Wolverine: Origin Premiere HC Hardcover – 18 Oct 2006
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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!
after decades, finally, the origin of the misterious man known as WOLVERINE has been exposed.
a beautifully crafted story of sadness and despirate times, a tale of survival and coming of age which shows us the story of how a young boy grew to become a legend, with truely breath-taking art work which gives a real sense of the time and setting, and all 3 creators doing the best work of their careers so far.
this is marvel's greatest tale never told- and not a shread of spandex in sight.
this is a must for all wolverine fans, all x-men fans, all comic fans, and people who saw and loved the x-men movie can just pick this up for an x-celent prequel.
a book that you, literally,want to read again and again. trust me, i did.
Origin's plot is fantastic and really develops Wolverine as a character; seeing what he experienced as a child, growing up and in his early adulthood, shows the reader how these events shaped the man who would go on to become one of the most iconic X-Men as well as how his personality grew. It is set in late 19th/early 20th century Canada and tells the story of Wolverine's earliest days from the perspective of his first love, including the moment when he discovered his mutant powers. I won't spoil it any further - suffice it to say, fans of the character are almost certain to enjoy this journey into his past. A small part of the 2009 film "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" was inspired by this comic, but it doesn't really do it justice and isn't very faithful to its source material, so if you didn't like it then please don't let it put you off from reading this.
Although I usually prefer the art from older X-Men comic, especially during the Claremont era, I have to say that the style used in Origin is amazing and really rises above much of the other "realistic" drawings used in many other comic since the 2000s. It has a distinct feel and reflects the older setting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A really enjoyable read however I didn't learn anything new about the character. A good base to start for any new wolverine fansPublished 1 month ago by Hillyno8
Love the artwork, the dialogue and the story and how everything was explained, though the ending was a bit annoying as it left on a cliffhanger.Published 4 months ago by Jaroslav Svoboda
Since I never received this book (and no refund so far) I cannot rate it.Published 5 months ago by The Maggie
Great read, gift for my 15 year old brother who absolutely loved it.Published 7 months ago by nurlana kerimli
Good but just leaves you wanting more and it was a tad predictable without giving too much awayPublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I had heard great things about this book, but my lack of interest in wolverine had caused me to shy away from this. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Comic Reader
A good read, it is such a pity that the Wolverine origin is so convoluted in general. Loved the artwork.Published 15 months ago by Jamie Lynch
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