Wolverine #1 Review

by Ryan.L on February 19, 2020

Writer: Benjamin Percy
Artist: Adam Kubert, Viktor Bogdanovic
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Wolverine has always had a tumultuous life, but now things are different. Krakoa is a paradise, but can a mutant with such a past find happiness?

So this book brings us two stories in one book. This first story was really exciting and brings in a whole new threat that is refreshing and while not totally surprising; I didn’t expect this angle to come into play. Though this first story feels more like an X-Force story than a solo Wolverine story. It also has much of the same style and tone as the X-Force series. Much of the first story shows the team investigating a new problem spinning out of the miracle flower the mutants have presented to the world. This first story had me asking a lot of questions though. Especially because the team has two psychic members, how do they not see what befalls them, or manage to stop it? I’m sure we will get some answers in the next issue, but it did strike me as a little odd. It was also really great to see that the Krakoan flower will be more of a plot than just gaining the nation recognition in the United Nations. That it could pose even more of a potential problem for the mutants.

The second story is where I really got into this book. An old foe comes to Krakoa for amnesty and while Wolverine is hesitant to allow said foe the requested amnesty, he is pushed into investigating why this mutant has come to Krakoa and what heinous crimes did they commit before their arrival? I never knew I wanted detective Wolverine until now. This story was so much fun and really pulled me in. Not only is this foe one of my favourites, it is someone who I’ve wondered how they would fit into Krakoa and its rules. We also get to see yet another threat building that the mutants will have to deal with. Or will Wolverine singlehandedly take care of this rising threat himself? I don’t really much care as long as we get lots more detective Wolverine!

The art in this book is also a high point. Both stories have a different bold artist with a very distinct style resulting in two stories with very different looks and feels but a book with outstanding art page after page.

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, so catch up on the others and then dive immediately into this book, you won’t regret it.

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