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In honor of the recent release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I thought it would be fitting to post a few reviews of my favorite wolverine issues.
Wolvie wants to do what’s right, it’s his prerogative. However, unlike many of his fellow mutants on the side of good, he doesn’t fall back on any absolute law except his own. He knows first hand that morality can be made of grayer things.
This book is probably the most blatant effort, whether it’s intentional or not, to paint Wolverine as a Christ figure. He stands as the last great hope to bring back the heroes, his friends and teammates. He must overcome the trial of crucification, and the mockery being made of him.
or us, Christ brought freedom through his blood and the recognition of his sacrifice. For the tribe of fire, Wolverine brought his savage, fearless will, and his claws. In either case, it was the love of a people that led the Savior to free them. Just like Christ, Wolverine is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, so long as his people are freed from the evil that plagues them.
Again, we see that even with the title, “Valley O’ Death”, Wolvie can’t escape the subtle biblical undertones of his adventures. Not only does he walk through the desert, but he’s guided by an angel. Granted the Angel is guiding him to an assassination, but still guiding him nonetheless.