Writer: Gerry Duggan
Art Team: Andy MacDonald, Jordie Bellaire, VC’s Cory Petit
Release Date: February 17, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99
Wolverine: Infinity Watch has been a series I found to be a pleasant surprise, despite carrying the Infinity Watch tagline, which just seems like a story otherwise Marvel has refused to end. Yet here we have a fun team-up between Loki and Wolverine who play off each other well, the story is moving at a nice pace, and the developments are maintaining my interest issue to issue. So with that said lets discuss the next chapter and see if Loki and Wolverine can help out future Thor and Phoenix Wolverine toasting in the future.
Last issue ended with the Raptors, lead by Talonar, coming and taking Hector, the holder of the essence of the Time Stone, off to claim said Stone for himself. Naturally Wolverine and Loki give chase here, after a quick beer run, as well as a stop to recruit a tracker. Those duties fall to Bats, Dr. Strange’s pet companion, and the three head off to track down Hector. I really think Gerry Duggan does a great job of nailing the exchanges of the characters in a semi-hostile team-up, its a lot of fun to read the ‘shots’ the characters take at each other, I just find the tone to be perfectly suited for my personal tastes, sarcastic but funny.
On board with the Raptors, Talonar attempts to figure out exactly how Hector controls his newfound power, yet isn’t making much progress, since Hector himself doesn’t really understand himself how things workout. Wolverine, Bats, and Loki soon board the ship running into resistance quickly in the form of Raptor robots, who Logan is left to dealt with, meanwhile Loki finds Talonar who sees right through his tricks. The issue concludes with all the jokes in the issue really coming full circle, as just what Wolverine joked about actually comes true, adding a nice little touch to an action packed, fast paced issue.
The art and letters by Andy MacDonald, Jordie Bellaire, and VC’s Cory Petit look great again in this issue and the action scenes with Wolverine especially shine. I know art teams have been shuffling around a lot lately at Marvel so I hope they remain with the series the entire way through because I love the look and feel to whats going on.
Overall, Wolverine: Infinity Watch is a fun, fast paced comic book, that really does a great job of showcasing some interesting and funny interactions with the characters at play. After a disastrous return from death in the most recent Return of Wolverine series, Logan has found some new life in the Infinity Watch mini here. Coupled with some great art by MacDonald and Bellaire, Duggan has put together three solid issues, making this a book flying under the radar worth a look.