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All-New Wolverine, Volume 3: Enemy of the State II

(All-New Wolverine (Collected Editions) #3)

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Laura has fought so hard to be something other than what she was created to be, but the fight is over. Wolverine has blood on her hands. In the wake of an unspeakable tragedy, dark forces seemingly have Laura's life under their control. Will Laura be able to defeat demons on the outside and within? Or will she be forced to give up the hero's life she's built for herself? ...more
Paperback, Trade, 136 pages
Published May 16th 2017 by Marvel (first published May 3rd 2017)
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Sam Quixote
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is the second book in a row where the main title – “All-New Wolverine” – has been ironically undermined by the subtitle: Civil War II in the last book, Enemy of the State II in this; “All-New” my bum! It’d be nice if Marvel’s writers could come up with original storylines instead of relying on rehashing old classics but that’s just not Marvel’s (or DC’s for that matter) style – unimaginativeness is the watchword!

So, like Mark Millar’s Enemy of the State, Tom Taylor’s third “Wolverine
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Paul E. Morph
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it
I really wasn't enjoying this one to start with but it pulled its socks up a bit at the very end, clawing its way (see what I did there?) up to a 3 star rating from the 2 stars I had been planning on giving it. Just.
James DeSantis
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tom Taylor has truly made All-New Wolverine a character piece. This story is all about Laura, and the lovely side cast, that mold her into who she truly is now.

Wolverine is trying to get away from the city with Gabby. Too much bad has happened. We find out about a gas that makes Laura go nuts and feral. She is infected with it when she goes into town and "kills" a bunch of people. She is then on the run. Other characters come in, and we begin to dive deeper into the broken nature of the young w
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Scott
Jan 14, 2019 rated it liked it
This series began to feel routine with this volume, and for the first half it was only a pleasant sort of diversion albeit with some informative backstory for Laura "All-New Wolverine" Kinney. However, once Laura and kid sister Gabby board the 'pirate ship' things take a turn for the better. (Oddly, I think it was Gabby's obvious but then sly use of humor in conversations that finally brought the story to life.) The action also cranks up to a fiercer level, guest stars make effective appearances ...more
Chad
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is only Enemy of the State II in that SHIELD is hunting Laura. It's much more Laura finally dealing with her past, her awful childhood and putting it behind her. Kudos to Tom Taylor for bringing back X-23's past without being derivative. I loved that Taylor also brought back an old Wolverine foe from his Patch days.

The story is undermined some from the shoddy, rushed art from Nik Virella and Djibril Morrisette-Phan. Marvel, why do you seem to use so many of your books now as tryout books f
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Chris
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: marvel
Ok, i'm officially hooked. All-New Wolverine is now one of my favourite series and Enemy of the State II was another entertaining arc, one with real importance for Laura Kinney.

I'd never even heard of the original story, but Tom Taylor writes everything (and everyone) so well that it wasn't an issue. When Laura is threatened by her past, she and Gabby go on the run until it inevitably catches up with her. The new Wolverine runs afoul of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nick Fury (who Taylor entertai
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Roy
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tom Taylor has a good thing going here. Good story telling, new characters introduced with some cool story arcs developing and ending. Gambit makes an appearance which was probably the best part. Didnt excite me as much as the previous Volumes but still very good.
Wing Kee
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5!

I can't believe this is the same writer that writes the awful Injustice books...

World: The art is great, I like Lopez way more than Virella, but it's still pretty great. The sense of motion is not there for this book but the best part are the characters and how they emote, it's beautiful. The world building, wow what can I say, this is really a full circle arc all they way back to Innocence Lost by Kyle and I loved every bit of the world. Taylor has built a nice littl
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Becky
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
GODDAMMIT I DO NOT WANT TO LIKE TOM TAYLOR

YOU KNOW WHAT THIS FUCKER DID? HE DID WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE AND HE FUCKING DID IT WELL!

YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE? HE WENT BACK TO THE SOURCE MATERIAL AND HE BROUGHT IN SHIT THAT NEEDED TO BE DEALT WITH.

WHEN I STARTED THIS BOOK I WAS ALL LIKE "OH HERE WE GO AGAIN, BECAUSE THIS IS THE ONLY POSSIBLE PLOT LAURA LENDS HERSELF TO AND IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S BEEN DONE TO DEATH" AND THEN GAMBIT SHOWED UP AND I WAS LIKE "WAIT... ARE YOU DOING SOMETH
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Chris Lemmerman
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bloody hell, that was good.

I mentioned in my review for volume 1 how Tom Taylor is using continuity really well, and this volume turns that up to eleven as all of Laura's worst nightmares come back to haunt her. This is billed as Enemy Of The State II, but it's definitely its own story, as Kimura uses trigger scent to send Wolverine on a rampage, so she then finds herself in the sights of not just SHIELD, but her boyfriend, her old mentor Gambit, and the entire population of Madripoo
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Kay
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I found this to be a perfect X-23/Wolverine book. I love Laura, Gabby, (Jonathan!), and stories about flawed superheroes trying to be better/do better.
I especially love the inclusion of Warren & Remy in issues #17 & #18. Love Warren's earnest face (and firey wings (how'd he get those again?) & Remy's can of beans lol.
I'd love to see more of Laura & Warren together.
Adam Spanos
Seasoned fans of X-23, rejoice!
This trade returns the trigger scent, longstanding bane of X-23's existence, as well as an unwelcome face from her past.
Writer Tom Taylor shows that he truly understands these characters, establishing how effective (and deceptive) each of them can be, as well as finally tying up seemingly forgotten plot threads from storylines well over a decade old.

