VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by Gavin Rehfeldt
(W) Charles Soule
(A/CA) Nick Bradshaw
From the pages of DEATH OF WOLVERINE, THE LOGAN LEGACY and the WEAPON X PROGRAM! Wolverine may be dead…but what will happen to his mortal remains, encased in something as rare and powerful as Adamantium? The battle for control of this valuable artifact has begun! But why does it matter so much… and why is a war brewing in Logan's name? Death is on the books for a dozen heroes and villains, and Mystique is playing chess with them all, including X-23, Sabretooth, Daken, Lady Deathstrike and more! Murder, mutilation, betrayal and trauma…none will be spared! Parental Advisory
Date Available: 01/07/2015
Full disclosure: I have not exposed myself to the Death of Wolverine mini and many spinoff series, so I am entering this all-new weekly series cold, with only this issue's preface to catch me up. I sought this #1 out to look over the immensely talented Nick Bradshaw's fine artwork. As a #1 it really rests on prior knowledge of recent alliances and agendas born out of the Death of Wolverine.
Soule brings some interesting character work across the ensemble, successfully giving each character a distinct voice. That being said, the book is workmanlike with little spark to push it to the next level. There are a couple of merely nice moments with a decently momentous finale. This is not Bradshaw's finest work either, with his attention to detail mostly restrained. If you're heavily invested in the post-Wolverine adventures of his enemies and proteges this might be the book for you, but for variable Marvel readers this is less than inspired.
I give it 6 out of 10 Grahams