Finally got it on Stitcher – more about that below.
Wolverine: The Long Night is a recurring podcast on Stitcher Radio, with only Episode 1 released, at 29 minutes.
There are a number of mysterious deaths in a small fishing town, Burns Alaska, which federal agents arrive to investigate. Some of the deaths are blamed on bears, but not all. A crew of fisherman were found dead on their boat, and the captain is missing.
Before much happens, we learn about some radio broadcasts ( we actually hear one) from unknown people, warning of The Long Night coming to Burns. ( Winter is Coming?) This cult or group is foreshadowing something to come – we’ll see.
The cops find the captain ( Washburn) and he’s interviewed. He missed work that day, so he escaped death and also didn’t know his men had been murdered, but he has a terrible story to tell. A man fell overboard off the fishing boat when his arm got caught in a trap. Definitely a death sentence, he says. The “new guy” goes in to find the victim, but he isn’t so heroic, in fact – as reported, he’s almost superhuman and quite violent. He “scowled uglier than you’ve ever seen.” But he did save the other guy’s life, with some necessary damage.
It’s not until we hear the story of the sea rescue from Washburn that we hear Richard Armitage as Logan ( Wolverine). One sentence in 29 minutes. Disappointing? Not really we have 6 1/2 hours to go. I’d rather have a binge listen, but this’ll work.
I think the acting is good and there aren’t as many audio distractions as I found in The The Martian Invasion of Earth.
There’s an issue I have to overcome here, and that’s the physical description of Logan/Wolverine. I know how Washburn describes him, is canon. Logan is short, wide and hairy – something Marvel decided to dispense with when they cast 6’2″ hunk,Hugh Jackman, in the role. So my issue is, while listening, I imagine Logan/Richard Armitage looking something like his John Proctor and/ Francis Dolarhyde. I even detected a teeny little lisp in his one line. So, I’m taking the Marvel approach – my Wolverine is tall, dark and ruggedly handsome – maybe a little hairy.
I’m looking forward to the second episode. This is going to be entertaining, and a boatload of fun listening to Richard Armitage in this.
Re Stitcher Premium: I still can;t get it to play on my laptop even though everything is downloaded, but it worked fine on my phone. I used ear phones.
OH WOW! As I was writing, Episode 2 came on. See ya later with some more detail.