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Marvel is killing off a major character (Wolverine)
Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 25, 2014 | Darren Franich

Posted on 04/29/2014 3:13:30 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

It’s been almost 40 years since Wolverine’s first appearance on the very last page of The Incredible Hulk #180. In comic book time, of course, Wolverine is much older: Over a hundred years old, a century-plus lifespan that has seen the man called Logan become a soldier, a samurai, a superhero, an X-Man, an Avenger, the amnesiac victim of horrific scientific experiments, a renegade, a teacher.

This September, that’s going to end.

(Excerpt) Read more at popwatch.ew.com ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Hobbies; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: comicbooks; death; disney; exploitation; marvel; publicitystunt; superheroes; wolverine
Marvel killing off its golden Wolverine. I guess they didn't learn anything from DC's ill-fated "Death of Superman."
1 posted on 04/29/2014 3:13:30 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler
At least he's not gay.

Yet.

2 posted on 04/29/2014 3:14:55 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

They actually dabbled a bit with it back in the 1990s with the “feral Wolverine” story arc (that went no where). In the last issue I ever bought, they actually had him licking Cyclops.


3 posted on 04/29/2014 3:17:36 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

DC made (not lost) a fortune first killing Sup, then bringing him back. Like the New Coke which spotlighted the Classic, Superman did, and now Wolverine will be back with a fiscal vengeance.


4 posted on 04/29/2014 3:20:29 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

Yup. It wasn’t DC that lost on the death of Superman. It was all the idiots who bought multiple copies—and I mean MANY, some people bought hundreds of copies, hoping to sell them later for big bucks. Problem is that they sold so many the Death of Superman comics are virtually worthless.

Wolverine is already established in Marvel storylines set in the future. So any death is going to be temporary. Or figurative.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 3:33:24 AM PDT by Velvet_Jones
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To: Timber Rattler

Comic book super-heroes never stay dead. Does anyone know if Marvel has resurrected Johnny Storm yet?


6 posted on 04/29/2014 4:12:37 AM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: Timber Rattler

he’s too masculine of a character with a no nonsense, get it done, independent attitude.

they need to kill him off and promote more metro sexual/ homo friendly ‘heroes’ that are more aligned with fierce dependence on big govt


7 posted on 04/29/2014 4:15:05 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: be-baw

yes. he was resurrected a couple of years ago as capt america

;)


8 posted on 04/29/2014 4:15:57 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Timber Rattler

About every 2-3 years, every superhero gets “killed” off in the comic books. It’s an age old dodge to temporarily boost sales. Somehow, the superhero is always miraculously resurrected in the next issue.

Somehow, this ploy always reminds me of when one whole season of “Dallas” was supposedly just a dream “Bobby” had.


9 posted on 04/29/2014 4:48:49 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Timber Rattler

You’d think in this pro-sodomite culture we unfortunately live in, they’d write him coming out as gay or something.


10 posted on 04/29/2014 5:15:34 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Timber Rattler

Baloney.


11 posted on 04/29/2014 5:16:14 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Timber Rattler

Can’t have heros who fight for “Truth, Justice, and The American Way”.....


12 posted on 04/29/2014 5:25:04 AM PDT by G Larry (In the beginning there was "Right" and "Wrong" and we've been compromising in the "Wrong" direction)
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To: Timber Rattler

Hugh Jackman was demanding too much movie money. Something had to be done.


13 posted on 04/29/2014 5:35:40 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Timber Rattler

I imagine they’re going to kill off all of their non-homosexual characters as well as those who are in the country legally.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 5:39:40 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Timber Rattler

I remember when my best toy soldier Sam was killed in whatever war. But he must have been PTSD’d cause he had a lot of flashbacks.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 5:41:59 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Vaquero

Any characters that are killed back are eventually brought back (at least in name) to avoid forfeiting the character name to another creator/publisher.


16 posted on 04/29/2014 6:07:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Velvet_Jones
Bill Clinton's pal almost bankrupted the entire comic book industry in the 1990s when he (A)bought the leading distributor for all publishers, and (B)flooded the channel with "variant" covers and required stores to buy the full Marvel line of titles in order to be eligible to order to limited speculator variant covers, etc.

