Wolverine #1

Wolverine #1

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Ryan Stegman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 28 User Reviews: 4
6.7Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

After the events of KILLABLE, Wolverine has something to prove. Before he can take on Sabretooth again, he'll need to build himself back up, get better and stronger than he's ever been...but it's not as easy as he thought, and he'll soon find himself turning to other means of revenge when the normal channels don't seem to be working fast enough. Can he fight back his demons, or is this the beginning of a Wolverine who's gone to the dark side?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 3, 2014

    You think you know who Wolverine is? Paul Cornell and Ryan Stegman might argue with you. After his brutal defeat and loss of his healing factor in the previous WOLVERINE volume, this is where we get to find out what's next. This isn't the Wolverine you're used and that's a good thing. Change is always welcome and we are now left in suspense, waiting to see what the next move will be. Stegman's art is phenomenal and you'll love seeing all the brutal details he puts into every page. People will be talking about this issue and you don't want to miss out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Feb 5, 2014

    Cornell is quite possibly going to make me a fan of Wolverine if the story continues on the deep level it started out with. With the sick artwork from all parties making this a visual treat to look at Wolverine #1 is a nice starting point for any fan and a fresh new start to such an established and well loved character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 6, 2014

    Wolverine #1 is a great example of a creative team hitting all the right beats to tell a really entertaining story. The script and art are in perfect sync to tell this story, and I haven't been this excited to read a Wolverine book in a long time. This comic is full of great action and unexpected twists, so leave your preconceived notions about Wolverine at the door. This is gonna be a wild ride and I can't wait to see what Cornell and Stegman are cooking up next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Feb 7, 2014

    Wolverine #1 does its job of hooking me right away. Paul Cornell quickly establishes how Wolverine is going to be handling life without a healing factor by embracing the characters entire history. Cornell accomplishes this in a way that doesnt make you feel like you have to come in with expert knowledge on the character. Everything you need to know you are able to learn as the issue progresses. There are also a lot of little things that long-time fans of Wolverine will love such as the look at the characters possible future. If you have ever been interested in reading a Wolverine comic book than I highly recommend giving Wolverine #1 a try. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Feb 8, 2014

    As series beginnings go, this one was good. It wasn't spectacular, but it was certainly better than I expected. It gets a 4 out of the possible 5 stars because it shows promise and no shortage of breaking from what's expected. The only thing I really wanted that wasn't given is a bit more knowledge of background characters. There's still time for that and enough intrigue to bring me back for the next issue in hopes of more good writing and great art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Feb 6, 2014

    Wolverine #1 probably wont drag in these new readers that Marvel is convinced actually exist, but to anybody already in the know, its business as usual. Cornells run is truly impressive and now he has Stegman. If Stegman stays for a while, this book will be hard to top. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Feb 7, 2014

    If you're excited for some mutant mayhem, then “Wolverine” #1 is definitely right up your alley. With the shocking cliff-hanger, I can't wait to see what Cornell and Stegman have in store with “Wolverine.” Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Feb 5, 2014

    The real reason to buy this comic is Ryan Stegman. His art is beyond unbelievable. The very first page should be enough to sell you on this book; it's insanely cool stuff. Stegman's art seems to pop off the page, there's so much energy to every page and panel. Even if you aren't a Wolverine fan, this book offers tons of great visuals that make it worth the cover price. Superb inking by Mark Morales and awesome colors from David Ciriel help make Wolverine #1 one of the prettiest damn comics on the stands. The story has got some catching up to do, but this title seems like it's going to be a good one. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Feb 11, 2014

    But, the comic suffers from over hype. It's an interesting direction, and the art and writing is solid, but can't say it's a “bold new” one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Feb 13, 2014

    This new series of Wolverine gets of to a decent start, and although I'm not sure just how good this series will becoming, I'm sure it won't be as bad as the last. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Feb 8, 2014

    Of the big Marvel debuts this week, I found Wolverine #1 the least gripping. Its not a bad issue, and Im probably good for another month or two. This series will be a success if it can sort out a concept that seems a bit muddled at the moment. Is this supposed to be a return to basics for Wolverine, going back to a simpler, gruffer Logan without the professorial moralizing? If so, why is he going on space adventures? If it's supposed to be a bold new direction, why is Wolverine against killing his opponents in a fight in one scene, then down with cold-blooded murder in the next? If the thematic issues are sorted out, Wolverine could be an interesting series, asCornell and Stegman are a good team. As it stands,Wolverine need some work before I can recommend it without reservation. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Booked - Scorpio Moon Feb 5, 2014

    Pretty much everything in this issue is said and done for the sake of exposition anyway, but beyond that it doesn't seem to have much meaning. " pretty cool and pretty lame. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nerds Unchained - NateTieman Feb 8, 2014

    I've never been a big reader of Wolverine's solo series, and Wolverine #1 certainly doesn't change my views of the book. I'm hoping Marvel can bring in new readers with this title. Sadly, though, with its unrecognizable main character and lackluster story, I'm thinking Wolverine will need to wait a few issues before it has a real "jumping on" point. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 5, 2014

