Like many others, I’m a big fan of superhero movies and TV shows (Marvel Cinematic Universe, WATCHMEN, THE DARK KNIGHT Trilogy, THE BOYS). In an effort to kill time on a long drive and satisfy my superhero adaptation craving, I started Marvel & Stitcher’s Wolverine podcast.
WOLVERINE: THE LOST TRAIL is a great example how well auditory adaptions of comic-book stories can work. Aside from the excellent voice acting, the sound effects and soundtrack give you the feeling you’re with Logan traveling through the Louisiana bayou.
The experience is so immersive – I loved how it was left up to me to fill in the visual aspects (I definitely was picturing a Hugh Jackman Wolverine). Certain moments were genuinely thrilling and horrifying, although I did (rarely) find myself zoning out a few times.
The 10-episode story follows Wolverine as he searches for a lost friend last seen in New Orleans. THE LOST TRAIL is a loose sequel to WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT, but doesn’t quite live up to its predecessor. But if you’ve already listened to that, and have already rewatched all the (good) X-Men and MCU movies on Disney+, this podcast should be next on your list.
Marvel and Stitcher’s Wolverine is available wherever you listen to podcasts.