Savage Wolverine #6

Savage Wolverine #6

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Joe Madureira Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 12, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 3
8.3Critic Rating
6.3User Rating


  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jun 14, 2013

    So even though it's only one issue into the new storyline, this comic really did a great job making me want to not only read this issue, but go back and read the work of Zeb Wells. His pacing, plotting, and dialogue are top-notch. And anyone who can weave the Kingpin, my favorite Marvel villain, into a story is okay in my book. And the fact that he is not only threatening to his own men, but also to the heroes and anti-heroes of the Marvel Universe is something that hasn't really been seen since Ed Brubaker's run on Daredevil. This one's got it all, folks. And I can't wait to see our heroes (and villains) go up against the mysterious and creepy trio featured on the last page cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Shane Kildea Aug 2, 2013

    Overall the book was an enjoyable fun read with an intriguing story, funny dialogue and great art so what more could you want from a comic? Buy it now! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jun 12, 2013

    In all fairness, there are things that might turn people off. The issue's mixture of Elektra, Bullseye, the Kingpin, Japanese villains and Wolverine doesn't exactly break new ground, and Spider-Man disappears halfway through. The final page reveal doesn't quite land, because it's more heavily reliant on visuals than position as a story beat -- and despite how dynamic the artwork looks, there isn't actually a lot of action. Those looking for a big fight scene will have to come back next issue. Still, with craft like this, that's not a problem, because there's a very good chance that you'll want to. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Jun 12, 2013

    Savage Wolverine #6 is a standalone story, the start of a new arc and it is pure fun to read. This Wolverine is supposed to be savage and the creative team is working diligently to assure that he is. This comic may not rely on continuity very heavily, but that's part of what makes it fun. It isn't held back, it is allowed to be free and fun. Not to mention that it looks amazing. Tired of how Wolverine is being depicted in other titles? This one is for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson Jun 13, 2013

    New readers can get into this. Even with Elektra, who may be unknown to some new readers, there's enough background to go with the story. At just a couple of issues, it's not much of a commitment, but is sure to be a good read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 2, 2013

    But if Cho is drawing it, I'll be buying it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 12, 2013

    Comics do not have to be completely serious all the time. Zeb Wells and Joe Madureira are off to a great start here. By not making this just a Wolverine story, the fun and excitement are cranked up. Seeing Elektra is always great. Throwing in Spider-Man and ninjas makes it even better. We shouldn't worry about continuity here. It might be hard given some incidents in other titles but knowing this is just a story to read and enjoy, it's a bit refreshing. Comics should adhere to some sort of continuity but this allows us to take our shoes off, sit back and just enjoy a fun and suspenseful comic with some really great art. I can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Jun 13, 2013

    While this issue is largely set-up for the story to come, Wells and Madureira bring enough action, humour and heart in their exploration of Wolverine to make it a very enjoyable issue. Wells really has a grasp on Wolverine's voice that allows him to take a more complex look at the character and having Madureira as a collaborator lets him bring over the top action to the page. Bringing back Peter Parker, however, was this issue's stroke of genius and really makes it stand out as the start of what should be a very enjoyable arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jun 15, 2013

    While it is by no mean subtle in its plot or in its art, there's a lot of energy given in the right place. With Joe Madureira and Steigerwald rocking the art, it is worth the time to see if you like where this action-oriented storyline might go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Crux - Wesley Messer Jun 13, 2013

    Savage Wolverine #6 doesn't reinvent the wheel by any means, but it's still a fine read no matter what. This isn't the comic that's going to make you a Wolverine fan overnight or change your mind on the character if you don't like him, but if you're looking for a fun comic look no further. In comics we at times forget that a good bit of old fashioned action isn't a bad thing at all. It was a fun ride and I had a good time with the adventure. Check this out, while this isn't perfect and may not be for everyone, Savage Wolverine #6 is tasty. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 12, 2013

    Savage Wolverine is still a largely unnecessary book considering the sheer number of X-titles on the market. But anyone who enjoys the Wolverine/Elektra pairing or Mad's artwork should be happy with this new issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 12, 2013

    This was a good first issue to setup a potentially assume story arc. It certainly helps when Joe Mad is this good panel to panel. Of course, if art isn't the only thing you need, you'll be a bit disappointed with this. The acting Mad does with the characters is great, and certainly adds to the story, but generally speaking not a lot is said in this issue that couldn't be said in two pages. That means it's very skippable if you're looking for story, but if you revel in awesome art don't hesitate to purchase this beauty. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 11, 2013

    In its second arc, Savage Wolverine lives up to its reputation as the "artistic" Wolverine book, acting as a strong visual platform for one of comics' biggest names. Does that mean that the story is perfunctory? Perhaps. But Wells deserves credit for introducing all of his players quickly, all while giving Joe Madureira enough material to strut his stuff. Now that the setup is over, I anticipate Savage Wolverine will claw its way back to the top. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Jun 12, 2013

    As for the art? Well, it looks decidedly more savage than Cho's run.Madureira's thick outlines and rough style definitely suit the book. He nails Wolverine, for example. Gruff, short, and hairy. The three essentials to drawing Wolverine. His Spider-Man is great too. Skinny and awkward next to the Wolverine and Elektra, the clear contrast shows Madureira knows what he's doing. His pencils and Spidey's dialogue are definitely the highlights of this issue. But it's a great set-up issue nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jun 16, 2013

    The setup of this issue is compelling. The characterization for Wolverine and Elektra is spot on. But the details are what's lacking. And an entire page was wasted on Spider-Man. Moreover, there's still no romantic overtone between Wolverine and Elektra. While he refers to her as a “kindred spirit” that understands what it's like to be a killer, he's just fighting alongside her without without even the suggestion of romance getting in the way. It's a refreshing take on Wolverine that shies away from clichés and as much as it does misogyny. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    tdten Jun 12, 2013

    I'm surprised the critics like this issue so much (so far), because I didn't enjoy it all that much. The art isn't my style, though it's not bad, and I miss the art from the previous arc. I also wanted to see more of the arc on savage land with Shana, but I guess that's over. I'm glad to see people like it, but again, not really for me.

  • 4.5
    yankeefan91 Jun 24, 2013

    The art is decent, never terrible, but never any wow images. I was going to rate this a 5, but there is a big issue with when this issue takes place. The front of book says that it takes place around last October, but that clearly isn't true because Spiderman asks Elektra if she has seen the new Star Trek film that came out in May. Sloppy writing and plotting like that is why the issue rated so low for me. The story itself is dull and left me with no reason to come back and finish the arc. I'll hold off on reading this title until the next creators come in.

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Jun 14, 2013

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