Wolverine: First Class#1
“The Buddy System”
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Andrea Di Vito
This series is a pleasant and unexpected surprise.
Carefully inserted into official chronology between ‘Uncanny X-Men’ #138 (Jean Grey’s funeral) and #150, ‘Wolverine: First Class’ evokes the fun of the X-Men from the early 80s and does a nice job capturing the curmudgeonly loner that is the Wolverine I grew up with.
The story itself, unfortunately, is rather weak, but the characterizations are pretty good and I look forward to reading this refreshingly change-of-pace Wolverine series.
Previously: Wolverine: First Class Preview (ComicBookResources on Dec 06)
Together Again: Van Lente on Wolverine First Class (Newsarama on Dec 12)
Fred Van Lente Talks Wolverine: First Class (ComicBookResources on Mar 26)
From Marvel (preview): “Return with us again to the early days of the all-new, all-different, X-Men for all-new solo adventures of Wolverine and Kitty Pryde! The next generation of students has arrived at Xavier’s School–Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, and the mysterious Wolverine–and with them, new teaching methods. Professor X pairs up green recruit Kitty Pryde with the been-everywhere, done-everything vet Logan, and neither of them are all that happy about it. But unless they learn to work together, neither of them will come back from their first mission together alive!” On sale March 26, 2008.