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Wolverine Noir (Wolverine Marvel Comics)

3.31 of 5 stars 3.31  ·  rating details  ·  275 ratings  ·  28 reviews
The Bowery, 1937. Jim Logan, the fiercest knife expert in New York, runs a seedy detective agency called "LOGAN & LOGAN..".along with his useless, halfwit brother, Dog. They're the best they are at what they do. But when a swanky dame named Mariko Yashida struts into the office, she opens up a world of hurt for Logan, forcing him to revisit his painful, bloody past. Th ...more
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William Thomas
So, I'm not exactly sure if Vertigo's hard-bound crime series had anything to do with Marvel starting to publish a rash of "noir" graphic novels that moved outside the normal continuity but still relied on the character name to sell it or not, but it sure seems like it. But other than a Hellblazer crime adaptation, Vertigo let the writers and artists publish brand new stories with unknown characters. I don't know how successful it turned out, but I thought a bunch of them were damn good.

And I t
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Sesana
The best of the Marvel Noir books I've read, as a noir. (Iron Man Noir was better, but it was really a pulp story.) The art is the best part of the book by far. It's gorgeous, atmospheric, and gives a true noir feel. The storyline is pretty good, but it's very rushed in places. Maybe the most glaring example is how Logan describes Yuriko as the best friend he's ever had after she's been in only a handful of panels and had been introduced as a stranger to him. I feel like there were really six is ...more
Anna
This is the first of the Marvel Noir series I've read, and everything that I've known about the style was from Sin City and the Rugrats episode where Tommy has to find something out about the malties. In Wolverine Noir, the art and writing stands up for itself and supports the weight of Logan's guilt for his brother Dog. Logan and Dog are detectives in the bowels of New York and for a four-issue series, a lot of shit goes down when Mariko Yashida strolls into the office and vaguely asks for help ...more
Neil McCrea
A short, bitter, alternate reality Wolverine tale. This volume seems to have a better sense of what constitutes noir fiction than other Marvel Noir titles. Private eye Logan, and his mentally handicapped partner Dog, is hired by Mariko Shoji to find a MacGuffin/red herring. Dog disappears, and Logan turns the Bowery upside down only to discover that the entire case revolves around his troubled past. A clever bit of entertainment, even though Logan's insta-friendship w/ Yukio after one meeting an ...more
Max Ostrovsky
Better than X-Men Noir, but only because it had a more cohesive story.
Adhi Glory (glory2go)

Wolverine Noir: Menikmati Wolverine Cita Rasa Aneh??

Ceritanya sangat aneh kalo menurut saya. Sama sekali gak menunjukkan greget tokoh Wolverine, malah berujung kayak komik thriller jadinya.

Jim Logan dan Dog adalah dua bersaudara yang mendirikan agency detektif swasta bernama "Logan & Logan" di Bowery, New York, 1937. Meskipun begitu Logan sangat membenci partner-nya itu. Ia merasa Dog adalah seperti kutukan baginya. Dan sesuatu dalam dirinya, yang digambarkan Ayahnya, seorang pendeta, sebaga
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Hayden
I never actually read this book. Never got to, that is. After reading Claremont/Miller's Wolverine story a year ago, I ordered this off Amazon, which is a film noir-style take on that same story. It came in the mail, and I was in the middle of a book, and didn't get around to reading this for about two weeks. After being excited and anticipating an awesome take on my favorite Marvel character (the cover is really badass), I opened it. Since it's a noir book, part of the gimmick is that it's prin ...more
Tung
I have to give credit to Marvel for what it is attempting to do with its Marvel Noir series. After publishing stories about its iconic characters for decades, Marvel needed to inject creativity into its storytelling. And placing the Marvel characters with the richest and deepest personalities into a mystery noir setting is certainly being creative. Wolverine Noir takes everyone’s favorite gruff X-Man and puts him into 1937 New York City as a detective. Logan and his partner Dog are hired by a my ...more
logankstewart
I’ve pretty much been a Wolverine fan my entire life, mostly because we both share the name Logan. But the man’s got a wild sense of righteousness and justice, not to mention the three claws of death that spike out his hands. Yes, Wolverine has always been a favorite Marvel character of mine, and when I saw the Marvel TPB collection of Wolverine Noir, I knew I’d have to read it.

