Wolverines #1

Wolverines #1

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Nick Bradshaw Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 4
6.5Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

From the pages of DEATH OF WOLVERINE, THE LOGAN LEGACY and the WEAPON X PROGRAM! Wolverine may be dead...but what will happen to his mortal remains, encased in something as rare and powerful as Adamantium? The battle for control of this valuable artifact has begun! But why does it matter so much... and why is a war brewing in Logan's name? Death is on the books for a dozen heroes and villains, and Mystique is playing chess with them all, including X-23, Sabretooth, Daken, Lady Deathstrike and more! Murder, mutilation, betrayal and trauma...none will be spared!

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jimmy Cupp Jan 12, 2015

    Wolverines #1 is classic Weapon X-Men with a twist. My claws are sniktting through my knuckle flesh right now, in anticipation of the next issue in this series. I see it being very short lived. But! The humor, the violence, the carnage; and the familiar characters are everything a Mutant Lover will freely bleed for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Jan 8, 2015

    For anyone who's been following the Death of Wolverine saga, "Wolverines" looks to be a solid continuation of the Logan mythos. If Soule can continue to balance action with introspection as the people Logan has left behind start to reevaluate themselves without him in their lives then I think this book should be a really great read for 2015. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Jan 10, 2015

    ‘Wolverines' #1 was a good introduction to what we're going to see as the central plotofthe series which is recovering Logan's body. Honestly, the cover should have made that quite clear on what we could be expecting. The completely out of the blue villain they are now up against was a brilliant move and this was a great way to introduce the cast for those who haven't been following the books that got us to where we are today. An interesting first issue with a couple of twists that should keep readers coming back for more! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jan 13, 2015

    This is the biggest accomplishment of Wolverines #1. It continues Wolverine's story and his legacy in a way that's compelling and meaningful. It does get a little crowded with so many characters and the pacing does feel somewhat choppy since it builds on stories that came from other comics. But it's a story that has the right setting, the right cast of characters, the right circumstances, and the right amount of violence. If it were a cup of coffee, Starbucks would grossly overcharge for and it would still be worth it. In many ways, that is the best way to honor Wolverine's memory. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Jan 11, 2015

    This latest weekly series may require some straightening out, but if Soule & Co. succeed in doing simply that, this book has the potential to truly be the best there is at what it does. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jan 8, 2015

    The writing and artwork are fine, but there are some problems in different areas that hurt the book a bit. Overall, it's hard to really recommend this from just reading the first issue, especially since other weekly books I've read have had a great first outing (and were also a dollar cheaper). Maybe wait a bit on this one before investing any time or money into the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 9, 2015

    If you want to see a team of super humans fight it out and get bashed around left and right, then this is the issue for you. The is filled with little necessary dialogue (except at the very end), so don't expect any major revelations to be made in this book. Overall, this is an above average issue, with a lot of fighty-fighty action. Pick it up to see the Wrecking Crew and the ghost of a demon ninja telling Shogun to kill Sabretooth. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Anthony Blackwood Jan 6, 2015

    Wolverine had an uncanny ability as a character to fit into a multitude of roles. Secret agent, samurai, superhero, teacher, you name it and the character committed to it. If the story called for Logan to undertake a covert black ops Weapon X mission, he put on his darkest demeanor, snarled, and got his claws bloody. Unfortunately, these "Wolverines" aren't quite sure which Wolverine they're trying to emulate, if any. If Soule can't bring out the right tone for the book, Wolverine will be back sooner than we hope and Wolverines will have been something Wolverine himself never was: forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 6, 2015

    "Wolverines" #1 includes a healthy chunk of set-up and a cool fight, making this comic a strong, solid start. But while it is evident in this debut issue that Soule is definitely elbows-deep in the sandbox, "Wolverines" needs a little more pizzazz to merit four bucks a week. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 6, 2015

    Marvel's first weekly title is off to a good start. Charles Soule has brought in an interesting mix of familiar and new characters from the recent DEATH OF WOLVERINE miniseries. Readers that haven't read those might find themselves a little confused as to why everyone is working together. Nick Bradshaw's art and FCO Plascencia's colors look great but don't quite feel like the right fit for the tone of a book full of deadly killers. You'll definitely enjoy the visuals but it won't feel as heavy as it should. I am intrigued with the direction of this title so I am on board to see where the next few issues take us. Fans of the Death of Wolverine storyline and familiar characters should check this out. You'll just have to make the decision whether or not you can commit to a weekly comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jan 7, 2015

    Wolverines could be good, but it has a whole lot of potential to be a lot better too, especially with the creative team it has. Either the new group steps up, or they step out, but for right now it isn’t working. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Jan 7, 2015

    I am excited to see where this series goes, especially with an ending like that. Although, this book will definitely have to step up its game if it's going to stay a $3.99 weekly book. I don't know how long I can justify that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Jan 8, 2015

    The issue fairs badly as a #1, as I a few big plot points are left unexplained. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 10, 2015

    Wolverines is a book Marvel has to publish. Producing months of fallout from the death of one of their biggest characters is the right way to go. I'm not sure creating a new set of characters and joining them up with the tried and true characters from Wolverine's past makes a ton of sense but the book is worth sticking with for a while. This is an okay comic book to check out, knowing you won't get a clear picture of the story for a few issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 7, 2015

    There's plenty of potential in a weekly series that takes a unified, sweeping look at how the various members of the Wolverine family move forward after the hero's death. Unfortunately, not nearly enough of that potential is realized in this first issue. Too many characters are thrust into the spotlight all at once, and the dynamics between these various characters don't always work. Furthermore, the exaggerated art style doesn't mesh well with the more serious tone of the story. Hopefully as the book opens up and the characters begin pursuing their own agendas, Wolverines will become the weekly comic X-Men fans deserve. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 7, 2015

    Wolverines is definitely a comic book made by some talented creators that is coming out this week and it definitely has a lot of characters tangentially related to Wolverine in it. It may live up to its name by the letter of the law, but the story just doesn't live up to its legacy yet. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jan 9, 2015

    Sadly, this first issue is far too disjointed to work as a proper prelude (or even epilogue). Instead, it reads like a series of notes set to artwork. Read Full Review

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