Complex Moral Choices On Weirdworld: Weapon H #10 Reviewed

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

Weapon H, Angel, and Blake stand in a Roxxon research station on Weirdworld. They discovered that Roxxon is using Morgan le Fay as an energy source to siphon back to Earth. They have her restrained and are draining her energies. Roxxon and Angel tell Clayton that Morgan is pure evil, but the sorceress has her own version of events. She even allows Weapon H to turn back into Clayton Cortez. Weapon H isn’t willing to allow this to keep going on, and he decides to free Morgan le Fay.

Weapon H #10 cover by Philip Tan and Morry Hollowell
Weapon H #10 cover by Philip Tan and Morry Hollowell

Weapon H #10 presents its hero with an interesting dilemma. The experienced Marvel reader knows that Morgan le Fay often plays the role of cruel despot, but using her has an unwilling living battery is thoroughly inhumane. She has done bad things and is transparently trying to manipulate Clayton. However, Roxxon is still doing something awful. Plus, she may be the only thing that can keep the peace on Weirdworld.

It’s an interesting setup, and it doesn’t help that Morgan isn’t the only one trying to manipulate Clayton Cortez, though to say much more would be wandering into spoiler territory.

Weapon H is a weird part of Marvel for me. The character is an on the surface fusion of Hulk and Wolverine and seems like a relic of the 1990’s even though he was created about a year and a half ago. That said, the first issue of the book did grab me and reminded me of the best issues of Red Hulk— a series I thoroughly adored.

Regardless, Greg Pak is telling some interesting stories here, and I quite enjoyed this issue.

Weapon H #10 art by Guiu Vilanova, Morry Hollowell, and letterer VC's Joe Caramagna
Weapon H #10 art by Guiu Vilanova, Morry Hollowell, and letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna

Guiu Vilanova gives the book a rather gritty treatment here, making Clayton and Weapon H looks ragged, hairy, and almost ugly at times. The Brood-man Blake has a delightfully unappealing appearance of his own, and Weirdworld’s monsters look fantastic. Morry Hollowell keeps the coloring quite bleak and otherworldly too, which is just what this book needed.

Weapon H #10 is a rather compelling issue for Clayton Cortez. He’s put in a complex situation with a lot of moving parts and people attempting to use him for his power, and Vilanova and Hollowell make the book look damn good. This one is worth a recommendation. Feel free to give it a read.

Weapon H #10 comes to us from writer Greg Pak, artist Guiu Vilanova, color artist Morry Hollowell, letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna, and cover artist Philip Tan with Morry Hollowell.

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