Savage Wolverine #1

Savage Wolverine #1

Writer: Frank Cho Artist: Frank Cho Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 16, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 38 User Reviews: 1
6.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Wolverine awakes to find himself transported to the Savage Land and labeled public enemy number one! With no memory of how he got there, and Shanna the She-Devil his only ally, Logan must unravel the mystery that slumbers at the heart of the Savage Land before it finds a way to kill him first. This January, Wolverine is all brawls, babes, and brachiosaurs, and you'll never see the end -- or the future of the Marvel Universe -- NOW!

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Wesley Messer May 10, 2013

    Savage Wolverine is worth your time, even if youre not a big Wolverine fan and just a Frank Cho fan, check this out. Its Frank Cho having Wolverine cut loose on a manic action adventure with Shanna The She-Devil at his side. This is not your average Wolverine title, if youre a fan of Wolverine and the X-Men, like myself, this will be right up your alley. Savage Wolverine should be on any fans radar, and this is another feather in their Marvel Now cap. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Jan 17, 2013

    Overall, I strongly believe that Savage Wolverine is a good title and a great pick for this. You can bet that you'll be happy with this book. Hopefully after Cho's departure, we get the same quality of artists and writers to tackle the ol' Canucklehead. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Jo Lewis Mar 7, 2013

    Lemire and Sorrentino have hit the bulls eye. Weve the passable TV series to thank for this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 17, 2013

    This series is off to a strong start - here's hoping it continues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Addicts - Anant Sagar Jan 21, 2013

    Loving the art, digging the concept and looking forward to more action. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Super Hero Hype - Spencer Perry Jan 16, 2013

    Savage Wolverine is one of the most uniquely written comics to come out of Marvel in a while. Its story is entertaining on many levels and it has artwork that is gorgeous and nearly perfect. A few story issues and art discrepancies hold this back from being a perfect debut, but it's a solid start for what could be a great run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 14, 2013

    I wasn't quite sure what to expect about a Wolverine series set in the Savage Land but Frank Cho shows us there is potential for the idea. We and Wolverine have no idea why he arrives in the Savage Land but the idea of Wolverine being able to use his claws and earn the Parental Advisory warning on the cover is a nice change of pace. Wolverine is supposed to be the best there is at what he does so we should be able to see him cut loose from time to time. Frank Cho delivers a good introduction to the series in terms of script and art. It's interesting to think that he will be determining exactly what he draws for each part of the story. The question remains whether this current mystery will be the continued focus of the series or if we'll eventually see Wolverine return home and show his savage side elsewhere. For now, as we await those answers and some others, we can enjoy the art and story that Cho is setting up for us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Scorpio Moon Jan 16, 2013

    Frank Cho seems to have found a nice balance between his personal style and the demands of the character – I will certainly stay tuned for more of the Savage Wolverine comic book! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Jan 20, 2013

    One of the best things about the issue and one of the things I am looking forward to in coming issues is the dynamic between Wolverine and Shanna and how they work together. What little we got this issue is just a taste and I really want more of it, I am hopeful that Frank has some good things up his sleeve for the rest of the series. Even though this issue ends with Wolverine (once again) falling to earth from a huge height I have to give Frank the benefit of the doubt that the best is yet to come. If you have not read a Wolverine book in a while then this is probably the best jumping on point to get back into the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Jan 20, 2013

    Rest assured, as this book continues, there will not be much navel gazing. What there will be is Wolverine alongside statuesque females killing dinosaurs and swinging through trees. There's a perfect synergy here, with an amazing artist playing with a forgotten genre and a popular character. Savage Wolverine #1 is the book for you if you love Wolverine, and quite frankly, it's the book for you if you are sick to death of Wolverine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Feb 28, 2013

    We've seen a lot of the elements of this story before, but Gregg Hurwitz has mixed them in such a way that they seem fresh again. Ethan Van Sciver's art is, not unexpectedly, a lot of help in that regard. With the Joker becoming increasingly dark in recent years, it's nice for Batman to have a villain who can be flat-out silly at points, with a capricious bent, while still being a sinister threat. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Jan 20, 2013

    The only fault Id give this book is the lack of sustainability. Insome ways, Savage Wolverine is just a Savage Land story with Wolverinetacked onto it. Its good if you like Wolverine, but I wonder wherewell see this book in six months. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Jan 14, 2013

