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5.0 out of 5 stars Wolverine, Origin - Hardback Edition, 23 Jun 2002
This review is from: Origin: Origin of Wolverine (Hardcover)
This is it!!!
Finally,the story Marvel have been holding back writing for 26 years. This novel collects together the massivly selling Origin series 1-6, in a Hardback Edition which prevents folding and creasing and will become collectable.
The story begins with Logan as a child and dramatacally progresses into his development as a mutant. Now we can learn about where he grew up, his friends, parents, his first job and his friendship with wolves. What's so special about all this, you might ask? Well, Logan has always been unsure of his past, and unlike Batman, who relives the nightmares, he has to put up with the mystery surrounding his upbringing.
The artwork here is incredible, and I have been drooling over most of the pages. It's almost possible to read the story without looking at the text. The story is completely sequential with no flashbacks or hidden mysteries revealed at the end as is so often cliched in graphic novels, you just follow the adventure like a ride.
For something as contentious as Wolverine's Origin, Marvel could have really flopped with this one, some fans didn't want them to do it in case they ruined the mystery. Wolverine's character is based so much on this mystery of the past. However, they've done a fantastic job faced with the fact that future X-Men films could have robbed them of the privilege, which would have been a disaster for everyone.
Included with the story is character bios, and loads of literature detailing how this comic came together from the first board meeting to e-mails between writer and editor which generally gives a good insight into how Graphic Novels are created.
You'll definately see Logan in a new light after this, a must for all X-Men fans and probably the best project Marvel have done since some of their Spiderman stuff, or better!
Buy yours now and watch your mates fight over who reads it first!
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