

    DEATH OF WOLVERINE is certainly doing everything it can to earn your $4.99. The art team is top-notch and Soule clearly understands and respects the popular character. Logan may be walking a path that'll probably lead to his death, but these two chapters give me confidence that Soule will make the character go out on a strong note. The overall narrative won't blow you away just yet, but the intrigue is there, we have a good insight into Logan, the action is thrilling and does the character justice, and the cliffhanger will likely have many fans thoroughly anxious to get their hands on the next chapter. If Wolverine's going to die, I'm very glad this is the team that's handling his end. Maybe if we're lucky they'll handle his eventual return, too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Sep 10, 2014

    The Death of Wolverine has been a home run so far and the excitement is building for the next two issues. Charles Soule has really nailed every character hes written so far, and they have all served a purpose. Hes not just throwing in guest stars because its the end for an icon. McNiven and Ponsor continue to make this book the best drawn issue on the rack each week and deserve every bit of praise they get. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Sep 13, 2014

    Once again I'm loving this ‘Death of Wolverine' series! My complaint would be that this series seems to be ignoring parts of the recent ‘Wolverine' ones. When things fall out of continuity so short after it has been released, it is a little jarring. But with how much I disliked it, and from what I can tell many of you agreed, this is an oversight we can all enjoy. Hopefully the next installments continue to give Logan a send off in style. Also the surprise character introduced at the end? It seemed a little too forced in there. Hopefully it is better explained why she shows up next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Sep 11, 2014

    At the end of the day gimmick or not these books are good. The overall story is strong and we start getting a sense for where this is going. Wolverine is a character cherished by many and the comic community is watching this event with tons of interest. That said, Charles Soule's story and Steve McNiven's art has created this a stand-out story so far. I would recommend this book to anyone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Sep 11, 2014

    Soule definitely picked up the pace in this issue, but we still have no real idea what exactly is going to bring Wolverine to his death. McNiven, Leisten and Ponsor's outstanding art made me read the issue a number of times, just to admire the amount of work this teamput into this book. Anothher strong entry in the story and I am definitely sticking around to see it to the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Sep 9, 2014

    Since this is coming out weekly, before we know it we will be in a world without Wolverine. Maybe the rapid succession of issues will numb us to it. The story is adding people from throughout Logan's history (Viper, Sabretooth, and the guest-appearance at end) which will hopefully conclude with an impressive sendoff. Each issue we've learned a differentclue: who has the bounty out on Wolverine, and that there is someone targeting Weapon Plus members. What will we learn after issue three? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Jason Inman Sep 15, 2014

    The Death of Wolverine #2 was a book that I expected to not like so I am extremely pleased that I'm looking forward to the next two issues. It's a great finale that touches on every aspect of Logan's past. Wolverine should have died years ago if it was going to be this good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Newell Turner Sep 11, 2014

    As with the first issue of Death of Wolverine you get more behind the scenes goodness for your five dollars. Some more art-in-progress type stuff from McNiven with excerpts from Soule's script. On a side note, despite this being toted as weekly title, issue #3 won't be out until October 1st. I'm not sure what the delay is, but thought everyone might like to know about it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 10, 2014

    The Death of Wolverine #2 maintains the strengths of the first issue, but begins to squander that momentum on tangents and cameos. It feels like the events of this issue could probably be skipped without any major effect on the overall story. However, McNivens art alone makes this issue worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Sep 10, 2014

    Despite all its flaws, there is still something primally engaging about Death of Wolverine. It's hard to grasp what such a lofty title will mean in the landscape of the Marvel universe - especially knowing Marvel's track record with high profile deaths in recent years. But taken on its own, as the final chapter in the story of a character with a stronger narrative than most with Wolverine's history can hope for, it's easier to judge for its actual merits and flaws. While this second issue fails to feel as contained as the first, the revelations in its final pages leave hope that the epic conclusion Wolverine's story deserves is still on the horizon, even if the way there is paved with particularly rocky ground. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Sep 13, 2014

    Death of Wolverine is a touchy subject among many of the fans. The character deaths do feel out of control. However, the individual book is a decent read with fantastic artwork. From the setup in this comic book wouldn't you think this is like every other mess Wolverine has gotten himself into and then out of? Why would you think he won't find a way out of it? We'll find out in a couple of weeks as I see the third issue is delayed until October it appears. If you love McNiven then this is a must have. As far as stories go the comic is average. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Daily Crate - Keri Honea Sep 12, 2014

    Considering Wolverine's death should be one of the most memorable Marvel comic book events in a long, long time, we expected far more from this. We expected a well crafted story, not a cheap cameo show with past guest stars. At least we know he'll end up dead. That's what's keeping us going, for now. Read Full Review

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