Stores were stuck with a glut of "high priced" but worthless shiny books that no one was reading ("these are for resaale later!"). Quite a few doors closed up in the wake of that monopoly.

17 posted on 04/29/2014 6:11:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I don’t recall, was Wolverine Canadian? And was he in the country legally?


18 posted on 04/29/2014 6:12:28 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

He was in the U.S. Army so he was probably a naturalized citizen.


19 posted on 04/29/2014 6:13:53 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: catnipman; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono
Back in the day, the publishers knew that the way to goose sales was to put gorillas on the cover.


20 posted on 04/29/2014 6:15:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Yeah, Wolverine, a.k.a Jimmy Logan, a.k.a. James Howlett, is a Canadian, born circa 1845 in Alberta.


21 posted on 04/29/2014 6:23:58 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

In the comics, he was originally in the Canadian Army and then Canadian Intelligence through the 1960s. But in the first film, he’s depicted as being in the Union Army during the Civil War, and then the U.S. Army in both World Wars and Vietnam, where and Sabertooth are “executed” for murdering their platoon leader.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 6:27:11 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Stupid, cynical attempt to manufacture an event to cash in. He’ll be back in no time. I’ve collected Marvel comics for 40 years. Right now, I’m barely hanging on for little more than nostalgia. Back in the day, the House of Ideas made a name for itself by producing character driven, engaging stories. And when a character died, it was shocking and no guarantee that that character would be back. Now, death and resurrection are nothing more than plot devices and huge events that shatter the status quo “forever” are practically a monthly thing.

The House of Ideas has become the House of Creative Bankruptcy.


23 posted on 04/29/2014 6:29:39 AM PDT by Shadowfax
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To: Shadowfax

All “creative endeavors” in the pop-driven MSM are reboots/re-imagining. Whether it is Broadway adapting films for the stage (with “creative recasting choices”) or movies being remade, tv-series/movie franchises being rebooted every 10-20 years, bands touring out old albums (or releasing new re-recordings of their classic albums with contemporary guest stars or even re-recording someone else’s album), etc.

House of Ideas? Original thoughts are not welcome today.


24 posted on 04/29/2014 6:33:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Stores were stuck with a glut of “high priced” but worthless shiny books that no one was reading (”these are for resale later!”).

Back in the olden days an unsold book had it’s cover torn off and sent back to the company. The book was then destroyed.

If you knew where to look, you could find stores with lots of books with mutilated covers, and torn off titles on comic books for a few cents. They weren’t destroyed.


25 posted on 04/29/2014 7:01:52 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

You can still get magazines that way too.

Some will toss them by the entrance/exit door.

The big brick and mortars don’t send back the full unsold paperbooks or magazines that they stock. They rip off enough of the cover to get reimbursed and save on postage.


26 posted on 04/29/2014 7:12:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: G Larry
Can’t have heros who fight for “Truth, Justice, and The American Way”.....

Well, Wolverine is Canadian, so....

27 posted on 04/29/2014 7:42:41 AM PDT by gdani (Every day, your Govt surveils you more than the day before)
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To: be-baw
Comic book super-heroes never stay dead. Does anyone know if Marvel has...

Except for Captain Marvel himself.
You will never see that guy again.

28 posted on 04/29/2014 8:57:32 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: sten
yes. he was resurrected a couple of years ago as capt america

I'm still laughing at that.

29 posted on 04/29/2014 9:58:45 AM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: laotzu
Except for Captain Marvel himself. You will never see that guy again.

Are you talking about the Billy Batson Captain Marvel? Shazam!

30 posted on 04/29/2014 11:08:40 AM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: be-baw
..the Billy Batson Captain Marvel?

Yup. Superman had better lawyers.


31 posted on 04/29/2014 11:26:23 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Timber Rattler
I guess they didn't learn anything from DC's ill-fated "Death of Superman."
Funny you mentioned that.

EXCLUSIVE: SUPERMAN IS "DOOMED" IN MAY CROSSOVER EVENT

It's Superman vs. Doomsday, but DC Comics is billing it as more than just a rematch. The monstrous alien is set to make an impact across multiple titles starting this May in a crossover titled "Superman: Doomed," and CBR News has the exclusive first details of the event.



There truly is nothing new under the sun.
32 posted on 04/29/2014 11:49:12 AM PDT by Bratch
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