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Logan (Wolverine Marvel Comics)

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  807 Ratings  ·  72 Reviews
Superstar artist Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets) joins critically acclaimed writer Brian K. Vaughan (TV's Lost, Y: The Last Man) for a unique take on the man who's the best there is at what he does. Finally armed with long-lost memories from his past, Wolverine returns to one of his first battlefields to settle an old score in an all-new adventure with a shocking revelation ab ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published September 3rd 2008 by Marvel Comics (first published 2008)
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Nicolo Yu
Jan 18, 2016 Nicolo Yu rated it really liked it
Shelves: collected-comics
It is always a delight to behold an Eduardo Risso-illustrated comic book. He always seem to pair up with writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets); so its a double treat to see him collaborate with one of my favorite writers in Brian K. Vaughan (BKV).

This was a MarveL Knights-produced miniseries so BKV could play with the continuity and Risso could show all the blood in its scarlet glory. This is an excellently illustrated story, Risso was at the top of his game. So much so, I'd like to think much of
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Sam Quixote
Jul 08, 2011 Sam Quixote rated it liked it
The story is set in the present when Logan is Wolverine and in 1945 when Logan was a GI. In 1945 he gets taken prisoner by the Japanese and busts out of jail only to find that his fellow American prisoner is a racist murderer who threatens women. Factor in the fact that they're in Hiroshima and that it's 1945 and you'll get an idea of what happens in the book.

It's a very short read, 3 issues with a lot of extras such as Brian Vaughan's outline to the mini-series, script pages, and Eduardo Risso
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J.M.
Sep 26, 2009 J.M. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Eduardo Risso fans, Wolverine fans, WWII fans
Shelves: comics, superheroes
I can appreciate what Brian K. Vaughn (Runaways, Y: The Last Man) tried to accomplish here, but trying to fit this story into three issues took away much of the emotional impact. It is a beautifully visceral accomplishment by Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets), set in WWII Japan -- Hiroshima, to be exact, before the cataclysmic voyage of the Enola Gay -- but overall Wolverine: Logan really lacked energy. I think if Vaughn had been given five or six issues to pull this story off, he could have, but the ...more
Jedhua
May 30, 2016 Jedhua rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Book Info: This collection contains Logan issues #1-3.

Other Useful Reviews: J.M.'s review, Sam Quixote's review


"Into every life, a few bombs must fall... failure, misery, heartbreak... but even an ordinary Joe can survive an explosion or two. The thing that kills you next is what comes next. Fallout. It's the slow descent of all the unstable crap left behind by your mistakes. Hard to see while it's raining down around you, and by the time you finally notice the poison filling up... you're alre
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Matthew Ledrew
Jan 04, 2016 Matthew Ledrew rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, x-men, un-reviewed
The story of Logan "becoming a man" (meant both literally and figuratively) in Hiroshima Japan just before the bomb was dropped at the end of World War II. A very poignant tale of humanity, war, and the middle ground between. Easily one of the best X-Men related books I've ever read.
Sean
Jun 04, 2011 Sean rated it really liked it
A short wolverine story, this entry does not focus on the x-Men but rather a personal story involving WWII. A very quick read but a lot of fun. The art is very untraditional but enjoyable.
Nick Phillips
Beautifully drawn and written with a pathos which approaches but doesn't quite reach a heartrending level of poignancy which ultimately suffers from its brevity. This feels like the middle section of what should be a five-parter; sadly it isn't and one can't help but feel that it lacks any real point or direction, adding little to our understanding of the character or their motivation.

Pleasant enough but destined to disappoint.
مصطفي سليمان
Jan 14, 2017 مصطفي سليمان rated it really liked it
3.5
مغامرة جديدة ل ولفرين المعروف بأسم لوجان
لوجان بيكتسب أهميته أنه مش متحول عادي أو طفرة جينية عادية،بيكتسب أهميته أن لا يموت ودا مش بتحصل الا مع سوبر مان بس حتي سوبر مان عنده الكربتونيت ك نقطة ضعف لوجان مفيش وهو غير قابل للسيطرة

هنا الاجواء خلال الحرب العالمية التانية مقبوض عليه هو و شخص آخر من قبل اليابان ومحجوزين في زنزانة مشددة الحراسة بيقرورا الهرب وفي طريقهم بيقابلوا سيدة يابانية بيقرر زميله انه يقتلها للاحتقاره للصنف الياباني كله بسبب الحرب يرفض ولفرين قتلها ويفترق هو السجين
تشكره السيدة
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Matt Parrilli
Jan 02, 2017 Matt Parrilli rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016-reads
Meh. Expect more from Vaughan, not a big fan of Risso's art. Only three issues long. Little to recommend here.
Tanneke
Oct 30, 2016 Tanneke rated it liked it
Dutch translation
Wesley
Dec 11, 2011 Wesley rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
This book collects issues 1-3 of Wolverine: Logan by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Eduardo Risso. I know Vaughan primarily from his excellent work on Y: The Last Man and I have also read a couple of volumes of Ex Machina. Risso is rapidly becoming one of my favourite artists for work on 100 Bullets, Vampire Boy and currently Spaceman.

