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Origin II #1 - Book One
Part 1 of 5! A few years after the events of ORIGIN finds James Howlett running with the wolves...until something unexpected brings him back into the world of Follow the first "X-Man" as he finds his way back to civilization and falls afoul of someone Sinister, who's just discovering mutantkind and the horrors he can visit on them. Plus, discover the secret behind James' greatest enemy! At some point, the mutant who will become The Wolverine must choose: is he man or is he beast? An all-new chapter in the secret origin of one of Marvel's most mysterious characters is revealed starting this November, by superstars Kieron Gillen (YOUNG AVENGERS, IRON MAN) and Adam Kubert (AVENGERS, UNCANNY X-MEN, WOLVERINE)!
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I was however very surprised by the work that Gillen produced in this issue, as despite it being very different from Paul Jenkin’s style of storytelling, it still managed to intrigue me. What I especially liked about Gillen’s writing in this issue was the symbolism that he added, as while the lack of dialogue made the issue much quicker to lead, the tone of this style added a lot more depth to Wolverine as a character. I also loved the teasers that Gillen would add to the issue, as due to the lack of dialogue this would add the much needed suspense and drama.
The best part about the issue however had to be Adam Kubert’s artwork, with Kubert following in the footsteps of his brother Andy brilliantly. Now anyone who’s seen both Adam and Andy’s artwork in the past will know that they both have very different styles, and that is evident in this issue. The thing I loved most about Kubert’s art had to be the layout, as due to the lack of dialogue it need to be much more impactful than a regular comic book layout. Kubert would also add a lot of emotion, as well as gore to the issue, with his style matching the story’s tone perfectly.
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Images Unplugged Rating
Art, Colors & Inking - 4
Layout & Flow - 5
Story - 5
Verdict - 4.6 (9/10) - (Buy Origin II) SAVE 10%