Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
FormatOngoing series
Publication date2018
Main character(s)X-23
Creative team
Written byMariko Tamaki
Artist(s)Juann Cabal
Georges Duarte
Diego Olortegui

X-23 is a 2018 comic book series published by Marvel Comics. It is the fourth volume entitled X-23.

Publication history

In June 2015, it was announced that following that year's "Secret Wars" storyline, Laura would take on the Wolverine mantle, as the main character in the series All-New Wolverine, by writer Tom Taylor and artist David López, and wearing a costume resembling Wolverine's[1] but with the return of the original Wolverine[2] her title was ended and a new volume was launched under X-23 written by Mariko Tamaki and drawn by Juann Cabal.[3] Tamaki said, "This is a story about being in the very weird kind of family that someone like Laura finds herself in. It’s about what it means to wrestle with legacy and identity when you were created to be a weapon and not someone with a birthday and a sister."[4] The series ran for 12 issues before being folded into the new Dawn of X reboot by Jonathan Hickman.[5]


Laura Kinney gives up the Wolverine mantle and returns to her X-23 code name "X-23", then she, her little sister Gabby and pet Jonathan continue to fight as superheroes and balance their lives.[6][7][8][9][10][11] While adjusting to being a part of each other's lives, the two must also with another new clone, which happens to be a cyborg and an X Assassin.

Collected issues

The entire fourth volume has been collected into the two following paperbacks.

Title Material collected Pages Publication Date ISBN
X-23, Vol. 1: Family Album X-23 (vol. 4) #1–6 136 January 22, 2019 Paperback: 978-1302913083
X-23, Vol. 2: X-Assassin X-23 (vol. 4) #7–12 136 August 13, 2019 Paperback: 978-1302916862


The series currently holds an 8.1 out of 10 from 93 professional critics on the comic book review aggregator Comic Book Roundup.[12]


See also


  1. ^ Whitbrook, James (October 20, 2016). "Everything You Need to Know About X-23, and Why Her Appearance in Logan Is So Important". Gizmodo,
  2. ^ Hunt for Wolverine: The Adamantium Agenda #4 (August 2018). Marvel Comics.
  3. ^ "Mariko Tamaki Reveals secrets of Marvel's New X-23 Series". CBR. 2018-05-09. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  4. ^ Chet Markus, Tucker (March 14, 2018). "X-23 Returns this Summer". Marvel.com. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  5. ^ "Newsarama | GamesRadar+". newsarama.com. Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  6. ^ "LAURA & GABBY Celebrate a Birthday in X-23 #1 Preview". Newsarama.com. 2018-07-05. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  7. ^ About Jude Terror (2018-11-02). "Gabby Takes on a School Bully in Next Week's X-23 #6". Bleedingcool.com. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  8. ^ Lovett, Jamie (2019-01-01). "Marvel Reveals Why X-23 Isn't Wolverine Anymore". Comicbook.com. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  9. ^ "The Stepford Cuckoos Get the Upper Hand in X-23 #2". CBR. 2018-07-28. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  10. ^ Samantha Puc (1999-02-22). "EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: X-23 #9 Continues the Conflict Over Laura & Gabby's Cyborg Clone - The Beat". Comicsbeat.com. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  11. ^ "Marvel Just Revealed Their NEW Wolverine Clone". ScreenRant. 2018-12-15. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  12. ^ "X-23 (2018) Reviews". ComicBookRoundup.com.
  13. ^ Schedeen, Jesse (11 July 2018). "X-23 Is Another Strong Marvel Debut (X-23 #1 Review)".
  14. ^ About Joshua Davison (2018-08-30). "X-23 #3 Review: Not Enough Gabby, but Some Solid Action". Bleedingcool.com. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  15. ^ "By the Book: 'A Hidden Landscape Once a Week". Marvel's X-23 #6 (comics review). PopMatters. 2018-11-08. Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  16. ^ About Joshua Davison (2018-07-12). "X-23 #1 Review: Gabby and Laura Are Still a Wonderful Team". Bleedingcool.com. Retrieved 2019-03-24.