All-New Wolverine #1
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All-New Wolverine #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: David Lopez, David Navarrot Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 11, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 27 User Reviews: 37
8.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

X-23 was created to be a weapon and for a time, that's all she was. But with the help of her mentor, LOGAN-the original WOLVERINE-she escaped that dark past. Tragically, Logan has fallen, but Laura will continue in his footsteps as a hero. Recent events have her doing everything in her power to keep those around her alive, as violent forces are hell-bent on mutual destruction. If anyone can stop them, it's Laura. She is the best there is at what she does. She is THE ALL-NEW WOLVERINE.

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 15, 2015

    All New Wolverine is a worthy continuation of the legacy started by Roy Thomas, Len Wein and Chris Claremont. I didn't know much about the woman who was X-23 going into this book and I still don't, really. Yet the final pages of this issue contain a hook that should offer Laura Kinney ample chance to discover who she is and prove that she is more than just a clone in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Nov 12, 2015

    Until Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze unveil their Black Panther, it's going to be nearly impossible to challenge All-New Wolverine for the strongest ANAD debut. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - writingtwentytwopages Nov 12, 2015

    All-New Wolverine does what many of the other number ones hasn't been able to do. Breath some new life into an older character making them viable again. Laura Kinney is now able to be the hero she was never allowed to be before. Gone are the years of teen angst and blood-letting and replaced by a real mission and some actual character work. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Nov 12, 2015

    All-New Wolverine #1 confidently establishes its premise, visual style through the slash-style layouts of David Lopez, and even comic relief in the interactions between Angel and Laura. Writer Tom Taylor and Lopez show Laura Kinney own the mantle of Wolverine as soon as she pulls off her overcoat and wears his original blue and yellow costume in the crowded streets of Paris with colorist Nathan Fairbarn blending the costume's yellow with the twilight skyline. All-New Wolverine #1 acknowledges X-23's past while laying the foundation for her redemption-tinged rise to the name and costume of Wolverine and has a freshness that hasn't been present in a Wolverine comic since he was wandering around a barren wasteland fighting in-bred Hulks. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Nov 11, 2015

    All-New Wolverine #1 is a strong debut issue by a great creative team that has a lot of life and energy. There's a solid hook going into issue #2, some good back story so people can get the low down on who Laura is and some awesome banter throughout the issue. This one is a winner and I think big things are coming for this all-new Wolverine. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Nov 16, 2015

    This is the start of an amazing series. I was a big fan of Logan as Wolverine, but Laura seems to be doing a good job thus far. For any fan of Wolverine and/or X-Men in general, this is a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Nov 16, 2015

    "All-New Wolverine" is a worthy successor to the franchise. It blends the familiar and the fresh with style and keeps fans engaged the entire issue. Congratulations, Laura; you're earning the codename "Wolverine." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Nov 27, 2015

    I honestly didn't go into this book expecting much, and hoping that at least I would like the character once I read it. Not only does X-23 come off as likable, and a hero you can root for, there is just enough classic Wolverine on the page to make in the most dedicated fans want to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Nov 14, 2015

    This is more of a personal point, but I also prefer how Laura fits the Wolverine costume compared to her dad. The Black-and-yellow, iconic since the 90s cartoon, is a gaudy look on rippling, hairy Wolverine. I always preferred the brown and orange outfits, but Laura ends up rocking this costume. Something about her design, or Marquezs and Navarrots appealing figure work, makes the colors work for me. Laura takes the classic look and makes it her own. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Nov 15, 2015

    “All-New Wolverine” #1 is the start of something new and maybe has the potential to be better than much of the recent Logan starring series. As someone who's never been a big fan of the Wolverine character, I consider myself converted and fully on board with what this team is giving us. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 11, 2015

    The Wolverine franchise has finally found its bearing, and all it took was a completely new character underneath that distinctive mask. This first issue is lean and fast-paced, tossing readers right into the heat of battle and proving the former X-23 worthy of inheriting the mantle of Wolverine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 11, 2015

    There's a new Wolverine in town. The former X-23 has stepped up into the role of her deceased mentor. Tom Taylor throws us into the action and shows us what Laura can do. David Lopez and David Navarrot do a fantastic job with the art and the two styles work nicely in the context of the story. Nathan Fairbairn's colors sets the right tone within moments of serenity and the fast-paced action sequences. This was one of the All-New, All-Different Marvel series I was most looking forward to and we're off to an extraordinary start. I can't wait to see more. We have an interesting story being set up and you won't be able to resist being curious to see where Taylor takes things. This may not be the 'Wolverine' you were expecting but you'll fall in love with her, if you haven't already. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Dec 12, 2015

    So the verdict on All-New Wolverine? It's good enough to keep reading. I really liked the pictures, man. Really, but the story wasn't too shabby, either. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 11, 2015