    Right now, there's enough joy in Savage Wolverine simply based on Frank Cho's fluid visual interpretation of that equation to make this book worthwhile, but he's gonna have to work hard not to crush himself under the weight of his own script. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Jan 16, 2013

    Other than that, the art is really on point. The action is well paced as Cho separates scenes into small, snapshot-like panelsreminiscentof David Aja's Hawkeyesolo series. While Cho's art is the main draw to the series, if you're not a fan of Wolverine, chances are you won't enjoy this. But if you like savage cavemen, vicious dinosaurs, and half-naked warrior women, this might be the Marvel NOW! book for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 17, 2013

    Savage Wolverine #1 is a good start. Let’s hope Cho can keep it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jan 18, 2013

    It's a very pulp kinda book with Wolverine finding himself in the Savage Land. So obviously there's dinosaurs and cavemen and half naked women to go along with it. If one or more of those things sounds good to you, give the book a shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jan 16, 2013

    With current titles like Wolverine Max, Wolverine & the X-Men & the March release of Wolverine, if this keeps up, the character will have more titles than Batman. Unfortunately, there’s not enough green in my wallet to get everything but we’ll see how this new series progresses. Is it groundbreaking work? Not by a long shot. Is it an entertaining first issue with potential? Hell yes! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Front Towards Gamer - PNeafsey Jan 21, 2013

    When we introduced Savage Wolverine in Issue #3 of Comic Stationthe idea of another Wolverine series that took place in the Savage Land sounded like a perfect fit. After reading Savage Wolverine #1 we conclude that ittakes a number of steps forwards, and a few steps back, but as a fan of Wolverine the it hits enough good nerves to make mesatisfiedwith this entry and hopeful for more. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 24, 2013

    The ending was interesting and it should be fun to see where this goes. The first issue didn't blow me away, but it's a decent read. I think the potential is high with this one, but as a first issue, I'm left wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    ComicBuzz - Graeme Emmett Jan 21, 2013

    Overall this could go either way on the barometer from extremely good to pretty poor, more focus is needed on Wolverine in my opinion but the artwork and colour does save this from being very average. For fans though I am sure it will keep them occupied until the release of Paul Cornell and Alan Davis Wolverine in a few months. However if you like action and violence you could do worse then pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jan 16, 2013

    In the end, Savage Wolverine #1 really only serves to highlight Cho's talent as an artist. The visual element of this issue is astounding and vibrant, if not overly-sexualized by an overuse and focus on Shanna's body. Otherwise, Cho fails at delivering a cohesive narrative that captures the attention. In fact, by drawing the reader's attention to Shanna's boobs, the S.H.I.E.L.D. team's conundrum, and Wolverine's violent rampages, Cho is left little space for a true plot. There's a mystery on the island of some sort? Maybe? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Jan 17, 2013

    Savage Wolverine is average at it's core, nothing really detrimental to the iconic hero, but nothing worth making you stay. Cho is a great artist, but his script struggles to achieve spectacular heights. Lots of unnecessary narration and exposition derailed my interest in the overall plot, but if you are a fan of Logan or Shanna you might like this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jan 16, 2013

    The comic is nothing more than Wolverine going savage in the Savage Land, and while Cho's stunning art is sure to impress, the script is what prevents this comic from lifting off of the ground. The book was never destined to be amazing, the plot simply offers nothing creative or meaningful, but it could have been much better than this. So the question really is, how can this book hope to survive? It seems clear that Marvel is interested in offering fun books that require zero previous knowledge of the character or continuity and basically all of those other books are better than this one (see: Hawkeye, Daredevil, Deadpool, etc.). For what it costs Savage Wolverine is not worth your money at this stage in the game, the art is amazing, but it is just not enough considering how many great books are out there. Avoid this title until a writing change comes along. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 16, 2013

    However, some readers might take issue with the fact that the one female character is running around in a barely there loincloth while the various male leads remain comfortably clothed. It's a fair complaint, even if at some point you just have to know what to expect from a Frank Cho book. That said, it wouldn't hurt for The Savage Wolverine to become more of an equal opportunity purveyor of sexy thrills. Toss Wolverine in a loincloth and let his beefcake offset Shanna's cheesecake. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Jan 17, 2013

    Savage Wolverine is going to be a bubble book for some time. If the writing can improve, and the tone can shift a little bit, we have ourselves a great book. But if not, we have a dud. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Jan 21, 2013

