“Hunting Season Part 1”
A mysterious and deadly weapon ends up in the hands of an unlikely citizen. It appears the weapon has powers to control the users minds. Wolverine is caught in the crossfire as the maniac kills hundreds of people in a shopping mall. The killer doesn’t escape with his life, thanks to Wolverine, but his son, entranced by the weapons power escapes under Wolverines mercy. Now Wolvey hunts the child down, for the safety of others, and the search for answers.
I like Wolverine, I really do, I liked this book too, but is anyone feeling all these Wolvey books are a little, excessive? There’s this new Wolverine Marvel NOW! book, Wolverine MAX, Wolverine and the X-Men, and Savage Wolverine. Looking at it now, that number seems miniscule compared to the number of Batbooks out there, maybe it’s because I just see ol’ Logan in a bunch of other Marvel books.
But I digress, the amount of Wolverine books on the market don’t really matter, the quality however does. The strength of Wolverine #1, Paul Cornell’s writing, and his nerve racking storyline. The dark and thrilling story sent butterfly’s fluttering in my insides. Fearing for not only the well being of hostages, but fearing for the life of Wolverine himself also. The weapon he’s up against is extremely powerful, and it’s full potential is ultimately unknown.
I didn’t however, care much for Alan Davis’ pencils. Although Wolverine looked great, superb facial expressions and rough styling, the art of the book felt dated. I do appreciate “classic” looks, but I feel the art lacked detail, beyond the facial expressions of course.
Wolverine #1 does leave you wanting more, I just don’t know how much more work from Alan Davis I could take. Same reason I don’t read much X-Treme X-Men anymore, Stephen Segovia’s work just doesn’t sit well with me.