THE RED TAVERN! After getting dressed down by the Quiet Council for rogue activity, Wolverine escapes through his own secret gate to the Red Tavern, a snowbound, backwoods watering hole where he only wants to guzzle whiskey in peace. But Logan soon discovers that peace isn’t possible as a twist-and-turn murder mystery unfolds — and at the heart of it all is an enemy from the past.
Comic CrusadersThe story by Benjamin Percy is perfect for Wolverine, it also uses the text pages to build up the story itself rather than just give background information. The humans in the bar are each varied and interesting characters. Even though this is a simple tale, it builds nicely and comes to a crashing end with the arrival of Omega Red and the vampire army. Wolverine has his work cut out for him in issues to come. Readers are clearly in for a treat with this high quality of storytelling. This is the best Wolverine comic we have had in decades.
You Don't Read ComicsWolverine #4 is another excellent Wolverine story from Percy and company. Wolverine has been ambushed before but never like this. It's an exciting way of doing an old type of story, and it plays into the way the Internet would be used against mutants, much like is being done in New Mutants. It will be interesting to see how the whole Dracula and Omega Red thing plays out as well. Bogdanovic had a tough act to follow, but he pulls it off well. Wolverine #4 keeps up the quality that this book is coming to be known for.
Comics: The GatheringOverall this book continues to deliver an exceptional story. It's so engaging that you really get pulled right in. If you haven't picked it up yet, I highly recommend that you do.
The Super Powered FancastViktor Bogdanovic brings some beautiful, dark and intense imagery to the art in this issue. The hard edge, highly detailed style is perfect for this story and these characters.
Weird Science Marvel ComicsReaders will certainly be entertained by this issue. However, the true excitement doesnt pick up until the last couple of pages with the introduction to Omega Red and his would-be master. Readers merely get to the fireworks factory a bit later as the issue concludes, which is the biggest downfall of the comic this week. Nonetheless, the story isnt hard to follow while piling on the ugly that Wolverine simply cant avoid. Moreover, Percy takes the time for a bit longer setup this issue but honestly, the payoff is certainly worth it. Plus, readers clearly see Logan as an addict of sorts. Somehow, regardless of peace, hes always drawn into a bloodbath. He just cant shake the carnage. Overall, its a solid issue that's just not as exciting as they have been. However, the next issue of WOLVERINE will certainly start with a bang and this fan can't wait. Pick this up and let me know what you think.
AIPTBenjamin Percy writes a good Wolverine. He is so close to actually evolving Logan as a character. While Omega Red fighting Wolverine is overdone, this issue (and series) is diving a little further into Logan's psyche. He keeps doing the same things, making the mistakes, and giving into the same toxic habits over and over instead of healing -- and this series is addressing that.
Monkeys Fighting RobotsWolverine #4 finds Logan seeking solitude in the cold north, only to find that there are threats there waiting for him and things that go "bump" in the night.
Comic WatchWolverine #4 is a grim and dark tale that serves as a bridging story between the first arc and the new one that explores several tropes we have seen before in Wolverine comics this issue does not offer anything revelatory in nature but is strong enough in its the overall execution to still be a solid read.
ComicBook.comWay back in Wolverine #1, we got a tease of a Wolverine vs. Dracula story arc. That story begins in earnest in this issue, with Wolverine caught up in some trouble as his past catches up with him on the Canadian frontier. On the one hand, it makes me chuckle that Wolverine has put enough bodies in the ground that he can't escape his bloody past even on the edge of the world. However, it still makes for a hell of a coincidence, which pulled me out of the story. Anyways, Omega Red also makes an appearance and hopefully, the long-promised fight between Wolverine and vampires will get a lot more interesting next issue.