SAVAGE WOLVERINE #22

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[ WORLD WAR ONE SALE
Brace yourself you Nazi scumbags because a rebel is on the loose. So man up, strap yourself in, and prepare yourself for another rooting tooting adventure Created by: John Arcudi, Joe Quinones, and Kevin Nowlan. It was Published by Marvel Comics in August, 2014.

To QUOTE Mark Twain: 'The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time'.

THE STORY:
Do you know what? The Nazi's should have had a look at this issue of Savage Wolverine. Cause if they did, they would have been able to find out the following four facts about Logan. One: You can't kill him by shooting him in the face. Two: He's a pretty dab hand with a machine gun, especially if it's pointed at a bunch of German solders. Three: Dream sequences mean sh*t to him. And Four: Logan has a sympathetic side too, as suggested when this war time tale comes to an end.    

THE GOOD:
Essentially this issue was an all-action adventure which told the story of what Logan got up to during World War One.

Was it a good story to read? Yeah. To a certain degree I suppose it was. John Arcudi's tale was a very poignant affair, illustrating some of the situations solders faced during this dangerous time. What's more I have to complement Kevin Nowlan for his amazing cover, as well as Joe Quinones for his cartoonish interiors.

Yet what I liked the most about this tale was how it ended. You see, without giving too much away, nearing the end of this book there is a scene were Logan confronts a German soldier, and is posed with the dilemma if he should end his life or not.

Does he? No... I won't say. But what I will say is that his actions speak louder than anything else that happened throughout this entire comic book. Including the shooting.

THE BAD:
The only problem I had with this issue was how it didn't properly explain why Logan was afflicted with those dream sequences. I mean, was this something to do with Lieutenant Link? And if it was, why did Logan feel the need to apologize to him? Also, why include something like this into a war time tale if it wasn't a part of the integral plot?

Know what I mean?

THE MUSIC:
War. Ohhh! Good God. What... is... it... gooooood for? Well, according to the following song by Edwin Starr plus this particular comic book, absooooolutely nooothing. Hit me again now!!!!




THE COMPARISON:
As I've already compared this two-part story-line to World War One in my previous review, how about I now compare it to Janis Joplin for this review? Why? Well, because they're both very memorable and have a fairly sombre ending. Bless em. Bless em both.

THE CONCLUSION:
In my last review I presented to you a number of unusual facts relating to World War One. And because the response I got from this was way above average, I thought I'd take another stab at it again. So here goes...

  1. The government tried to control all media coverage of the war, going so far at to threaten to execute any journalist who would publish anything without their prior consent.
  2. Over twelve million letters were sent home per week, and took only two days for them to reach France or Britain from the front lines.
  3. A number of women who supported the war effort were afflicted with yellow skin, mainly because of all the dangerous chemicals they handled on a daily basis.
  4. One of the youngest solders to have enlisted in the war was a twelve year old boy called Sidney Lewis. Don't worry though. His mother called up the War Office and told them to pull him out due to his chivalrous deception.
  5. In 1917 a US Army doctor called Captain Oswald Robertson established the first blood bank, using sodium citrate to prevent the blood from congealing and becoming unusable.
  6. Before the war Britain was an illustrious superpower. After the war they were relatively bankrupt. So what do we learn from all this? War costs too much across the board.

Nuff said.