14 Mar 2013

SAVAGE WOLVERINE #2

By David Lee Andrews   Posted at  05:30   SAVAGE WOLVERINE

[ COMING FOR MY COUPONS
I once went to a forbidden Island. It wasn't too far off the state known as Rhode Island. I think it had game. Plus it wasn't very-very lame. Unless you compare it to a fling in the Highland. Och-I-Me-Nuuu! Just ask the grand creative team of Writer / Artist: Frank Cho; and the Publisher: Marvel Comics, if you don't believe me. But only in March, 2013.

Using GENERAL terms, answer the following 4 questions about this SECOND PART of 'Savage'.
  • WHAT'S THE MAIN THRUST OF THIS TALE: Still stranded on the Forbidden Island, the two earthy-heroes, Wolverine and Shanna, battle their way across this reptile-ridden land, just so they can reach the mountain at the other end of it.
  • ARE THE MAIN OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED: No. Not yet. But that doesn't necessarily means they aren't trying. Does it?
  • ANYTHING ELSE HAPPEN: Out of the blue the technological wiz-kid, Amadeus Cho, pops up. And he too has to figure out what the hell is going on with the islanders!
  • HOW DOES THIS STORY END: With two earthy-heroes arguing, and with a pint-sized technological wiz-kid accidentally presenting himself to the natives as a God.

Overall, what is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
I had to battle my way through the term 'mutton chops', plus two jovial conversations about guns and Hugh Jackman, before I could decide what to choose for this question.

Yet, I made it, folks. I made it just in time to say that I loved reading what Wolverine was muttering to himself whilst plunging to the ground.

'The sun morning peeks behind the horizon, blushing the sky. The wind whistles high pitched notes in my ears as I tumble down to Earth. THUNK! Helluva way to start the morning'.

Ha! Now wasn't that a great and rather poetic read, folks? More than your usual 'blah-blah-blah' we'd get from Old Bubba.

What are the BEST bits about this issue?
(+) Wow! What an issue this truly is. The art was on point. The story was funny and engaging. Plus I loved the way that all the characters in it really showed some character!
(+) Most of my favorite sections to this story, were when the individual characters poked fun at their given situation or someone around them. Like Shanna's Hugh Jackman reference for example. Or how Amadeus griped at his computer for the numerous 'error messages' it kept on giving him.
(+) Shanna. Shanna. Shanna. Need I say more?

What are the WORST bits about this issue?
(-) Now if I had to gripe about something in this book, at a push, I'd say I would have liked to have known that the kid in the suit was Amadeus Cho sooner, because I wasn't very sure at first.

Pick TWO CHARACTERS out of this comic book, and compare them individually to a HONG KONG ACTION STAR.
DRAGON LEE AS WOVERINE: Just have a good look at that bitter-faced noodle over there, and then tell me he doesn't look like an oriental version of Logan. You can see it. I know you can. 

MICHIKO NISHIWAKI AS SHANNA: Like Dragon up above, there was only one person I could think of who could fill the mighty shoes of this well-built woman of my dreams. Sigh! Michi-Michi. Say no more. 

What WORD or PHRASE could you use to sum-up this story?
'Never fight fair with a stranger, boy. You'll never get out of the jungle that way' -- Arthur Miller

What SONG, THEME-TUNE, or MELODY, would complement this tale, as well as add and extra dimension to it by default?
'IKO IKO' BY THE BELLE STARS: For me this one is a no-brainer. Both this song and this adventure are very pretty to look at, very rhythmical, and just smashing to relax to. Let's dance!!!!




ANYTHING Else?
Overall this issue of 'Savage Wolverine' really stepped up to the plate compared to last issues 'above average' offerings. I thought the artwork was amazing. I loved the jovial pace and presentation of this piece. And by in large, this is one book that has really-really impressed me this month.

However, the one thing I am slightly curious about, is after this current arc is over and done with, what next? Will Frank Cho stay on this series from here on in? Will the 'Savage' part of its title still keep its meaning? Will Wolverine build-up a cast of supporting players as he has done so in the past? Plus how will the other 'Wolverine' books feed into this one?

What do you think dear reader? Am I talking out of my 'mutton chops'? Or do I have a point about these issues?

GIVE IT, IT'S DUES: If this Comic Book Was a Website, It Would Be a Porn-Site with a Decent Story-Line, and a Decent Set of Characters.

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