|Posted by Chiara CalÚ on January 14, 2019 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
I picked this short graphic novel because of the title: Logan/Wolverine is one of my all-time favorite superheroes.
This is a three-act story about Logan retrieving his memories about a very painful episode of his life, when he was a P.O.W. in Hiroshima, Japan.
The events narrated take place one day before the atomic bomb was dropped. Logan hooks up with another prisoner, Lieutenant Warren, American.
They manage to escape, and they meet a beautiful Japanese woman. Warren wants to kill her, but Logan saves her life. This episode triggers friction between Logan and Warren.
The woman, Atsuko, welcomes Logan to her humble abode and tells him her story.
This episode ends in the worst possible way, climaxing with the drop of the bomb on their heads.
In the present, with his newfound memories, Logan is determined to settle the matter. He travels to Hiroshima to face an old enemy, and his pain...
"Wolverine: Logan" is a story about love, war among men and more generally World War II, and the search for peace.
The story is good, I liked it. The words are almost lyrical, at times.
The art can be a bit confusing. Eduardo Risso depicts Logan as a hairy, wild animal. Lt. Warren's expressions are unsettling. If Risso and Vaughan were trying to intimidate me with this villain, they succeeded.
Length: 112 pages
Story by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Eduardo Risso
Published: September 3, 2008
"I am still learning."
- Michelangelo at age 87