Too much Wolverine in EVERYTHING

#1 Posted by slimlim (262 posts) - - Show Bio

I get that Wolverine is one of Marvel's most popular character. But is putting him in EVERY Marvel book necessarily a good thing?

He started in Alpha Flight, Marvel's Canadian Super Team, but only really started to shine on the pages of X-Men. Now... he's EVERYWHERE. And with multiple writers with multiple perspectives on the character, its no wonder he's become so... BORING. He's got his solo adventures. He's in X-Men, X-Force and Avengers. And now he's going to be in Uncanny Avengers too. The only thing he hasn't been is with the FF!!! Well... not officially, coz there was that Hulk, Ghost Rider, Spidey & Wolverine FF team up...

On one hand he's one of "Earth's Mightiest Heroes", loved by all.

But he's also an X-Man, a mutant... hated and feared.

He often takes teenage sidekicks under his wing, training them to face a world that fears them (Kitty Pryde, Jubilee, etc).

But the SCHISM with Cyclops was forged on the principal of letting kids be kids.

He started the Jean Grey School to teach and educate the young mutants in morality and responsible use of their powers.

He continues to lead the X-Force hit squad in secret.

And after all the secrets, murdering and lying... Wolverine will never be held accountable for his "crimes".

Because he's an AVENGER.

My hope for MARVEL NOW? Less Wolverine please.

#2 Posted by God_Spawn (37320 posts) - - Show Bio

NO...NO...NO. We need more Wolverine. Lots more Wolverine. He isn't in enough places. Wolverine should go and join the Inhumans cause he isn't human. Wolverine should go join the Runaways cause he is a loner and they runaway. He should go and join the Fantastic Four. Invite and family only you say? Then he goes and gets his name legally changed to James Logan Howlett Storm and joins the team. He should go and become an Atlantean cause he can swim and and the Starjammers....and the Warbound....and Asgard, yeah, Asgard. Give Wolverine a magic hammer and call it.....Skycutter. Not enough you say? Then he goes and joins Olympus and becomes the new God of War cause Ares is sh*t. We need more Wolverine. MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE!!!!!

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#3 Posted by slimlim (262 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn said:

NO...NO...NO. We need more Wolverine. Lots more Wolverine. He isn't in enough places. Wolverine should go and join the Inhumans cause he isn't human. Wolverine should go join the Runaways cause he is a loner and they runaway. He should go and join the Fantastic Four. Invite and family only you say? Then he goes and gets his name legally changed to James Logan Howlett Storm and joins the team. He should go and become an Atlantean cause he can swim and and the Starjammers....and the Warbound....and Asgard, yeah, Asgard. Give Wolverine a magic hammer and call it.....Skycutter. Not enough you say? Then he goes and joins Olympus and becomes the new God of War cause Ares is sh*t. We need more Wolverine. MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE!!!!!

$$$NIKT!!!

#4 Posted by Osian2 (455 posts) - - Show Bio

Writers have basically made him have too many different personality traits that conflict with each other. He's become like Moon Knight but nobody knows he's crazy.

#5 Posted by JohnnyGat (1561 posts) - - Show Bio

And I thought Hank was a hypocrite

#6 Posted by cattlebattle (12579 posts) - - Show Bio

It just shows how unorganized Marvel can be....

#7 Posted by JohnnyWalker (821 posts) - - Show Bio

@slimlim: plenty of other thread when you can complain. unnecessary thread.

@Osian2: its called character development bub. the 90s werent so great. look at loebfield.

#8 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32758 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't forget he's also a honerable samurai, and a mindless berserker, and a suit wearing gangster, and a deadly secret agent, and a school headteacher... 

#9 Posted by slimlim (262 posts) - - Show Bio

Meant to be a open discussion on the direction MARVEL has been taking Wolverine and ever expanding roles that are diluting the character. In fact i agree with . Conflicting characteristics does not necessarily equal character development to me. To me, when a character develops, he pulls in another direction. Like Cyclops arguably changing from a boy scout to a fascist. Whereas Wolverine seems to be pulled in multiple directions. While i agree with you that the 90s wasnt a great era for Marvel and "capes & tights" comics, i was actually referring to more recent developments for the character.

See? its a discussion. not a complaint.

#10 Posted by ArtGamer (1262 posts) - - Show Bio

#11 Posted by Osian2 (455 posts) - - Show Bio

@JohnnyWalker said:

@slimlim: plenty of other thread when you can complain. unnecessary thread.

@Osian2: its called character development bub. the 90s werent so great. look at loebfield.

If their intention was to make him have a rainbow of personality traits then mission accomplished.

