REVIEW: Weapon X #5

This is the third installment of the Weapons of Mutant Destruction story line. The weapon x program has been brought back online and they are targeting The Totally Awesome Hulk with random adamantium infused operatives. Amedeus Cho has teamed up with Old Man Logan, Domino, Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike, and Warpath.

At the start of this issue we see a little glimpse of a woman, her husband, and daughter having what maybe considered a regular morning and then the lady heads off to work which of course she is a scientist for the weapon x program. The lab is running some cruel experiments on one of its test subjects. Then the story switches to Old Man Logan and Sabretooth in a car together heading toward Oklahoma, Domino And Warpath are in another car heading in a different location. Amedeus has everyone able to communicate with each other via satellite, and keeping in constant contact with them himself as well. Both teams are closing in on they’re separate targets.

Will Amadeus Cho, aka The Totally Awesome Hulk, and his mismatched team be able to shut down the weapon x program before they create the ultimate mutant killing weapon?

This story so far seems to be pretty slow going which seems to be the case with any Greg Pak story. He is an accomplished writer but his story seem to take forever to develop. It seemed to me that the issue really didn’t go anywhere. I mean everyone knows where this is going to end up lets just get there already. I do believe if this would’ve been a better kept secret maybe this could’ve turned out to be worth the wait.

The artwork for me while descent, just didn’t seem to up my alley personally. Marc Borstel does a job on his panel work but Sabertooth and Old Man Logan just didn’t look the way they are supposed to. Maybe it was just me, but the art just didn’t seem very eye-catching. 2 out of 5 stars!

While I felt, at the beginning, I would like this story line very much, but I feel right at the moment it just seems to be moving very slowly. I am hoping the next three installments of this story arc begin to pick up a little or a lot which ever.

Weapon X #5
Writer- Greg Pak
Artist- Marc Borstelmann
Cover Artist- Skan
X-Men Trading Card Variant Cover- Jim Lee, Israel Sliva, with Michael Kelleher

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