Wolverine #1 Marvel NOW! (2013) review
Paul Cornell takes over as writer of “Wolverine” as the new Marvel NOW! series gets started. He’s joined by classic “X-Men” artist Alan Davis, inked by Mark Farmer.
It’s the first of the four-part story “Hunting Season,” and readers are immediately dropped into the story, as Wolverine is healing from a particularly deadly attack.
A man with a powerful, science fictional weapon is killing hostages, and Wolverine is caught inside the building. The man thinks he’s killed Wolverine, but doesn’t account for the mutant’s healing factor. Wolverine must stop the aggressor and save the man’s son, but another twist is yet to come.
Cornell’s “Wolverine” seems set up almost as a police procedural with Wolverine at its center. Cornell’s take on the character is reminiscent of Chris Claremont solo adventures. While this first issue is a slow burn of set-up, it’s perfectly competent, with more of the mystery yet to be revealed.
What can be said about Alan Davis? He’s a top-of-the-line professional with tons of X-Men experience. His work here, particularly in Wolverine’s reactions and facial expressions, is notable.
I can see a “Wolverine” title with Wolverine as an investigator being a solid draw; this Marvel NOW! issue is a good starting point.
- Matt Price
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