Wolverine #1

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Adam Kubert Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 19, 2020 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 60
8.3Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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THE BEST IS BACK!
Wolverine been through a lot. He's been a loner. He's been a killer. He's been a hero. He's been an Avenger. He's been to hell and back. Now, as the nation of Krakoa brings together all Mutantkind, he can finally be... happy? With his family all together and safe, Wolverine has everything he ever wanted... and everything to lose. Writer Benjamin Percy (X-FORCE, WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT) and legendary artist Adam Kubert (X-MEN, AVENGERS) bring the best there is to his new home! PLUS: The return of OMEGA RED!
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  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Feb 19, 2020

    Overall this book is a masterpiece. From the art to the two outstanding stories, this is not only a must read for Wolverine fans, but for all x-fans and comic book fans in general. If you haven’t been reading ‘Dawn of X’ or read ‘House of X/Powers of X’ then you might be a little lost. That being said this is a series you don’t want to miss out on catch up on the others and then dive immediately into this book, you won’t regret it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 11, 2020

    For readers who have been waiting for Wolverine to get his own book since the lackluster Return Of Wolverine, this book is perfect. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Feb 19, 2020

    About as good of a Wolverine comic as were liable to ever get, this issue serves up two distinct stories from a set of creators who seem like they were destined to work on this character. Theres also a surprising amount of new editions to the Wolverine mythos in these 70 pages. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 19, 2020

    Adam Kubert brings some beautifully detailed panels to his story and there is a great contrast between the lush, stylish vision of Krakoa and the brutal sharpness of the outside world. Bogdanovic showcases the brutality of the character perfectly as his panels bathe Wolverine in darkness and shadows. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Daily Fandom - Alex Smith-Petersen Feb 24, 2020

    I really can't say enough how much I love the art in both parts. Kubert is a master, plain and simple. Martin really kills it in a book with a darker tone like this, really fleshing out the mood with his muted palette. Gritty pencils and heavy inks from Bogdanovic works wonders with Wilson's colors. Following up on Kubert with Martin is a hell of a daunting task. But these two are more than up for the challenge. You can't ask for a more competent art team, much less two of them. Drawing Wolverine with a scowl is simple enough, but the range on display in his expression is top-notch. The only tragedy here is that not every issue is going to function like this. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Feb 19, 2020

    it's a double feature with an issue one that showcases exactly why Benjamin Percy is the writer to take us onward into the next era of stories about Marvel's most popular Canadian mutant. Percy obviously loves the character and that comes through in the writing. This combined with top-notch art from Kubert, Bogdanovic and the art teams make it a very solid and promising start to the series that really makes you feel like you got your moneys worth for this oversized issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Feb 18, 2020

    Percy draws readers into this oversized issue with two remarkable stories filled with mystery, imagination, and violence immediately out of the gate. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Feb 21, 2020

    Granted, this is another volume in one of Marvel's most overused franchises, but Benjamin Percy's approach feels fresh and most certainly proves its worth apart from the others. Definitely worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 18, 2020

    Overall I was impressed with this extra-long issue. Wolverine is back and he has not one, but two very big mysteries to solve. I could argue introducing two entirely different stories is a bold move in a first issue, but that might be due to the artists trading off from issue to issue. One delves into the nature of Wolverine losing control and losing his memory while the other plays around with his powers in a new and exciting way. This book emphatically reminds us Wolverine is inherently important to X-Men comics and the greater Marvel universe too. A strong first stab and crimson-hued look at the greatest loner superhero ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Feb 20, 2020

    Whenever Wolverine starts branching out into additional series, it's acause for concern on my part. Call it the result of being a veteran ofthe character's extreme overexposure over the years. But Percy and hisartists are on the right path here so far. The stories are resonant andthe art is very good, making Wolverine another successful launchin the Dawn of X. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - christopher scott Feb 19, 2020

    The storylines contained in this issue are amazingly good. For instance, being brought into seeing the breadth in which Krakoa is towards the mutants made the initial start of “Catacombs” inviting and intriguing. The content of the story and dialog contained enriched the stories and pulled you into Logan's emotional journey. The artwork presented by both artists is striking and helps pull you into the story. Some of the darkened hues and a couple of the tight close-ups of characters felt slightly disconnected but overall didn't harm the flow. Overall, a very exciting, deep issue with outstanding feel and visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rogues Portal - Zee Huff Feb 19, 2020

    I think there's something for everyone in Wolverine. Percy spins plates like crazy, plays in two completely separate genres, and still manages to give Logan's demons their due. Do you want an X-Force spin-off? Great. A mystery with intrigue ripped from the headlines? Awesome. A horror-slash-adventure romp? Excellent. This book has all of that andsomekiller art. Even if I felt sometimes distracted from the character work by overwrought action, this book made me, a Wolverine skeptic, interested in the man behind the claws. Benjamin Percy cares about that man too, and he's nowhere near done with him. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 18, 2020

