I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
I've never read Origin II; I wasn't that crazy about Origin. Part of the mystique, part of the wounded duck aspect, that I enjoyed with Wolverine was about him having a past shrouded in amnesia.
Which kind of makes me feel awful, but there was so much to mine there! Origin didn't do it for me, but this did. What's better than a hole in Logan's past? Such a well told tale. At one point, Logan is living amongst wolves, and in fact is accepted by them - especially the cubs. Not sure how realistic this is, but it was nice to see Logan fit in so well: he truly cared for the wolves, and they, in their own way, cared for him. There's no dialogue, although this follows Logan along with his own inner monologue. The wolves howl, the animals make noises, but Logan never ever talks to them, not in any human language.
It's... nice. It feels quiet in a way that matches the natural setting this takes place in, and it's just perfect for the dynamic Gillen sets up here.
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