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Subj: Generations: Wolverine and All New Wolverine
Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 at 08:21:06 am EDT (Viewed 176 times)
Reply Subj: Well, you gotta be heartless if you can't get teary-eyed reading Generations: Wolverine and All New Wolverine...
Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 at 02:49:25 pm EDT (Viewed 212 times)

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I'm not giving any spoilers, but it feels like Claremont decided to write one-last Wolverine story in 1986 and decided that it would have Laura in it as a main character. Out of all the Generations books so far, this one really touches the heart-strings and plays fair with both the characters in a way that brings out the best in both of them.

Tom Taylor is great as the writer. He understands the subtle way of showing movement and acting in what the characters say. This the first time I've seen something by Ramon Roskins, but I like it and I hope to see more from him because he really gets the pace and figure placement right so that Laura and Logan are really different figures actors on the page. I haven't seen that difference before, but it is nice to see Laura as something other than a Logan clone. And the colorist, Nolan Woodard really compliments the whole piece with shades of Red and Purple and Green throughout that really accentuate the purples and greens and reds at the end.

Well done all around. This is worth picking up, especially if you're a Wolverine fan.

Best Quote of the Story: "I'm the best there is at what I do. But I can try to be better at this."

Aside from the still awful premise of these Generations issues, this was a really well done story.

Sabes has kidnapped Akiko (remember her? Or maybe you remember "Amiko," what her name was changed to by mistake-- props to Taylor for remembering). Laura finds herself dropped right in the middle of Logan's hunt for her. Most of the story is a fairly straight-foward rescue. It's after the rescue that special part of the story takes place.

Once back safely at home, Logan sends Akiko to bed and prepares to abandon her yet again. But Laura stops him, telling him he's wrong for not being around. She scolds him for liking snikting Hand more than spending time with his daughter. This proved that Akiko's life is going to be threatened whether he's around or not. So, he should be around as much as possible. As Laura fades away, back to her own time, Logan returns inside to read Akiko a bedtime story and stay a while.

Of course, we really know this ain't gonna change nothing. Right?

No tears though.

There are no clues as to when this takes place.

My one complaint: Sabes and Mariko are both written kinda flavourlessly. Mariko gets zero dialogue at all. She's just there for a lap for Akiko to fall asleep on at the end. Sabes may as well have been a random crimelord. He's just a familiar face to spout cliched taunts before he's kicked in the throat (literally).

But this is a very sweet Laura-Logan story.

As for that quote, it loses a lot without the context: "I can try to be better at [being a dad]."

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