    Given the embarrassment of riches on the art front, enhanced by a whopping 60 pages of story, Wolverine #1 is a solid start for this new X-title - but given how long the classic Wolverine has been on the continuity bench, it's easy to feel like "solid" isn't enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier Feb 19, 2020

    Percy's script features a heartfelt exploration of Logan's character, and the art team perfectly complements every narrative beat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Feb 25, 2020

    Wolverine's first issue might have its share of problems and it definitely isn't the best book around, but it's still great-looking and fun read. Give it a shot! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 20, 2020

    This book perfectly captures the spirit of Wolverine and why he is the best at what he does. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Feb 20, 2020

    Readers will get a lot of bang for their buck in this oversized first issue of Wolverine from Benjamin Percy, Adam Kubert, Viktor Bogdanovic, Frank Martin, and Matt Wilson. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Feb 19, 2020

    As long as this new Wolverine series keeps showing Wolverine's struggles to fit in the Dawn of X world, then it might prove to be more interesting than other solo Wolverine outings. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Feb 20, 2020

    "Wolverine" #1 makes a solid case for Logan to have yet another ongoing series during the 'Dawn of X.' Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 26, 2020

    SIXTY PAGES of Wolverine, with two big story hooks in play to bring the best-known X-Man back into the fray, with solid art and a lot of first-person narration. It's a pretty good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 19, 2020

    With two meaty, entertaining stories, Wolverine #1 helps finally put the spotlight back on this iconic X-Man. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Feb 20, 2020

    There will be fans who are looking forward to a new Wolverine book. Whilst the Krakoa situation certainly adds a different spice to proceedings, at this early stage, this issue isn't that "all new or all different"; for some that might be great, for others less so. Truth be told, regardless of how popular Wolverine is, I could take or leave this new book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Feb 21, 2020

    Having said that, once the cover price for Wolverine returns to the customarily inflated cost of $4.00 and if Percy kicks his story up a few notches then this might be a title worth trying. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    allenquanobi Feb 19, 2020

    Awesome. Both stories are intersting and fitting for the Wolverine character. About him being off by himself investigating a mystery and the violence that goes along with it. The art is amazing in both, Bogdanovic and Kubert are amazing artists who really capture the gore and detail that a Wolverine book should have. Looks like another winner for Dawn of X

  • 10
    LunaMoody Feb 19, 2020

    Good start to the series. I'm all in for this book and looking forward to the next issue

  • 9.0
    Adsun22 Feb 20, 2020

    Logan playing hide-and-seek was sweet. Fighting the cult and vampires is pure awesomeness.

  • 9.0
    Wolf Warner Feb 20, 2020

    Add Dracula to the list of krakoas enemies

  • 7.0
    ohhaimark Feb 22, 2020

    Don't really have time to write full reviews for this week or last week's comics, but for now I'll write a brief description of what I thought. I might go back and elaborate later. I'll probably be able to write full reviews next week. Oh, and if there's anything from this week I haven't got around to, I'll review those later.

    As for the issue, I liked it. Not as much as I was hoping to, but it was enjoyable. The first story was great, but I found the second one boring and the art in the second story was really weak.

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  • 7.0
    Spacey Medicine Apr 21, 2020

    I felt that the first story was mostly good, and the second one dragged significantly.

  • 10
    cincyfan Feb 22, 2020

    a tremendous start!!! I can't think of a single negative thing to say about it. both stories are awesome and I can't wait for the next issue! adam kubert is one of the best artists in the industry and does what he always does which is draw a masterful wolverine. I read a ton of books but there are two characters in wolverine and daredevil that I absolutely love and always hope they are handled by top tier writers and artists and I am so pleased with the teams that are on both books marvel has done a phenomenal job with those teams and the results show.

  • 10
    The Comics Golden King Feb 26, 2020

    I really really enjoy this.

  • 10
    GTMedia Reviews Mar 1, 2020

    Like many of us, Wolverine was my favorite X-Men character. The gruff loner with the mysterious past that scared the hell out of hero and villain alike was an easy fan favorite.

    Over time due to overexposure and demystification of the character Wolverine lost some of his lusters. It also didn't help that he'd continually been watered down and softened up over the years. Long gone were the glory days of Larry Hama and Chris Claremont.

    Ben Percy has a great voice for wolverine and Kubert is an absolute legend. I can honestly say that this is the best Wolverine comic that I've read in at least a decade.

    The only knock I can throw at the comic is the $8.00 cover price. I know that this is a double-sized issue more

  • 10
    GammaBurst Aug 30, 2020

    Great #1 issue; one of the best I've read in years.

