Review: All-New Wolverine #19

ANWOLV2015021_covCOLI haven’t read an issue of All-New Wolverine since the third or fourth issue because the clone focused story really wasn’t my cup of tea, even though I knew others really enjoyed the story. It wasn’t until I saw Logan and my “Gotham Weekly” cohort Joe told me that the series had been really good of late that I thought I should dip my toes back in. And when I saw that this was the beginning of a new arc… I decided to don my bathing suit and dive in. Or something like it.

In All-New Wolverine #19 at least one of Laura’s clones, Gabby, is still around from the earlier issues, and it seems as though they’ve become partners in a mentor/protege type relationship that gives the book an interesting dynamic, and one that I honestly didn’t expect to see.

There’s honestly a lot here that I really enjoyed, from Gabby’s questioning of why Wolverine never thought to wear bulletproof clothing before, to the spectacular set pieces throughout the comic, this is everything you want in a Wolverine comic.

I’m not lying when I say I enjoyed every page.

As you may or may not be aware, I also write the weekly “DC Rebirth Recap and Review” where we look at how easy it is for new readers to pick up the week’s issue with very little backstory, so it should come as no surprise to you that I’m a big proponent of the recap page. Although there was a recap page here, it wasn’t overly necessary to enjoy the comic itself – yes it helped establish why Laura and Gabby were doing what they were doing at the outset of the comic, but the following issues are set up more with the appearance of Ironheart than any previous events, which makes this ideal for new – or returning – readers.

Story: Tom Taylor Penciler: Leonard Kirk 
Inker: Cory Hamscher Colourist: Michael Garland
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review