Wolverine: First Class #1

Wolverine: First Class #1

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Andrea Di Vito Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 26, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 26, 2008

    Even the art is surprisingly good in this issue. I found myself wondering for several pages if Andrea DiVito was drawing the issue. Turns out it is him. It's not the best work I've ever seen from Divito (certain background elements are pretty bland and lacking in detail), but it's still the DiVito we know and love. The only real concern I have for this series is that the level of quality may not stay so high for long. Both DiVito and writer Fred van Lente are pretty popular at Marvel right now, and it seems unlikely their attentions will stay with this book for long. Still, X-Men: First Class has managed to stay pretty consistent so far, so I have hope Wolverine's class will follow suit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven M. Bari Mar 25, 2008

    To those interested in jumping into the X-Men saga, here's your landing pad. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Jul 30, 2008

    Wolverine: First Class #1 is, however, a fun read. I wouldnt compare Van Lentes writing to that of Chris Claremont, the man whose Uncanny X-Men stories from the 1970s and 80s are what will shape Wolverine: First Class, but The Buddy System is a nice superhero action/adventure tale. The art, by Andrea Di Vito and Laura Villari, seems to bet better as the story moves along " particularly in the second half of the story when the action kicks in. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Mar 26, 2008

    I don't think it offers much to a regular Marvel reader, and since Van Lente has the practically impossible task of telling stories set during the Claremont/Byrne years (arguably the best X-years ever, which makes you wonder why you shouldn't just go back and reread that stuff instead), he may not pull it off in the end. But, as a first issue, it's a pleasant little inoffensive hug of a comic book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Apr 1, 2008

    If Wolverine: First Class was a continuity free series, if it simply acknowledged Wolverine's and Kitty's friendship and used their teamwork to facilitate new adventures, the offshoot might be fun for everyone. As the premiere stands, Wolverine: First Class is only recommended for the most rabid X-Men fan. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Bin - Zach Bowen Apr 4, 2008

    While this first issue was not executed in the best manor, this series does have potential. Van Lente sets up some interesting character points; they just do not all come together in the end. This series could become an entertaining read, but it appears that it may take a few issues to hit its stride. Read Full Review

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