Wolverine #50

Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: Simone Bianchi, Puny Little Man, Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 24, 2007 Critic Reviews: 8
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It's the biggest, best and, quite possibly, last battle between Wolverine and Sabretooth! These sworn foes have been locked in an endless grudge match that goes back longer than either can remember -- or even imagine.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Geoff Collins Jan 21, 2007

    Following the main story is another story regarding dreams and recovered memories. This one focuses on Wolverines first fight with Hulk. Ed McGuinness provides the art which combines old-school with contemporary. The colors are a complete throw back, though. I havent read the original issue, so Im not sure how exactly it compares, but the end has a twist. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jan 26, 2007

    Wolverine #50 was a strong debut issue for the new creative team of Loeb and Bianchi. Both men are very talented and I'm confident that their run on Wolverine will be very entertaining. With this new creative team and direction for Wolverine, this is the perfect time for new readers to hop onto this title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Caryn A. Tate Jan 21, 2007

    All in all, this was a pretty good comic, and Im interested enough to check out issue #51. With talent like this, I cant believe that my complaints from this issue will continue. I have a feeling the title will expand upon the greatness of the first half of this issue and become one of the best monthly titles out there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Mike Williams Jan 21, 2007

    Loebs story is just starting up, so its difficult to evaluate right now. As far as characterization, Loeb nails it. Wolverines narration is grim and honest (though I thought Logan could have used the word raped rather than the euphemism he does when recounting the familiar story of Sabretooths murder of Silver Fox), while Sabretooth is suitably arrogant toward the runt. In other words, this issue gives us exactly what weve come to expect from a Wolverine/Sabretooth fight, so how Loeb will make this storyline his own remains to be seen. The lupine dreams do suggest somethings going to be added to the Wolverine mythos, but whether that one thing Sabretooth alludes to actually exists is Loebs (and Marvels) dilemma. Deep down I fear the end of the arc is only going to leave more questions. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ariel Carmona Jr. Jan 21, 2007

    Final word: Despite some apparent flaws, this comic book is still a good anniversary issue for our favorite feral Mutant. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Handley Jan 21, 2007

    Loebs first issue of Wolverine gets things off to a visceral start with Wolverine and Sabretooth throwing down as only two killing machines with healing factors know how. Its been done umpteen times before but its done well with some great art to back it up. Hopefully well finally be getting some answers regarding the complex relationship these two characters enjoy and get a resolution to their decades old feud. Even though the finer points of the plot arent all that tight and the back-up feature is on the throwaway side, this issue holds some promise for things to come. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jan 21, 2007

    This issue also includes a bonus short story which sees the present-day Wolverine narrating a flashback to his fight with the Green Goliath in Hulk #181. On its own, it would be a cute enough - if inconsequential - throwback to Logans first appearance (with suitably chunky art by Loebs future Ultimates collaborator Ed McGuinness and some neat retro colouring from Dave McCaig). However, Loeb chooses to end his short story with an ill-judged, fourth-wall-breaking reference to Damon Lindelofs terminally late Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk miniseries. If there was a point to be made by that nod to one of Marvels more embarrassing delayed projects, I didnt see it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Jan 21, 2007

    Lets just hope people are still on board for when that happens. Read Full Review

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