The Ogre's Staff Picks (12/20/2017)

Tomorrow is the last day. THE LAST RETAIL DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!! Let us help you cross off those very last items on your Holiday Lists! We even have an extra Staff Pick 

Mike's Pick

Wolverine: Weapon X TP

Mike's Pick

Looking for a definitive Wolverine story that’s not the Claremont/Miller mini or Old Man Logan?  For my money, Barry Windsor Smith’s Wolverine: Weapon X (originally serialized in the fan favorite weekly anthology series, Marvel Comics Presents) should be held in the same regard.  Chronicling how Logan came to be infused with the unbreakable metal, Adamantium, BWS’s story unfolds from the point of view of the scientists, administrators, and soldiers tasked with creating an unstoppable killing machine.  If you squint hard enough, it almost reads as a horror story with Logan cast in the role of a sympathetic monster.  Though it explores an element of his origin, it still leaves enough mystery to not diminish the character, as later explorations of the runt’s backstory unfortunately did.  As great as the somewhat unconventional story is, the art is even better.  BWS doesn’t seem to get as much attention as some of the other greats of the medium and that’s a crime.  Detailed, fluid, and beautiful, you’ll find yourself lingering on the weird machinery and mangled bodies that populate many of the claustrophobic panels.  This is clearly a book that deserves more recognition.  Pick it up today and I think you’ll enjoy this concise and satisfying read.

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