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Wolverine #4

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

THE RED TAVERN! After getting dressed down by the Quiet Council for rogue activity, Wolverine escapes through his own secret gate to the Red Tavern, a snowbound, backwoods watering hole where he only wants to guzzle whiskey in peace. But Logan soon discovers that peace isn’t possible as a twist-and-turn murder mystery unfolds — and at the heart of it all is an enemy from the past.

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27 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 98

    Comic Crusaders

    The story by Benjamin Percy is perfect for Wolverine, it also uses the text pages to build up the story itself rather than just give background information. The humans in the bar are each varied and interesting characters. Even though this is a simple tale, it builds nicely and comes to a crashing end with the arrival of Omega Red and the vampire army. Wolverine has his work cut out for him in issues to come. Readers are clearly in for a treat with this high quality of storytelling. This is the best Wolverine comic we have had in decades.
  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    Wolverine #4 is another excellent Wolverine story from Percy and company. Wolverine has been ambushed before but never like this. It's an exciting way of doing an old type of story, and it plays into the way the Internet would be used against mutants, much like is being done in New Mutants. It will be interesting to see how the whole Dracula and Omega Red thing plays out as well. Bogdanovic had a tough act to follow, but he pulls it off well. Wolverine #4 keeps up the quality that this book is coming to be known for.
  • 90

    Comics: The Gathering

    Overall this book continues to deliver an exceptional story. It's so engaging that you really get pulled right in. If you haven't picked it up yet, I highly recommend that you do.
  • 88

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Viktor Bogdanovic brings some beautiful, dark and intense imagery to the art in this issue. The hard edge, highly detailed style is perfect for this story and these characters.
  • 85

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Readers will certainly be entertained by this issue. However, the true excitement doesnt pick up until the last couple of pages with the introduction to Omega Red and his would-be master. Readers merely get to the fireworks factory a bit later as the issue concludes, which is the biggest downfall of the comic this week. Nonetheless, the story isnt hard to follow while piling on the ugly that Wolverine simply cant avoid. Moreover, Percy takes the time for a bit longer setup this issue but honestly, the payoff is certainly worth it. Plus, readers clearly see Logan as an addict of sorts. Somehow, regardless of peace, hes always drawn into a bloodbath. He just cant shake the carnage. Overall, its a solid issue that's just not as exciting as they have been. However, the next issue of WOLVERINE will certainly start with a bang and this fan can't wait. Pick this up and let me know what you think.
  • 80


    Benjamin Percy writes a good Wolverine. He is so close to actually evolving Logan as a character. While Omega Red fighting Wolverine is overdone, this issue (and series) is diving a little further into Logan's psyche. He keeps doing the same things, making the mistakes, and giving into the same toxic habits over and over instead of healing -- and this series is addressing that.
  • 80

    Monkeys Fighting Robots

    Wolverine #4 finds Logan seeking solitude in the cold north, only to find that there are threats there waiting for him and things that go "bump" in the night.
  • 76

    Comic Watch

    Wolverine #4 is a grim and dark tale that serves as a bridging story between the first arc and the new one that explores several tropes we have seen before in Wolverine comics this issue does not offer anything revelatory in nature but is strong enough in its the overall execution to still be a solid read.
  • 60

    Way back in Wolverine #1, we got a tease of a Wolverine vs. Dracula story arc. That story begins in earnest in this issue, with Wolverine caught up in some trouble as his past catches up with him on the Canadian frontier. On the one hand, it makes me chuckle that Wolverine has put enough bodies in the ground that he can't escape his bloody past even on the edge of the world. However, it still makes for a hell of a coincidence, which pulled me out of the story. Anyways, Omega Red also makes an appearance and hopefully, the long-promised fight between Wolverine and vampires will get a lot more interesting next issue.

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About the Author: Benjamin Percy

Benjamin Percy is an American author of novels and short stories, essayist, comic book writer, and screenwriter.


Benjamin Percy has published four novels, The Dark Net, The Dead Lands, Red Moon, and The Wilding, as well as two books of short fiction: Refresh, Refresh and The Language of Elk. In 2016, he published his first book of non-fiction, a collection of essays on writing and genre fiction: Thrill Me.

Percy’s first work for DC Comics was writing Detective Comics #35 – 36 in 2014, which was part of the company’s New 52 branding. He eventually took over as writer on the company’s Green Arrow series, beginning with issue 41, and continuing until issue 52, when that series was cancelled in preparation for DC’s 2016 DC Rebirth initiative, which involved restarting its monthly titles with new #1 issues. Percy would continue as writer on Green Arrow with its new series in 2016, beginning with the one-shot Green Arrow: Rebirth, which sold over 90,000 copies when it was released in May 2016. It was the highest-selling issue with Green Arrow as the main character in recent comics history, and received a second-printing. In comparison, the final issues of the previous Green Arrow series sold between 21,000 and 22,000 copies, the last Green Arrow #1, from the New 52 launch, sold 55,512 copies, and Kevin Smith‘s Green Arrow #1 from 2001 sold 85,046 copies.

From November 2019 Percy is the main writer of X-Force series and from February 2020 of Wolverine series for Marvel Comics.

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