  • 9.5
    Ryan Feb 21, 2020

    After 6 extremely long years, we finally have a Logan solo series again. Percy, Kubert, and Bogdanovic don’t disappoint with this oversized first issue. Percy writes in plenty of bloodiness but also does a great job of writing in Logan’s humane side as well. The art is tremendous in both stories, especially Kubert’s. My sole complaint is that the 2nd story tries way too hard to make Omega Red feel like a meaningful character.

  • 9.5
    M1sf1r3 Feb 22, 2020

    Prelude:
    Time for Wolverine's new series. Percy has been doing a wonderful job on X-Force so let's see if he can keep that up for Wolverine.

    The Good:
    Love seeing Wolverine on Krakoa.

    The C.I.A angle is cool and an interesting choice to reflect Wolverine and X-Force.

    The infographics in this issue are great.

    I love seeing how Krakoa affects other countries.

    Cool seeing Dracula.

    Kubert's art is great. Bogdanovic's is great for his story too.
    The Bad:

    Conclusion:
    A wonderful start from Percy. I preferred the first story but the second was great too.

  • 9.5
    YourGreenMuse Mar 2, 2020

    This was great.

  • 9.0
    Shaffer2323 Feb 25, 2020

    First Story: Wolvie and his Uncanny Friends vs. Cannibal Cult, is fine except that certain character "deaths" have very little impact (If any at all) due to the background knowledge that everyone can simply resurrect via the Goldballs-and-Company process. Otherwise, pretty neat overall. Second Story: Wolvie vs. Vampires (feat. Omega Red), is another kick ass story. However, I kinda wish there was more background information (like a Hickman info-dump page) on Omega Red. Specifically who he is and why wolverine hates him so much (I'm still pretty new to X-Stuff. I jumped in on the HOX/POX bandwagon), but that's just me. Overall great first issue (though I guess it will be over a month for issue 2...)

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Apr 22, 2020

    Great start of the new series! Finally a good Wolverine solo book. Cannot wait to read more of this.

  • 9.0
    CrazyforRAMU Oct 17, 2020

    Two separate stories pit Logan against a drug cartel stealing Krakoan flowers and the Vampire Nation, respectively. Storytelling throughout is awesome, but I find the first story more compelling than the second. It feels like a sweet side-line to X-Force, whereas the second story is just the zillionth rendition of Dracula popping into a Marvel book to do some vague foreshadowing. Louise and the Nightguard are pretty cool, though. It feels like it's time for Marvel to start up a dedicated anti-Dracula title again instead of just endlessly guest-starring him.

  • 8.0
    Liem Duong Jul 22, 2020

    Two really solid stories, each with some great moments of Wolverine, a grand and warm re-welcoming of our clawed maniac from Canada. For eight bucks, its a little overpriced, but its worth it in my opinion. First story deals with this illegal drug trade of mutant petals that is being smuggled out of Krakoan's shipments, and Wolverine has got to investigate. Along side that is the CIA introducing a agent named Joe Bannister, also investigating this trade, but is also dealing with a tragedy as well. This issue adds this tinge of emotional tug with Wolverine and Bannister which I found nice.

    Next story we got was this vampire story with Wolverine and some catholic vampire hunter. Really fun. There was this blood dripping scene that more

  • 8.0
    Federico Liguori Oct 22, 2020

    Percy, you have my attention. The two stories in this issue are everything a Wolverine story should be: dark, mysterious and with a little bit of twisted humour. Love the art by Kubert, perfect for this series.

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Feb 21, 2020

    ". I'd prefer to be your god... But i'm happy to be your devil. "
    - QUENTIN QUIRE

  • 7.0
    egon244 Feb 23, 2020

    "Who the hell are you?"

    The first story was interesting but really slow.

    Because of not the greatest pacing is was a bit of a slog to get through. But writing and the dialogue are solid. Percy has already shown it in X-Force and proves it here. His Wolverine sounds great and he plays hide and seek with kids. Awesome.
    I'm also interested in Mr. Bannister, especially in that scar on his head and how he got it. Good art.
    Rating - 6,5

    The second story was way more fun.

    Pacing is better, the story is more engaging and Bogdanovic's art is just amazing.
    Yeah, Wolverine hunting vampires is as awesome as it sounds.
    Rating - 7,5

  • 7.0
    Alloy Press May 28, 2020

    This issue could have been your standard size and would have worked out fine. Second story was too lengthy and predictable. I was hoping for Wolverine this feels like an old X-Men tale...Art was ok. I was expecting a lot on this one so I'm kind of let down.

  • 7.0
    Jon Comics Oct 24, 2020

    The art is gorgeous. But both stories are somewhat routine. Percy is not at his best here.

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