#12 Posted by slimlim (262 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArtGamer:@ArtGamer said:

LOL!

#13 Posted by Madame_Mist (1325 posts) - - Show Bio

Agreed.

#14 Posted by TDK_1997 (14456 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine is a great character and you can never have too much from him.Whenever I see him in whatever it is I am happy because he deserves the popularity that he actually already has.

#15 Posted by Twentyfive (2843 posts) - - Show Bio

In terms of popularity, he is Marvel's Batman. They are both annoying, but Wolvie is way less annoying.

#16 Posted by poisonfleur (2961 posts) - - Show Bio

Too be honest, I was pissed off when they actually named a show and book series : Wolverine and the X-men....

How insulting to Cyclops and Storm..

They have led the team a million times over before Wolverine and never had their name on the title like that...

#17 Posted by Osian2 (455 posts) - - Show Bio

@poisonfleur said:

Too be honest, I was pissed off when they actually named a show and book series : Wolverine and the X-men....

How insulting to Cyclops and Storm..

They have led the team a million times over before Wolverine and never had their name on the title like that...

#18 Posted by Rickbarry (1752 posts) - - Show Bio

@slimlim: You can toss on using child soldiers as well. He's throwing Hope into the fire...something that caused the final blow up during Schism.

Where's WWH when you need him?

#19 Edited by allthatsgeek (127 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn said:

NO...NO...NO. We need more Wolverine. Lots more Wolverine. He isn't in enough places. Wolverine should go and join the Inhumans cause he isn't human. Wolverine should go join the Runaways cause he is a loner and they runaway. He should go and join the Fantastic Four. Invite and family only you say? Then he goes and gets his name legally changed to James Logan Howlett Storm and joins the team. He should go and become an Atlantean cause he can swim and and the Starjammers....and the Warbound....and Asgard, yeah, Asgard. Give Wolverine a magic hammer and call it.....Skycutter. Not enough you say? Then he goes and joins Olympus and becomes the new God of War cause Ares is sh*t. We need more Wolverine. MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE!!!!!

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

@poisonfleur said:

Too be honest, I was pissed off when they actually named a show and book series : Wolverine and the X-men....

How insulting to Cyclops and Storm..

They have led the team a million times over before Wolverine and never had their name on the title like that...

Well they had to do something with the name after cancelling the animated show...

#20 Posted by gravitypress (2069 posts) - - Show Bio

DC should be able to lease him so there can be more Wolverine.

#21 Posted by slimlim (262 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rickbarry said:

@slimlim: You can toss on using child soldiers as well. He's throwing Hope into the fire...something that caused the final blow up during Schism.

Exactly. he just comes across as a hypocrite most of the time.

I like Wolverine... but enough is enough though.

#22 Posted by SoA (4695 posts) - - Show Bio

NEED MORE WOLVERINE!!!!

#23 Posted by soduh2 (865 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn said:

NO...NO...NO. We need more Wolverine. Lots more Wolverine. He isn't in enough places. Wolverine should go and join the Inhumans cause he isn't human. Wolverine should go join the Runaways cause he is a loner and they runaway. He should go and join the Fantastic Four. Invite and family only you say? Then he goes and gets his name legally changed to James Logan Howlett Storm and joins the team. He should go and become an Atlantean cause he can swim and and the Starjammers....and the Warbound....and Asgard, yeah, Asgard. Give Wolverine a magic hammer and call it.....Skycutter. Not enough you say? Then he goes and joins Olympus and becomes the new God of War cause Ares is sh*t. We need more Wolverine. MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE!!!!!

You'll give them ideas.

#24 Posted by gatoradexy (10 posts) - - Show Bio

@slimlim said:

@ArtGamer:@ArtGamer said:

LOL!

LOL reproduce by bubbing

#25 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6042 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn said:

NO...NO...NO. We need more Wolverine. Lots more Wolverine. He isn't in enough places. Wolverine should go and join the Inhumans cause he isn't human. Wolverine should go join the Runaways cause he is a loner and they runaway. He should go and join the Fantastic Four. Invite and family only you say? Then he goes and gets his name legally changed to James Logan Howlett Storm and joins the team. He should go and become an Atlantean cause he can swim and and the Starjammers....and the Warbound....and Asgard, yeah, Asgard. Give Wolverine a magic hammer and call it.....Skycutter. Not enough you say? Then he goes and joins Olympus and becomes the new God of War cause Ares is sh*t. We need more Wolverine. MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE!!!!!

LOL

#26 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6042 posts) - - Show Bio

WOLVERINE SHOULD JOIN THE JUSTICE LEAGUE TOO!!!

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