Now today, wolverine is a popular character because of X-Men trilogy as well as the Origins movie where Huge Jackman featuring as Wolverine.
Lately I got the chance to read Wolverine comics. But his past remains unclear until Marvel comics released the book Origin. It was published between November 2001 to July 2002. It was jointly written by Bill Jemas, Joe Quesada and Paul Jenkins, and illustrated by Andy Kubert (pencils) and Richard Isanove (colour).
Plot (No Spoiler)
Only this book reveals the dark child hood days of Wolverine. Wolverine’s child hood name is James Howlett. He was born in a rich family where his father is a plantation owner. Wolverine remained sick during his child hood and had allergies to several stuffs. His father brings him a companion from town named Rose. Rose is a girl who supports him during the hard times.
I’m not going to reveal the plot here; if you’re still interested you can read it on Wikipedia.
Comics and Movie
Comic story is way too better than the story portrayed in the movie. Movie’s plot is full of visual and sound effects, where comic’s story line sticks to beautiful story line full love love and desperation. You can clearly see the disturbed child hood of wolverine and how he was logging for his mother’s love.
Wolverine movie shows the origin of Sabertooth along with Wolverine’s character, but the Comic has a character called “Dog Logan”, which is a potential candidate to fit with Sabertooth. Author Paul Jenkins says
Who knows? In my mind, Dog is not intended to be Sabretooth, but he could be. It doesn’t matter. As long as the next writer respects the character and writes a simple story, anything could happen.
If you haven’t read it yet, I strongly suggest you to read this comics. I hope one day one of the Tamil comics publishers such as Lion will publish these stories in Tamil too. If they can do that, it’ll be a feast for Tamil comics fan base.
My Rating (10/10)