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Wolverine: Weapon X Paperback – Mar 18 2009


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  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (March 18 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785137262
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785137269
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 0.6 x 26 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #121,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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While the artwork is quite good, I found the story sub-par. We are barely introduced to Logan, the apparent nomad, when he is kidnapped and subject to weaponisation and experimentation. There are a number of action sequences that lead to absolutely nowhere in the story. Then the second-last sequence, which would have been a good ending itself, is a pointless twist with no purpose. I found the overall story repetitive and I was disappointed that the story didn't answer any questions. Who/What/Where/Why? Who are these people behind the weapon X project, why are they doing what they're doing, what is adimantium even? We are not given any motivation for the characters or any clue as to where the story is going. It is just a number of violent scenes that focuses on the pain and brutality Logan goes through. I suppose that in itself is important to the development of Wolverine's character in other stories, but if you are looking for a better understanding of why Wolverine became the mutant with an adimantium skeleton, don't expect to get that here.
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By Hassan Galadari on Dec 18 2001
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Perhaps none of the other X-Men is as interesting as Wolverine. Though each of the X-members may have alluring backgrounds, Wolverine has the most human one. In this TPB, Barry Windsor Smith takes us on a roller coaster into the mind of the most misunderstood X-Man. Part of whose general appeal is the mystery that enshrouds him.
A comic is is dubbed successful if it makes an impact not just in the comic circle, but to the general public. Weapon X does just that. The reader is transported to the time and place in which Wolverine's skeleton is being laced with the most indesctrible metal, adamantium. The horror that goes to make this happen is beyond comprehension. Wolverine is chose because of his incredible healing factor and the fact that he will very much survive this excruciating assault and punishment. The heartless feel of the scientists responsible for this horror of manipulation culminates when after the procedure they start distributing drinks and actually cheer for their success. That scene alone is the most disturbing of all in the TPB. So disturbing, in fact, that it was chosen to depict some of Wolverine's origin in the X-Men smash-movie.
Any story capable of producing such an influx of emotion and loathing is worth a try. This is the story that shapes the making of a man that forever is haunted by memories of abuse and manipulation. I cannot think of anyone but Barry Windsor Smith to best tell this horrific tale.
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By A Customer on Oct. 13 2003
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First of all, I want to disagree with the reviewer who stated this was not the Wolverine story. He is mixing this book up with a new series of the same title, which by the way, is also excellent. Second, this is a slow-paced story. However, the slow pace intensifies the utter horror of what was done to this character, and the inhuman indifference of the scientists who are experimenting on and torturing a living, feeling,being. This is a book which needs a second and third reading; after each pass, I found additional elements that I hadn't noticed the first time through. This isn't for kids or fans of slam-bam action by one dimensional heroes in colorful spandex. However, if you want a dark, intense read, this book is for you.
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As I've said before in my other Wolverine graphic novel reviews, I am a true, hardcore fan of Wolverine. So is my sister, and when she bought this graphic novel and I read it, I was utterly blown away! This tells the origin of Wolverine and how he was turned into Weapon-X, the ultimate killing machine for the Canadian government. There is plenty of action in this graphic novel when Wolverine breaks out and takes out his feral and berserker rage on his experimentators. There's only one thing that puzzled me in this story, and that was the ending. Nevertheless, this was a great read with awesome action, suspense, and great comic art as well. It is essential to any Wolverine fan to read this!!!
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Okay, so everyone who wrote a review of this book was actually speaking of the old wolverine book. this one's a bit different. first if you are a Wolverine fan this is not for you. If you are into some of the older underdog xmen characters like Marrow, Sauron, and Sabertooth than you may like this.
Basically it's about the Weapon X program re starting with new draftees. I won't let out any major plot points but just know that if you have kids, don't let them read this. It is not you average X book.
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The Weapon X TPB shows the story of one of Marvel Comics most popular characters, Wolverine. The plot details one of the most integral points in the characters life; when he was used as a human weapon by the orginization Weapon X and how he recieved the adamantium metal bonded to his skeleton. An excellent story and an interesting period of the characters life, its a great read for those not only interested in the character, but comic history as well.
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