It only makes sense that Marvel’s two most popular characters would be co-starring in a book together. Actually, I’m surprised this idea hasn’t been done before, as Wolvie and Spidey are basically the House of Idea’s equivalent of the World’s Finest (and look how long SUPERMAN/BATMAN ran).
G-Man's stated his enjoyment of their interplay. Now, Logan and Peter have got their own buddy adventure, although it’s hard to say which one is the straight man, is it? Sure, Spider-Man cracks jokes, but Wolverine’s the one more liable to be the loose cannon. The funny thing after seeing this is that I’m reminded of what I was saying regarding Chris Evans’ casting as Cap - - how most of the actors who are playing superheroes today would’ve been in the DIE HARD’s and BEVERLY HILLS COP’s if they been of age in the 80s. Seeing this, I can’t help picturing these two as being like the Earth-616 LETHAL WEAPON, but it’s hard to say if Mel Gibson would be Weapon X and Danny Glover would be the Wall-Crawler, or vice verse. Just picture THAT in your head.
Since the ULTIMATE titles have more or less run their course by now, I figure these ASTONISHING books are going to be Marvel’s current initiative to provide no-strings-attach content for new readers. ASTONISHING X-MEN did pretty well to that end. DC at least started the ALL-STAR line with the same intent - - new stories that dance upon the past without being continuity thick - - though they seemed to have deviated from that original mission a bit.
== TEASER ==
Now that you've heard my take (the 100% ground Chuk?) on the preview Marvel released for Jason Aaron-scripted and Adam Kubert-drawn ASTONISHING WOLVERINE/SPIDER-MAN #1, how about I let you check it out for yourself?
Anyway, are you stoked for this, oh up-teaming Comic Vine community? Or would you rather blissfully ignore it? And what other standards from the Marvel line should get this Astonishing treatment?
-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this April - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.