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Review: Wolverine #1

Wolverine heads to H-E-Double Hockey Sticks!

Jason Aaron of Wolverine: Weapon X, and Renato Guedes of Action Comics come together to take Wolverine somewhere new... Hell. 
 

Good

Yep, Wolverine is going to Hell. Seriously. When I saw the solicit for this book, I laughed too. However, I gave the book a shot, and was glad to see Jason Aaron on it because I loved his run on Weapon X. This book is obviously more than just Wolvie trapped in Hell slicing and dicing his enemies. Essentially, without giving away too much, there's two Wolverine's running around in this issue and the explanation, although short, easy, and sweet, was pretty cool. There's a lot more depth to this story than you might think. In addition to Wolverine in Hell, we get to see old buddy John Wraith doing what he does best. We also have Melita and a few other surprise guests working together to find out what happened to Wolverine.  Story-wise, I'm extremely excited to see where this goes since this book was non-stop fun, and the art work by Renato Guedes was amazing to boot. I really enjoy his line-work over everything else. He mixes a lot of elements from different decades' styles. Mainly, I see a lot of 70s, 80s, and contemporary line work mixed together. Finally, for the first time in a long time, I really liked the back-up story about Silver Samurai. It was also written by Jason Aaron, so the tone for both stories was similar, but the artwork by Jason Latour is what really stood out for me. It mixes small elements of early comic strips with ancient Japanese art. For the first time, this is a side story that I would read as a mini-series. I enjoyed it that much.
 

The Bad

Yes, it's cliche to say that the bad thing about this book is "I have to wait for the next issue," but it's true. I feel incredibly guilty about loving this issue because it stars Wolverine, but it was such a fun read.
 

The Verdict 5/5

Yes, the thought of Wolverine going to Hell and slicing and dicing everyone there is a little lame if you think about it, but Jason Aaron made this issue a lot of fun and set up a bunch of great side-stories that will keep this run going strong, at least for the first storyline. And again, this is one of the few times you'll find a back-up story almost as strong as the main one. I highly recommend picking this book up. This is the best place to start if you're into Wolverine. Yes, I gave a Wolverine book a perfect score...
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Posted by Gennadius

5/5 !!!!!?????? 
I love wolverine and im definatly going to check this one  out . 
I hope we are going to see sabretooth,and would go crazy if nightcrawler would appear in hell (wich would be weird but could be a nice plot-twist)

Posted by inferiorego
@Gennadius said:
" 5/5 !!!!!?????? I love wolverine and im definatly going to check this one  out . I hope we are going to see sabretooth,and would go crazy if nightcrawler would appear in hell (wich would be weird but could be a nice plot-twist) "
Yes, I'm not a Wolverine fan... at all... but it got 5/5.....
Posted by Jordanstine

I haven't picked up a Wolverine book since around... 2006 with Origins.   
 
But interesting... maybe more heroes should go to H-E-double-hockey-sticks. 
 
It'd be fun to see The Hulk down there. 
 
"Hulk smash!!!  Hell lame!!!"
 
 
He'd look something like this
Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I am getting this 

Posted by eldestrisk

You convinced me. I was not even bothering with a Wolverine book. As much as I like to see the character as the great one he once was, buying Wolverine solo books, just not for me anymore, but I'll give this one a shot.

Posted by Mumbles

will read it now that you gave it a 5

Posted by movieartman
@Gennadius:
sabretooth will be there 
the solicitations for upcoming issues has him on the covers 
im hoping omega red will be there :)
Posted by doordoor123

i AM a wolverine fan and i didnt think it was that great. But it was much better than anything wolverine has been putting out as of late.

Posted by Pizawle

Looking forward to reading it. Aaron always delivers.

Posted by sparty-dbq

If Jason Aaron did every Wolverine book, no one would complain about there being so many.  No one does Wolvie better.

Posted by The Impersonator

Finally, a new solo Wolverine series. I'm tired of Daken.

Posted by Warlord

oh yeah im checkin out his one!
Posted by Larkin1388

this is good news i was looking foward to this series as well and it is good to here such good reviews about it

Posted by They Killed Cap!

 
 
WOW! I actually already passed up picking this up. But if it is as good as its supposed to be then maybe I will pick it up.

Posted by inferiorego
@sparty-dbq said:
" If Jason Aaron did every Wolverine book, no one would complain about there being so many.  No one does Wolvie better. "
Agreed
@They Killed Cap! said:
"

 
 
WOW! I actually already passed up picking this up. But if it is as good as its supposed to be then maybe I will pick it up.

"

If you come in on Sunday, I'll hide a copy for you
Edited by TazTheStampede

What the hell is wrong with you people?!?  This book is (ouch!) awful!
Posted by Demonturtle

figures.....comes out when I dont have any money!
Posted by BoozCheese

Just finished it! Thought it was great. Keep Jason Aaron!

Posted by unbreakableburr

I wouldn't mind getting this, even with my Wolverine overload. 

Posted by Warpath Storm

I loved it too and I am not a wolverine fan I have never collected any of his solo books but I am now, I kinda like the whole Wolverine,Daken, and X-23 comics all starting