Comic Review: Wolverine Origin
Since the introduction of Wolverine in the 1970’s, everyone has wanted know his origin and it’s finally here. Does it live up to the hype or does it fail to meet your expectations. This much anticipated Marvel title is written by Paul Jenkins (Sentry, Peter Parker: Spider-man) with Bill Jemas and Joe Quesada and penciled by Andy Kubert (Ka-Zar, Captain America) with digital painting by Richard Isanove (Dark Tower, Daredevil).
Set in the late 19th century in Canada, the story is about the friendship of two boys from very different backgrounds. James Howlett is the son of a rich plantation owner and is constantly sick. To help aid this, James’s father hires an orphaned girl named Rose to take care of him. Dog Logan is the son of the Howlett’s groundskeeper, who is violent and often takes it out on Dog. Over the years their relationship becomes strained due to the animosity between their fathers.
Personally, I like this story because this is an example of how you are now is based on where you come from. The artwork feels very natural to the location and date. Story starts off pretty tame but things pick up quickly and you are in for quite a twist. It’s good that it’s not overly violent and concentrates more on the story. If you want to know where Wolverine came from, read Origin.