Wolverine #70

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Steve McNiven Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 31, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 15
7.9Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

50 years ago the heroes of the Marvel Universe were massacred. During that battle, something so traumatic happened to Logan that he hasn't popped his claws since. Finally, the darkest chapter in his history can be told!

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jan 8, 2009

    I found this to be a wonderfully written issue. The scenes where we see how Wolverine was broken and then killed himself were actually quite beautiful. The Old Man Logan story arc has been well worth the cover price. If you still have not given this Old Man Logan story arc a try then you should definitely pick this story arc up when it is released in trade paperback format. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Feb 20, 2009

    The story also did a great job in explaining why Logan has become the peace seeking man he is today. What he did to the X-Men was just plain horrible, and I couldn't fault Wolvie for laying his head on those train tracks. The worst part was that Wolverine wanted to punish himself in the worst way for the slaughter of his teammates, but thanks to his adamantium bones and his healing factor, not even a train running over his head was enough to kill him. Whew, what a deep comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Alex Rodriguez/David Wallace Dec 30, 2008

    Whilst there are some problems with the logic of this issue (I'm not sure that the villain most responsible for Logan's defeat could attack him in quite the way that he does here), it packs an emotional punch that's hard to escape, and for that reason it achieves its goal. This issue gives the entire "Old Man Logan" arc a tragic emotional core that will retroactively enrich earlier issues, and will give the Logan's character more dramatic weight as Millar moves the story towards its conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Richard George Jan 3, 2009

    Oh and wait until you see the last page… I'd almost be shocked, but that sort of madness is typical in this arc. One can only wonder what's next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Jan 9, 2009

    As much is there are some slight problems with the book's pacing, it's difficult to be that hard on a book whose last page depicts a Tyrannosaurus Rex possessed by Venom. As in so much of "Old Man Logan," Mark Millar is awfully good at showing us awesome things we didn't even know we wanted to see until we saw it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Jan 6, 2009

    Wolverine #70 rocks as long as you don't think about it too hard. That said, in regards to the grade, I still have to acknowledge the lingering disappointment that exists in the wake of the big reveal. My suggestion? Just open it up, soak in the bloody visuals, and enjoy the ride… Read Full Review

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