Wolverine: Not Dead Yet



Wolverine: Not Dead YetOver The Years, The Hero Known As Wolverine Has Faced Many Adversaries, Fought Many Battles, And Survived Than A Few Tough Scrapes But There May Never Have Been A Ruthless Man In The Life Of Wolverine Than McLeish, The Hard Drinking, Tough Talking Scottish Terrorist, Known As The White Ghost First A Drinking Buddy Of Wolverine S Many Years In The Past, McLeish Is Revealed To Be A Hated Enemy, Bringing Death To The Door Of WolverineNow, Many Years After His Death At The Hands Of Wolverine, McLeish Appears To Be Alive Again Signs And Clues Point To The Unlikely Continued Existence For This Vile Character, And Wolverine Will Not Rest Until The Truth Is Revealed A Noirish Thriller Told In John Woo Like Action Sequences, Wolverine Not Dead Yet Will Leave Readers Gasping For Air As The Mystery Of The White Ghost S Return Unfolds Into The Most Unexpected Ending Of All

Warren Ellis is the award winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT bestselling GUN MACHINE and the underground classic novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN, as well as the digital short story single DEAD PIG COLLECTOR His newest book is the novella NORMAL, from FSG Originals, listed as one ofs Best 100 Books Of 2016.The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013 IRON MAN 3 is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel IRON MAN EXTREMIS He is currently developing his graphic novel sequence with Jason Howard, TREES, for television, in concert with HardySonBaker and NBCU, and continues to work as a screenwriter and producer in film and television, represented by Angela Cheng Caplan and Cheng Caplan Company He is the creator, writer and co producer of the Netflix series CASTLEVANIA, recently renewed for its third season, and of the recently announced Netflix series HEAVEN S FOREST.He s written extensively for VICE, WIRED UK and Reuters on technological and cultural matters, and given keynote speeches and lectures at events like dConstruct, ThingsCon, Improving Reality, SxSW, How The Light Gets In, Haunted Machines and Cognitive Cities.Warren Ellis has recently developed and curated the revival of the Wildstorm creative library for DC Entertainment with the series THE WILD STORM, and is currently working on the serialising of new graphic novel works TREES THREE FATES and INJECTION at Image Comics, and the serialised graphic novel THE BATMAN S GRAVE for DC Comics, while working as a Consulting Producer on another television series.A documentary about his work, CAPTURED GHOSTS, was released in 2012.Recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society s President s Medal for service to freedom of speech, the EAGLE AWARDS Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative He is a Patron of Humanists UK He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Essex.Warren Ellis lives outside London, on the south east coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway.

!!> Reading ➶ Wolverine: Not Dead Yet ➮ Author Warren Ellis – Heartforum.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • Wolverine: Not Dead Yet
  • Warren Ellis
  • English
  • 28 June 2017
  • 0785107045

10 thoughts on “Wolverine: Not Dead Yet

  1. Jeff says:

    Three and a half stars.Another library visit, another Premier Edition from Marvel Is Marvel trying to gild a lily here, or is thispabulum from The House of Ideas It s Wolverine in a mini run and it s penned by Warren Ellis The Canucklehead is now only packin bone claws after getting an adamantium ectomy courtesy of Magneto This moves Wolverine closer to his animal nature and he gets crabby easier and he ssusceptible to his berzerker fits.Which brings us to Wolverine s motto abo Three and a half stars.Another library visit, another Premier Edition from Marvel Is Marvel trying to gild a lily here, or is thispabulum from The House of Ideas It s Wolverine in a mini run and it s penned by Warren Ellis The Canucklehead is now only packin bone claws after getting an adamantium ectomy courtesy of Magneto This moves Wolverine closer to his animal nature and he gets crabby easier and he ssusceptible to his berzerker fits.Which brings us to Wolverine s motto about killing Don t killthan you can eat Not every killer assassin shares the same philosophy Wolverine s sitting around a Chinese bar with a bad guy named, the White Ghost They re debating the nature of the kill Insert a betrayal and a figurative sucker punch and one thing leads to another and Mr White Ghost is killed view spoiler Not really hide spoiler view spoiler Hail Hydra hide spoiler Fast forward into the future and it seems that someone is out to get Wolverine and they re testing his maxim about only eating read killing what you take away from the buffet table of life.So we have Wolverine trying to hold it together in his search for his antagonist His inner Jiminy Cricket is like Don t go all berzerker Don t kill Be sort of nice You can do it It s just like Arnold in Terminator 2 with the knee shots Hasta la vista, Bub It s only a flesh wound, Bub You don t really need that arm do you, Bub You ll only be eating solids through a tube for four months, Bub It s only your spleen, Bub Bottom line A rather short, spare no X men or Avengers or space aliens or Sabretooth story, briskly paced If you like Wolverine, I d say give it a shot

