Wolverine: Switchback #1
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Wolverine: Switchback #1

Writer: Joseph Clark Artist: Das Pastoras Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 7, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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All Logan wanted was a little drive in the fresh mountain air. What he got was the stench of death on a little patch of road outside the town of Pottsville. Someone or something is laying down roadtraps for passing motorists. Is it the work of a serial killer? Or is the entire town in on the crime? The only way for Logan to know for sure is to offer himself as bait. It’s a terrible waste of a beautiful muscle car, but hey, someone’s got to do it. Parental Advisory …$3.99

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Alex Rodriguez Jan 6, 2009

    (This issue also contains an 8-page Wolverine storyline entitled Wolverine: Punching Bag -- written by Gregg Hurwitz with art by Juan Doe -- as well as a sneak peak at Agents of Atlas -- written by Jeff Parker with pencils by Carlo Pagulayan, inks by Jason Paz, and colors by Jana Schirmer -- scheduled for a February 4th release.) Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn May 24, 2020

    Wolverine Switchback features a premise that may not feel like a natural fit for Wolvie at first, but it quickly spirals out of control into a twisted tale of bloody justice filled with some rather interesting visuals that any fan of the character should check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Jan 8, 2009

    Pretty much all of these Wolverine specials (and it seems that we've seen a lot of them in the past year) tell the same kind of story: Wolverine finds out about some bad stuff going on, he pops out his claws, and he takes care of business. "Wolverine: Switchback" isn't any different, but at least it looks great, and the subtle details of the story make it a cut, or a snickety-snikt, above the rest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jan 7, 2009

    However, both stories are very far apart, visually. Pastoras work is very painterly, reminscent of Richard Corben; Does seems more in an animated style, akin to a mix between anime and Brad Bird. Both are stylish and engaging. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 7, 2009

    Fortunately, the backup story is quite a bit more entertaining. Mainly this is thanks to Juan Doe, whose art is always a treat to behold. Between his unique, animated visuals and the general wacky tone of Gregg Hurwitz's script, this short story proves far superior to the title story. In the end, I was pleased to see it's still possible to tell interesting, off-the-beaten-path stories with this chronically over-exposed character. I just wish readers weren't required to pay such a steep price to read it. Read Full Review

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