Reviewer: Craig Reade
Title: One More Round
Wolverine crashes Sabretooth's party in Madripoor
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artists: Steve Dillon, Ron Garney, Paul Pelletier, Dave Meikis, Mike Perkins, Jefte Palo, Daniel Acuna, Steven Sanders, and Renato Guedes
Colorists: Matthew Wilson, Matt Milla, Rain Beredo, Andy Troy, and Chris Sotomayor.
Letters: VC's Cory Petit
Cover: Sale Keown and Jason Keith
Editor: Jeanine Schaefer
Publisher: Marvel Comics
In this issue, Lord and Lady Deathstrike arrive at a party in Madripoor hosted by Sabretooth which a bunch of big-name villains have been invited to. Wolverine decides to crash the party for old times sake, and resume the tradition of his annual fights with Sabretooth. While all of this is happening, we see resolutions for several characters that have popped up throughout Aaron's run.
While last issue served as something of a finale for Jason Aaron's story on Wolverine, this issue was completely focused on tying up the story-lines for many of the characters we have seen throughout his story - and opening the doors for future stories for many of them. If you want to know what happened to Strikeforce X or Doctor Rot, or see who is now running the San Francisco criminal gangs and find out just who Lord Deathstrike is, this is the issue for you.
The chaos in the story is reflected in the art, as most of the artists Aaron has worked with on his run come back to collaborate on #304. Steve Dillon handles most of the main story's art, with the different artists tackling the panels that have to do with some of the side-stories and resolutions. Good thing too - as chaotic as this issue was, the art could have really made the story that much worse if they just passed out pages to the various artists. I am not really a fan of Steve Dillon's look, but his storytelling is solid and he does a good job with the script he was given.
This issue really was a final bow for Jason Aaron, and it was great for what is was. It is definitely not an issue for a new reader to jump on board (that's in 2 weeks - Wolverine #305), however since Jason Aaron is still writing Wolverine and the X-Men, if you are reading that title, this issue might not be a bad one to check out, as it is almost certain that some of these characters will be popping up there at some point.
A nice final issue that does a great job of giving Cullen Bunn a clean slate to start with.
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