  2. Sam Quixote says:

    This is a late 90s collaboration between two of the comics industry s finest writer Warren Ellis and artist Leinil Yu before they became great artists As a result, Not Dead Yet is disappointingly dull despite the talent involved.Back in the late 90s Wolverine went through a phase where his adamantium was removed from his body so in this book he s bone claws Wolverine and even though he s wearing the classic 90s yellow outfit on the cover, he doesn t wear it once in the book Here he s jac This is a late 90s collaboration between two of the comics industry s finest writer Warren Ellis and artist Leinil Yu before they became great artists As a result, Not Dead Yet is disappointingly dull despite the talent involved.Back in the late 90s Wolverine went through a phase where his adamantium was removed from his body so in this book he s bone claws Wolverine and even though he s wearing the classic 90s yellow outfit on the cover, he doesn t wear it once in the book Here he s jacket n jeans, bone claws Wolverine not a bad look but one that instantly dates him.The story goes that years ago in Hong Kong Wolverine is hanging out with a Scottish hitman called McLeish aka the White Ghost and McLeish ends up whacking his Chinese girlfriend s Logan certainly has a type dad before Wolverine hunts him down and kills him Or is he dead Nope So it s now years later, McLeish is hunting Wolverine down, and, middle middle middle, the two face off guess who wins Not Dead Yet is a very underwhelming read Logan fights a hitman and not even a famous hitman, just some random dude you never see again , the end That it s for this 4 issue miniseries It s fairly well written, the story flows nicely, and Yu s artwork is decent though not of the same quality as you d expect given his work these days But when I put the book down, I thought that s it Given the amount of stuff Wolverine goes through these days, this kind of simple storyline would barely count as a subplot let alone the main event so its surprising to read a book that s so very unambitious especially by Ellis who would go on to write some of the most out there storylines in comics Planetary and manage to cram in so much action into a single issue Secret Avengers But, like I said, this is Ellis early in his career still learning his craft In the end, Not Dead Yet fails as a Wolverine book because it s so forgettable

  3. Nicolo Yu says:

    I ve been looking for collected edition for this storyline for years and I finally found one and right on the day I m attending a comic convention to have my books signed by Leinil Yu I guess it was just meant to be.This book just hits all the spots on my mental checklist for comics Warren Ellis story, Leinil Yu art and packaged in a nice hardcover This belongs to any X Men or Wolverine fan s shelf.

  4. Greg (adds 2 TBR list daily) Hersom says:

    Awesome story and artwork and I dig the Wolverine stories when he is without any adamentium He was always better as leather tough instead of invincible.

  5. Wes says:

    I remember when these issues came out I loved the story back then, but this time around, it seems a little thin to me Granted, what can you really do with a hero like Wolverine You get to beat him up, but killing him is actually pretty impossible for story and financial reasons Early in Ellis and Yu s career, this is a fast moving read Great looking art and mostly for Ellis, Wolverine or Yu super fans.

  6. Kit says:

    A delightfully 90s riffic Wolverine tale of blood, bullets, and vengeance with whiskey swillin Scots, adamantium weapons, and a whole lotta man angst Oh, Warren Sometimes, you re a pretty solid dude.

  7. Christian Smith says:

    Wolverine being hunted Its someone from his pastan old enemy.PROS fun little side story nice artCONS short and not necessary but still fun

  8. Misbah says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Wolverine is in Hong Kong and having drinks with a Scottish hitman named Mcleish McLeish likes to brag about all the people he killed Later Logan is out with his girlfriend Alchia and when they get back home they find Alchia s father murdered Wolverine sees McLeish running from the scene and figures out it was him He follows and attacks him and when there is an explosion he leaves him for dead Logan leaves for Canada soon after, leaving Alchia 10 years later Logan doesn t have an adamantiu Wolverine is in Hong Kong and having drinks with a Scottish hitman named Mcleish McLeish likes to brag about all the people he killed Later Logan is out with his girlfriend Alchia and when they get back home they find Alchia s father murdered Wolverine sees McLeish running from the scene and figures out it was him He follows and attacks him and when there is an explosion he leaves him for dead Logan leaves for Canada soon after, leaving Alchia 10 years later Logan doesn t have an adamantium skeleton any and he s living in New York He is attacked by multiple hitmen and when one of them mentions McLeish s name, Logan finds out that he s still alive He finds his way to him and finds out that McLeish murdered Alchia Rage overcomes him and he kills the hitman once and for all

