Wolverine Origins #46: Open Thread

Wolverine Origins #46 (Preview)
Writer: Daniel Way
Pencils: Scot Eaton
Inks: Andrew Hennessy

From Marvel: “His final confrontation with Romulus on the horizon, Wolverine reaches out to a friend to help him put to rest one of the greatest tragedies of his long, long life-the death of Mariko Yashida. Guest-starring Nightcrawler.”

On sale March 31, 2010.

Share your thoughts on the prologue for the final arc of the series in the comments below.

And if you haven’t picked up the issue, make sure to read the preview, linked next the series title above.
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DiG
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Mostly a recap of Logan’s relationship with Mariko over the years, this issue is more filler than substance.

The final arc truly begins in a few weeks in ‘Dark Wolverine’ #85…

creaky
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It seems very unlikely that Kurt has never heard about Logan killing Mariko before. Even if Logan hadn’t told him, one of the other X-men must have mentioned it sometime post-Excalibur. Always nice to see him as Logan’s confidante, though.

Jesse
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Yeah creaky…I was perturbed by the fact that it made it seem like Kurt didn’t know who or what has transpired with Mariko…she was only just a staple of the Wolverine/X-Men mythos for a period back then…but luckily Way didn’t butcher anything…I was for sure thinking he was going to tie in his Romulus crap with Matsu’o and have Romulus behind it. Luckily I was wrong.

Dustin
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same here, i was so relieved that he at least left one thing the way it was.. i just hope to god that if this last arc does nothing else i dont have to think about that whole lupine thing again. which way still hasnt said much about in his stories so far but i might hate him a little bit less if he could do something about that…

Pamela
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I’m glad to hear that this is just a retelling of their relationship, and not some gruesome revision. I must comment on the wonderful art. At least from the preview, the coloring and the drawing is beautiful.

creaky
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Am I the only one who found the psychological analysis overly complicated and hard to decipher? Logan claims that he could have saved her, had he tried, and that he complied with her request to kill her because he didn’t want their love to die. Kurt suggests that she may have chosen the death option because she did not want to grow old and die while Logan remained in his prime. The thought of Mariko essentially giving up on life because of that seems kind of silly to me. She seemed like a strong, driven woman. I think that’s my… Read more »
BillyBob
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Scot Eaton is back doing the art again?! Damn it!! They really couldnt get a good artist to finish this story off?! Issue wasnt great but the last page make the whole comic worth reading!!

FA Shotgun
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Silver Fox poisoned Mariko…