Wolverine #1

Wolverine #1

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Alan Davis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 13, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 1
6.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The best there is at what he does gets an all-new on-going! Pay attention very closely: there's a mystery here that even Wolverine hasn't sniffed out yet. When Wolverine finds himself the bargaining chip in a hostage situation, he must make a decision to save a little boy that will follow him forever...literally! How can a berserker fight what he can't see? And how far will he go to assert his humanity in the face of the Unknown? Find out when superstars Paul Cornell (CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI:13, Doctor Who, Action Comics) and Alan Davis (AVENGERS, CLANDESTINE, EXCALIBUR, UNCANNY X-MEN) take on the Wolverine!

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 11, 2013

    This may not be the most exciting Wolverine story to be told, but it's certainly one of the best. It showed Wolverine perfectly, showing that allow he may seem, and act like an animal that deep down he's still a man, and a goodhearted one at that. It also showed the emotional strain that Wolverine has went through, as well as his relationship problems perfectly, also having some amazing action. Due to all this I'd highly recommend this book, as it's truly a must read for and Wolverine, or X-Men fan, and even if you're not it's still worth trying, as I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Mar 17, 2013

    Aiding and abetting Cornell is the great Alan Davis. Davis usually deals in cosmic sagas of grand import, but this story starts out intensely small and personal. Davis' art gives the sense that there is something grander than what the first story offers, and that soon, Wolverine will be facing consequences than just the well-being of one boy. Davis excels at action and tense character moments, and this issue plays to his strengths. You may think there are too many Wolverine books, but you would be dead wrong, as Cornell's individualized perspective and Davis' classic art will change your mind and make you see Wolverine in a very different light. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Apr 8, 2013

    We find out how powerful our heroes are when they deliver the punches. We see how strong they are when they take them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - thepuremood Mar 13, 2013

    WOLVERINE is destined to be a divisive character " after all, if you're reading Marvel comics, you can't escape him. But Cornell and Davis refuse to accept the idea that there's nothing left to tell with the character, and they understand that he's beloved for a reason. Logan is a complex, multifaceted person with conflicted feelings and emotions, and he's one of the few superhero characters that has seen real, lasting progression. By focusing on this, the new NOW! series already has something very interesting going for it " a title that doesn't look back or forward, but instead focuses on where the character is now, in the present, and why we should care about that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 14, 2013

    Buy it for the art, not the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Mar 13, 2013

    Wolverine #1 is a solid first issue for what could be a strong series. I will definitely be picking up #2 to see where this goes, and what Cornell & Davis have planned for this new take on Logan. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 19, 2013

    Wolverine #1 is a good start for the mutant that calls himself "The Best There is at What I Do." Admittedly having the story begin in the middle of an adventure did not help build a connection to the story right away. But by choosing not to go with the normal Weapon X or X-Men storyline Paul Cornell gives the reader the feeling that he is going to do something new and different with Wolverine. The mystery with who the weird kid is and where he came from is intriguing, especially since Wolverine has normally tried not to hurt kids throughout his career. It doesn't hurt that this issue features some fantastic artwork by Alan Davis that you can easily lose yourself looking at. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Poet Mase Mar 12, 2013

    In spite of the Cornell's subtle intimations and Davis' solid artwork, however, this book is, in and of itself, relatively pedestrian. This is not the first Marvel NOW title to slow-play its first issue, though,so readers may not feel too put off by the generic plot elements at this point. To tell whether this book is worth your precious money, take a quick flip throughthe book in your comic shop or find a preview onlinefor an idea of what Cornell and Davis have cooking. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Mar 13, 2013

    I think it's safe to say Wolverine is a character that has been used way too much in the last, oh, I'd say two decades. Because of this he's been set in stories that are so big the man hasn't had a chance to have a small story in quite awhile. This story might explode in the next issue, but it's nice to see a smaller detective type story taking place with the character. Maybe something new will pop out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Super Hero Hype - Spencer Perry Mar 14, 2013

    Wolverine isn't the be-all-end-all of "Wolverine" comics, but it is certainly trying to craft its own unique story for the character's mythology. As far as debut issues go, this isn't going to rock your world, but it could end up being a really neat arc for the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Mar 16, 2013

    No substitute for more of Saucer Country, I'll grant you, but a must for fans of either Alan Davis or the bad-tempered mutant Canuck. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Mar 15, 2013

    Maybe this first arc will take us somewhere interesting, but the first issue just had me thinking why we needed a reboot and why this story to kick it off? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Addicts - Anant Sagar Mar 19, 2013

    While I am interested, I'm only moderately happy with this issue. I expected more from an issue 1. I also wanted a little more action, after all it is Wolverine, I look forward to the next issue. Let's see where they're going with this. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Mar 15, 2013

