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Wolverine, Issue 44: Sabretooth War Part 4

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Writers: Benjamin Percy & Victor LaValle; Penciler: Cory Smith; Inker: Oren Junior; Color Artist: Alex Sinclair; Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit.

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This run of Wolverine has been going on for a few years now, however, the Sabretooth War has only just begun, and this issue kicks off part 4. While I recommend reading all 44 issues and beyond, this is the perfect time to jump in.

Issue 41 started a whole new story featuring Logan’s most annoying enemy: Victor Creed AKA Sabretooth. The last issue we saw flashbacks of Sabretooth and Wolvie, and learned Sabretooth’s motives aren’t completely evil.

Part of him just misses his favorite runt. We also learned how sick he can be, but a perverse action he took toward another mutant, just may be able to be used against him.

Check out the review for Issue 43.

Wolverine Issue 44, Variant Cover. All images by Marvel Comics.
Wolverine Issue 44, Variant Cover. All images by Marvel Comics.

The Story for Issue 44

This issue kicks right off with a very angry, and literally in pieces Logan. Sabretooth has taken so much from him over the years, and it never seems to be enough.

An enraged Logan mourning the loss of his son, Akihiro, teams up with Domino and Colossus to go after a Creed that was left behind. While Logan is in mourning and wants nothing but revenge he can’t help but wonder if he caused all this. Meanwhile, he’s given a reminder that he still has something or someone to fight for, and a new clue may help him do so.

Wolverine Issue 44, Variant Cover. All images by Marvel Comics.
Wolverine Issue 44, Variant Cover. All images by Marvel Comics.

The Art

This was classic Marvel art at its finest. From the panels filled with gore and symbols reflecting any curse word you choose to fill that space with, to the perfectly executed, FASTBALL, this issue was beautiful from beginning to end.

While Wolverine is an incredibly violent character, he’s also one filled with emotion. This combination is what I think truly makes him so amazing. The art in this issue captured both those sides of Logan, and showed us he really is the best at what he does, and it really isn’t very nice.

Wolverine, Issue 44: Sabretooth War Part 4, Rating: 9.5/10

The Sabretooth War is heating up! There’s never been a better time to get in on this Wolverine run (except maybe issue 1). If you feel overwhelmed, don’t. Grab an issue and dive in.

At the beginning of each one, there is always a ‘previously on’ page that is perfect to catch you right up, and get ready for whatever berserker raged chaos is about to go down. This comic is an absolute must for any Wolvie fan out there! SNIKT!

Lauren is half of Hops GEEK News: a weekly podcast that discusses all things geek pop culture, while enjoying a craft beer of the week. They also interview many different people from the comic book world and beyond.

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