    With a deluge of new releases in this latest wave of All-New Marvel NOW! books, the publisher has become its own worst enemy and newer titles are going to need to be more convincing to win newer readers and keep them coming back. The big reveal on the final page of "Wolverine" #1 isn't enough to ensure I'll be counting down the days until the next issue, but it is enough to guarantee I'll at least flip through the next one when I see it on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Feb 4, 2014

    Wolverineis very much a “wait-and-see” book for me. I was never much a reader of his solo adventures; only in one of the primary X-Men books. It will depend on how longRyan Stegmanremains as the artist. If history repeats itself, he'll be rotating story arcs until the big rumored surprise happens inWolverine #12. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Lance Paul Feb 11, 2014

    So, if you can get by the fact this Wolverine would rather opt for healthy skin care than lose a few more hairs, the outstanding visuals in addition to the Superior Spidey's presence next issue may make this worth a look"if certainly not a SNIKT. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Feb 11, 2014

    While there's a lot of references to the previous “Killable” storyline that brought Wolverine to this place, the story jumps around too much to make you care for any one scene or character moment. The best scene in the book is a quiet moment between Wolverine and Storm that could have gone deeper, making you really feel the changes that have happened to Wolverine. Writer Paul Cornell regrettably jumps too quickly to the next scene showing how and why Wolverine uses a gun. Then that scene also feels rushed, as Cornell doesn't get you to buy into Wolverine using a gun. This is a pretty big change for Wolverine so seeing all these changes happen so fast feels like they're rushing into the next adventure, without further exploring Wolverine's motivations and behavioral changes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 3, 2014

    As a character, it's hard to tell stories about Wolverine that break the mold. He's been a loose cannon with the X-Men, he's been a samurai in his own solo adventures, he's even been a teacher at the Jean Grey School. Marvel's toyed with toning down Wolverine's healing factor before - the '90s-era crossover Fatal Attractions being one key example - but there's a reason it's never stuck. Tying Wolverine's fate to a B-level action movie isn't going to make Paul Cornell's life any easier - but neither will tying him to some B-level antihero wannabes. There's some edge to Wolverine, as Cornell produces more questions than answers, but with this abrupt, forced new status quo, even the Ol' Canucklehead is beginning to show his age. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Steven Merced Feb 7, 2014

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  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 8, 2014

    I like that Cornell is trying something new with Wolverine, I just didn't care for the creative choices he made to explore these new ideas. The new characters have nothing going for them, and therefore, Wolverine's new status quo has nothing going for it. But at least Wolverine himself remained pretty entertaining. And I'm sure that counts for a lot with a lot of people. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 8, 2014

    The new volume of Wolverine opens with an issue that is a direction shift for the character but tries to drag in all that came before in the previous volume. It seems to cater to the readers of the old volume which is perfectly fine. I'm not sure the curious reader is going to find this book as inviting as the #1 seems to imply. It's worth taking a look at. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Marlene Bonnelly Feb 5, 2014

    Overall, the new Wolverine has potential. I want to understand the mystery surrounding the Offer and wrap my head around why Logan has decided on this path, I want to read his conversation with Superior Spider-Man in the second issue" but Logan himself seems out of character compared to the version of him that we'd watched develop very recently. Issue #1 was fun to look at it with its copious action and shock value, but I haven't yet bought into the concept of a truly villainous Wolverine. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Feb 7, 2014

    You know, other than the fact that next issue has Stegman drawing Superior Spider-Man again. That's hot stuff. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Feb 18, 2014

    The story still presents a new and unique situation for Wolverine. The concept of him having to find new ways to be the best at what he does still works and it plays out in a variety of ways in Wolverine #1. It just doesn't come together in a compelling narrative. At the most, it sets the stage for the kind of Wolverine he'll have to be moving forward. He's still one of the most compelling characters in the history of comics. But giving him a gun is like giving him two different brands of beer. They look different, but in the end they have the same effect. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Feb 9, 2014

    The action, art, and the fact the Superior Spider-Man is in the second issue will have me coming back for more but not happily. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Feb 5, 2014

    This seems like an uninspired spin on the character with not much more than a lot of backstory to kick the concept off. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Max Level Geek - Jonathan Semoneit Feb 5, 2014

    The big thing about this comic is what happens at the end. There's something that Wolverine does at the end of this issue which is totally out of character and makes little to no sense. I surmise there is more at play here but I have to judge the merits of this issue with what is given. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    GoCollect - @TonyTheGamerDad Feb 7, 2014

    Wolverine #1 tries to shock you with many "oh no he didn't" moments but they all fall very flat. We have seen Wolverine use guns before, we have seen Wolverine cut loose and do terrible things for the greater good, and we have seen Wolverine turn his back on his friends to figure out a personal problem on his own several times. There is very little that is new or truly must read in this issue aside from Wolverine has no healing factor, but even that is not a true factor as no one believes he will die or become cripple during this series. Unless you are a die hard Wolverine fan I suggest you skip this one. Read Full Review

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