If you've read the others in this series, then you'll enjoy this.
But if you're a season
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Paz R.M.
The ending was amazing, there were a few emotional pages there and I'm so proud of Laura. She's quickly becoming one of my favorite marvel characters. Plus, I loved seeing some X characters in the last couple of issues and having Laura, in her state of vulnerability, accepting their help.
That being said, this was my least favorite volume so far, and I wasn't truly enjoying it until the veeeeery last issue. I love the characters, obviously, and Taylor's humour, but the story wasn't as stron
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Anchorpete
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
So this is NOTHING like the first Enemy of the State, and that is great! I was worried it was going to be a retread of that original Wolverine story. Instead, this is a tale of Laura trying to overcome her greatest fears and to move beyond her programming. This is a personal story, instead of an over the top killfest. x-23 is one of my top ten favorite Marvel characters. More of this, please!
Shannon Appelcline
Taylor's Wolverine continues to excel, in large part because he continues to go back to Laura's continuity. So this one, for example, focuses on her trigger scent, but also touches back on her past relationships with Tyger Tiger, with Gambit, and with Angel.

But Taylor's Wolverine also excels because he's willing to offer up plots that are big and important to Laura and that create real change. Finally, he's also able to portray very important moments of character growth. This newest volume has all of
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Sana
'You just had this image ready to go, Kimura? How long do you spend on villainous presentations?'

Laura about anything and everything: Fuck it, I'll do it.

Oh my god, this got so fucking intense I wasn't prepared and then ALL of the Laura/Gabby moments pretty much did me in.

I'm actually slightly conflicted because despite this being an arc with some great moments, there are others that are simply underwhelming and knowing that it's a re-do of the original Enemy of the State arc is kinda frustra
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Dimitris
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Awesome fun read with some excellent art!

Keep on reading and Taylor never disappoints.
Kristin
Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
A decent way to tie up a bunch of loose ends left by other writers, undermined by crappy, crappy art.

Gabby continues to be the greatest.
Annye
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
All-New Wolverine, Volume 3: Enemy of the State II is a very strong continuation of X-23's story as she bears the burden that is the name "Wolverine". And in this book that name is quite a burden; Laura has committed a terrible crime - one that goes against everything she believes in - so she is simultaneously avoiding authorities and seeking revenge.

This is a retelling of a classic Wolverine story. I definitely don't think that every story should be a retelling (and it happens too often,
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Sesana
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: superhumans, comics
Really good read. The art isn't great, but it isn't terrible, either. It's a great full circle story for Laura, and I'm disappointed to see the series ending.
Will Robinson Jr.
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Despite all the bad writing that's on its way from the All New All Different Marvel there are a few series that remain solid. Tom Taylor's All New Wolverine series still continues to be a great title. This is mostly due I feel to Taylor's gift as a storyteller. I am still not gonna call Laura Kinney aka X-23 Wolverine because I am against this idea that she could not sell without being attached to Wolverine's namesake. I mean look how great she was portrayed in the Logan film. X-23 is just as in ...more
Frédéric
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wolvie, comics
Being a mere repetition of the original book by Millar and Romita jr this arc is just out of league.

The ultra-violence experimented in the original is here so dimmed you'd think you're in a Disney cartoon. Especially since it's pretty obvious that Marvel won't let Laura become a mass murderer. So the pseudo suspense point of the first issue is ridiculous.

Will Laura recover? Yes. Will she free herself from the influence of the X-23 experiment. Of course you she will you nincompoop! Is there any
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Xavier Guillaume
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Laura Kinney fans, Wolverine fans
Finally! All-New Wolverine dives into Laura Kinney's backstory. We got a taste of Laura's backstory in Volume 1 and 2, but Volume 3 dives in by showing us enemies of her past who haunt her.

First of all, I feel really bad about calling Laura Kinney X-23. She is not X-23. X-23 is her past when she was a programmed murderer. X-23 has no control. X-23 has no sense of humanity. That is not Laura Kinney at all! Laura Kinney is Wolverine. Well, for now...I just read that the real Logan is still aliv
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Michael
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
X-23 is back for a sequel of if one of Logan's best stories in the past decade, two decades? I'm not sure how long ago Enemy of the State came out now.

First this is not a sequel at all. It only shares the name. Don't be excepting the hand and this long story about being brain washed. Okay it does deal with X-23 brain washing and programming, but not new brain washing.

Second, this story is fun and good. Is Tom Taylor's story as good as Mark Millar's Enemy of the State, probably not, but I don't
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Andrea Vega
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017, comics
Read in single issues.
Daniel Butcher
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: marvel
Really a nice story about facing self-doubt and weakness.
Scott Lee
Dec 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Not sure what to think. I really loved the second volume, but this one just...I don't know. Laura certainly is appealing and has just enough wolverine and just enough of herself to make the character work wonderfully, and Taylor gives the reader some nice character moments.
Warren Nast
Aug 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Out of all the "new" Marvel characters that have come around in the last decade, Laura Kinney, X-23, is by far my favorite. She has had a very nice character arc and we have had time to get use to her.

That being said, Enemy of the State II was a good story but the art was disappointing, too cartooning for this type of character.
Travis Duke
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I almost think this volume (and series) is a 5 star. compared to other modern marvel stuff it really is a 5 star. The series continues to entertain me on a few levels. it has a fast pace story, good action, and funny ( but not to much). Tom Taylor has a good thing going i hope it lasts a while. This volume consists of Laura and Gabby running away from some old foes, Kimura (her old teacher) and Ballona. They travel from NYC to the mountains on LA to escape a remnant of her old x-23 days. They en ...more
Renata
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this is all so precious and I'm so happy for Laura's personal growth?? and also for Gabby and Jonathan and the pelican statue.

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