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Wolverine: Logan Paperback – April 29, 2009

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Product Details

  • Series: Wolverine
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel; First Edition edition (April 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078513414X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785134145
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #403,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By S. H. Wells TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 12, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Collecting: Logan 1-3 (miniseries)

Bonus Material: Scripts & sketch gallery

Synopsis:
Wolverine and an American with similar healing powers are POWs in World War II Japan. They escape and run into a beautiful Japanese girl. The American wants to kill her, but Wolverine stops him and so begins a grudge that the GI would hold against Wolverine for the next 60 years. Their feud might have ended in 1945, except it was interrupted by the atomic blast at Hiroshima which happens to fall practically on top of the fighting mutants. The graphic novel sets up the double entendre that Wolverine becomes a man both through the passionate night with Atsuko and through the nuclear flames of war.

Pros & Cons:
The dichotomy drawn between Wolverine and the truly feral US GI works well because in this contrast we are shown the merciful and rational side of wolverine (who is famous for his rage). Moreover we are given an original Wolverine story with a powerful choice to be made at the end. Vaughn and Risso also leave Wolverine's decision about whether to keep the memory and the pain or to forget artfully ambiguous.

For a book with such a nuanced Wolverine, I was a bit disappointed by the "bad guy." The nemesis is a totally warped, racist, gung ho American GI (who also has a healing factor). While I get it that the Japanese tortured and experimented on him and thus makes him crazy, the GI character never gets beyond a two dimensional comic book villain. I can't say exactly how the villain could have been done better, but against a wonderfully complex Wolverine it seems as though the story would have worked just as well if not better without the enemy GI.

Summary:
I believe this is one of the better Wolverine history episodes ever written. There are plenty of pre-x-men wolverine tales, but few of them render a whole person. Even a reader new to Wolverine mythology will find much to enjoy.
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Format: Hardcover
No, it's not mind-blowing. Yes, pretty much every possible angle has been done on "untold" Logan tales from the past. Yes, this falls into that category.

Is it bad? One star bad? Absolutely not. BKV does his own take on the "untold" Logan story, and it's quite good. It's definitely an above average three issue story with Vaughan's fingerprints all over it. BKV's angle is different than any other writer's take on the young Logan story, and I for one found it to be very good. Not great, not bad, very good.

As for the art, again, I personally enjoyed it. Risso's style works very well with BKV's story. Some may not like the art because it's a bit... wild, untamed, even muted and subdued at times. To me, however, that fit well with the atmosphere of the writing, the character of Logan, and the environment and characters in the story. But, to each her own.

Everyone is entitled to her own opinion. However, I do feel like I have to rebut the other reviewer here for undue and unduly harsh criticism in regards to two things. One, this story is not bland or forgettable. On the contrary, bland is the last thing I would call it. (Also, there is use of tension, emotion and psychology at work in the writing here as well.) Instead, the word to be used is "subdued." The topic of the book is depressing, the colors often muted, and the whole story line is very low key and thoughtful. Those elements do not make this story "bland," they make it subdued, and it's obvious that the creators went to a great deal of effort to do so.

Second, calling the rest of the book "useless filler" is another undue criticism. Most people are interested in reading the original script pages and seeing the original preliminary art work.
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Format: Hardcover
This is an ambitious little book -- an attempt by Brian K. Vaughan to add something new to the story of Logan. In a nutshell, during WWII Logan was taken as a Japanese POW, escaped with an American soldier, and fell in love with a Japanese woman in a little known place named Hiroshima. Then there's the parallel story, which takes place in present-day Hiroshima where Wolverine faces down an old foe, what appears to be a burning shadow that's risen from the stained ground.

It's actually a little heartbreaking, and Vaughan gives us a tender, vulnerable side of Logan I honestly can't remember seeing before. My one complaint is that I wish it were longer, that it had a chance to experiement a little more and dive deeper into it all.

There's probably not too many "new" directions Wolverine can be taken, but it's nice to see someone like Vaughan trying. This is a pretty gutsy attempt at showing us a different side of Logan than we're used to, and for the most part works.
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A quality Wolverine story set to some fantastic arywork. Instead of pure action this story delves into Wolverine's character and history. Fret not there is still action though and the inspiriation for a certain scene in the latest Wolverine film comes from this book. It's beautifully written and drawn/colored and a must buy for the Wolverine collector, the only problem is it's only 3 issues, if it would have been 6 this could've easily stood up with the other classics.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Nicely told tale of one of the world's most primal superheroes. This takes Logan back to a different time and place - ww2 Japan. Would have been a good basis for a horror film but plays out like an action drama packed haiku.
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