‘Wolverine: Origin’: Logan’s tragic tale gets animated

July 10, 2013 | 8:01 p.m.

Wolverine is probably the most popular mutant in the Marvel Universe, and maybe one of the most popular characters ever — but there was a time when the X-Men’s resident slasher-turned-headmaster was a total enigma, his story as shrouded in mystery as his missing memory. Then came “Wolverine: Origin,” which spelled out a lot of Logan’s back story. The Shout! Factory has teamed up with Marvel once again to give the comic book an animated treatment in Marvel Knights Animation’s “Wolverine: Origin.”

The story tells the tale of Logan as a boy, the circumstances of his somewhat privileged early life and how his powers tragically manifested — hundreds of years ago. It goes on to show his always-tempestuous relationship with Sabretooth, his service in many armies, his adventures from the Canadian wilderness to the back alleys of Japan, and other plot points in the samurai-spy-soldier’s life until he joined up with the X-Men.

Among all of the Comic-Con madness, the DVD debuted July 9 and features cover art illustrated by Joe Quesada and Richard Isanove. Extra features include a retrospective with the Eisner Award-winning creative team behind “Origin.”

— Jevon Phillips

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2 Responses to ‘Wolverine: Origin’: Logan’s tragic tale gets animated

  1. bobby janniro says:

    Saw this as a children's book first before it was animated at the Barnes and Noble. IMHO these stories are too violent and adult oriented, with images of violence. When I was a kid I was reading great adventure stories with violent moments but that seems to be the main selling point with these Marvel stories. Let's stop Marketing violence to our children and let them grow up, albeit slowly, and let them enjoy Marvel when they are young adults and more ready.

  2. Lee D says:

    There are TONS of family friendly animated Marvel shows… Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers, are on Disney XD and Netflix has many more. These Marvel Knights animated features are geared towards adults, so don't let you kids watch them. As an adult with children, I an happy there are lots of choices for my kids to watch Marvel's animated shows, but I do wish there were more adult (or even teen) oriented animated shows, so I can enjoy them too.

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