HELL ON EARTH – AN A.X.E. TIE-IN!
The Hand’s HELLBRIDE seeks revenge on WOLVERINE and SOLEM.
But with Earth reeling from the revelations of A.X.E., a dire play from the Best There Is may be the planet’s last, best hope!
You Don't Read ComicsWolverine #23 ends this story expertly. Percy knows when to use action and emotion in this one, and it works so well on every page. Kubert and Martin kill it on the art, with so many amazing images throughout. Wolverine is always great, but this one goes above and beyond.
COMICON‘Wolverine' #23 ends the Deadpool team-up story arc in a surprisingly emotional and strong space, eschewing the cliche sort of conclusion that one might have expected to tackle something with more weight to it. We're left in a spot where the three main characters on a collision course are left in far better positions once all is said and done.
Comic WatchWe close out the Wolverine/Deadpool team up on a pretty solid footing. Percy kept the manic ridiculousness that has become synonymous with Deadpool to tell a story about what Wades willing to do for those he cares for most. To say the story lacked comedy would be a lie, but there was a maturity here that we seldom see in a Deadpool comic.
The Comicbook DispatchWhat you will find are silly, slapstick moments mixed with attempts at emotional instants, fanfare, and panel layouts that were confusing to read. The best word to describe this issue, and frankly this arc, would be unnecessary. I do not recommend picking up WOLVERINE #23 and hope WOLVERINE can get back to its original roots when Percy began this series. We shall see next month. I, for one, have high hopes that Percy can get back on track.
AIPTWolverine #23 supplies resolution for Deadpool while giving readers plenty of great action. Adam Kubert is a legend and continues to prove he's got lots of great ideas and visual prowess. The main conflict with Danger may live to see another day, but between Kubert's visual ideas and Percy's comedic chops, it's an action-focused story with delightful moments.
ComicBook.comIt's not a great book by any means, but it feels like a necessary one.