Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Mini-Run Review: 5 Ronin #2-#5.
I already discussed the first issue of 5 Ronin (The Wolverine-focused one) and figured it would make sense to do a post about the rest of the comics--especially because I discuss them in today's podcast, which if you have already listened to you know I don't much care for these.
The problem with this series isn't that this takes place out of continuity or anything like that--I love alternate-universe tales. No, the issue is that the stories are just kind of lame. Everyone is tied together by a Daimyo they want dead...wait scratch that--one of the characters in the story doesn't even really want him dead making that character (The Hulk) even less needed. While the Punisher may have a reason to want the Daimyo dead he barely appears outside his comic so he is pretty unnecessary too. No, the main characters are arguably Wolverine, Psylocke, and Deadpool--with Deadpool appearing briefly in the first four comics and featuring heavily in the fifth. Even then, only Wolverine and Deadpool are really important, making some of the issues of this series quite redundant.
1.5 out of 5 stars.