Wolverine #19

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Ron Garney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 30, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Journey to the stronghold of the world's newest, most powerful drug dealer where Logan and Gorilla Man find a fierce new ally. Enter Immortal Weapon Fat Cobra!

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 2, 2011

    It is the must read Wolverine book of the year! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Dec 7, 2011

    Jason Aaron has redeemed himself. This is the best Wolverine story arc on over two years. Wolverine is once again a must read book, or at least it is to me. I loved everything about this issue. From the non-stop action, to the ridiculous amounts of great humor, to the stunning art, this book was a success on all fronts. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Nov 30, 2011

    Again, I really liked this issue. It was at times over-the-top ridiculous, but I'm sorry, every now and then, a comic series can use a storyline like that. It was all good here. The comedy was funny, the story was strong, the art was vibrant, the dialogue made me chuckle a few times, seriously, no complaints about this one. Next issue we get back to the serious business with Wolvie coming face-to-face with the current leader of the Hand, Kingpin. That should be good, just in a different way than this issue was, which goes to show you what a versatile writer Jason Aaron is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Dec 1, 2011

    The art from Ron Garney is one of the bright spots of Wolverine #19. An issue so centered on action demands an artist who can deliver non-stop motion. Garney’s slight penciling style doesn’t present bold images but they are crisp and they do move. All of the battle kicks alive off the page; even the smallest motions are noticeable. A few of the panels are so well done that you can feel the pain as Fat Cobra or Wolverine pummel someone into hamburger. It’s a great combination of story and artwork. What the future holds for Wolverine is unclear, but for now Jason Aaron has done a great job with a solid story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Dec 5, 2011

    In a wider context, this storyline injects some much-needed levity into Aaron's run. Although consistently excellent, there's been a tendency towards some rather serious material -- Wolverine in hell, Wolverine possessed by a demon, Wolverine killing his offspring -- so it's nice to conclude an arc that has the ability to smile in the face of apparent horrors, rather than take them seriously. All things considered, a nice end to the "San Francisco" years, and if the pay-off isn't particularly strong thematically, well, at least it works geographically. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Nov 30, 2011

    Now that Wolverine has tied up his loose ends, he can move back to New York and finally get this School started up. I may be alone with this, but would anyone else like his book turn into his "downtime" between classes? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais Dec 4, 2011

    This is how Wolverine should always be written. I cant wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Nov 30, 2011

    Jason Aaron and Ron Garney bring more insanity to the pages of Wolverine, and I couldn't be happier about it. Not every joke will leave you on the floor, but the variety of modes presented in this issue keep the story from depending solely on comedy. If you're looking for a little counterpoint to the responsibility and selflessness of Logan's character in Wolverine and the X-Men, check this book out. It's a great time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 3, 2011

    Wolverine with dragons, beer and a sack full of cash isn't the typical Wolverine story but I liked it. It isn't the most memorable arc but it does provide a nice bridge from the west coast Wolverine to the east coast Wolverine. I wasn't thrilled that the book rushed to its ending but I guess there is only so much you can do with a talking Gorilla and a really hungry immortal fat guy. This was a fun read. Read Full Review

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