I’ve apparently missed a chunk of the story since there was a small crossover with The Totally Awesome Hulk. However, Weapon X #4 easily brought me up to speed, which is, frankly, what comics should do in a crossover. Amadeus Cho has linked up with Creed, Logan, and Domino, and they’re on track to smash their way into a Weapon X facility. More specifically, the facility that is holding Warpath and Lady Deathstrike.
The team drops out of the sky, with Cho first (because Hulk smash) followed by, who he lovingly called, “The Hairball Twins.” Logan and Creed, you’ll never be known for anything else. Sorry, guys. (Not really.)
So much hilarity in this issue. Cho is an amazing addition to this bunch, and it’s cute how he tries to make the team organized. Logan is pretty good about taking orders, but Creed? Not so much. He has become a pretty good team player (I’m guessing thanks to Uncanny X-Men), although his methods could use some work.
They are able to break Yuriko and James out of the facility, and I have to hand it to Yuriko; she showed some amazing restraint against attacking the lab techs. Oh she wanted to, but she also knew that they all needed answers.
The crying from both techs fascinated me the most. They knew what they had gotten into. They knew they were experimenting on two human beings in the most vicious of ways. I actually felt sorry for Yuriko when she described what they had done to her. They dissected one of her eyes, removed pieces of her heart multiple times, extracted a pound of flesh, etc. One of the techs pleaded with her, pointing out that she healed immediately. He even said, “We never really hurt you–”
Yuriko then screamed exactly what I was thinking: “YOU THINK I DIDN’T FEEL IT?”
Wolverine of the comics and the films both said that while he could heal, he still felt the pain. A lizard may be able to regenerate its tail or limb, but that doesn’t mean the lizard felt zero pain when the tail broke away. It’s the same with these super-healing mutants. It would be great if my finger could instantly heal itself after a break, but that doesn’t mean I’m willing to go through the experience and pain of breaking said finger. In a way, it was worse for Yuriko because she could regenerate and heal, as she was able to experience excruciating pain several times over.
I actually felt sorry for Lady Deathstrike. She’s usually a terrible person, but no one deserves to be vivisected over and over again as though they were Prometheus.
The crossover with The Totally Awesome Hulk will continue, but I’ll just hope that future issues of Weapon X won’t make those other issues required reading. I’m sorry, Marvel, but I can only take so many crossovers in one year.
Our Rating: YUS
Author: Greg Pak
Artists: Greg Land, Jay Leisten, and Frank D’Armata
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Publish Date: 06/14/2017
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