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Paperback Wolverine: Origins Volume 1 - Born in Blood Book

ISBN: 0785122877

ISBN13: 9780785122876

Wolverine: Origins Volume 1 - Born in Blood

(Part of the Wolverine Series, Wolverine: Origins (Collected Editions) (#1) Series, and Wolverine: Origins (Single Issues) Series)

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Armed with the one thing that could kill him, as well as key clues to his very existence, Logan embarks on the first leg of a long and bloody quest for vengeance. No longer feeling the need to play it... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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5 ratings

Good read

I have been a long time fan of Wolverine so reading about his past is most enthralling to me. Its been hard to get at first because so much is going on but its a good read! I read the whole seris in a week :)

Wolverine's Origin. Born In Blood...

I'm a pretty big fan of Wolverine, he would be my second favorite comic book hero (#1 being Iron Man...) This graphic novel/comic book is pretty entertaining, but quite bloody. I mean this is Wolverine so be prepared for alot of blood. The art is quite detailed and not sloopy, I really like it. and Wolverine having a Murasma Sword=Awesome. The story ties in pretty well to me. It seems like this would be his Origin IMO. I don't really see why people don't like this. I gave this 5 stars, because the rating is way too low. I'd really give this about 4 stars.


Simply put, I really enjoyed this. Especially seeing the 'not-so-nice' aspects of Wolverine's past and persona. Finding out the cruel irony that just as he was made a monster, he also directly created one. Seeing an entire government going on red alert out of sheer fear and helplessness at the situation: Wolverine has his memories back. What, does he remember? What is his agenda? How much damage and destruction is going to occur? And finally, a good ol' fashion throwdown between the Canuckle head and non other than Captain America. The title Born in Blood also has a more symbolic and poetic meaning, especially when you get to the last pages.

Remember the Past. Thanks for the Future

I'll start out by saying the Wolverine is not my favorite X-Man, who are my favorite heroes of all time. That spot would have to be held by Kurt Wagner, the magnificent Nightcrawler. However, with this series, I have put Logan up into my top five X-Men. His life sucks, and this book pretty much explains a lot of the reasons why. With M-Day, Logan was able to get a lot of his memories back, some good, most not so. This series ties the present in with a lot of his past, and with this book one, we can see that Logan is not a really happy dude. But he's willing to change and he wants to tie up loose ends, one way or another. I like this book because it has guest stars from today who made an impact on his life in the past and how he deals with them now, for better or for worse. I also like the simplistic art, which is kind of a throwback to yesteryear. It gives you the feel of the past, which is much needed in a book for Wolverine: Origins. So for those of you out there who are hatin' on Logan, stop. Just give the book a try. Peace and Love, Jake

Not for the faint of heart

I was really very surprised to read the two reader reviews preceding mine. Revealing Wolverine's past was probably the most risky initiative of the Joe Quesada reign, but to say that it hasn't been handled with the utmost care and respect for the character is completely false. The arc collected here (continuing the one began in Origins & Endings) returns the character to the role that originally made the character worthwhile - he's a hero that doesn't believe he's a hero. Daniel Way illustrates this idea as cleverly and as artistically as Claremont and Miller did on the original Wolverine mini-series over 20 years ago and Steve Dillon's art which "makes it look like the characters are playing dress-up" only heightens this story as anything BUT a cliche superhero drama. The real battle here isn't between the external forces of good and evil but the internal ones. Is the past an indicator of Wolverine's future? Has the life he has acheived since attoned for those sins? These are questions that demand a series of its own to answer. I love the idea of Wolverine paying for the crimes of a past that has only just recently been revealed to him. The idea of the tortured hero and failed samurai have been lost in recent years, especially in the X-Men titles. Even Astonishing X-Men and New Avengers, though admitedly fine reads, only portrays Mervel's arguably best character as little more that a hot-headed comic relief who is never actually involved in the story. In Origins, we see the same tortured soul envisioned by his best writers so long ago with the capacity to fit in the gruesome scenes of violence Marvel was censored from exploring in those days. (If you need any proof, just take a gander at his issue long slugfest with Captain America.) In short, the character needed the direction paved here by Daniel Way more than anything, and the only people that disagree with that are the ones who wish to stunt the growth of a character who has been largely ignored.
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