The first issue of Paul Cornell’s Wolverine was an interesting one. Some sort of science fiction gun was taking over its wielders’ minds and vaporizing people throughout the city. Somehow Wolverine’s involved and is trying to contain this fairly bizarre situation. It was a fun comic, just not what you’d expect from a Wolverine title.
This issue continues that storyline, while further exploring exactly what the gun is capable of and the type of control it has over its wielders. It’s also made clear that there’s a lot we don’t yet know about the situation, and that things could get crazier fast. Beyond that, there’s a strong focus on Wolverine and his fighting style. It’s nice to see Wolverine using his brain for once, when most comics portray him as a dumb brute.
The flow in this comic is a bit weird. Conversations tend to jump around; it feels random if you read through it too fast. It opens with a bizarre drug deal that isn’t mentioned again. Even ignoring that, this is kind of a difficult comic to review. There are things to like about it, but it doesn’t really feel like a Wolverine book.
This comic wasn’t nearly as enjoyable on my second reading. If you liked the first issue, check this out. If you’re a big Wolverine fan, at least read this and decide for yourself. If anything here sounds intriguing, read it before you buy it. Personally, I’m not going to read the next issue because I’m already reading too many books starring Wolverine.