One of the biggest comic book secrets is being revealed. September 5, the first installment of 'Origin' was released. The six- issue mini-series, written by Paul Jenkins and penciled by Andy Kubert, tells the story of one of Marvel Comics's most sought after secrets'Woverine's origin.
For 27 years readers have remained in the dark as to where this mutant with an attitude originated. Now, after years of questions and speculations, the truth will be told.
Issue number one, 'The Hill,' is about Logan's life as a young boy. The story is set in what looks to be the 1800s, although no definite year is given. It is told from the perspective of Miss Rose, a young servant girl who bears a striking resemblance to Logan's adulthood crush, Jean Grey.
The young Logan is referred to only as Dog and is friends with the Master's sickly son James. Dog's father is a worker at the estate who doesn't think that masters and servants mix. The elder Logan repeatedly beats Dog due his son's friendly nature.
No reason has been given yet as to why Wolverine is now learning this information. The story begins only with Rose's arrival. Perhaps in issue six, it will tie into present day Wolverine.
This issue is very much an introduction to a much larger story. Not much is revealed, but characters are introduced.
The story of is somewhat slow and young Logan shows no sign of mutant ability, but one has to remember he is still only a child. As Wolverine grows older more details will be revealed as well as some good classic action and attitude.
For a story 27 years in the making, one can be sure that the proper care went into telling it right.