GEEKY GUY COMICS REVIEWS: WOLVERINE VS BLADE #1
Comic Name: Wolverine Vs Blade #1
Written by: Marc Guggenheim
Cover Artist: Dave Wilkins
Penciler: Dave Wilkins
Published by: Marvel Comics
Release Date: 10/07/19
Two of the deadliest hunters ever to have stalked the night face off! Wolverine vs. Blade — ’nuff said!
**Before I start let me just mention that this comic contains mature content. The images used in the review are directly from the comic so if you don’t like a bit of gore I would advise against purchasing this comic.**
GEEKY GUY COMICS VERDICT:
Now and again a comic comes along that just instantly grabs ya! Whether it be the artwork on the cover, the build up to the release or the actual reading of it. I for one can safely say that all of the above applied to me and I gotta say I liked it more than I actually thought I was going to. Sometimes one shot comics can get lost and fall through the vast cracks of the comic world. The majority of the times these seem to pass us by is because they seemingly have no real reason for being released and it’s probably definitely the case for Marc Guggenheim and Dave Wilkin’s Wolverine vs Blade one shot, a comic that feels like a relic from the mid-00’s brought to today.
What we get here is two of the baddest muthaf&%£kers in the Marvel Universe, Blade and Wolverine teaming up to fight some vampires and also battle each other. If i’m being honest, for me its exactly like every other superhero “vs” book you’ve read before but the only difference this time around is that the main fights only lasts about 2 pages instead of the majority of the book.
As some of you will know Marc Guggenheim’s Blade run began in 2006 and its quite refreshing to see his script for this comic reading like his scripts of old. I loved the fact that Wolverine appears exclusively in his X-Force costume and feel it fits into the story flow very well.
In regards to the artwork, Dave Wilkin’s has done a great job. For me his style is a mixture of Clayton Crain and Stjepan Sejic, it works well for the action scenes, but when Wolverine and Blade are investigating the new Vampire threat separately it falls pretty flat. Even though It’s certainly solid artwork its not as cool as it could have been.
For those of you that have been reading WOTR this isn’t a tie in in any way shape or form. It doesn’t really seem like it’s going to matter at all in the grand scheme of the overall Marvel universe currently, and in all likelihood it was probably found in a file on someone’s computer who realised that they could release this book and get some cash for it from fans of either character. As it stands right now, if you have to have everything featuring Wolverine or Blade (I’m sure there’s some of you out there that do), you could do worse than Wolverine vs Blade.
Overall there’s nothing wrong with this comic but there also isn’t anything super amazing about it that makes it a must read. If you just want a quick fighting and gore fix, this is the one for you.
GEEKY GUY COMICS RATING 3 OUT OF 5.
WRITING/ STORY: 3
OVERALL COMIC: 3
Jul 19 , 2019