Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine # 3

Posted by bps 06 April 2011

Before I start this review, I'd like to say a big thank you to Combustible Pumpkins aka Aaron, who helped me quite a bit in getting this blog started, not to mention the discussion board which is not doing so well these days. He's helped us do a number of reviews including Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine 1&2. 

Since he can't finish the series, I thought I'd just do it for him. I don't usually pick up stories that our reviewers leave hanging, but this story is pretty good and should be reviewed on here. So here it is: Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine # 3

The Story
In Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine # 2, we last see Wolverine knock Spidey out, taking the gun with the Phoenix bullet, able to blow planets. We also see the mysterious Czar figure watching Wolverine, with the special diamonds in his bat and teeth.

This issue starts with Wolverine, thinking back on his life - how he always woke up wondering if he'd die that day. He also imagined different ways he would die. A number of other things also cross his mind. Anyway, Spidey wakes up, trying to stop Wolverine from shooting the gun ( whoever shoots it will die from incineration)

Wolverine fires the gun before Spidey can stop him, knowing fully well he'll finally die. Spidey obviously blames himself, while the rest of the world of whatever time they are in, sees Wolverine as a hero. Spidey collects Wolverines remains hoping to revive him. After spending so much time ( enough to grow an insane beard) working on a way to rejuvenate Wolverine,  he finally succeeds.

Wolverine comes back to life, not very pleased at all as he was happy that he could finally rest eternally. The scene turns into a death match but is suddenly paused by the Czar character. Thats right, Czar can stop time. Speaking to his friend - another shady figure, Czar decides not to let them kill one another.
Wolverine travels in time again, after being hit by the diamond bat, and wakes up in a boxing ring with Spidey,  in a lame costume. Spidey on the other hand wakes up in a blizzard, about to be killed by a savage Wolverine and his pack of wolves.

Unfortunately, I'm writing this review after reading issue 4 and 5 as well. At this point, I have a pretty good idea what is going on here. At this point in the story, readers are still probably wondering what is going on. Nothing is clear except that this Czar character with the diamonds is able to stop time and control what timeline he wants Spidey and Wolverine in.

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