    Discounting Wolverine and the X-Men, this is my first foray into a Wolverine-centric series and so far, it's okay. Frank Cho is a great artist and he writes an entertaining book. Is this title a life changing experience? Not really, but it is fun. It's definitely not the strongest title out there with Wolverine as it's main focus, but it's worth a quick flip-through if one has the time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 19, 2013

    It looks like this comic is just going to be Wolverine and a nearly naked woman in the jungle fighting dinosaurs. Because"why not? Beyond that, Cho's inner monologue for Wolverine is overdone. Like I said, the man is an amazing artist, and he should have a lot more faith in himself to tell the story with just his art. Several times throughout the comic, he has the characters either say or narrate something that is entirely obvious from the art, adding unnecessary dialogue to a perfectly rendered scene. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Jan 17, 2013

    So far Savage Wolverine feels much more like a miniseries set up. Theres a sense this could wrap up in about four issues and a new mini arc could begin that would be totally unrelated to what were seeing here, much like what goes on over in Avenging Spider-man. I cant say that I feel hooked in enough to count the minutes until the next issue rolls around yet but beyond a few iffy Shanna images, Frank Chos artwork is still closer to perfection most other artists in Marvel (or indeed the entire comic book industry) and for that Im in for the foreseeable future, if only to see if Cho takes Wolverine into truly savage territory because lets face it, a raw, unleashed Wolverine fighting dinosaurs with Frank Chos artwork is enough to make a comic book art fan weep. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jan 18, 2013

    Self-recommending for Cho fans, Shanna fans, and Wolverine fans. I think that's probably enough buyers that they won't miss your four bucks at all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 7, 2013

    Although not a brilliant issue, this was still a very good issue, and I have a lot of faith that this series will be good. It has fun, action, and mystery, and the name Savage is appropriate, even if Wolverine isn't Savage for too long. I would still recommend this issue, as it's much better than the pre-Marvel NOW! Wolverine series, and I'm sure it'll get better. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Comic Book Syndicate - Chris Mailloux Jan 16, 2013

    In the end the book didn't really leave me excited for the next issue but I didn't hate it. Overall I'd say it's average and if you're a fan of Wolverine check it out you might like it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jan 17, 2013

    A rather dull issue with some big missteps in the writing department that is helped a little bit with some good action and some terrific art. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jan 17, 2013

    "Savage Wolverine" #1 is the sort of comic that scores drastically different in a variety of columns and ends up with a score that reflects neither end. I truly enjoyed this story, and I'm hooked to know more of what happens next, but I'm uncertain I can get past Cho's depiction of Shanna. If you've been longing for the days of the swimsuit edition comics of Marvel, then you can jump all over this. Otherwise, you're either going to find this issue distracting or offensive. In the end for me, there isn't enough to get over the one glaring problem this book has. A shame really because the 'savage' and the 'Wolverine' aspects of the book are top notch, it's just what comes in between that ruins the recipe. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Jan 17, 2013

    All that said, that doesn't mean the book isn't in some ways fun, mind you. In terms of offering up a place for new readers to discover comics and why they inherently matter, “Savage Wolverine” seems like it'll appeal to a very limited audience. If you like a wordy Wolverine, deadly dinosaurs, pseudo science and a buxom babe, this book is literally right up your alley in terms of content; however, compared to any other Marvel NOW! book on the stands this week, there's no reason to grab this unless you have a particular love for Cho or #1s. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    iFanboy - Paul Montgomery Jan 15, 2013

    Even if you're looking for a simple plate of cheesecake, there are simply better options available. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - David Jan 16, 2013

    Unfortunately for this issue there's a very unbalanced story unfolding. The mysterious science fiction stuff is shoehorned in to allow for some Wolverine action right at the beginning. The turn of events that lead to the final pages is also unexciting. We don't really come away with a threat besides the Savage Land itself and aside from some halfway interesting hoodoo voodoo going on I'm not sure why this story was told at all. Wolverine is his same old grumpy berserker self and we all know many more dinos will be dying by series end. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jan 29, 2013

    Well...Savage Wolverine will undoubtedly be a huge seller and make Marvel Comics, and its parent company Disney, lots and lots of money...just not off of me. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Christopher Romero Jan 17, 2013

    For the hefty price tag of $3.99, I'd hope for more substance. I'll give this book one last shot with its next issue, but if it fails to deliver, I'm going to have to find my old VCR tapes of Barney and Friends to make up for the lack of excitement. I love you, you love me".don't act like you don't know the words! Read Full Review

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