Writer Paul Cornell
Penciler Alan Davis
Inker Mark Farmer
Colorist Matt Hollingsworth
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
Killable Part Two of Six
How great is it to read a comic with the amazing team of Davis / Farmer drawing Kitty Pryde again? This issue, we get them drawing Rachel too!
So between last and this issue, Mystique destroyed most of Logan’s items in in his bedroom at the mansion.
Which is a horrible thing to do, but hasn’t this been done before? I know, there are no new ideas anymore, but as far as I know, it has been done only once before, and within the past two years.
The Hellverine Saga, where Logan died, and demons took over his body, and the X-Men had to bring him down. There was a moment wherein this group of henchmen found Logan’s secret storage unit in a distant land and set all the contents on fire. When I read that issue, there was a moment of shock, as Logan is so old now, and those items are personal and highly likely to be one of a kind. Plus, I worry about my possessions being burn or water damaged beyond repair.
Poor Logan here, thought his bedroom in the mansion was safe enough to start collecting possessions again. I like that you can tell that the items are relatively new or bought.
Warbird’s “It’s precisely that, you should respond with massive retaliation.” Makes me smile. Her character does lend herself to some nicer comments.
When Logan uses his double negative, you can see that Logan meant to do it, and Kitty caught it.
I really like how Cornell has been building a friendship between Logan and Hank. You can really tell that Hank values Logan, and just wants to look out for him.
We officially start the Wolverine / Kitty road trip!
First stop, getting blown out of the sky, by Batroc, The Leaper!
Now, I know that Batroc is seen by most as a joke character. I know Marvel has gone out of their way to protray him that way, but I like Batroc the Leaper.
I like that he is an expert in savate, the French version of kickboxing.
I just want to be on record, before the next Captain America movie comes out, and more people come around on Batroc. I am really hoping, that his movie costume has at least some type of purple color scheme, as it really is a nice classic costume design.
Kitty’s “oh no, it’s Batroc the Leaper. The category is — phrases you never hear.” Great line! Kitty is funny, and I am not sure when was the last time I heard her make a joke.
Also, great use of turning the page reveal.
The six page fight between Wolverine and Batroc is stunning. The art pips off the page, I want to say it is do to the background having been colored mostly yellow, as they are outside and in the wilderness, so all three costumes (which are all yellow based or accented) non-yellow parts really stand out.
Excellent fight choreography too!
I like the concept of Wolverine having to pick his spots, of when to pop the claws. He has gotten lazy due to having one of the best weapons around. He is famous for his fighting styles, but he rarely has to utilize those skills.
Next issue, Logan takes Kitty home to the Howlett Estate. Which I am pretty sure, is the first time Wolverine has been back there.