Wolverine: Weapon X #2

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Ron Garney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 20, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

THE ADAMANTIUM MEN PART 2 Wolverine travels to Colombia to track down leads on Blackguard, the private military contractor who's recently come into possession of the old files from Weapon X!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren May 21, 2009

    I haven't had this much fun with a comic in a long, long time. While it's not a complete check your brain at the door type of story, it's still one hell of an action packed fun ride that will reminds anyone who reads it just why Wolverine is so popular. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Marc Diefenderfer May 20, 2009

    Mark Millar's foray into the character's possible future aside, it's safe to say that there hasn't been a Wolverine story this good since Aaron's last outing with the character. While there haven't been many answers to the questions raised by the first issue so far, a solid glimpse into Logan's mind combined with a healthy dose of action is preferable any day, in my book – it's all a part of the ride, and I'm excited to see where Aaron takes us next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jun 25, 2009

    Yeah, overall, Wolverine Weapon X just might shape up to be a pretty good read. As the book progresses, and Aaron starts to fire on all cylinders (had to throw in a Ghost Rider/motorcycle reference), this book has a chance to take off. I still firmly believe that Wolverine is way too overexposed, and that hes used by Marvel to sell anything and everything from boxer shorts to bobble head dolls (including a host of comic books that arent so great, where he makes a one page appearance, yet gets to grace the cover. Yes, you know who you are, Dark Reign Elektra #4). In the hands of a talented writer though, Wolverine is one of the best Marvel characters ever created. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chris Smits May 22, 2009

    Wolverine is a character that (along with every other person reading comics) I thought was the greatest thing in the world during the '80's. He's been horrifically overused since then and has been a caricature of what made him so cool in the first place. I tuned out a long time ago but I find that in revisiting him now, Jason Aaron and Ron Garney hit upon the chord that struck me so hard back then. It just seems like they "get it" and I'm having a great time reading Wolverine again. It's not so much that they're reinventing the wheel or turning the status quo on it's head as much as they're just tapping into what made Wolverine so appealing to everybody in the first place. Lest I forget to mention, there is a fantastic brawl between Wolverine and a couple of members of the Blackguard; just a straight up down n' dirty with a slight twist at the end. This issue gets a solid B for the sheer testosterone joy it brings along with a good enough plot that didn't leave everything gra Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans May 21, 2009

    Right now, this is probably the best Wolverine comic on the stands, and at issue #2, the most accessible. With tThat said, fans of Aaron's breakthrough “Scalped” will also find a lot to love. In Logan's rough demeanor and alcohol-swilling ways, the ties are quite clear and it's more obvious than ever that Jason Aaron was the right man for this job. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn May 22, 2009

    Wolverine Weapon X #2 was a fun and entertaining read that satisfies my itch for a more old school version of Logan. Aaron is not trying to re-invent the wheel with this title. Aaron is not trying to create some great artistic story. Instead, Aaron is delivering an entertaining two-fisted action adventure story that is worth the cover price. Wolverine Weapon X #2 offers the reader the best Wolverine story that you are going to get out of all the myriad of titles that he appears in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy May 19, 2009

    Aaron and Garney's Wolverine: Weapon X is probably as good as it can possibly be, if you still care about this sort of thing, but I find it hard to believe that anything beyond "a little above average" is really possible with the character in this format. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comic Addiction - Antony Ellis May 18, 2009

    I’m glad Aaron is working on this book and getting to write Wolverine. I’ve said before in other reviews and via X-Addiction, that Jason Aaron’s version of Logan is perhaps the most truthful depiction in years and by far the most fun. Wolverine: Weapon X is head and shoulders above Wolverine Origins and not as pretentious as Old Man Logan and for those reasons alone, it deserves to be most people’s go to for their Wolverine fix. Read Full Review

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