This is a great book but with one slight qualm. I am a bit uneasy that the background of this book is the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. While there
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Michael
Feb 12, 2012 Michael rated it it was amazing
Wolverine is always a character I want to read. He was made so cool by the 90's cartoon for me. The problem with Wolverine is how do you keep him cool. So many stories are just so so when it comes to him. Good thing Brian K. Vaughan doesn't believe in doing things bad. Vaughan's Wolverine story is short and beautiful. We learn a little more about his past during WW2 in Japan. We see Wolverine fall in love with a Japanese woman and maybe the start of his love for Japanese Culture. To bad for Wolv ...more
Dmitry Yakovenko
Aug 24, 2014 Dmitry Yakovenko rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
Очень интересная мини-серия, состоящая всего из трех выпусков. И автор успешно рассказывает историю примерно за 60 страниц, не позволяя читателю охладеть к приключениям Росомахи и начать скучать.

Данный том рассказывает о том, как Логан встретил старого врага, с которым его связывает очень многое. Но это не три выпуска, которые на 100% отданы под ураганный экшен, поражающий воображение. Конечно, действие тут есть, но большая часть страниц уделена под воспоминания мутанта о том, как тот попал в пл
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John Wiswell
Sep 09, 2008 John Wiswell rated it did not like it
I'm reading a lot of comics this month to relax and fill in the time as I'm packing, moving and unpacking. Vaughan really impressed me with the bulk of his Y: The Last Man series, though the ending nosedived. When I saw he'd written a story about my childhood hero, I figured it was worth reading. I was wrong. This short (under 100 pages) tale is one of the more insulting “me too” stories I’ve read. This one puts Wolverine at Hiroshima. Yes. He was nuked in World War 2, just didn’t remember it ‘t ...more
Kelly Lynn Thomas
Mar 04, 2014 Kelly Lynn Thomas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
This trade paperback collects a three-issue mini-series and some bonus content, including BKV's pitch and the full script to the first issue of the series. Total thumbs up on the bonus content. Reading the pitch gave a neat insight into this talented writer's process, and it was interesting to see the difference between the script and the finished product.

The actual story was good too. The pace was clipped; things moved quickly and BKV didn't stop to explain anything. I like that. No dilly-dally
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Cindy
Jun 10, 2013 Cindy rated it it was ok
SPOILERS

