W is for Wolverine
Wolverine #1 is written by Jason Aaron with art by Renato Guedes. It was published by Marvel Comics with a cover date of November 2010.
In this story, Logan (Wolverine) is doing some soul-searching and seeks out his friend Wraith, former government killer and current pastor. In the wake of the recent super-hero Civil War and the Avengers being run by villains, the two speak of dealing with the strange emotions of faith and hope after all they've seen. Weeks later, Wraith notices that Logan is absent from the first Sunday service in weeks. Soon, a member of Wraith's congregation bursts into the church claiming to have been attacked in the woods. Wraith instructs the members of his church to stay locked inside while he investigates. Wraith finds someone who has the appearance of Logan behind the attacks. Coming to the conclusion that it is Logan's body, but not his soul, Wraith is forced to watch his church burn. We then find that Logan's soul is actually in hell.
Pretty wild story to open a series with. It was a massive jump to go from Wraith and Logan talking to someone in Logan's body killing people in the town. There were also no hints given as to how/when/why Logan's soul was taken from his body. I'm sure this was all meant to entice the reader to come back for more, but it just left me feeling disappointed in this issue. This series ended up doing a number jump, with #305 hitting stores yesterday (April 25, 2012).
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