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Sunday, June 27, 2010

55. X-Men: Original Sin by Mike Carey & Daniel Way, illustrated by Scot Eaton & Mike Deodato



Title: X-Men: Original Sin
Related Series: X-Men
Authors: Mike Carey & Daniel Way, illustrated by Scot Eaton & Mike Deodato
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780785129561
Publisher: Marvel
Twitter: @marvel
Format: Paperback
Rating: 2.5/5 stars
Finished: 6-26-10
Challenge: 100 Books 10, 1010 Challenge (Graphic novel category)

From Amazon:
After his bruising encounter with Cyclops and Emma Frost, Professor X is forced to revisit the biggest challenge and the biggest failure of his career: Logan. But the layers of lies hide one last, deadly secret which goes back to the days of the X-Men's founding - and the Professor's timing couldn't possibly be worse! Collects X-Men: Legacy #217-218, Wolverine: Origins #28-30, and X-Men Original Sin One-Shot.

OK, could there be anything more tiresome than yet another revision to Wolverine's history? Yes, there can be. Yet another Wolverine ripoff character. There have been many attempts at writing/rewriting his history and several attempts at creating characters that can be used to make more Wolverine-ish stories (X-23!), so now Wolverine apparently has a son with the seemingly same powers and seemingly same memory problems and seemingly same berserker rage - but wait! There's a difference! Now, he's a bad guy! to me, this is just a little lazy. It's basically Wolverine all over again. In fact, Wolverine goes to Professor X to try to do the same brainwashing on Daken that Professor X did on Wolverine back in the day, in yet another revision to his past.

The only reason I'm giving this lazy story anything more than 1 star is because the parts around the story are well written and the ending actually didn't go where I thought it was going to go, even though it still ended up paralleling Wolverine's own story a little bit too much.

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