This was a decent book, although probably not one of Wolverine's finest. I liked Vaughan's attempts to make Wolverine a more complex character, and I thought he did that well. However, the story was too short and very condensed and it felt like we were running through the story to get to the end. I also didn't find the art too impressive. I thought Risso did a great job establishing mood, but he was shaky on the action and I couldn't tell what was going on half the time. The deus ex mach
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Feather Mista
Mar 26, 2011 Feather Mista rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans de los autores y del personaje
Recommended to Feather by: Sus autores.
No es el mejor guion de Vaughan, no es el mejor dibujo de Risso. Ni siquiera es la mejor historia de Wolverine. Pero es un relato bien armado, con la dosis justa de violencia desenfrenada y vuelo "poético", que parece más pensado como una mezcla de álbum europeo y tomo de manga que como un comic yanqui. La edición española es bastante linda, lástima que está bastante cara por ser en formato grande tapa dura, si no seguro me lo compraba aunque más no fuera por una cuestión completista, pero creo ...more
Nickolas
This is a quick read that I picked up from an artist at my old job. It was later coloured however this version is all black and white. I imagine this would be a good book for aspiring artists which I think is why the guy I got it from had it. It’s written by one of my favourites Brian K. Vaughan (Runaways, Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) who tells an early story of Logan when he was in Japan during World War II. Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets) did the artwork which didn’t blow my mind by any means but ...more
Brad
Apr 03, 2010 Brad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, marvel, x-men
Wolverine can be plugged into any historical event of the past century plus, and this insertion into Japan in World War II does a pretty good job of echoing back to his other adventures in Japan. Risso's artwork is great, though some of these characters are deadringers from people in 100 Bullets. It's pretty hard to hate anything Brian K. Vaughan writes.
Timo
Jul 20, 2014 Timo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Wolverinen menneisyys on yhtä perseilyä kaikkine en-mie-muista-mtn-hölmöilyineen, mutta sen avulla pystytään Wolverine nakkamaan mihin tahansa, näemmä. Nyt tuo saa pesää Hiroshimassa kun pommi tupsahti.
Mutta, kaikesta negatiivisuudestani huolimatta, tämä toimi ihan helevetin hyvin.
Sujuva tarina, paljon tunteita ja väkivaltaa saatu näinkin lyhyeen tarinaan. Monen muun kirjoittajan pitäisi ottaa oppia, miten tiivistetään ja saadaan hyvää aikaisexi.
Ja Risso.... mies nyt vain on nero piirtmään.
Scott
A simple but nice enough story about Logan returning to Hiroshima to lay some demons to rest from his time in the final days of WWII. It probably would have bothered me to pay $4 a pop for the three issues when they first came out (I think that was the going rate at the time) but collected together it reads fine. Back in my day (harrumph) a story like this would have been presented in a single annual. Anyway, if you are a die-hard Wolverine fan or just really like Eduardo Risso's art it is worth ...more
Sean
Jun 21, 2015 Sean rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Comics fans!
There are two parts of Wolverine's mythos that I almost enjoy, war-time Logan and samurai Logan. And guess what, Brian K. Vaughan delivers both of them here. While the villain is very one-note the overall beauty of the book, both artistically and verbally, is well worth it. Vaughan's Logan is spot-on and Risso's art is amazing. My only hang-ups with this are its too short (maybe I'm just greedy) and its inclusion of new characters that will probably never be seen again. Overall, A very good Wolv ...more
Travis Duke
Mar 28, 2015 Travis Duke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"This is when Wolverine becomes a man" says Vaughan. James has traveled back to Japan to search out a ghost or two from when he was a prisoner. The writing from Vaughan great and the art from Risso was hand picked from Vaughan so it works well together. The overall story is entertaining but its really short. In fact I would argue its too short to deliver a whole story but it manages o.k. because Vaughan is good at what he does. Risso's art style and color pallet is beautiful but his pencil work ...more
Kit
Apr 20, 2015 Kit rated it really liked it
Let it be known that I do not typically give a flying fart about BKV's work, namely because I find it really formulaic and unappealing to read, but for some reason, I feel like something clicked here.
Maybe the simplicity of the art rung well with his words. Maybe it was the fact that he set it during an event in history that I am obsessed with. Maybe it is because his Logan was more than just a lot of hair and anger.
Whatever it was, I would really like to pick up this one for my shelf at home.
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Sarah
I give this book 4 stars as an overall comic, but it is 5 stars compared to what Marvel usually churns out for their most profitable character. I attribute that solely to the writing talents of Brian K. Vaughan -- its kinda like getting Picasso to make a painting of dogs playing poker. It is a really good short Logan story -- the kind of thing that would have been brilliant as a 6 issue miniseries instead of a 3 however it is still a solid story in a creative line that is usually more well known ...more
Eman
Dec 25, 2012 Eman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a fan of Brian K. Vaughan's writing so I thought of giving Logan a try. The story is pretty short, but it's good enough at least for new and old fans wanting to have a light read on Wolverine. It could have had a better emotional impact if it was made longer and included more details or some back stories. After all it's a good read. And oh yeah, Risso's art is good, but it could have been better.
Frank
Jun 27, 2014 Frank rated it it was amazing
I haven't read a lot of Wolverine but I have read my share & this is my favorite book featuring him. First off, this book has quite the dream team. Vaughan & Rissio are amazing & are completely on the top of their game here. It is a simple but brutal story that is able to carry some dark realism with the obvious crazy mutant action. The writing is smart & moody & the art is perfect, rissio is flawless. I can't recommend this book enough.
Becky
Oct 28, 2013 Becky rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
This got off to an amazing start, and the ending was lovely, but there is a bit near the end that doesn't quite feel right. I'm so confused as to how Logan actually killed the other guy when the A-bomb did not get the job done. And I'm not really clear as to why Logan didn't smell Atsuko coming.
That being said, this was amazing in an awful, awful way. Man. There was some really, really amazing writing in this, and some really beautiful art. It was awful, but mostly done very, very well.
Gavin Yee
Sep 19, 2013 Gavin Yee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a short book about a part of Logan's life when he was a P.O.W. in japan [the The Wolverne movie clearly took at less one part of this story and added it in..but otherwise it has nothing to do with this comic]... I think is a good story but iono if is worth the money to get it [ i got it from the library ]

In summery is a good short story about wolverine but.. that is kinda about it...
Montgomery
I picked up this book because of the back content which had a story outline and script. I'm also interested in the creative process from beginning to end. In this case, the issue story arc was not fulfilling enough to be wowed. It was ok as a final product. I think the story behind was interesting but I wasn't engaged.
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