Review: Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk #5

(****)

I love comics. When a comic reminds you of that, it’s pretty damn sweet. This is a medium where you can do just about whatever you want. You’re not hindered by the burdens that come with TV. So, Lindelof totally cuts loose. This comic is broken into five parts:

Part One: In Which Logan Pisses Off A Panda

Part Two: In Which Logan Loses His Head

Part Three: In Which We Once Again Flash Back In Time To Explain Things Better (How Original)

Part Four: In Which Logan Makes A Valuable Ally In His Toilet Bowl

Part Five: In Which Logan Ignores The Panda’s Advice And Thusly Screws Himself Good At The End Of The Issue

That’s actually what happens. Logan really does fight a Panda, which reminded me of this. Logan’s head really is detached from his body. Hulk and She-Hulk…wrestle with each other. Forge’s (Why is Forge everywhere right now?) head pops out of a toilet. All this stuff is absolutely ridiculous, but it makes for a highly entertaining and memorable comic. If it wasn’t my favorite comic this week, it was definitely the most fun. Oh, and Leinil Yu is still drawing really pretty pictures.

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9 thoughts on “Review: Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk #5

  1. That sounds awesome. My general dislike of the characters, creators and setting involved will prevent me from buying it… but the suggestion that it might be worth considering looking at in the store to see if there might be some sort of upswing in quality is nice. Thanks.

  2. “That sounds awesome. My general dislike of the characters, creators and setting involved will prevent me from buying it”

    That’s funny. Uh, the book is a lot of fun, especially since its return, but you don’t have to read it.

  3. It’s a confluence of everything I generally hate – the ultra-extreme Ultimate Universe, LOST, and the even more extreme extremeness of Wolverine and Hulk. A lot of creators have a problem letting those characters be FUN because they’re too focused on making them cool – Geoff Johns Syndrome.

    This sounds like the opposite. And that makes me smile.

  4. More Johns hate, eh? Hal Jordan is cool!

    Yeah, this series isn’t serious at all. It’s a big barrel of fun. For better or worse, Lindelof is throwing out everything he can think of. Bras even bust out for no reason. It’s kind of a blast. Oh, and I don’t care at all about LOST.

  5. Just got this and man, it is awesome. You’re right in that it was a lot of fun. Lindelof is just having lots of fun, even mocking himself along the way. I love the stuff with the panda, and just how calm Wolverine is throughout the entire issue, considering the circumstances.

  6. I know I’m not part of this discussion, but you’re on my comments section, so suck it!

    I’ve never really given LOST a proper shot. A friend bought me the first season, trying to get me into it, but I don’t really care. All I know is that crazy shit happens like Polar Bears and moving islands.

  7. Yeah, my roommate watches it, and tells me about how crazy it is. At first, I just didn’t want to watch it because I thought it looked pointless, but now I don’t want to because I think it is pointless and crazy.

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