Wolverine Origins #50 Open Thread: Series Finale!

Wolverine Origins #50 (preview)
Writer: Daniel Way
Art: Will Conrad

From Marvel: “THE SERIES CONCLUSION! It’s the end of an era, a story years in the making, and as one journey ends, another begins. With his quest for revenge now concluded, Wolverine embarks on a new journey…towards salvation.”

In stores July 28, 2010.

Strong finale or one last dose of melodrama from Daniel Way?

Share your thoughts on the final issue of the series below…

And if you haven’t picked up the issue, make sure to read the preview, linked next the series title above.

‘Wolverine Origins’ #50
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  1. I am interested to hear everyone’s thoughts — pro and con (and respectful) as this major Wolverine series comes to a close.

    Being a long-time Wolverine fan, I have to say I was shocked at Seraph’s enormous stature. I mean — she’s a midget (tiny person?) in all of her previous incarnations.

    As for the issue itself — not sure if all the whiny psychobabble was necessary — but I especially look forward to hearing from fans of this run and how they felt the series wrapped up.

  2. I’m content to follow the book’s message, put these 50 issues behind me, and embrace the Wolverine stories yet to come.

    well, it looks like it’s a mediocre ending to a mediocre series..

  3. It was a pointless end to a series that was pretty much all forgettable. It didn’t answer anything and I don’t really see Wolverine just letting go of all his demons and the deaths of the women he’s loved because Fury confronted him about it. Like most of the series, i’m sure this issue will end up ignored in the years to come.

  4. What a waste of time, effort, and immagination on so many levels – to cheapen and make so little of such an iconic character. Were they really trying to tell Wolverine’s origins in this series? No point but to sqeeze money out of this…

  5. I’m pretty disgusted at the whole thing, man. The only new things we learned from the entire 50 ISSUES, was that Logan has a son and maybe that Professor X mind wiped him (though technically that was a crossover). Literally the rest of the series was just barely enough lazy dialogue (and artwork until towards the end imo) to keep people waiting for something to happen in the next issue. And it was nearly ALWAYS a disappointment. It’s funny to think that I used to diss Larry Hama for his writing direction sometimes, but at least he had a direction for the most part. And when he set out in a direction, he gave you enough in an issue to feel like you didn’t get ripped off by a few pages of pencilling that (in Dillon’s run) looked like it took about 30 minutes to do total and maybe 15 sentences, taking all of 6 minutes to read through and be done with. I cant emphasize enough how disappointed I am that this happened to be the time that I had gotten back into Wolverine only to watch nearly everything I admired about the character get pretty much butchered. Way turned him into a weak crybaby who apparently cant have stories about his past anymore cus Way covered it all… *rolls eyes*

  6. And yeah why the hell was Seraph not a midget?! Dammit Way pay attention! *slaps forehead*

  7. Yeah, this series is an epic fail. The best hope is that it is indeed forgotten and fades away in infamy.

  8. Logan/Wolverine has had so many mediocre, hit-or-miss, and just plain, excruciatingly bad outings over the last several years. He has outlasted some bad writing and storylines before, but can the character come back from this? Will this 50-issue run truly be disregarded, or just become a factor in the *meh* baggage that is dragging him (as well as his fans) down? The hell of it all is that some of these ideas could have been interesting…in the hands of a writer(s) who understands or even likes the character! This series was hardly the way to engage new readership, yet it was all under Marvel editorial sanctions. I, too, am disgusted, dissapointed, and saddened. Is there anyone at Marvel anymore who pays any attention to Logan’s story, character, and characteristics who really wants to write him? Do they feel there’s nothing to him anymore but schlock?

  9. This issue was as boring and pointless as the 49 that preceded it. This series did nothing to his ”origins”. It introduced two lame characters to further this silly agenda of Way who had no qualifications to tell this story. I thought the opening arc was actually good…it looked like Way had a story to tell that was worth investing in. Wolverine wanting to go after the people who ‘effed’ him over. We saw people committing suicide and locking themselves up in prisons just to avoid Wolverine…and then…nothing. No origins, just a bunch of useless guest appearances and useless plot points. I mean 7 the Hard Way…has anyone ever read the biggest waste of time in a comic series…you mean Deadpool made that brilliant plan to get Ruby Tuesday out of prison because Romulus…ah forget it…makes my head hurt.

    And for this comic…Fury shows up because yeah…who the ‘F’ knows…then the murder train and Cloak and Dagger? They arrived because why? Was it a dream…who knows…this made as much sense as any other crap that was shoved down fans throats. I dropped this title back when Daken was introduced but I read it monthly in the LCS…I feel stupid reading it every month…imagine if I would have bought it…god, if Way or Loeb ever touch Wolverine again…i’ll probably just quit comics for awhile and come back and try this again down the road. They can’t keep abusing this character and expecting him to bounce back.

    Its bad enough that Jason’s Aaron book sold less than this, even though I think the price had more to do with that than anything…I am oppressed

  10. havening read and bought all 50 for my love of wolverine i got to say that i agree with everyone that ‘Origins’ was really pointless Romulas was built up and turned out weak. Daken, well he is ok i guess I am going to collect his new book manly to get all Wolverine realated series such as Daken,X-23 and Logans own book as well as X-Force and The Best There Is The Muramasa sword was a little much and they killed all important villians in this series leaving Logan not that much classic opponents, I lie new villians as well but every now and then old ones work great as in Sabretooth and Evolution was just out there with the lupine thing plus Romulas should have died not been forced into the darkforce dimesion

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