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Wolverine #41

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.



Get ready for the showdown to end all showdowns – WOLVERINE VS. SABRETOOTH!

It’s been years since these heavy hitters have crossed paths in the Marvel Universe, but as Krakoa falls, so rises SABRETOOTH – and he’s out for revenge! They threw VICTOR CREED in the PIT, but he’s free and, wielding an army of Sabretooths, will prove once and for all why he is LOGAN’s ultimate nemesis.

Co-written by literary powerhouses Benjamin Percy (WOLVERINE, GHOST RIDER) and Victor LaValle (The Changeling, SABRETOOTH) and drawn by artistic dynamos Cory Smith (CONAN, GHOST RIDER) and Geoff Shaw (WEAPONS OF VENGEANCE, WOLVERINE: PATCH), don’t miss the inaugural issue in this multi-shipping saga leading up to the landmark issue #50!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
25 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Graphic Policy

    The first chapter in Sabertooth War is a very promising start. Its appropriately violent while also having some surprisingly tender moments before all hell breaks loose. The title is an easy recommendation.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This story arc will show how Sabretooth achieves revenge on him murder for murder in a gripping and fast-paced narrative.

    It has two artistic visions that merge perfectly, achieving detailed and dynamic sequences.

  • 90

    Comic Watch

    Wolverine #41 successfully kicks off Sabretooth War, the new ten-part event that will conclude in Wolverine #50. Books with creative teams of this size can sometimes suffer from pacing or consistency issues, but the entire creative team here has delivered something that feels completely well executed. Something else that is impressive is how much story there is in just 28 pages. Events of this size often start with a longer issue but the talent and synergy of the creative team collectively knocks it out of the park.

  • 90


    If you weren’t yet, Wolverine #41 will get you excited for “Sabretooth War.” This is a take-no-prisoners story that’s as bloodthirsty as it is wicked.

  • 85

    Derby Comics

    First off, I found it strange to see the editor’s note specifying this issue takes place in between X-Force #50 and the FofHoX/RotPox event. The last X-Force released was only #47, which means we’ve now jumped ahead 3 issues there even though FofHoX/RotPox has already started. Perhaps this will make more sense as things unfold across the board, but this made me wonder if something got jumbled on Marvel’s release schedule and things were meant to release in a different order originally.

    Other than that, this was one of the best issues of Percy’s Wolverine run in a long time. While I had my reservations about another Wolverine vs. Sabretooth showdown, this blew me away in every way possible. Marvel’s solicitation didn’t lie when it said this would be the most violent Wolverine story ever told. Sabretooth isn’t messing around with his plans for Logan and he’s laying the groundwork for what will be a BLOODY confrontation once these two come to blows. Even beyond the gore, there was some great character moments for Wolverine as he interacted with his kids (some for the potentially the last time). It was all so well paced and balanced, kudos to Percy and Victor LaValle. Even more kudos should go to Geoff Shaw and Cory Smith who took this story took the next level with some truly gritty and gruesome visuals. We’re may be in for a treat with this event!

  • 85


    Believe the cover blurb, because it says it all when it comes to Wolverine #41. An impactful classic Wolverine type story that is as equally brutal as it is emotionally heavy. A real beginning of the end for one of the Krakoa Era’s longest running titles.

  • 80

    The first installment in the new “Sabretooth War” event claims it’ll be “the most violent Wolverine story ever told!” That’s a hell of a claim considering just how gruesome Benjamin Percy’s run has been by itself. But it turns out he (and former Sabretooth writer Victor LaValle, who also gets a writing credit) weren’t bluffing. Between a version of Cyclops having his face ripped to shreds and Fang being turned into a “Happy Birthday” greeting fresh out of the Saw franchise, the gore has clearly been cranked up to 11. But given there have been so many Wolverine vs. Sabretooth stories over the years in numerous mediums, it’s still too early to say what this story will bring beyond graphic violence. We’ll have to wait and see.

  • 80

    Nerd Initiative

    The first die is cast as the bloodiest feud in Marvel history prepares to write another chapter. Solid writing and strong imagery set the stage for violence and pain. Who will be left standing at the end is anyone’s guess but buckle in for the ride!

  • 60

    Geek'd Out

    Wolverine #41 was pretty easy breezy and not difficult to follow. Sabretooth and his variants want to kill the mutants, not knowing Orchis has already been taking care of that for them. Nothing too deep or worth thinking overly into.

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