on 29 August 2012
Jason Aaron's writing for Marvel has dipped considerably over the last year or so, probably because he's been given a ton of books to write and some very short deadlines. On top of 2 Wolverine series, he's writing the new Hulk series, he wrote "X-Men Schism", and put the finishing touches to his indie masterpiece "Scalped". It feels like he's stretched when you read this book because it's short on inspiration or interest.
It's your average Wolverine story: Logan goes somewhere, fights a whole bunch of people, snikt happens, and then he finishes with a cold beer in hand. In this book Logan goes to Japan and fights ninjas, a new Silver Samurai emerges, more blood is shed, Logan wins, and whaddayaknow he winds up with a beer in a bar.
The book is really dull and ranks among the weakest of Aaron's Wolverine books so far. Even the closing story just seems to be any excuse for a brawl as Logan beats up Sabretooth because it's his birthday.
You'll like this if lots of fighting is all you're looking for in a comic book, but for most people who have read this author's generally high-quality books before will find this a disappointing read. "Wolverine Fights a Buncha Ninjas" should be the title and the synopsis of this dreary book.