SAVAGE WOLVERINE #11

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[ BARGAIN ON THE MOON
According to the Captain of the USS Enterprise, James Tiberius Kirk, space, is the final frontier. Yet according my old mate Logan on the other hand, space, is a damn right pain in the ass, as seen in this moody adventure created by Jock, and Published by Marvel Comics, in November 2013.

Using GENERAL terms, answer the following 4 questions about this STORY entitled 'Space'.
  • WHAT'S THE MAIN THRUST OF THIS TALE: 'So you think your underground lair can develop an army of Weapon X lab-rats?' says Logan to an evil scientist. 'Ha! Fat chance. Especially if I have anything to say about it, bub'.
  • ARE THE MAIN OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED: Well, a lot of SNIKT-SNIKT-SNIKT goes on. So what do you think?
  • ANYTHING ELSE HAPPEN: Yes. Logan and the boy regretfully discover a cure that's not really a cure.
  • HOW DOES THIS STORY END: With Logan and the kid sitting on a rock, waiting for some action.

All in all, what is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
Now a tear almost came running down my face during that scene where Logan timorously muttered to the kid...

'You're young, you have a metal skeleton. As you grow...'

... mainly because it implied that the kids life wasn't going to be a long one. What a shame. What a bloody-bloody shame.

What are the BEST bits about this issue?
(+) As insinuated in the previous section, one of the most powerful aspects about this adventure were the emotions it was able to express. Be it sorrow, anger, pain, or loss, one way or another, a feeling was imparted, and a story was conveyed.  
(+) Now I know that some of you folks out there look down upon 'Savage Wolverine' as being a 'themed based series' that's not worth reading. Well, to me, this is not the case at all. It's a good series. No. A great series. One that's managed to touch upon certain facet's that the other series can't seem to find the time to explore. I mean, just take this arc for instance. On a conceptual level it's a fairly simple space adventure. On a personal level it's about how Logan copes with loss and hardship. And on a tonal level it's all to do with mood and scope. So what's not to like about that, huh?
(+) Without giving too much away, I really did enjoy how this tale came to an end. It was poignant. It kept the mood. And in a round about way it kind of summed up who Logan was a man and as a human being -- A warrior waiting for his next battle.

What are the WORST bits about this issue?
(-) Unlike the other two chapters of this three part saga, this time round I have no problem with its pacing, tone, and generally, the moody ambiance it conveys. Having said that, though, what I do have a problem with, is how this concluding part was somewhat lucid on the page. Inadvertently making the whole thing a bit too quick to plough through.  

Choose TWO CHARACTERS out of this comic book, and then compare them to FRUIT.
FURRY FRUIT AS LOGAN: Alright. I know that this is another one of my more literal comparisons. But come on. This fruit is God damn hairy! 

BREADFRUIT AS THE KID: Ahhh! Doesn't the name 'Breadfruit' just make you want to take it home and look after it? It does to my Dad. He's got a sh*t load in the fridge. Do you want to buy some? They taste of bananas!

What QUOTE would be appropriate to sum-up this story?
'A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age' -- William Shakespeare

What SONG, THEME-TUNE, or MELODY, would complement this tale, as well as add and extra dimension to it by default?
'TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS' BY JOHN DENVER: If you ever get around to picking up this issue, I'd like you to do something for me when you eventually do read it. Play this song and look at the final page. Trust me. This is a match made in heaven.  




ANYTHING Else?
Normally I use this section to either come up with something silly, or try to expand upon a point or premise I mentioned up above. This time though, no, I don't want to do nether of these things really. I can't you see. I'm spent. Hollow. Empty inside. Without any gumption or motivation within me to actually say what is on my mind.  

Yet for the life of me, I'm not too sure why this is the case. I liked this story because it moved me. And I love this series because it has a very 'Legends of The Dark Knight' way about it. Still. I suppose one of the main reasons why I can't seem to come up with something here, is due to the fact that I'm not very sure what else I can say.

I mean, Jock's art was up to its usual high standards. His story was nice too. Cause it lent itself to pathos and tone. And all in all, yeah, good job. Good job.  

But having said all that, do you think 'Good Job' is all this title is really worth? Or should it be 'Amazing Job' which I'll come to love reading each and every month?

Tell me what you think, pals. Go on. Drop me a line. And say what you have on your mind, even if I cannot.

Nuff said.