Wolverine #001 – Comic Book Review
Follow Genre: Adventure, Action
Written by: Paul Cornell
Illustrations: Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Coloring: Matt Hollingsworth
Publisher: Standaard Uitgeverij

Wolverine #001 – Comic Book Review

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Only a month has passed and it’s already time for the second wave of bundled versions of Marvel comic books by the ‘Standaard Uitgeverij’. The four following reviews will be about Wolverine, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America, and we’re going to kick off with a very destructive regenerating superhero that likes to sink his claws into his enemies, Wolverine. Just like the other series we’ll not go back to basics with an origin story but we dive right into the action, which might make it a bit harder for those who are new to the Marvel universe.


Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine, already finds himself in a nasty predicament, where a man is keeping many innocent civilians hostage in a local shoe store. For some reason the unknown man is in possession of an alien-looking weapon that disintegrates those it shoots. Even though Wolverine was shot, his godly regeneration powers make sure that he stays alive and will be back on his feet in no time. Nonetheless, the man doesn’t seem to care about ransom or anything else, as he simply wipes out his hostages one after another, and it seems his own son is also on the menu. As Wolverine was able to regenerate during the killing spree, he decides to end the man’s life, as it seems there is no reasoning with him. His young son is traumatized by all that has occurred, but still manages to live another day thanks to the interference of the clawed Avenger.

Even though things were quite peculiar, they get even weirder when the child wishes to speak with Logan. Whilst this might not be that odd, when his behavior shifts, it’s clear that something or someone is controlling these people, and the weapon that was used probably has something to do with it. Nonetheless, Wolverine hopes to capture the young boy, without having to end his life.

Overall this bundle follows a steady pace but you’ll get a decent amount of information as well, to properly place all that’s going on. Even though the culprit isn’t revealed, you’ll notice that Wolverine is slowly solving a special case, making the lone Avenger prove his worth.

The story by Paul Cornell depicts Wolverine in the right fashion, as the rather destructive animalistic superhero, with his heart in the right place. This story feels authentic and stays true to how Wolverine has always been and hopefully always will be.

Illustration wise things are, just like Wolverine himself and many of the older comic book series, a tad rough around the edges. Of course a certain detail level is present and there are some very nicely finished drawings, but that aside, the whole feels a bit more ‘sketchy’, compared to many of the other Marvel franchises. Nonetheless, Alan Davis and Mark Farmer did a good job bringing the solitary hero to life, all accompanied by the coloring of Matt Hollingsworth.


Wolverine #001 is an exciting bundle of the three first Wolverine comic books, with an interesting story and a hard case to tackle. The suspense is properly being built, making it rather hard to wait until the next bundle is released. Certainly a fun series for those who have always liked Wolverine as a character, and those who simply want to learn more about the Marvel universe.

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