Notes On A Film: The Wolverine

I’m beginning to worry that I keep coming across as a grumpy old fan when reviewing geek-related movies, because lately I seem to be unsatisfied with the results of loose adaptations of existing work, particularly comic books. The Wolverine is very loosely adapted from the mini-series Wolverine, by Chris Claremont…

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From A Library – Wolverine: Old Man Logan

Wolverine #66–72 and Wolverine: Old Man Logan Giant-Size by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven I haven’t purchased a Mark Millar comic book in ages – his overbearing hucksterism, his ‘film pitch as comic book’ approach, and his seeming dislike for people who read comic books make for an unpleasant taste…

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Wolverine Weapon X Vol. 1: Adamantium Men

Wolverine Weapon X #1–5 and Wolverine #73–74 by Jason Aaron, Ron Garney and Adam Kubert Because I've been enjoying Aaron's take on Wolverine in various mini-series and stories, I was keen to try his new series, especially because it would be about new villains and not be mired in continuity.…

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Bargain Bag – Wolverine: Manifest Destiny

Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #1–4 by Jason Aaron, Stephen Segovia and Paco Diaz Luque A Wolverine mini-series that is essentially a love note to wushu movies (and Bruce Lee in particular – individual chapters are called 'Enter The Wolverine' and 'The Way Of The Black Dragon'), written by Jason Aaron? For…

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Wolverine: Get Mystique

Wolverine #62–65 by Jason Aaron and Ron Garney Scalped is one of the best comics being published at the moment (I obviously love it), which means I feel duty-bound to try out other comics written by Aaron. This was another Gosh! sale pack (£3 for four issues), and the combo…

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From A Library – Wolverine: Origins: Born In Blood

Wolverine: Origins #1–5 by Daniel Way and Steve Dillon Too much damn punctuation in that damned title ... You know what's weird? Seeing a good artist on the wrong title – Dillon is an excellent penciller but he shouldn't be drawing Wolverine superhero comics. Punisher comic books, written by Garth…

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine Poster Does Not Make Sense

I know I reviewed the film yesterday, so apologies for continuing to discuss peripheral aspects of the movie. I wanted to point out what I thought was a bit of a discrepancy in the movie poster: see the main poster image for X-Men Origins: Wolverine above (I've used the landscape…

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Talking About Wolverine And The X-Men

It came as a surprise, reading this Newsarama review of the first episodes, to discover that the US is getting Wolverine and the X-Men a few weeks after it has started airing over here in the UK. I’m so used to most programmes starting over there and us having to…

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From A Library – Wolverine: Death Of Wolverine

Wolverine #56–61 by Jason Aaron (#56), Marc Guggenheim (57–61) and Howard Chaykin I reserve books from my library using their online search facility – I searched for Jason Aaron after discovering how brilliant Scalped was, and this collection was listed under his name. It was only when I got it…

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