Weapon X #1
Written by Greg Pak and drawn by Greg Land.
If you’re in to giving hi-fives, you should never hang out with Lady Deathstrike. If you’re against being impaled, you should never hang out with Old Man Logan. In fact I would probably recommend never hanging out with any of the characters from this book. They are meaner, rougher, and way more into shanking then your average X-Men team, but that’s why this series is worth sinking your claws into.
Weapon X is written by Greg Pak (Planet Hulk) and drawn by Greg Land (Monsters Unleashed) and brings us a group of bad @$$ mothers. In this series Old Man Logan has to put together a team of mutants with attitude in order to combat a new threat to the mutant race. A new threat that might just be a newly formed Weapon X program! OH CRAP! In this issue we only meet 3 of the 5 team members appearing in this book, Old Man Logan, Sabretooth, and Lady Deathstrike, however I assume Domino and Warpath will show up soon. If you’re a fan of any of these characters you should definitely pick up this book, because you should always support your heroes. Especially if they have a tendency towards violence. If self preservation isn’t enough for you to grab this book, then you should grab it for its gritty action. As you should be able to guess, this book is full of great action pages featuring slicing, dicing, stabbing and other effective blood spilling methods. However, even though this is an important part in an antihero book you also need an engaging story. Luckily this book does not disappoint in that in that department either. The mysterious Weapon X is up to something sinister and it’s going to be exciting to see what they have in store for this team. Greg Pak as always delivers an entertaining story, with well written characters and masterfully devised dilemmas. As for the art, is looks fantastic! The action scenes are very well done, your eyes get bombarded with blood, flesh, and metal. The robotic abominations sent after Logan, look slick and incredibly cool. They should prove to be a more than worthy adversary to our group of mutant mercenaries.
If none of that convinces you to read this book. Here’s the one thing that absolutely will . . . Sabretooth has long hair again! Oh yeah, I know you’re excited now. Plus he actually seems less like the do goody loser he became after AXIS , and more like the Sabretooth of old. That along with all the other stuff you quickly skimmed through up top, means you must read this comic. This book will not disappoint long time Wolverine/ X-Men fans, and will also entertain those who are new to X-Men world. If you want more X-Men check out the other new X titles like X-Men Gold and Blue, available at the one and only Alpha Comics. That’s it for now. Just remember if this comic inspires you to play with knives, only do it if you are in front of a camera. Nothing clears the pain of a phantom limb more than being a You-Tube sensation.
-Chad Colpitts (independant Comic Writer @TiCComics)