Wolverine MAX #1

Wolverine MAX #1

Writer: Jason Starr Artist: Roland Boschi, Connor Willumsen Publisher: Marvel Max Release Date: October 24, 2012 Critic Reviews: 13
5.7Critic Rating
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Your favorite X-Man done the way you wanted to see him - in a no-holds-barred MAX series! Written by award-winning crime novelist Jason Starr (PUNISHER MAX, The Chill) In modern-day Tokyo, Logan gets pulled into a terrorist's plot...or was he the target all along? A new look at Wolverine's past!

  • 10
    Comic Book Syndicate - Kristina Oct 24, 2012

    It's a great start to the Wolverine MAX comic book. Starr has picked really powerful themes to develop Wolverine's character such as loneliness and memory loss. Both themes handicap Wolverine as an individual, but it also provides an air of mystery that makes him interesting. Truthfully, I'm looking forward to Starr's run on this comic book. I hope he continues to push the envelope because that is what the MAX Universe is all about. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Stephen Hardman Oct 24, 2012

    As first issues go Starr has delivered a solid introduction with plenty of action and intrigue, great pacing and cracking dialogue. The art compliments Starr's writing perfectly and the issue as a whole is a success. I'm definitely along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 24, 2012

    If you're simply tired of reading Wolverine comics in any shape or form, Wolverine MAX isn't necessarily going to win you over. But for fans of the character who crave something a little darker and a little different, this might just fit the bill. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Oct 26, 2012

    Not every piece of "Wolverine MAX" #1 works as well as the rest, but some aspects work well enough that the net result overall is a solid comic book. I'm in for a second issue, it's always fun to see what Logan can do in the hands of energized creators. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - BradBabendir Oct 25, 2012

    Overall, this is a very promising #1 issue. It sets up for a second very well and does an important job of bringing readers into the series. It would make sense for them to let Wolverine out of the proverbial cage as things progress, and if done carefully, it can be a powerful way to build the character and for Starr to leave his mark on Wolverine. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Oct 26, 2012

    Jason Starr wastes no time in throwing in a few mandatory "fucks" in Logan's thought bubbles, the MAX equivalent of a HBO sex scene, but his direction seems to have more substance than that. While it is difficult to find a new direction for Wolverine these days, perhaps this new series will allow Marvel the flexibility to tell some new stories without outraging continuity police. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Oct 25, 2012

    There's definitely something for Wolvie fans to take away from this issue though. If you want a book that delivers the content the uncouth, kill-happy 616 Wolverine promises, then you'll get hints of that here. It doesn't push the pedal down all the way when it comes to carnage, but it'll whet your appetite. If you want a book that is true to who Wolverine is, but in a setting completely separate from the colorful capes of the Marvel proper, then this first issue is for you. But if you want something new or different from Wolverine's usual solo adventures wandering amongst the ghosts of his haunted past, then you're out of luck because that's exactly what's going on here. It's fine – it's just not as fresh or as pretty as it could have been. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 27, 2012

    This book has possibilities. I wasn't thrilled with the slower nature of the book but I do like the general direction of the story. It stays away from ninjas, assassins and the X-Men and just presents the man, which is a good approach for this comic. Overall, this is worth a look if you a fan of Wolverine and are looking for something different. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Oct 24, 2012

    This isn't how I was hoping this series would start. I was really hoping that the MAX imprint would be able to come up with something more violent, compelling and well-written than this offering. Too many old staples are brought up to entertain the reader, and not enough of the plot is revealed to engage the reader for the future issues. It's going to be a tough sell to get me on board with the next issue. This was a sub-par performance by each member of the creative team, with the exception of Jock who provided an incredibly kick-ass cover. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Oct 28, 2012

    With the MAX series, the reader expects a certain amount of explicit content blended with a good story. Wolverine MAX #1 has not done this so far. With the introduction of Sabretooth and the rivalry that goes with it, I am curious how this will be taken to an "adult" level. I hope future issues will use this freedom more wisely. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Fanboy Ramblings - Fanboy Ramblings Oct 25, 2012

    I would pass on this until a few issues come out and you read them back to back to get more story. Read Full Review

  • 0.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Oct 28, 2012

    At least if the story is bad maybe the book can redeem it's self with some killer art right? Sadly I didn't get that either. In fact I got the opposite of that here. The art was horrible. If you've read any of the First X-Men run then you know what to expect. In fact some of the panels look as if some kid who is just discovering his love of comic art drew them. The art is lacking details in many places looking like bare bones outlines. I seriously could not find one redeeming quality in this book. I only chose to write up to either share the hate with my fellow comic readers or to help save some poor bloke's $3.99. yes that's right, Marvel had the nerve to slap this short book with a $3.99 price tag. My son received a comic with better art and a better story about super hero cows , for free, with his kids meal from a fast food joint. Shame on you Marvel. The good news is this will make it easier for the guy in our graphics department who inserts the nerds in our rating system. Read Full Review

  • 0.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 24, 2012

    With Wolverine currently in the tailspin of awful it is and now Wolverine MAX #1 being a straight suck fest, I doubt even Logan's healing ability will be able to save him. Read Full Review

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