Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine # 5

Posted by bps 07 April 2011

By the end of this issue, you should have a pretty good idea what has been taking place, how our two characters have been travelling through time, and why they are doing so.

The Story.
So at the end of the last issue, we found out that everything that has been happening to Spider-Man and Wolverine has all been a reality TV show set up by Mojo. Mojo has been paying Czar and his short friend some good money to keep the show interesting by throwing our two heroes through time, messing with their minds.

We also find out that the girl who Peter kept dreaming about, and made several statues of, in the first issue was also part of the plan. Mojo had this girl ( who was present at the bank the day it all started), keep appearing in Spider-Man's dream to cast her as a potential love interest later in the show.

Anyhow, while Mojo is behind the screen ordering his guys around, Czar appears stating that Spider-Man somehow stole some diamonds, causing them to loose control of what time stream they are travelling in. It also means that they could at any moment appear where they are ( which is exactly what happens)



Mojo however finds this all interesting and and proposes to introduce Spider-Man to his 'love interest." The girl immediately gets Spidey's attention. Somewhere in between, while Spidey is distracted ad Wolverine is getting ready to slice Czar, time stops again. Just as Czar begins searching for the lost diamonds however, Wolverine bursts into flames, somehow unfreezing time.

In a slapstick comedy style scene, Wolverine makes a comment about how Czar should be able to warn himself about whats going to happen to him once wolverine is done with him. Just then, and old version of Czar appears, doing just that. The young Czar can't believe how old and shriveled he has become. While the two Czars argue, Wolverine decides to cut the young Czar's hand that's holding the diamond bat off - explaining why the old version of himself had a false hand.

Once again a little too late, another version of himself appears from another timeline, trying to warn his past self about the hand.

Anyway, Wolverine and Spidey travel somewhere in the beginning of time, where a planet that grew these special diamonds on trees once existed. The all knowing glowing eyed Wolverine suddenly becomes an encyclopedia telling Spider-Man about the history of the diamonds and etc. They eventually gear themselves up with the diamonds and go back to Mojo's timeline.

The heroes then kick the bad guys asses, but not before Spider-Man realizes that Wolverine has suddenly become a Dark phoenix Wolverine. Mojo in the meantime is sitting somewhere, enjoying every minute of what is happening.












Thoughts
I really enjoyed this issue except for a few strange parts. The very fact that this Mojo character appears in the comic means that the story is about to become a comedy.


  1. First of all, Czar's future self hates his past self. He can't get along with himself- resulting in Wolverine walking up to him and cutting his arm. 
  2. Another Czar appears just a minute too late to warn his past self. - lame again. 
  3. The diamonds of old grow on trees? 
  4. I didn't mention this in the review, but Czar eventually kills his old self. The remaining Czars end up laughing about it to themselves like it was some joke. (See right)
  5. Finally, Spider-Man, encrusted with the diamonds, kicks the other Czar, turning him in to baby!
Nothing wrong with all this, just really comical :)


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