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I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.   

Currently reading

Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 2
Livio Ramondelli, Chris Metzen, Flint Dille, John Barber, James Lamar Roberts
Progress: 332/332pages
Avengers: Absolute Vision - Book Two (Avengers (1963-1996))
Brian Garvey, Jimmy Akin, Roger Stern, Steve Ditko, Carmine Infantino, Al Milgrom, Prentice Hall
Progress: 98/360pages
Deadpool Classic Vol. 20: Ultimate Deadpool
Kelly Doudna, Mark Bagley, Brian Michael Bendis
Altered Carbon
Richard K. Morgan
Progress: 67/516pages
Batman (2016-) #40
Stephen King, Jordie Bellaire, Joëlle Jones
(First Signet Printing) the Mossad Inside Stories: Israel's Secret Intelligence Service Paperback By Dennis Eisenberg and Dan Uri (1979)
Dan Uri, Dennis Eisenberg
Vision: The Complete Series (Vision: Director's Cut (2017))
Stephen King, Mike Del Mundo, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Michael Walsh
Progress: 34/484pages
Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars Prose Novel
Alex Irvine
Progress: 15%
G.I. Joe (2013-2014) Vol. 2: Threat Matrix
Fred Van Lente, Steve Kurth, Jamal Igle
Progress: 65/154pages
The Big Girl's Guide to Buying Lingerie: A Cowboy Love Story (Bluebonnet, Texas Book 4)
Amie Stuart
Progress: 14%

Not as good as Origin II

Wolverine: Origin #1 (of 6) - Paul Jenkins, Andy Kubert, Joe Quesada, Richard Isanove

I read this a while ago and reread this just to see if I still found it less compelling than Origin II.  I do.   It's not bad, not by any means, but without any human interaction at all?   Origin II still made me feel more. 

 

This issue felt like it was throwing so many things at me, still managed to feel slower paced than Origin II #1, and I simply wasn't as interested in some of the characters.   Also, the fact that Wolverine likes Jean because of Rose will always make that thing he had creepy on a level that will haunt me forever. 

 

So, yeah, I liked it more than a three star read, but not as much as many comics that I read, so I figure I'd settle on a four star rating.   This is the history of Wolverine, from when he was a child to, well, long before the X-Men are even formed.   It's the story of his father, his grandfather, the companion - a girl named Rose - that they hire for him because he's too sickly to often leave the house or have other company his age.   His father is marvelous to him, his mother is absent, and his grandfather manages to be one of the nastier characters I've run across the Marvel universe without being full out, take over the world evil. 

 

All in all, it's a compelling coming-of-age story, and I remember it getting more compelling as the run went on.   It just never was a favorite, and I'm guessing that since memory served me well enough for issue one, it'll serve me well enough for issue two.