Sabertooth is back on the scene. And my God doesn't he appear very-very mean! His hair looks a mess. He now wears a dress. Which was once worn by my mate Martin Sheen! Well, it was given to Martin by Writer: Jeph Loeb; Artist: Simone Bianchi; and Publisher: Marvel Comics in July 2012. Plus the colour does bring out his eyes, doesn't it?

So what’s the STORY morning glory?
My mate Joe once shook a bottle of champagne and then fired the cork right into his mouth. OK, I know what you're thinking to yourself. 'Ouch! That must hurt!' -- right? But no. Joe really liked the sharp bubbly sensation that crashed at the back of his throat.

And do you know what? Sharp and bubbly is another way of describing this first part of 'Sabertooth: Reborn'.

  • You see, an evil mastermind has set-up a trap for Wolverine to follow one step at a time.
  • Firstly, he has to save a battered hero, named 'Clock', from the top of the Empire States Building.
  • Secondly, he tags along with Cloak to Sabertooth's decrepit grave and some house in the forest, with the intent of saving Cloaks girl-pal, Dagger.
  • And thirdly, at this house, Logan will say 'Oh Sh*t. It's Romulus! Let the girl go', and then try not to get his head kicked in.

THUD! Oppps!

To be continued when Wolverine wakes up in a Weapon X lab populated by an army of Saber... errr... teeth.   

What is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
I really did like reading most of Wolverines inner dialogue in this issue. But the stand out for me was when he and Cloak were falling to their deaths, and Logan said...

'I'm sure that everyone heard the story that if you drop a penny off the top of the Empire States Building... on impact it would cut through a city bus like butter and continue so far into the street that it'd hit a subway train. A penny. I may have Adamantium bones, but even I don't think that I could survive a fall like that'.

Well constructed sentence, isn't it?

What was the BEST thing about this issue?
As much as this may sound like a pretty obvious thing for me to say, I still feel that the best thing about this yarn is that it is a continuation from a great battling saga involving the previous creative team and contestants associated with it -- Loeb and Bianchi -- Wolverine Sabertooth.

Yeah. A tad too obvious, huh? But something worth stating nonetheless.

What was the WORST thing about this issue?
I'm afraid to say that I did have one slight confusing with this issue, which plagued my mind from start to finish --  didn't Sabertooth and Wolverine already meet in the 'Back in Japan' story?

Well, didn't they? Or is this story set in a different time? OK, I know that the initial caption did state 'One Week Ago'. But the 'Back in Japan' tale was told many months ago.

Answers on a postcard please.

What was the most CREATIVE thing about this issue?
STORY: I do not think that I have ever seen an army of Saber-teeth before, which on a certain level is very creative and original. Fair enough, I'm not one hundred percent sure what level that is. Maybe the third or the forth, ha!

ART: For me, personally, I believe that artist, Simone Bianchi, does his best work in the more expansive panels -- like the view from the top of the Empire States Building for example, or the final Weapon X revelation. He works best when he works big -- simple as that really.

If you had to CAST TWO CHARACTERS in this comic book, who would they be and why?
CLOAK: Doesn't 'Notorious' actor, Derek Luke, look a lot like this caped crusader? No. Not Batman. This one that falls on his ass just as much as whip ass, silly!

DAGGER: OK, so what blonde actress would look good in a tight fitting white cat-suit and draped in my arms? Amanda Seyfried from 'Mama Mia' fame you say? Yeah. Why not.

If this issue had a MOVIE TAG LINE, what would it be?
Do You Have Tooth Ache? Big Deal. Wolverine Has Sabre-Teeth Ache.

If this issue were a MOVIE, an OBJECT, or a piece of MUSIC, what would that be and why? 
How can you read this book and not feel the earthy yet harsh tones of 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' by the 'Rolling Stones' rustling through your ears? This tale is just stark, foreboding, lively, and... well... jumpy, right?

FINAL thoughts...
Apart from my own confusion of where this story is placed in continuity, I have to say that as a first instalment goes, this one was a pretty good read.

However, I would like to know who that woman was that Wolverine saw with Romulus. Now Logan thought that it might have been Jean, but I think that this is someone else from his past -- maybe another lost romance, perhaps?

What do you think dear reader? Answers on a post-card please, or else, spam me.

MARKS out of 10? 8.5

WOLVERINE #310 WOLVERINE #310 Reviewed by David Andrews on July 25, 2012 Rating: 5
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