Wolverine: The Adamantium Men collects Wolverine: Weapon X issues 1-5, for anyone who's curious. This story starts with a back story on where the beginning takes place and even mentions there's catfish parasites that, and I quote, "swim up into your naughty bits." And that's all I needed to hear to never wanna go swimming anywhere that isn't chlorine filled pool. From there we see a well planned massacre by a bunch of men who's faces are hidden in the shadows, one even shown to have green glowing claws. From there we jump to some hoodlums causing trouble on a train/subway, too bad for them the Canucklehead is there, one chopped up arm and gun shoved up an ass later, all is calm and Wolvie has saved the day. From there he learns from Maverick that someone has bought up the old Weapon X info, and even knows how to make adamantium. Meanwhile the woman Wolverine saved on the train/subway named Garner (didn't catch her first name or they didn't say it), is looking up info on Wolverine, trying to find out who he is and where he came from for an article but is hitting dead ends.
Wolverine eventually draws the guys out which leads to a fight where he can scout them out, turns out their healing factor has nanites and they have energy claws, which according to Wolverine is like being killed by him when he's stabbed, and he doesn't like being on the receiving end. Wolverine is out matched so he runs into the forest, I'd assume to pick them off like the predator he is. Looks like I was right as he manages to take out most of them, and kidnap one to learn answers. The dude escapes but Wolverine has planted a tracking device behind the dude's eyeball. (I don't even wanna know how...) Ms. Garner eventually gets in trouble looking into Wolverine's past but is helped by Maverick, a friend of Wolverine and a former Weapon X testee as well. As Wolverine tracks the escaped hostage, he eventually comes upon a tree, in it is a knife stuck through the tracking device, and hanging from it is his eye. That would've freaked me the hell out, but not Logan! Not James Howlett baby! I loved the big fight scene and in the middle a school bus goes by so they stop and take the fight away from the kids, great moment showing that even though their killers they still don't wanna inflect that on the children.
The fight scenes near the end of this comic are amazing, hell seeing Wolverine grab a Gas pump and light it on fire with sparks from his claws was epic. And the way they talk in between fights, actual conversations, not just insulting lines made it even more enjoyable. I'll allow you to read for yourself how the story ends but I loved the lead up to it. The guy asking Wolverine how that book ends was great as well, showing he knew there was a chance he'd never get to finish it. This comic was amazing, like most of the Wolverine Comics I've been recommended it almost got a perfect score but the stuff with Garner bored me, it seemed out of place and I wish it'd been Maverick instead just because at least he's interesting to read. That aside I REALLY enjoyed this read and I'll give it a 8.5/10. I recommend it to any Wolverine fan or anyone who likes a good story.
Now, it's time for the weekly poll results, the question asked was "Which Teen Titan alum deserves their own Solo Series?"
Last Place with 0% - Cyborg, Ah well... at least you're still around...
Third Place with 18.2% - Ravager, Better stick to the Co-Features Rose.
Second Place with 27.3% - Static, Pretty shocking eh? (They can't all be funny...)
Winner with 54.5% - Arsenal Rises with a win, let's get him a series now, written by someone good...
That's it for me everyone, thanks for reading, feel free to comment because they keep me smiling and all that other great stuff. :P I'll be back later this week reviewing the weekly comics I stated in the last Ratings and Rantings, so until then, You've just been Gobsmacked!