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Wolverine Origin II is the second part of the untold story of James/Logan/Wolverine.
Wolverine Origin continues where Paul Jenkins left off in his memorable work and tells us how the identity of the man who will end up being transformed into Wolverine by the Weapon X project is forged. Kieron Gillen and Adam Kubert were commissioned to tell this episode of life of the most beloved man X, not an easy job given its long life and quality of its predecessor.
It was the year 2001 when the first number of a collection of six copies went on sale, which meant revealing one of the best kept secrets in the mutant universe, Wolf: Origin. The English writer Paul Jenkins and the cartoonist son of the legendary Joe Kubert, Andy Kubert undertook a work with colossal implications, to tell a convincing story about the birth of Logan. As expected, it did not convince everyone, but it was a high-quality work that revealed new horizons for a character who had fallen into too many repetitions and excesses about his forgotten past.
Jenkins built a story full of passion, traps and surprises that make reading Wolverine: Origin a delight. Even more so when we add an Andy Kubert in a state of grace that added his art to the narrative. Locals and strangers were surprised by the result. Some cried out against it, and most of us acclaimed a past that provided the character with more paths and details. After this series, the character gained strength and in his own series and in those in which he was one of the main actors, they took advantage of this revealed past and gave birth to new and better stories about the mutant with metallic claws.
The series came to an end in early 2002. 12 years after its premiere came a sequel that gave more reasons to doubt than to dream. With Kieron Gillen writing the script (a professional with a remarkable track record and ability to write) and with Adam Kubert (also Joe Kubert’s son and Andy’s brother) penciling came Wolverine: Origin II. I don’t like to comment on commercial decisions, but the title at least produced mixed feelings: did they want to drink from the success of its predecessor? Was it to emphasize its character as a sequel? Did anyone think of another way to call it?
Five installments that begin with a James Howlet behaving more like an animal than a human. Gillen shapes the beginning of the story about him from Wolverine’s savage point of view. He introduces us to a world of animal instincts and senses where man has sheltered himself to forget his past. Cut short this life again by humans, he is forced to return to the civilized world and ends up involved in a spiral of violence and death.
It is Mister Sinister, still in his incarnation of Nathaniel Essex, who indirectly forces the primitive mutant to leave his comfortable place and return to the hunt and who will be the main but perhaps not the most dangerous antagonist of the story. Without wanting to show more of the plot, note that Gillen plays confusion and surprise in the same way that Jenkins did, and the identity game leads to a final surprise, just like Jenkins did.
That the story was not going to be original is something that all readers expected. It is difficult with all the stories already written about Logan (prequel to this saga included) to be able to pull many rabbits out of the hat. So much resemblance to its predecessor in details and structures detracts from its freshness. Wolverine: Origin II, but it does not detract from the strength of a simple and well-constructed plot where we discover Logan’s human nature, the most dangerous within that dichotomy between animal and man who fight for their identity and sanity. Kieron Gillen is shown to be a great storyteller, but the idea is too little to really amount to being a remarkable work. A good job that takes care of the details and takes advantage of the art of Adam Kubert, which adds something more to the Wolverine mythology, but nothing that stands out from what has already been told.
Wolverine origin II
Precio: 19,00 €https://bit.ly/3KvQKS8
Title: : 100% Marvel HC. Wolverine: Origin IIURL : MilcomicsAuthor : Adam Kubert, Kieron GillenFormat : PaperbackPublication date : 2022-05-12ISBN : 9788411015806Description : In 2001, Marvel finally dared to reveal the origin of Wolverine. More than a decade later, the time has come to find out what happened next. After the tragic events of the first part, James Howlett is living among wolves… until something unexpected brings him back to the world of men. JOTA (JC Royo) NOTE 3.0 3.00 5 Average score User rating /5 ( Be the first! Votes )
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