    This is a surprisingly endearing first issue, given all the rage and gore and violence that happened to follow the original Wolverine wherever he would go, even as Taylor picks up on a lot of the same themes that defined Logan's storied career. In many ways, with a foundation this solid, the world is Taylor's oyster - he could send Laura down the same byzantine paths through Weapon X like her predecessor, or subvert those tropes and let her grow into her own legacy as a hero. Either way, Laura Kinney's promotion as the All-New Wolverine is looking like a shrewd decision. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Marius Thienenkamp Nov 11, 2015

    Overall, ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #1 manages to both feel like a typical Wolverine comic book and like a comic about Laura. It offers a really straightforward, simple and action-packed plot as well as believable character portrayal and a smart twist at the end that makes me curious about the future of this book. While it may not be a unique experience reading this comic, it's definitely promising and worth taking a look at. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 14, 2015

    If this series can maintain fun character development like that, coupled with the action one expects from a Wolverine comic, then this could become a real standout. It's time for X-23 to really make a name for herself. She's the new Wolverine, she's got quite the legacy to uphold, and I think this comic is in the right hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Nov 14, 2015

    Writer Tom Taylor finds a fitting emotional center for Laura as the new Wolverine, while artists David Lopez and David Navarrot are a perfect fit for the action-oriented yet character-driven story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Nov 19, 2015

    Writer Tom Taylor (writer of the wonderful Injustice: Gods Among Us stuff over at DC) does a great job weaving action and dialogue together, I never felt the “walked into the middle of a movie” syndrome that I frequently feel when picking up an X-book. This was a first issue that read like a first issue, everything I needed to enjoy the story was in the story. I have just a bit of basic extra knowledge about who these characters are and I'm sure people really steeped in X-Lore may have picked up on stuff that I totally missed, but I was happy with what I got. As long as this doesn't get wrapped into any involved crossovers that will require me to pick up a bunch of other X-books to understand, Marvel has a new reader. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Nov 11, 2015

    All-New Wolverine #1 is a good first issue to this new series. It acts as a great introduction to Laura Kinney as a character, giving new and old readers everything they need to know about her to understand what she is all about. The issue also sports some good writing and artwork, but lacks explanation or context for anything that is happening in the book. So in the end, if you are a fan of the character or are looking for a decent superhero comic, this may be the series for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - sarahrasher Nov 16, 2015

    There's a lot to like about All-New Wolverine, and it promises an exciting and coherent ongoing story. Laura is not yet as sharply drawn or as iconic as her predecessor, though. I'd love for the current generation of geeky ten-year-old spitfires to see themselves in her the way I saw myself in Logan. But Laura and the writer and artists creating her are not as certain of her identity as Logan always was of his own, and that makes her a hard character to latch onto. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Nov 16, 2015

    The big-time gripe with All-New Wolverine #1 won't come from David Lopez and David Navarrot's cohesive illustrations " their collaboration is coherent, slick, and concise, which is what a good actioner should demand " it comes from the laughable 5 buck price tag. I know that double foldout advertisements are expensive (especially when Marvel is footing the cash themselves, which, thanks?), but sticking potential new readers and avid fans alike with the bill is a swift punch in the guts nobody was expecting from our newly-minted Wolverine. The book's brisk thirty pages are certainly worthy of a premium price, but when those thirty pages are stuffed full with additional Marvel ad space, it's only natural to feel a tad hoodwinked. Read Full Review

  • 7.5 - John McCubbin Nov 12, 2015

    All-New Wolverine #1 is just the start I hoped for from this series, as despite there being some areas that need to be improved upon, this is most definitely the start of something promising. It also balances the rich history of X-23 with that of her mentor, Wolverine, proving that this may have actually been a clever move for Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 14, 2015

    Despite some flaws in the art, All-New Wolverine #1 is a good start that delivers a clear direction for the character and shows just how much can be done with her in only a couple dozen pages. Whatever comes next should be a very fun adventure. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Nov 16, 2015

    All-New? Well, for me it is. For existing fans, maybe not. Marvel, who historically have had some success in creating female versions of their male heroes, Spider-Woman and Ms Marvel back in the 70's for example, seem to be trying their hand at the same trick in the present. Over the last year we have seen numerous female spiders and a female Thor. Will this book be as well received? It's hard to say; Wolverine was probably in as many Marvel books as Batman was in DC books. I would like to think that this book will do well, if the writers can keep a focus on Laura rather than trying to push her into the wider X-Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 14, 2015

    Perhaps the series will prove me wrong - maybe there's a great story there that justifies the change. But so far, I don't see it. Read Full Review

  • 4.2
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Nov 17, 2015

    All-New Wolverine #1 is not worth the high price point. All you get is an issue long action scene with average artwork. It's unfortunately a waste of time and money. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Nov 11, 2015

    This was an underwhelming first issue. X-23 was portrayed fine, but the story wasnt exciting enough. As stated above, Tom Taylor should have a grace period to get things together, but this wasnt the best introductory issue. The art was all right but seemed off for such a dark title. Overall, if youre a fan of the character youre going to pick this up, but if youre on the fence, it may not be a great investment. Read Full Review

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