Published on April 30th, 2014 | by Cullen0
Death of Wolverine
It has been nearly 40 years since Wolverine made his debut in The Incredible Hulk #180. Since that time, the world has grown a fondness for his character like no other. Sadly, Marvel has recently pulled the trigger on what has comically been referred to as one of Marvels worst-kept secrets, the Death of Wolverine. Already robbed of his healing factor in the monthly Wolverine tittle, the events of the past year will come to a head in Three Months to Die followed by a four issue mini-series titled Death of Wolverine. Marvel Executive Editor, Michael Marts, was quoted as stating:
“For a long time, no matter who Wolverine was battling, he’s been the eternal victor. He almost always comes out on top. Now he finally comes up against an adversary that he cannot win against, he cannot fight. What does that mean for this character who’s been around for hundred years? You’re gonna be entering into a world without Wolverine. That affects not only his teammates, but also the Marvel Universe at large. We’ve got a lot of things in the works already. I hope when people finish it, they’ll feel like he died in a way that was true.”
Charles Soule, writer for Death of Wolverine, commented:
“He’s reflecting on his own life as he’s reflecting on his own death. We wanted to have the reader do that at the same time. In each issue, we’re focusing on a different aspect, or a different quintessential Wolverine.”
Sadly, a tidal-wave of negative (and outright rude) comments have flooded the internet since news of Wolverines impending demise. It goes without question that Wolverine is a much beloved character. That being said, I do not feel that the writers/artists at Marvel are deserving of the venomous hate currently being pointed in their direction. As any true comic fan knows, popular characters don’t stay dead for long (just like when Superman died, Batman was crippled, Captain America was assassinated, and Doc Ock killed Spiderman). Whether Marvel plans to resurrect Wolverine or not, as his creator, it is their right to do as they please.
Death of Wolverine is scheduled to be released on September 3rd, with the remaining three issues hitting stands throughout the month. Although Marvel is adamant that Wolverines death is to be a permanent one, we want to hear your take if you think Marvel will actually stick to their guns. Thoughts?
I want my last words to be; Hold my beer and watch this!
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