    Unfortunately, I wanted more in my Wolverine title. It's notexcellent, but the book manages to do the job and tell a Wolverinestory. But why pay money for this when you can simply buy a bettertrade on the character? Hopefully the book will take the character tonew places and really grow onto the reader's interest otherwise peopleare going to abandon this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Mar 12, 2013

    It's a bit of a shame that there's so much Wolverine missing from his flagship solo title. Paul Cornell has the chops to do so much more with the character, especially with an artist as competent as Alan Davis at his side, but chooses instead to start small and oblique. Here's hoping Cornell can find a way to fit some of the big ideas he crafts so well into Wolverine. There are too many sticks of dynamite in this pile for this book to fizzle so much. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 12, 2013

    We're used to seeing a lot of Wolverine but having Paul Cornell and Alan Davis on board sets this comic apart from the others. In what appears to be a pure solo Wolverine title, we get to see Wolverine take a beating in a way only he can. Cornell and Davis through us right in the middle of the action and we have to sit back and watch the story unfold to figure out what's going on. Not even Wolverine is fully aware of what he's up against. That sort of mystery in storytelling can be enticing but also could cause some to quickly lose interest. The greatest part was seeing Davis' detailed art and character designs and we get to see him draw Wolverine in a more violent setting. It appears that Nick Fury Jr. is appearing in the third issue but if this title can keep the focus of pure solo Wolverine stories, this could become a great Wolverine title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Mar 13, 2013

    "Wolverine" #1 is a solid mystery story, but it doesn't feel like there's anything special about it to make it something that would only work for Wolverine. Some writers dig to the base of Wolverine and write from what they find, while others tell cool tales that lack deeper themes. This feels like the latter but that doesn't mean it won't be a fun ride along the way. Alan Davis drawing such a classic Logan is definitely a sight for sore eyes and the mystery is an intriguing hook. For solid Wolverine shenanigans, this is your book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Mar 13, 2013

    Am I being overly harsh of Wolverine #1 just because the character comes with so much expectation? No. Marvel has proven that they can take characters and series in some awesome new places, invigorating stagnant protagonists. What do they do with a character who just came off of a rocky run? The same old same old. It's time to wake up and realize that mushy Wolverine doesn't work and that this character needs a complete shake-up story to make the series last. All hope may not be lost yet, as there could be something bigger in store in the next issue, but this one is no indication of that yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 15, 2013

    It didn't blow me away, but I was at least intrigued by what was going on. I can't say this will be a buy every month, and I don't think anyone should add it do their pull list just yet, but if next issue doesn't do something exciting it'll definitely be a leaver. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Mar 16, 2013

    That said, with a new Wolverine film due out in cinemas imminently, this fairly straightforward adventure would make for a solid jumping on place for anybody simply wanting a monthly book with the most popular X-Man who ever snikt and snikt. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Crux - Wesley Messer May 10, 2013

    Paul Cornell and Alan Davis are off to a mixed beginning on Wolverine #1. I like parts of where Cornell is going with this. In other matters though, Im left wondering where this will end up going. The lack of villain setup is off putting to me, I wish I had a little more of an inkling there, but thats okay, I am curious to know whos after Wolverine. Its not perfect, I would love it to be so considering whos on this title, but I am in for at least one more issue. Hopefully we get a clearer picture of the future of this story in round two. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Mar 14, 2013

    Ultimately, “Wolverine” #1 is a bit hard to really judge. It comes down to a matter of preference, rather than most comics which can be easily judged on their perceived quality. If you like Paul Cornell's writing, you're probably going to like this book. If you like Alan Davis' artwork, you're probably going to like this book. If you like Wolverine, you're probably going to like this book. But is there any particular reason to buy this Wolverine story over any of the other two Wolverine-starring ongoings? No. Is there any particular reason to buy this comic over any other comic? Not really. And is the story off to a very strange start? Yes, assuredly. “Wolverine” comes down to the flip of a coin, but survey says that you're probably best left waiting for the first arc to be done before really giving this book a firm judgement. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Mar 15, 2013

    Wolverine #1 disappoints, but not on a massive scale. In terms of Wolverine books, I recommend Savage Wolverine over this, as that book at least has better looking art.  Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Mar 16, 2013

    Do we need another Wolverine title? Not really. Do we need more Wolverine past the multiple X and Avengers titles he's currently in? I really don't think so. At the very least we are getting a brilliantly illustrated comic. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    PopMatters - Mike Cassella Mar 18, 2013

    All popular protagonists in media are built up on the bedrock of their solid origin and motivation creating a backlog of reference for the next writer to accept the baton from and continue the legacy. When that character is, at his best, two-dimensional and made to suddenly become three-dimensional by committee, it's now an extremely challenging experience as an analytical reader to not expect more from solid writers picking up classic characters to plot new adventures. Hopefully, this issue will read better in the trade but all it does now is highlight a glaring flaw in modern solo Wolverine adventures no matter who is at the wheel. Read Full Review

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