Return of Wolverine #1

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Steve McNiven Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 19, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 36
6.5Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

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  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Sep 18, 2018

    Return Of Wolverine #1 fires on all cylinders. This is exactly what we've been waiting for and more. Steve McNiven puts on a spectacular show while Charles Soule begins taking us on a blood-covered mystery. This epic return of our favorite mutant is stupendous in every possible way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Sep 20, 2018

    More than a return from the dead, "Return of Wolverine" pulls one of the best versions of Logan upfront to deliver an instigating story about loss, revenge and understanding of the self. The next issues cannot come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 18, 2018

    A strong start that is particularly interesting if you like mysteries yet to be solved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 19, 2018

    Return of Wolverine is shaping up to be a worthy sequel to Death of Wolverine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Tom Bacon Sep 19, 2018

    Writer Charles Soule seems determined to make the mystery last as long as possible in The Return Of Wolverine #1. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Sep 23, 2018

    Overall a good start to the series. I am thrilled to have him back and hope that Soule keeps up the momentum and throws us some heavy curveball surprises through the full five issue arc to make it a memorable return that's more than just beautiful to look at with a story worth being called The Return of Wolverine. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Sep 20, 2018

    Like any first issue, The Return of Wolverine #1 is more about set up than answers. It's good for what it is but I wouldn't rush out for this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Sep 24, 2018

    Whatever this is, and how if fits into a universe with X-23 and Old Man Logan and whatever other variations exist on timeline-collapsed Earth Marvel, it's certain to draw fans of the old canucklehead in droves. Charles Soule (whose off to kill Daredevil after propping Logan back up) has a story to tell, but it's told in leaps of logic and convenience. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 19, 2018

    Since Wolverine died, readers have gotten great Wolverine stories from the likes of Jeff Lemire, Ed Brisson, and Tom Taylor. In an environment with stellar stories such as these, nothing in this book makes a case for why it needs to exist. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Rich Johnston Sep 17, 2018

    flat. Wolverine never really went anywhere " and he doesn't seem to here. He doesn't even get the hot claws we had been promised beyond an opening page. But it is a very pretty book, if you like BWS. In fact it may dazzle and distract, just like those Weaver birds... Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely Sep 19, 2018

    There will certainly be a point to this series by the time it's said and done, I'm sure, but this first issue doesn't do anything to convince me that it will be worth the money or time spent on this event. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 24, 2018

    Buyer beware, but if you do decide to jump into the deep end with this one, at least it'll look good. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 18, 2018

    You can't fault Soule for attempting a holistic take on an X-Man with this many different angles, but he winds up getting stranded in a limbo between homage and total recap " for a book that should be heralding a brand new era for the Ol' Canucklehead, Return of Wolverine is a book that looks backwards, often to its own detriment. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Sep 19, 2018

    I like Charles Soule a lot, and after the Hunt for Wolverine: Dead Ends one-shot I was excited to see what he did with the proper return of Wolvie, but after an exciting dozen or so pages, this issue just goes nowhere. The potential is there, I think, but we haven't gotten there yet. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Sep 19, 2018

    Fans of Wolverine will check this out no matter what but I implore as many people to stay away from this as possible. This is pretty bad, boring, and sloppy. The artwork isn't as good as advertised and we won't even see McNiven again until the fifth and final issue of the book. Skip this. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 21, 2018

    Return of Wolverine #1 is a complete disappointment. At no point does Charles Soule create excitement around Logan's return as Wolverine. Instead all he accomplishes in doing is creating a story so confusing that is hard to get into, even if you are a hardcore X-Men fan. No matter how excited you were for Wolverine's return to the Marvel Universe this is a comic that you should avoid completely. Read Full Review

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