Friday, October 19, 2012

Story of Wolverine

Published at DK Canada

About the book

One of Marvel Comics’ favorite characters, Wolverine is a mutant who possesses animal-like instincts, super-enhanced strength, and the ability to heal from any wound. While he was part of the Weapon X program his skeletal structure was bonded with the near-destructible alloy adamantium, and now very little can stop him.

DK’s publishing program celebrates Wolverine’s classic comic book roots, with gorgeous imagery, classic story lines, and a nod to the franchise that Wolverine has become.

Wolverine Reader Level 4 The Origin of WolverineWolverine picks through his fractured memory to remember the Weapon X program and how he came to be the mutant hero that he is.

My Thoughts

Wolverine must look like a savage when someone doesn’t know anything about this comic character.  But deep down, he is looking for answers.  When I first encountered this character I was reading the X-Men comics that my husband had.   Since then Wolverine has invaded the big screens with his presence in numerous X-Men movies and even one about himself.  Next year, a new movie will come out in theater where Wolverine will travel to Japan to train to be a Samurai warrior.   

But who is Wolverine?   This DK Reader will present you in much details who is Wolverine, how he became what he is today and what is his mutant ability.    You will also learn more about his friends and foes, how he battles and his history as a child and grown-up.   Wolverine is a unique character as you can see it in the movies (if you have watched them that is…).

If you proficient reader is passionate about comic characters and want to learn more about Wolverine, this little book would be the best place to start.    I find with children (and even with adults) that having a book that stir your interest is the best way to encourage them to read.    So when you are at your wits in figuring out how to have your child read more, look into his/her interests.   If it is comics then get some to him/her.   Be wise in what you purchase because some comics can be very graphics unfortunately but if you stick to known heroes, then you might open a door to reading for your child.  How do I know this?   My own husband learned to read because of comics and we encourage our kids to explore various type of reading material – from books to comics.

I know that some people will not agree with me in presenting a book about Wolverine.   But it is a character that has made his mark through the years in the comic book world.   His first appearance in Incredible Hulk #181 (November 1974) is now worth 1725$ if the  comic book in in near month condition.   The first official comic of Wolverine in a four part mini series is worth 75$ near mint.    This character is going to be present for numerous years I think and it’s worth knowing where he comes from and how he became the person he is today.

 The Story of Wolverine is available at your favourite bookstore, even at and


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