The Story of Weapon X. Before joining the X-Men, Wolverine was simply a directionless loner mutant named Logan. Weapon X isn't just another story about the Wolverine you know and love. It's the cruel story of Logan's transformation into Wolverine, as seen through the eyes of his tormentors. Spearheading the Weapon X program are Dr. Benjamin Cornelius and Carol Hines -- their goal is to create the ultimate weapon, an indestructible man -- and then enslave him. Their gift of invulnerability comes at a price to all those involved...especially their victim. Logan will lose his humanity, and many people will lose their lives. As Logan manages to free himself from his captors, a brutal wave of violence affects all those involved. From the bloody aftermath of Logan's transformation, all involved in the Weapon X program endure their own personal change...via guilt, ambition, and humanity. Can anyone survive the carnage of this bioengineering team's twisted dream? Chances are slim, as the lines between man, beast, and monster are blurred for all the players in this closed experiement. Best-selling author, Marc Cerasini has spent time on the New York Times and USA Today best-seller's lists. adult mystery and military nonfiction. Along the way, he's managed to ghostwrite for Tom Clancy.
Publisher's Weekly Review:
"Wolverine, the popular mutant comic book hero, makes a successful fiction debut in Marvel's first tie-in novel aimed at adults. Cerasini (O.J. Simpson: American Hero, American Tragedy) delivers three stories in one, each liberally supplied with flashbacks, dream sequences and expository lumps about high-tech hardware. The main story focuses on the imprisonment of Logan, as the future X-Man is called, at the Weapon X laboratory, where he's treated as an experimental animal. Attacks by wolves and a bear are just part of his transformation into Wolverine (aka Weapon X). Logan's principal tormentors-the Professor, Dr. Abraham Cornelius and technician Carol Hines-all have their own past traumas to explain what they're doing to him, but nothing excuses their behavior. Later, the Canadian Intelligence Service sends Logan on a covert mission to North Korea. In the third and final section, Logan/Wolverine runs amok in a virtual reality sequence, then returns to the Weapon X laboratory's reality to fight his way free. Novelizing a visual medium is bound to involve compromises, but this admirable effort works well enough as action-adventure fiction to lure readers who don't know an X-Man from an X-chromosome. (Dec.) Forecast: X-Men fans should ensure this "limited edition" is a sellout. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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|| New York, NY :Marvel Entertainment Group,2004
||Limited 1st ed.
|| Weapon X
394 pages ; 21 cm