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411’s Comic Reviews: Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor #1, Doomsday Clock #5, More

May 31, 2018 | Posted by Steve Gustafson
Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor

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2021: Lost Children #1

Preview by Stephen Gustafson

It’s 2021. Detroit Has Seceded From The United States And Its Citizens Are Under The Control Of A Madman With Extraordinary Abilities. The Only Hope Of Retaking The City Lies With Four Superpowered Children.

But Their Powers Come With A Price – Using Them Means Aging Prematurely. Can They Save The City Before Their Powers Use Up Their Lives?

Clankillers #1

Preview by Stephen Gustafson

The kick-off of a NEW SERIES!

Like the demented stepchild of Game of Thrones, Braveheart and Mark Millar’s Kick Ass, Sean Lewis (BETROTHED, The Few, Coyotes) brings readers into an ancient Ireland filled with clans, mystics, warriors and monsters of mythic proportion!

Finola has a problem—her father is losing his mind. All the old king cares about is power…and Finola thinks power is stupid. Finola thinks her vicious older sisters are stupid. Finola thinks the royal court is stupid, and above all she thinks the clans across the country are stupid. So she makes a plan with her good friend Cillian: Let’s kill all the clans. And then, we go for dad.

Filled with countless twist and turns, CLANKILLERS promises to be a wild ride!

From writer Sean Lewis (BETROTHED, The Few) and artist Antonio Fuso (James Bond, G.I.Joe) comes a revenge thriller that HAD to be told at AfterShock!

Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor #1

Review by RobF

In searching for Wolverine his friends and foes have searched high and low. And you can’t get
any lower than Madripoor. The female portion of the X-Men-Kitty (Pryde, Storm, Jubille, Psylocke, Rogue plus Domino) think Magneto has something to do with the missing Wolvie and have come to his new “home” to ask him. Jim Zub and Thony Silas present the latest chapter in the search for everyone’s favorite mutant. (Sorry Deadpool)

All the ladies searching for Logan has a specific reason for wanting to find him, as this issue clearly demonstrates. Each woman has a flashback that details her special relationship with him, which is particularly handy for a new reader but a little redundant for a longtime reader like me. I would have liked to see this issue more a little faster, to cut to inevitable battle.

It’s a small complaint because of Thony Silas’ art. The first few pages where Psylocke and Wolverine are sparring are poster-worthy. His battle scenes are worth the price of admission.
He has jumped on to my personal favorites list with artists like Jim Lee and Alex Ross.

Of all the Hunt for Wolverine mini-series this one is good, not great. I like seeing the ladies
together and I think once you get to the actual story it starts to pick up. And the art is great. I can recommend this issue and I look forward to the next one.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10

Doomsday Clock #5

Review by John Pumpernickel

I’ve said in past reviews that I’ve been shockingly surprised at the quality of Doomsday Clock. When it was first announced I had serious reservations about it and why shouldn’t I have? You’re taking one of the most revered books in comics history (Watchmen) and transporting its characters to the modern DC Universe.

Tall order indeed.

Doomsday Clock #5 arrives at comics stores after a bit of a delay and it’s worth the wait. A quick read of the last issue reminds us that we know the identity of the new Rorschach and the mystery of the blonde woman’s identity.

This issue jumps right back into the thick of things and we get more reveals, twists, and an ending that will have you wishing issue #6 was already out. Geoff Johns is firing on all cylinders and his mingling of the Watchmen universe with DC’s is nearly flawless.

Speaking of flawless, Gary Frank’s art is perfecting suited for the story and the mood being set up. I can’t imagine anyone else doing these characters as much justice as Frank and his art alone would make this a worthwhile purchase.

While I’ve read some are waiting to get this as a collected book, there’s something to be said for reading this in chapters, letting the story marinate until the next issue. Doomsday Clock is sprinkled with brilliance waiting to be discovered.

Rating: 9.0 out of 10

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