The story, written by Stuart Moore and beautifully illustrated by C.P. Smith, fits the pulpy noir style perfectly. Jim
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Sam Quixote
Logan is recast as a down on his luck gumshoe from the late 30s where a dame walks into his office, offers him a case, and before he knows it he's up to his neck in trouble. Pure noir. Only here Logan isn't Wolverine, the self-healing mutant with the bone claws who becomes Weapon X, and so on; here he's just a regular guy with a chequered past who happens to be good with knives.

The Marvel Noir series is a good idea but I'm beginning to see a trend in the books: the famous character is recast as
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Sam Quixote
Logan is recast as a down on his luck gumshoe from the late 30s where a dame walks into his office, offers him a case, and before he knows it he's up to his neck in trouble. Pure noir. Only here Logan isn't Wolverine, the self-healing mutant with the bone claws who becomes Weapon X, and so on; here he's just a regular guy with a chequered past who happens to be good with knives.

The Marvel Noir series is a good idea but I'm beginning to see a trend in the books: the famous character is recast as
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Post Identical
L'ambiance est bien balancée grâce au dessin, Cp Smith a des moments elliptiques qui donnent un tour pop aux années folles. Le scenario est classique, un peu trop, mais du coup abordable. Comparé à x-men noir, c'est bien moins du foutage de gueule. Pas un tome un indispensable, mais une révision plutôt réussie d'un personnage surexploité.
Dima Yakovenko
Чуть ли не худший том в цикле Marvel Noir. Тут почти все действует против него. В наличии: отвратительный рисунок, не красивый и без фирменного стиля, не очень интересная история, которая еще и "радует" ужасным финалом, среднего качества диалоги, не очень интересные герои, некоторые из которых полностью лишены мотивации, а так же фирменная атмосфера этой серии плавно отошла на второй, а то и третий план. Если и стоит читать, то только для того, что бы посмотреть, каким прекрасным и интересным ст ...more
zackxdig
Cool story, exactly how I was hoping it would be. He's a loner and had the world stacked against him. Perfect noir story with the hero left with nothing in the end except despair.
Bertrand
Un vrai petit plaisir à lire avec un verre de whisky et une bande originale adéquate (celle de L.A. Noire convient parfaitement).
Brian
This was my first venture into the Marvel's Noir comic series (outside playing as Spider-man Noir in the PS3 game "Shattered Dimentions"). As a big fan of Noir and Superheroes this is right up my alley. I like the non-comic traditioal take on the character of Wolverine. Gone are his mutant powers, adamantium laced skeleton, and bone claws. This is a realistic take on Wolverine that is refreshing. Well written, the art fits the tone of the book. Highly recommended.
Jesus
Sórdida (como las otras) historia ambientada en los años 30 y protagonizada por personajes Marvel, en este caso Lobezno. Como en bastantes cómics que he leído últimamente, hay bastante confusión al seguir la historia y saber quién hizo qué y cuándo. Es como si la historia realmente estuviera pensada para un mayor número de páginas. De todas formas, me ha gustado más que X-Men Noir, pero sigue sin parecerme tan bueno para darla más puntos.
Suzanne Van Horn
The Noir series' detective format is cool but this is definitely not my favorite take on Wolverine. I would recommend it and the other Noir books to F...moreThe Noir series' detective format is cool but this is definitely not my favorite take on Wolverine. I would recommend it and the other Noir books to Frank Miller fans.
Richard
Wolverine never had much of a character to start with, and his immense popularity seems to have led to it being stretched thinner in a hundred different directions. This is a decent enough Sin City style tale but there's no need for Wolverine to be in it.
Caleb Abel
Very good. Quick and easy and fun. Possibly my favorite of the Noir series so far. It was a very complete story that seemed true to the character, even though I only recognized a few ties to the original.
Abbie
This was pretty good. I enjoy the Noir style, even if it takes away from the original story line, since the whole mutant thing is missing. But this is an interesting story, and stands alone nicely.
Tristan Palmer
Damn good. The first of Marvel's Noir series that I've read where the re-imagined superhero is actually a detective.
Samantha
2.5 stars if I could. Not great, but it's a coherent story, pretty enjoyable but lacklustre overall.
Angela
Wolverine works as a private eye. Apart from that nothing really special.
Anthony
loved this book; quick read; love the writing & art & cinematic noir style;
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