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X-Men: Codename Wolverine (Marvel Comics: Wolverine)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  315 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Now, former team members are being kidnapped, one by one. And Wolverine must find out the terrible secret from that old mission -- a secret that has remained hidden for years, and could spell death for all of them...
Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Berkley (first published 1998)
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Sep 03, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. It was slightly better than average.
Feb 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
James Howlett, aka Logan, also know as Wolverine is the focus in this spin-off novel of the X-Men series of books that began life in the mid 90s. Up until then the previous books in this series had all been focused on the X-Men as a team but being one of Marvel's best loved characters Wolverine was given his own novel.
I found myself caught in two minds as to whether I liked the cover or not. Wolverine himself is drawn very well and I like the added background. I don't like the length of the wome
Jim C
May 01, 2015 rated it liked it
A book that takes place in the Marvel universe. I know the book says X-Men but this is more a Wolverine book than a X-Men team book. In this one, different mutants are being kidnapped and now they have their eyes on Mystique and Wolverine. All the kidnapped mutants have one thing in common. They all were part of a mission that took place years ago.

This book had two different timelines. One was the present which represented Wolverine and Mystique trying to rescue the kidnapped people and the othe
Feb 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
When Team X was sent on a mission to retrieve a disk from a pair of defecting KGB agents they ran into competitors shortly after arrival in East-Berlin. The shape-shifting free-lance spy Mystique working for the Mossad, the mutant Interpol officer Sean Cassidy and the Sovjet operative known as the Black Widow are all after the disk too. Years later Mystique turns to Wolverine for help when members of that particular mission are being kidnapped. It's time for Wolverine to discover why and rescue ...more
Mike Jensen
Dec 27, 2013 marked it as books-abandoned
"He'd have been a fool to take Raven Darkholme at her word, and she knew it. Wolverine had been many things in his long life, but never a fool." Page 28.

This is supposed to be a tense thriller with gratuitous super heroes, but it utterly fails to be tense because of sentences such as those quoted. The second sentence is unnecessary and takes the energy right out of the first. Christopher Golden does this a LOT, it seems on every page. This is the way that children's books are written, not thrill
Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Before Hugh Jackman hit the scene, Golden wrote this excellent X-Men novel that captured the original character very well. Logan has to reunite with many of his former Team-X team members and associates, as an unresolved case rears up years later. There are many insider references and cameos that X-fans will love, but people who only know the characters from the films will like this, too. The book has an excellent Royo cover, and nice inside illustrations by Darick Robertson.
Scott Vout
Jun 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-of-2012
Nothing special here.

I am a fan of the x-men and it was on the top of the pile

gives some interesting history to the backgrounds of some of the characters
if that is what you are in to

lots of quality kills per minute

it is what it is
Nov 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
I love the psychological depth this book gives to the characters.[return]It keeps pretty close to canon, despite not being canon.[return]A very good read.
Jan 17, 2014 rated it liked it
a good quick read. great flash into the world of Wolverine.
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Guilty pleasure reading/Crack.
Aug 28, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: finished
I enjoyed this view into Wolverine's history in the CIA, especially the way his story intertwined with so many other familiar characters.
B. Reese
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-books
I don't remember a ton about this book other than it involved Wolverine, Mystique and Black Widow. And I remember it was awesome.

This would make a wonderful movie.
Stacy Milacek
Nov 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Nice easy read. Interesting story.
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Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) Mind the Gap. Golden co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, which they are currently scripting as a feature film ...more
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