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True Believers, Marvel.com's the place to be!Each week we highlight a classic storyline told in full inside Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited, the greatest collection of Marvel comics available online! This week we explore WOLVERINE: THE END!
By Nesa Nourmohammadi
He's gone up against Sabretooth, locked claws with Lady Deathstrike, and hunted Mystique across the Middle East. Yet of all his enemies, no nemesis has haunted Wolverine more than his own past. In the six-issue limited series WOLVERINE: THE END from writer Paul Jenkins and artist Claudio Castellini, the rabid Canuck's history gets deconstructed and depicted in ways we've never seen.
At 210 years old, Logan lives a simple existence, derailed by arthritis and rusty adamantium. The death of his longtime foe, Victor "Sabretooth" Creed, sends him a journey of discovery and anguish, as new details about his life as James Howlett emerge. Along the way, he makes a new enemy: Kitsunebi, a Japanese demon whose revelations send Wolverine into a tailspin.
Human interaction, sharp dialog and surprising plot twists fuel this tale as each chapter will leave you breathless for the next. Jenkins weaves together flashbacks and the present with fluidity and a steady pace. Castellini delivers, with his intricate pencil work and strong notice for detail. From the wrinkles on Logan's face, to the splatter of rain hitting the ground, everything looks alive and disturbingly realistic.
The risk Jenkins and Castellini take by characterizing our hero as fragile pays off. Longtime and new fans will enjoy this fresh portrayal. To get yourselves pumped for "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," start reading WOLVERINE: THE END!For more Wolverine, check out Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. Like gaming? The official "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" video game hits stores May 1! And remember: "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" comes to a theater near you on May 1—visit the official "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" movie site! Check out the official Marvel Shop for everything X-Men! Download episodes of X-Men: Evolution Season 1 now on iTunes!