Wolverine #11 Review

Will Wolverine and S.H.I.E.L.D. get there in time? Read on to find out.

The official description from Marvel:

• With the fates of two human beings placed in her hands, Pinch is faced with a decision that may haunt her for the rest of her life.
• That is, unless Wolverine and his S.H.I.E.L.D. cavalry can reach her in time.
• Classic Sabretooth, still finds time to mess with Logan, even while he’s busy trying to remake the world in his image.

WOLV2014011-DC21-LR-a3de5The most recent Wolverine series is almost at an end, as we reach the penultimate issue prior to Death of Wolverine. Having only One Month to Die, Wolverine and his S.H.I.E.L.D. buddies head to Sabretooth’s underground base in Brooklyn, looking to bring the fight to Wolverine’s oldest foe, and rescue his latest group of friends.

Paul Cornell‘s run on one of Marvel’s most popular characters is almost at an end. Having been rather average for the better part of the run, it’s nice to see Cornell up his game a notch, with Wolverine’s focus and determination being in the right place. Cornell also did a fabulous job of kicking off an intense battle, with Sabretooth’s attitude being classically aggressive. Despite this general increase in quality, I did find the pace of the issue to be a little too fast, feeling like a rush to set-up next issues double-sized conclusion.

Pete Woods has been the perfect choice of artist for The Last Wolverine Story, with the former Robin/Detective Comics artists bringing his highly detailed style to the Logan’s last days. Wood’s dramatic layouts really help intensify the explosive nature of this issue, with his striking inks giving a sharp finish to his fabulous pencils. He also does a terrific job with the character expressions, capturing the passion and emotion perfectly. David Curiel‘s intense, vivid colours also yet again amaze, yet again giving an impressive finish to the art.

Wolverine is getting even closer to the end, with this penultimate issue setting up what I hope will be an explosive finale. Recommended.

  • + Wolverine brings the fight to Sabretooth.
  • + Paul Cornell ups his game leading into next issues finale.
  • + Pete Wood yet again delivers highly detailed artwork.
  • - Pace is a little too quick.

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