Graphic Novel - 2002
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Follows sickly, privileged James Howlett through his childhood, when he sees his father killed by groundskeeper Thomas Logan, to his escape into the wilds of northern Canada, where he is renamed Logan and nicknamed Wolverine.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Marvel Comics, 2002.
Edition: Direct edition.
ISBN: 9780785109655
Branch Call Number: YF
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Wolverine : the origin


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adinatale978 Jun 21, 2014

Shining light on the animal within one of Marvel’s most mysterious heroes, “Origin” tells a story that still keeps the mystifying allure of Wolverine. Beginning with Logan’s tragic story, readers will learn how Wolverine started on the path towards who he is today. The separation between beast and man grows paper thin, and the question arises, are we so different?

To put it simply, I really liked reading “Origin”. Not only did I think the artwork was detailed, realistic, and full of symbolism, but the story was amazing too! Since Wolverine is basically “immortal”, you would think that the storyline would span hundreds of years, but actually it took place in about 10 – 15. The story was really well thought out, still leaving me without the full scope of who Wolverine is, but providing an insight in a lot of his daily life and surroundings for me to see how he got his gruff loner personality. The dialogue was spectacular as well, with little bits and pieces that caught my attention and sparked my imagination. “Origin” shows you how Wolverine walks a fine line between living as a human and a monster. After all, you don’t just get to call yourself Wolverine, you have to earn it.

P.S. Don’t read the posted description above under item details, it’s probably the biggest spoiler I’ve ever read in my life.


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