Wolverine #006 – Comic Book Review
Follow Genre: Adventure, Action
Written by: Paul Cornell
Illustrations: Ryan Stegman, Gerardo Sandoval, Mark Morales, John Livesay, Scott Hanna
Coloring: David Curiel
Publisher: Standaard Uitgeverij

Wolverine #006 – Comic Book Review

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Last time things weren’t going all that smooth for Logan, as he was pretty much an emotional (and physical) mess after he lost his powers. Eager to prove himself, he lost horribly when facing off his arch nemesis, Sabretooth. After this crushing defeat the downwards spiral continued, eventually causing Wolverine to leave his friends behind, joining up a mercenary organization, which finds itself on the wrong side of the law. It’s clear that Logan might not be on the fast track to a superhero status, but such drastic measures surely must have their reasons.

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The story portion in this album will handle many items, albeit in the spirit of one central theme, namely Wolverine’s transition from teacher, mentor and hero, to a gun for hire. We’ll keep things rather vague in this sixth review, as we’d otherwise spoil too much. You’ll see how Wolverine struggled with the loss of his powers, how his bond with Storm and Kitty shattered and the motives for him joining a mercenary organization. You’ll see hints of S.H.I.E.L.D. pushing him towards a secret mission, but it remains just that; hints.

While this issue doesn’t have an abundance of action, the pace is still quite rapid as you’ll switch between past and present, to show how Wolverine ended up where he is today. This part of this arc revolves around Wolverine losing control (again), and him trying to cope with the loss of his powers, which forced him to completely change his life, and even his friends. Paul Cornell does a great job showing the biggest battle of all, Logan’s inner struggle.

Illustrations still follow the same gritty path as usual, even though this bundle makes everything feel a lot ‘lighter’, by smoothening (and ‘cute-ning’) all of the characters portrayed in the issues in this omnibus. Otherwise harsh facial features have been replaced with softer, rounder and somewhat prettier equivalents, which still works well for the story that is unfolding. Colors have fairly warm tones, albeit with a hefty dose of shading, to keep the grimmer atmosphere intact.


Wolverine #006 is clearly a teaser for things to come, as Logan clearly has his own reasons for joining a mercenary group, which is also linked to Sabretooth. Dive into the mind of Wolverine to see why he has turned out this way, and what his inner demons are. Don’t worry, there’s still enough action, be it brawling with friend or foe.

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