  9. Jedhua says:

    Book Info This collection contains Wolverine issues 119 122.ABSOLUTE RATING 3 5 stars STANDARDIZED RATING Wolverine Not Dead Yet is essentially a revenge story Issue 1 chronicles some of Logan s first encounters with a hit man named McLeish ten years ago in Hong Kong Since they first met, they would regularly meet in a bar and chat about their long and storied careers as ruthless killers But unbeknownst to Logan, his buddy has been surveilling him for three months in ord Book Info This collection contains Wolverine issues 119 122.ABSOLUTE RATING 3 5 stars STANDARDIZED RATING 3 5 stars Wolverine Not Dead Yet is essentially a revenge story Issue 1 chronicles some of Logan s first encounters with a hit man named McLeish ten years ago in Hong Kong Since they first met, they would regularly meet in a bar and chat about their long and storied careers as ruthless killers But unbeknownst to Logan, his buddy has been surveilling him for three months in order to gain intelligence on a target he had been paid by the triad to kill This target turns out to be a famous Chinese filmmaker, and father of Ai Chia a young woman Logan has been dating After killing the man, and leaving him to be found by his daughter laying in a pool of his own blood, Logan immediately suspects McLeish He manages to catch up with the hit man, and supposedly kills both him and the triad member assigned for the payment drop off But after ten years, McLeish miraculously resurfaces, and blows up Logan s Manhattan apartment But this is just one of the many steps in McLeish s plot for payback, and Logan knows it won t be easy to take out one of the most dangerous killers in the world.Flipping through the pages of this collection and glancing at the artwork, I m puzzled by what I see It s incredible what modern colorists can do for a comic nowadays the art in this book was almost unrecognizable as Leinil Yu s Maybe Yu s penciling has improved since then as well While I ve seen this kind of thing before in older comics, rarely has it struck me as quite this pronounced.Interspersed within each issue, Ellis includes segments of the many conversations Logan and McLeish have shared, ten years prior During these meetings, I got a sense that McLeish s immense fascination with Logan grew thehe got to know him But soon, this fascination begins to border on obsession, and McLeish is revealed to be a very pathatic old drunkard who seems to need Loganthan Logan needs him For this reason, I was never too impressed with the idea of him as the major antagonist for the story And the only reason I could think of that Logan endures his sadistic monologues so regularly is that he views McLeish as a kindred spirit, and perhaps feels as if he s the kind of company a monster such as himself deserves.So while there seemed to have been some potential there, it was disappointing to find that the interaction between the two was much less profound and clever than Ellis apparently intended it to be But I suppose it s possible that this might have been fairly revolutionary for its time My experience with Wolverine doesn t really extend too far before 2000, so I really wouldn t know for certain However, at this point, I found many of the themes in this book to be pretty standard for a Wolverine comic Perhaps if I had read this when it was still new, I d have thoughthighly of it, but I doubt that would have earned it muchthan a half to one star beyond the rating I m giving it here.Nevertheless, Ellis does manage to succeed where I find many Wolverine writers have failed It s a rare thing to to see the character written in a way that suggests a level of combat expertise which accurately reflects his extensive training and experience Before leaping head first into an confrontation, Logan was muchlikely to plan his moves before he made them, and demonstrated a suitable level of fighting prowess However, it should be noted that this story was set during the period in time when Logan was still missing his adamantium skeleton Because of this, it made sense that he d behavecautiously, since he wasvulnerable to fatal injury.While I would have been the first to claim that nothing truly new could be done with Wolverine, my position changed somewhat after experiencing Jason Aaron s take on the character Not only did he manage to capture Logan s skills while still allowing him his adamantium skeleton , but he was able to explore a deeper level of emotional depth than Ellis does here Not Dead Yet is the only story I know of by Ellis that hasn t allowed him to flex his creative muscles very much at all most of his stories are sci fi, whereas this one is just action based Still, some of his good work on Global Frequency wasaction thriller oriented than sci fi, so I know he can operate well in either arena But I think he might have a bias towardcreative ventures, so if I had to guess, his heart really wasn t very much in the telling of this story beyond cashing his paycheck And as a result, the book suffered greatly In summary stick to what you know, Warren it s just a much safer bet

  10. Alan says:

    With his move to television and film I was happy to stumble upon some of Ellis work that I had not read as I ve read most, but not all of his work Unfortunately this comes off as an hour long episode of a television action show.Is that bad No not really, there is a market for that, and sometimes I m part of that market When I read this I came away meh.The pacing is fine, the character motivations are worked out well enough But, I m just too burned out on Wolverine to be interested in the With his move to television and film I was happy to stumble upon some of Ellis work that I had not read as I ve read most, but not all of his work Unfortunately this comes off as an hour long episode of a television action show.Is that bad No not really, there is a market for that, and sometimes I m part of that market When I read this I came away meh.The pacing is fine, the character motivations are worked out well enough But, I m just too burned out on Wolverine to be interested in the character The little bit of character work done, is done well I would have likedthough

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