Savage Wolverine #9

Savage Wolverine #9

Writer: Jock Artist: Jock Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 2, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

• A new arc begins here as New York Times Best-Selling artist JOCK spins a tale of science fiction intrigue in a far-flung future!
•  When Wolverine crash-lands on an alien planet, he'll need more than just his healing factor to survive!
•  But even if he adapts to this strange environment and its stranger denizens, will Logan be able to handle the secrets the planet hides?
•  Extraterrestrial excitement hits close to home in a Wolverine tale like none you've seen before!

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 2, 2013

    Intrigue, slashing and immersive art. Yeah, I definitely recommend picking this up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Oct 2, 2013

    This is another fantastic start to another great story arc. Jock allows his art to provide most of the story, which works to perfection. It may not be the most original Wolverine story, but its still one that you should be on board for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Rainbow Red Panda Oct 4, 2013

    This comic is definitely worth checking out if you haven't already. This particular issue isn't jam packed with action, but I see big things in its future. I can't wait for the next issue to see if any of my predictions are accurate!! Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Oct 2, 2013

    The landscape problem could be a metaphor for the issue itself, which also feels pretty empty. There's simply not much happening here. Fans of Jock's art will love this issue, but if you are looking for a Wolverine story you can really dig into, this isn't it. Yet. Wolverine lands on a planet and then a little kid shows up and shows him a needle. That's pretty much the story. Of course, we are only one issue in, so things could change, but for now just know that not much happens in this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Graig Kent Oct 4, 2013

    I have no idea where it's going, and it's decompressed as all hell, but with purpose, and the purpose is to showcase Jock's art. Have you ever seen Logan butcher a mite the size of an aircraft carrier? No, you haven't. But you can thank Jock for providing you the opportunity. This feels part western, part samurai, part post-apocalyptic, but it may be none of those things (or it may be all). We'll have to see, but it's definitely worth seeing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Oct 4, 2013

    So while Jock's writing debut may not have been his best work, his art is still completely stellar and the main reason to buy “Savage Wolverine” #9. Other than that, the story is somewhat strong, but would probably face a lot harsher criticism if it came from an unknown. Right now, this story arc is riding on the promise that Jock will deliver down the line. And in all honesty, he probably will. “Savage Wolverine” #9 honestly isn't that great of a single issue, but it's going to be a really good first chapter in the trade. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese Oct 8, 2013

    It's safe to report that the art is what you would expect from the creator, which is fantabulous and engaging. The story also works on some levels, isolating The Best There Is in a far off place. I'm eagerly looking forward to the next two issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Topher Bostick Oct 9, 2013

    With that said, the story itself doesn't really standout, it's the art that shines and carries this issue. Simply put, the story itself isn't very memorable, nor does it stand out from previous issues. It's a quick read with beautiful art, so it's worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 2, 2013

    The art is classic Jock. Very angular, lots of dark shading and jagged lines. The terrain of the planet is bare, but Jock manages to make the backgrounds like dangerous. Logan looks solid, though some of the panels have him looking like wrestler Sami Callihan (who goes by Solomon Crowe in WWE’s NXT). Jock’s action is still well done, and his ability with texture is second to none. Savage Wolverine #9 is a solid entry to a new storyline. Let’s just hope Jock can pull it off with the same level of excellence Zeb Wells achieved. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Oct 9, 2013

    I'll be back for the next issue as seeing Wolverine done in this style feels fresh, and I want to see how Jock handles his first storyline. If you're looking to pick this up you may want to wait for the trade, or understand that right now you're probably buying this issue mostly for the art. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 2, 2013

    The art, in true Jock fashion, is atmospheric and compelling. His use of texture is particularly interesting. A panel as simple as an establishing shot might have added atmosphere in its background from the way the paint streaks. Read Full Review

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