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Wolverine: The Death of Wolverine (Wolverine: Vol. III #11)

3.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  272 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Wendell Rayfield is a recently divorced, down-on-his-luck ex-cop who's looking down the business end of a 40 with no hope for the future and with demons from his past still haunting him at every turn. All he has going for him is his new job. A job that involves a very large machine gun, a hole in the ground, a certain hirsute mutant, and several thousand bullets. We all kn ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published April 23rd 2008 by Marvel
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Nov 17, 2009 Adam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
The title of this volume is misleading. A casual reader might make the mistake of thinking this is a comic-book event, like the "death" of Captain America or Superman. It's not.

This volume collects the five-issue story arc, "Logan Dies." Written by Marc Guggenheim and drawn by Howard Chaykin (who has a weird, blocky style that I've always liked), "Logan Dies" creates a largely unnecessary and basically silly premise. Since he was "killed" in World War I, Logan/Wolverine has always gone to the sa
Apr 22, 2016 Gavin rated it liked it
Second read through.

One off by Jason Aaron to start, solid story.
Rest is Guggenheim again, Howard Chaykin art, that I don't love, but can respect.

Logan dies, and the struggles in Purgatory turn out to be since he once beat Azrael the Angel of Death in a fight during WWI...ya. Well this dude takes it personally, and some random chick found a loophole to suck Logan's power away and cheat death...yup...right. Only Logan is still dead...Doctor Strange helps him wake up again, where he must defeat so
Apr 08, 2009 Max rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
This book contains the five part 'Wolverine dies' arc and a one-shot by Jason Aaron. The one-shot is at least four star, maybe five. The arc is the dumbest thing I've read recently. So dumb that a simple plot summary also serves as a damning review. Observe:

Every time Wolverine is mortally wounded. His soul. Goes to another plane. Where it fights Azrael, the angel of death. So that it can return to its proper place in his body. This has been going on since WWI. Because during WWI Wolverine met a
Oct 05, 2012 Michael rated it liked it
I hate Wolverine. However, this trade was included in a grab bag, so I decided to dip my foot into the swirling cesspool that is this character and see if anything had changed.

It hasn't.

HOWEVER. There is a story here that has caused many folks to rate this collection as 1-star. This alone makes it worth it, and not in some cynical way that supports my white hot burning hate for this character.

Anything that fandom hates is a good thing. It means you're not catering to their whims. Whether a stor
Jul 08, 2008 Brad rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, marvel
Any comic book reader can spot that this book's title is a lie. Wolverine does not die in these pages, nor will he ever as long as he's profitable. In fact, the main story in this book is called "The Death of Logan," which is only slightly different (using another of Wolverine's alter egos), but is much more accurate for the story. Wolverine faces off against agents of Scimitar (yet another multinational terrorist organization in the Marvel Universe). They hurt Wolvy badly enough to leave him br ...more
Jan 18, 2014 Arturo rated it liked it
Before the 5-part story there is 'The Man in the pit' a one shot by Jason Aaron, almost predictable but doesn't change that it was a great issue. So well written I ignored the art.
As for the 5parter, has some great covers but dreadful interior art, maybe good breakdowns, but the art just looks obnoxious. Overall the story is a good concept but in the end fails to deliver.
#57 ends great with a failed mission. And Logan Dies.
58 is an explanation issue with Dr. Strange talking to Iron Man and even
May 27, 2014 J. rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
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Sanjay Rao
Nov 07, 2014 Sanjay Rao rated it did not like it
This could have been done so much better. But overall, it is a dull story.

I would given this negative stars if possible
David Finney
It's okay. I didn't get pulled into the story but it was okay.
Jul 23, 2016 Reyel2107 rated it really liked it
the story of jason aaron is the best !!!!!
Zachary Henez
Sep 21, 2014 Zachary Henez rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Enjoyed Chaykin's art and the story was fun.
Jan 01, 2015 Jackie rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novel
Really? After all that hype?
Sep 03, 2008 Doug rated it liked it
This contained six issues from the Wolverine series, the first of which was really good. Unfortunately it was a one-shot, and the latter five issues were a different and lesser storyline. The first issue is a four star comic, but the rest varies between two and three stars.
5 stars for the first issue (guy with the machine gun), the rest of it is so-so. The art wasn't even that great (again, not counting the first issue).
Shannon Appelcline
Mar 14, 2013 Shannon Appelcline rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, comics-marvel
Not sure if I'm happy with the whole supernatural side of Wolverine "dying", but the writing is all smart and the story interesting.
Justin Allen
Story wise, it is a nice read, art wise, it is painful to look at.
Vincent Cheng
Jan 24, 2012 Vincent Cheng rated it it was ok
Shelves: marvel
First story 4 stars. The 5 series story arc 1 star.
Feb 01, 2012 Zunaid rated it did not like it
One of the dumbest Wolverine tpb ever!!!!!!
Jul 25, 2012 Janette rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga-comics
Oct 25, 2013 Sharon rated it really liked it
Individual issues on marvel unlimited
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