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Havok and Wolverine: Meltdown (Wolverine Marvel Comics)

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  199 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 28th 1990 by Marvel Comics Gp, US (first published January 1st 1989)
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Jun 25, 2010 Stephen rated it liked it
3.0 stars. Another solid Wolverine story, this one featuring a team up with the "other" summers brother, Havok.
This collection originally appeared in the Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown mini-series from Marvel's Epic Comics imprint. The art is stunning. Jon J. Muth & Kent Williams really delivered the goods with breathtaking, gorgeous painted interiors. Every page is a masterpiece. Unfortunately the narrative is pretty weak. The whole thing is contrived and so convoluted as to be silly. It's one of those stories that really only works in the realm of comic-book heroes with steroetyped heroes & vi ...more
Mar 29, 2008 Jon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
crap writing, but brilliant art, so it goes in the middle
May 31, 2012 Mia rated it really liked it
Okay, this had a wild story lol The storyline is a little bizarre and silly, but the artwork is amazing. I recommend this basically for the beautiful watercolors. It's a visually stunning series.
Aug 24, 2013 Fizzgig76 rated it really liked it
Reprints Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown #1-4 (March 1989-October 1989). Dr. Neutron and General Meltdown are playing a dangerous game. They want to harness the power of a nuclear meltdown like Chernobyl and they don’t care who gets hurt in the process. With their eyes on Havok of the X-Men, the two must first find a way to get rid of Wolverine who could create a foil to their plans. With a girl named Scarlett at their bidding, Meltdown and Neutron are about to take on two of the X-Men’s most da ...more
Aug 20, 2012 Jesús rated it liked it
En los correos de los lectores que se publicaron a principios de los años noventa en España se decía casi siempre lo mismo sobre esta serie limitada: en nuestro país no estaba asegurada su publicación porque a los "jefes" de Forum les preocupada su "dibujo raro". Lo que debería haberles preocupado es su historia, porque lo otro es una maravilla realizada en acuarela a cuatro manos por los ilustradores Jon J. Muth y Kent Williams, un trabajo a un mismo tiempo realista (ese Alex Summers 'cool' ins ...more
This book has confounded me for decades....the story is interesting, but it's the art by Jon J. Muth that I just can't figure out. It's a surreal painted style unlike almost anyone else's in comics and it draws me in while occasionally infuriating me. Still, it makes this a book I'll return to multiple times, always finding something a little different in its pages.
May 28, 2015 Aaron rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I haven't ready many X-men comics, so this was my first time encountering the Havoc character. The art was fantastic, very cinematic. Wolverine was written true to my imagination although I'm still not used to seeing him actually kill people since his action scenes in the animated series were always toned down.
Aug 13, 2013 Gavin rated it it was ok
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Had hoped for more from Walter Simonson, after his awesome Thor run...this story is just dated 80s Cold War Nuclear paranoia stuff.
Wolverine and Havok are on holiday in Mexico...which already is strange as bejesus. Also, what on Earth has those 2 together? Hatred for Scott? Who knows...there's a few cool spots, the art is mostly watercolour style, which makes some very cool stuff and also some stuff is far too dark (literally) to see.

Not all that important, though I would be interested to see th
Jan 31, 2016 Matti rated it really liked it
Really liked the artwork.
Jan 09, 2013 Dan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say first off that this was a very interesting story featuring Wolverine and Havok of the X-men. Rendered in mixed media, as it was done sometimes in watercolour, charcoal, acrylics, and pencil. The artwork alone makes this book worth picking up, as it's a very expressively done. I was surprised by the ending which makes it seem like the main villian who controlled all of "the pieces" would be back for another issue in the Marvel universe.
Mar 02, 2014 Xavier rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una historia que no está a la par del arte soberbio.
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Nov 30, 2014 Nadine Jones rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-comics
Absolutely gorgeous book. This is the book that got me loving Wolverine (long before Hugh Jackman LOL - though he really sealed the deal :-). Sadly, I never found another X-Men to equal the beauty of this one.
Oct 28, 2012 J. rated it really liked it
I think I'll agree with most people on here. The story is solid, if not amazing; unfortunately set in a specific historical period. But the art is absolutely gorgeous and unique. Awesome.
Mar 18, 2012 Nick rated it it was amazing
This comic is so great! The art is all done in Watercolours and just looks stunning, or it did, I havent looked at it in a long time.
Jan 01, 2016 Nicole rated it it was ok
Recommended to Nicole by: Yvonne
The story had its moments, but it was kind of silly, and the Dr. Neutron art was weird.
Some of the Havok art was interesting.
May 20, 2009 Andrew rated it liked it
Shelves: yes-i-m-a-geek
Story, meh. Art, great.
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