Wolverine is without a doubt, one of the most famous comic book characters of all time. His fame has made him a staple of pop culture, earning him spots in different media including his own movie franchise.
But despite his fame, there are those who may not know what to read in order to get to know the character a little better. With actor Hugh Jackman’s time as the character on-screen now over, it could be in fan’s best interest to read these recommendations to enjoy the legacy left behind by Marvel’s famous X-Man.
If fans want to get to know the character’s origin, then “Origin” offers the story of where Wolverine came from. In the story, it is revealed that the man who would become Wolverine was born James Howlett in 19 century Canada. Fans can also expect to learn more about the character’s past, shrouded in mystery until the book came about.
The story is also full of tragedy and shows what made Wolverine the character he is today. Fans will learn details that have never been known before, such as how he got the nickname “Logan.”
In addition to his early days, fans can also learn about how he received his adamantium claws in “Weapon X.” The storyline explores Wolverine’s time in the Weapon X program, the initiative which gave him his adamantium claws.
But rather than explore the events from the Wolverine’s perspective, the story unfolds from the perspective of the scientists involved in the Weapon X program and the trials they endure to make Wolverine the weapon they desire. They all persist in trying to have their goal realized and in the process torture Wolverine beyond measure.
Aside from this, Wolverine has also had some interesting adventures over the years. “Wolverine,” by legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont and artist Frank Miller, is one of the character’s most famous adventures.
This time, Wolverine travels to Japan to help his love interest be free of her evil father but encounters hardship along the way. This book served as the inspiration for 2013’s “The Wolverine,” which took its source material and tweaked it for the big screen.
The plot puts Wolverine in a tough position, as he is forced to endure humiliation and betrayal to win back the love of his life. The plot is about picking himself back up and rediscovering who he is.
Wolverine is one of the greatest characters Marvel Comics has ever produced in the eyes of most fans. To continue the memory of this comic icon, fans should take some time to dive into these reading options.
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