Skip to comments.Marvel is killing off a major character (Wolverine)
Posted on 04/29/2014 3:13:30 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
Its been almost 40 years since Wolverines 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, thats going to end.
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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.
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.
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.
Comic book super-heroes never stay dead. Does anyone know if Marvel has resurrected Johnny Storm yet?
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
yes. he was resurrected a couple of years ago as capt america
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.
You’d think in this pro-sodomite culture we unfortunately live in, they’d write him coming out as gay or something.
Can’t have heros who fight for “Truth, Justice, and The American Way”.....
Hugh Jackman was demanding too much movie money. Something had to be done.
I imagine they’re going to kill off all of their non-homosexual characters as well as those who are in the country legally.
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.
Any characters that are killed back are eventually brought back (at least in name) to avoid forfeiting the character name to another creator/publisher.
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.
I don’t recall, was Wolverine Canadian? And was he in the country legally?
He was in the U.S. Army so he was probably a naturalized citizen.
Yeah, Wolverine, a.k.a Jimmy Logan, a.k.a. James Howlett, is a Canadian, born circa 1845 in Alberta.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Well, Wolverine is Canadian, so....
Except for Captain Marvel himself.
You will never see that guy again.
I'm still laughing at that.
Are you talking about the Billy Batson Captain Marvel? Shazam!
Yup. Superman had better lawyers.
I guess they didn't learn anything from DC's ill-fated "Death of Superman."Funny you mentioned that.
There truly is nothing new under the sun.
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