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COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: 'Wolverine Weapon X: Tomorrow Dies Today' Review

Updated: 06/27/2014 12:09 PM
Created: 06/24/2014 9:40 AM KSTP.com
By: Aaron Chalich

I really think that Shout Factory’s “Marvel Knights Animation” series is awesome. They have released several amazing titles and I just finished watching their latest release, featuring Wolverine called “Wolverine Weapon X: Tomorrow Dies Today.”

I read these comics when I was growing up and loved them, finally being able to see the amazing stories come to life in an animated film is amazing.

“Wolverine Weapon X: Tomorrow Dies Today” was written by Jason Aaron and artist Ron Garney. I really thought the story was very well written and entertaining.

The animation is awesome. It is so hard to describe it. Each scene is like looking at a moving comic book panel. A lot of the objects in the frame are still, but a few things will move like the character’s mouths when they talk or the character’s arm. Everything is very crudely drawn, but it looks amazing.

The story is broken up into six different parts. You can watch them individually or all of them at once.

“Wolverine Weapon X: Tomorrow Dies Today,” takes place in the future where everything is controlled by a corporation named “Roxxon.” They have created a bunch of cyborgs called “Deathlocks” and their mission is to find and stop vigilantes. Wolverine and the superheroes are in danger; Wolverine along with a mysterious woman must try and stop the Deathlocks and Roxxon.

Another really cool thing is that there is a special feature called “Looking Back at Tomorrow Dies Today with Ron Garney.” This is really cool because you get to hear about the making of “Tomorrow Dies Today” from the artist Ron Garney. I thought this was very interesting.

All of the “Marvel Knights Animation” DVD’s come packaged in a stunning case that features illustrations from the DVD.  “Tomorrow Dies Today’s” packaging is awesome. There is art all over the case and on the DVD.

I really enjoyed Shout Factory’s “Wolverine Weapon X: Tomorrow Dies Today”. It was exciting and I loved the animation. I know fans of comics and Wolverine will really enjoy this DVD as much as I did. I would highly recommend that you check it out.

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Aaron Chalich is a KSTP.com entertainment columnist.


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