Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #3 Review – Daredevil vs. Wolverine (Sorta)

Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #3
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Writer: Charles Soule, Artist: Matteo Buffagni, Color Artist: Jim Charalampidis, Letters: VC's Joe Sabino, Cover by: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Roberto Poggi, and Dean White, Variant Cover by: Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire, Assistant Editor: Annalise Bissa, Editor: Jordan D. White, Publisher: Marvel Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $3.99

Cypher is down and bleeding out. Frank McGee can save him, but he must get them back into their Inhuman transport ship. Misty Knight and Daredevil must hold off Wolverine (if it really is Wolverine). Unfortunately, this Wolverine is waiting for them on top of the ship. Daredevil and Misty are going to have their work cut out for them.

Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #3 cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Roberto Poggi, and Dean White
Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #3 cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Roberto Poggi, and Dean White

Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #3 is by far the most tense and action-packed issue of the story thus far. Wolverine fights Daredevil, and Misty and Frank provide support. It's a brutal and exciting duel.

Don't expect any grand revelations in this issue, though. We don't discover what has happened to Logan. The revelation relevant to this issue isn't especially interesting, and, yes, there is a bait-and-switch in this comic. It's only enjoyable if you accept that this probably won't matter in the grand scheme of Hunt for Wolverine and just enjoy the ride for what it is.

The back half of the story is the immediate fallout of this fight as well as a new lead that pops up. That builds up to a weak cliffhanger for the final issue, but I enjoyed this one well enough. I'll be back for the finale.

Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #3 art by Matteo Buffagni and Jim Charalampidis
Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #3 art by Matteo Buffagni and Jim Charalampidis

I hope that Matteo Buffagni provides more work for Marvel after this story finishes. His work is very atmospheric, using detail and shadow to craft an unnerving world where death feels very close to the characters on panel. It's brilliant, and it's helped by Jim Charalampidis's bleak and grim color work, where the world is colored very dark with the occasional pale red or gold to balance upon the dim color palette.

Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost #3 doesn't deliver any special revelation, but it is a tense and driven story with plenty of action and decent character work. Plus, Buffagni and Charalampidis make the book worthwhile with the art. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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Josh is a longtime super hero comic fan and an aspiring comic book and fiction writer himself. He also trades in videogames, Star Wars, and Magic: The Gathering, and he is also a budding film buff. He's always been a huge nerd, and he hopes to contribute something of worth to the wider geek culture conversation. He is also happy to announce that he is the new Reviews Editor for Bleeding Cool. Follow on Twitter @joshdavisonbolt.