Yeah, IMO bad-a** characters like Wolverine, Punisher, Sabretooth, and Mystique were all way cooler berfore they got their own series. That sense of mystery, the "Boba Fett" quality goes away, and the characters lose something, for me.
I agree with you, starfoxxx, maybe not in the case of the Punisher, but Wolverine and his many knock offs (X-23 anyone?) are better defined as characters with a team that has other members to be a couterpoint to their violence (Colossus, Nightcrawler or Cyclops in the early All New X-Men).
I totally agree. He is a great character. Always has been. Over-exposure could ruin any character. I also used to love the X-Men, I was there from the beginning until the time they got so popular that there were suddenly 10,000 X books--it is impossible to care about a character(s) when they are in dozens of storylines at the same time.
You know what? It's pointless complaining about this. It's obvious that quality and longevity isn't a Marvel priority anymore.
Wizard #198 has an article that says Wolverine will be making 11 appearances in March's Marvel titles. Wolverine,Wolv:Origins,Wolverine:First Class,Logan#1,Uncanny,X-force,New Avengers,Marvel Adv. Avengers, Ultimate X-men, Ultimate Spider-man, and Ultimates 3. That's gotta be some kind of record. Even the Beyonder during SW II didn't get around like that!
Wolverine, Wolverine: Origin, and X-Force all make sense.
Marvel Adventures Avengers, Ultimates 3, Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Spider-Man don't place in 616 so not that they don't count, but in the long run, they don't.
As for New Avengers . . . with the kind of team it is now, I can certainly understand why he's a part of it. He didn't belong in the original New Avengers, but with the more, counter-culture, underground-like Avengers, he makes for a more logical choice.
Wolverine, unfortunately, is a cash cow. I keep my distance from his every appearance in the hopes of not getting burned out by him.
Post by goldenfist on Feb 28, 2008 20:02:06 GMT -5
A comic book store owner told me that the reason why Wolverine is on the NA is to give them credabilty but I'm sure none of you belive that.
Even Cap felt that Wolverine would say no to being on the team but Iron Man was able to make it happen, Wolverine also made Cap a promise that he would stay on the team he doesn't go bac k on his word.
okay--I'll bite. How, pray tell, does Wolverine add "credibility?" Credibility with whom? From what I've read on the forums, Wolverine's presence here has been almost universally panned by Avengers fans over the age of 12.