Ultimate X-Men - Volume 7: Blockbuster

Ultimate X-Men - Volume 7: Blockbuster

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by Brian Michael Bendis, David Finch
     
 

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Target: Wolverine

Years ago, a covert military group called Weapon X discovered a mutant blessed with claws and an accelerated healing factor. They wiped his memory, coated his skeleton in the unbreakable metal adamantium and forged him into a living weapon. This weapon, once know only as Logan, was given a new name: Wolverine. After many years of

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Target: Wolverine

Years ago, a covert military group called Weapon X discovered a mutant blessed with claws and an accelerated healing factor. They wiped his memory, coated his skeleton in the unbreakable metal adamantium and forged him into a living weapon. This weapon, once know only as Logan, was given a new name: Wolverine. After many years of indentured service to Weapon X, Wolverine escaped and joined the mutant peacekeeping force called X-Men.

Now, things have gone from bad to worse for Wolverine. After a short time away from the X-Men, Wolverine has returned to New York — with a strange strike force armed with sophisticated military technology on his tail. To survive, he is forced to rely on the Big Apple's own Spider-Man and Daredevil — not to mention a little help from his fellow X-Men!

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Publishers Weekly
This alternate version of the X-Men saga is primarily a showcase for the ever-popular Wolverine character. In the hands of writer Bendis (mistakenly credited as Mark Millar on the credit page), the story becomes a tour of New York City and its attendant superheroes. It opens with Wolverine on the run, hunted by a paramilitary group he doesn't recognize or understand, seeking help with Spider-Man in Queens and then Daredevil in Hell's Kitchen. When the X-Men are finally called in, they discover Wolverine is being hunted by the very group that helped create him, and another piece of his mysterious past is placed in the puzzle (although by book's end there are more questions than answers). Bendis is a pulpy, dialogue-driven writer. Each of his characters has a unique speaking voice, so he manages to deepen multiple characters even as he drives the suspenseful action forward. It's a good mix. Finch's artwork is well-rendered superhero material. Even busy scenes maintain their clarity, and his fight sequences are dynamic and clean. The storytelling is in keeping with the cinematic style of comics so popular right now, giving the exposition scenes a frantic tone and the fight scenes a sprawling, epic feel, as characters hover in midair or pose dramatically against the city skyline. Bendis and Finch have a crafted a fine superhero tale: swift and fun, though thoroughly bloody and deeply rooted in the Marvel universe. It's not for neophytes or those with a low threshold for violence. (Jan.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Starring new versions of the company's most popular characters, Marvel's "Ultimate" line has been a hit with superhero fans. Eisner Award winner Bendis here takes over the "Ultimate" version of the X-Men from Mark Millar. After leaving the X-Men in shame, Wolverine is attacked by an unknown task force that wants him dead, but Spider-Man and Daredevil come to his aid, as do the X-Men. Bendis's scripting, which straddles his lighter previous work on Ultimate Spider-Man and his far grittier work on Daredevil, seems almost conventional after Millar's wide-screen, action-thriller approach. But Bendis preserves the political and military intrigue that is a hallmark of the series. The excellent artwork by penciler Finch and inker Thibert matches Bendis's tone well. With some bloody violence, this popular series is recommended for all collections, for mid-teens and up. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785112198
Publisher:
Marvel
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Ultimate X-Men Series, #7
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 10.15(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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