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Wolverine [Kindle Edition]

Chris Claremont , Frank Miller
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

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Collects Wolverine (1982) #1-4. He’s the best there is at what he does but what he does best isn’t very nice! Logan goes solo in Japan for the love of his life. It’s ninjas, claws, and blood as only everyone’s favorite mutant can deliver!

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  • File Size: 66031 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (December 12, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AAJR41O
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64 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvel's very own ronin December 18, 2004
Back when Frank Miller was at his most prolific at Marvel, and Chris Claremont was at the top of his form, this little four-issue mini-series hit the stands as something unseen. In this short volume, Miller and Claremont figure out what really makes Wolverine tick. And it's not the claws, or animalistic rage, or false-memory-implants, or whatever.

The real stroke of genius developed out of good, old-fashioned character. Boil Logan down to his essence, and you have an honourable man, prone to violence and weak to his own impulses. He is a samurai, but a failed one without a master. He is ronin, and though he has wandered in his adventures with the X-Men, it is in this solo book he really shines. We see a man with his heart laid out for all to see, that a man capable of so much violence and rage is a human who strives for the same things we all want for ourselves. Love, honour, a place in this world where we belong.

To say that he is wandering samurai is not to say that he is without direction. We also see Wolverine at some of his most calculated, that there's a reason that he's the best there is at what he does. Between Claremont's point-perfect wordsmithing and Kurasawa-esque visuals by Miller, this mini-saga gives us more insight into Wolverine than the misguided Origin mini-series ever hoped to. Claremont fires on all cylinders here; his Logan-voice is authentic without being a caricature. And Miller's love for Japanese art, culture, and history lends the story an authenticity that is lost in the majority of what's published today.

Whether you are a fan of the ol' Canuckle-head, the X-men, or samurai fiction, this is money well spent.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous! June 28, 1998
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This book reprints the very first solo Wolverine story, from the 1982 four-issue Wolverine miniseries. A tale of love, duty, and honor. The Claremont/Miller team is superb. Highly recommended.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic tale written by two excellent writers December 3, 1999
Back in the mid-80s Chris Claremont and Frank Miller joined creative talents to write the first 4 issure Wolverine miniseries. It had great plot, great art and excellent characterization of Wolverine. That story showed that he wasn't just a psycho killer. Now that story is collected here and is a must have for Wolverine fans.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still awesome after all this time April 10, 2007
Before he became the posterchild for everything X-Men, Wolverine was a berserker mutant with animalistic rage who made his debut as an adversary for the Incredible Hulk, and eventually gaining much notoriety in the re-vamped X-Men comics under the pen of Chris Claremont. However, it wasn't until this mini-series that Wolverine really gained the iconic status that he has as one of Marvel's heroes, and upon reading this, you'll be able to see why. Claremont presents an impromptu origin story for Wolverine, as he deepens his already mysterious past while injecting a new kind of life into the character as well. What's even better than Claremont's story is the artwork by none other than the legendary Frank Miller; who along with Claremont are kind of the guys responsible in the long run for the oversaturation of Wolverine in terms of popularity. Surprising, action packed, and above all still awesome after all these years, this Wolverine mini-series, now re-packaged in a handsome hardcover collection, is a must own for fans regardless of age.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Layers added to the Wolverine Character May 8, 2005
When he first appeared in an Incredible Hulk comic book issue and then later as part of the mutant super team, the X-Men, Wolverine's character was portrayed as the berserker animal with the killer rage. He was the guy you would not want dating your daughter. Few decades later to this modern day and age, Logan's history is the richest and most complex out of all the characters in comics, including greats such as the Batman or even Spider-man. Due to being shrouded in mystery and allegedly to be more than 100 years old, Wolverine's character is beyond the scope of trying to cramp many layers of origins and histories in a short time. His experiences and life are stuff of legend and is a fertile soil for many creators to delve into.

All this is to thanks to two creators that are well known to both the comic book industry and mainstrem entertainment. Chris Claremont is the definitive writer of the X-men and though he had a short departure in the 90s from the characters he helped cultivate, his comeback has been much wanting and less than stellar to the works that he helped write in the old, including this story that helped make Wolverine who he is now and forever. His take on the character made him more complex and alluring to the readers, both young and those who were growing up and wanted to more out of him. In this story where we learn Wolverin's strong Japanese roots help shed light to that and pave the way to future stories of the same caliber.

Frank Miller has recently been hailed in the mainstream media as the creator and co-director of the Sin City movie. He was widely appraised before that on most of his works in comics, including Batman, Daredevil and Wolverine.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant and interesting story March 10, 2006
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Wonderfull art work and story line. It ties in with some x-men comics that I have. You'll learn a bit about Logan and the one person other the X-men that he cared very much for. If you like Wolverine, and you like ninjas, get this, I doubt you'd be disappointed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent.
classic, classic, classic. fantastic thru and thru. what a great character and what a great start to an immortal series.
Published 10 days ago by MnL
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
You know how they say the book was better than the movie well defiantly this is one of those books
Published 1 month ago by Peter Alcaraz
4.0 out of 5 stars Wolverines, Samurais and Ninjas
The most recent Wolverine movie was based on this much earlier collection of Wolverine comics. You can see how the movie script was adapted and some of the plotlines changed. Read more
Published 2 months ago by H. Bates
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Great story and vivid artwork. Like all collections it seems to cut off too early or take in one too many follow on stories, but that is minor. Read more
Published 2 months ago by J. A. Atkins
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Story
I really like the works of Frank Miller and especially this particular story of Claremont is a must read if you are a fan of Wolverine. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jorge Costa
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential, classic Wolverine story-telling and artwork
This was the first Marvel compilation I ever purchased, and I read it with no knowledge of the X-Men comic-verse, only knowing that it told the story of Wolverine's "Japanese... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Susan D. Bueti
3.0 out of 5 stars The wolverine
I selected this book because I was hoping to get a better understanding for the new wolverine movie, The Wolverine. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Timothy E. Eickholt
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Miller storytelling
Wolverine is an iconic hero deserving of his own fantastic adventure, and who better than Frank Miller to bring us into a journey of discovery, honor, betrayal, and lasting legacy. Read more
Published 3 months ago by shadowspwnz
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as the 1st time
The miniseries was the first comic book I ever read. Rereading it so many years later I, have to say it is still one of my favorites.
Published 3 months ago by Jez1er
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome.
Great and classic bub! It was a very epic old school trip indeed. I love the Frank Miller artwork. Extreme!
Published 3 months ago by Eric Krupnick
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