When I saw the Dorling Kindersley’s Wolverine: Inside the World of the Living Weapon on the shelf of the local library, I assumed it would have been a leisurely-written mostly fanboy-ish guide to the world’s favorite short-tempered canadian mutant.
How wrong I was.
And how out of touch of the world of mutants I was.
During the last two decades the storylines have gotten complicated enough to warrant page-long explanations in miniscule font even for the Cliff’s Notes version. The brawl-prone Wolverine is seemingly involved in the most complex and multi-layered conspiracy that spans decades, hundreds of issues and heavy-handed work on retroactive continuity.
No wonder the volume of modern X-men I borrowed in the summer made sense only very occasionally.