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Wolverine: Origins Volume 1 - Born In Blood Paperback – Apr 18 2007

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (April 18 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785122877
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785122876
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 0.7 x 25.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #271,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Mathieu laplante on Aug. 13 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
It is not bad for the fact there was a couple ripples in the cover but I am really picky it was shipped pretty good but got it right befor the last day
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Not for the faint of heart March 5 2007
By Thomas James Gavin Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
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 The arc collected here (continuing the one began in Origins & Endings) returns the character to the role that originally made the character worthwhile - he's a hero that doesn't believe he's a hero.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.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good Read!!!!! Jan. 23 2013
By Scott Knowles - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A very well thought out story in my opinion. I highly recommend this comic series to any Wolverine fan, I loved it and cannot wait to start on the next set.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Bloody hell Dec 24 2012
By Sam Quixote - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Wolverine gets his memory back and decides to get his revenge on his former handlers who made him perform a series of heinous deeds many years ago. But a direct attack on the White House by mysterious forces coincides with a visit by Wolverine, implicating him in the terrorist incident. The President orders they send Frank Simpson aka Nuke after Wolverine to take him out once and for all.

I've read Daniel Way's "Wolverine Origins" series in a pretty haphazard order, picking up volumes whenever I see them rather than reading them in order, so I'm actually finishing the series with the first book! So I know all about the revelations that follow, etc etc but "Born in Blood" is still a pretty damn good read.

We find out just how much of a bastard Logan's been in the past - and he's a pretty mean git at the best of times! - and some of the things he does in the `60s is really dark. And for those who enjoyed "Daredevil: Born Again", Nuke returns with some updates to fight Logan with and Way gives him a pretty nasty backstory on how he came to be the brainwashed killing machine he is.

Steve Dillon's art is fantastic as ever and there's a pretty decent superhero fight at the end which isn't just mutant powers zapping to and fro but has some interesting tactical moves between Wolverine and... well I won't spoil it. But Way's put some thought into it rather than just have the supes bash one another mindlessly.

As for the rest of the series, the best stuff happens in the first five books but the rest of the series isn't bad either and is worth reading if you're a Wolverine fan. "Born in Blood" is an excellent beginning and has plenty of blood and violence to stay true to the (black) soul of the character. Good stuff.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
i thought this looked stupid.. i was wrong. Oct. 3 2011
By MiCROjOY - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
everyone is entitled to their own opinion, so, this is in no way hostile to other reviewers. I used to read comics as a kid, especially wolverine, and now i'm in my 30's and back into them big time. i stumbled into the best comic store in richmond, va and was blown away by the art and the intellegent story lines of todays comics. Since then i have gotten a lot of the newer wolverine graphic novels. i was really not into anything about these origins books or the art, to be honest..for some reason i thought it looked like cheap and generic or something. Then i found that i really like the artwork 'dillon' does for the current jason aaron punisher run, which made me more interested in checking out daniel way's origins. i finally got origins 1 and now i'm hooked. Reviews do help when looking to find something worth while, but, in the end, everybody has their own taste and opinion so don't look over something to quick that you might like.
9 of 14 people found the following review helpful
A huge misfire Feb. 28 2007
By Tufnel1780 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
When I first heard about this series I thought it was a great idea. Wolverine is a character whse past is shrouded in mystery but they can only keep teasing it out so long before they deliver something of substance. This first story 'Born in Blood' is not it. Writer Daniel Wray uses shock tactics and character guest appearances in place of plot and still manages to stretch what could have been two issues into a five issue "arc". In the end we're left even more confused then when we began.

Artist Steve Dillon is also ill suited for this series. He did a good job on 'Preacher' with Garth Ennis but as a super hero artist he is an utter disaster. All of the characters appear to be playing dress up, because his realistic style strips all the super hero pizazz out of them. Also every single one of his male and famale characters has the exact same face.

In short one should give this Wolverine story a definate pass.