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Wolverine #9

Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2004
By: Michael Wilson

“Coyote Crossing” Part 3

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Leandro Fernandez

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Wolverine has been getting closer and closer to the man behind the immigrant smuggling operation. When Logan finally gets to his enemy, things get complicated. Meanwhile, ATF Agent Lathrop is still trying to catch up with Logan.

I like this story because it is kind of off Wolverine’s usual beaten path. This start to his new series reminds me of his Madripoor days at the beginning of his first series. There are no superheroes and supervillains in this storyline. There’s a crook who needs to be brought to justice and there’s one mutant who might be able to do it. For years, Wolverine has needed a supporting character and I think he has one in Agent Lathrop. I wish I could say that it will be interesting to see what happens in the future between them, but with Rucka only writing three more issues of “Wolverine”, the next writer might take the title in a completely new direction. Leandro Fernandez’s art is also nice. I’ve seen his work on Hulk and was impressed. I’m very happy that he replaced Darrick Robertson a few issues ago.

Final Word:
This is definitely worth buying. Not a conventional X-book read, but I think fans of the title should be impressed by this creative team.

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