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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Marvel Comics to kill off Wolverine. Wait, isn't not dying his superpower?   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 103
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2014-03-14 11:55:26 PM
It's ok kids, maybe he'll be the first superhero to get killed and somehow come back to life. I know it's a crazy notion.
 
2014-03-14 11:55:33 PM
Again?
 
2014-03-14 11:57:05 PM
Whoop-dee-farking-doo.

Comic books are worse than soap operas, but people keep farking that chicken.
 
2014-03-14 11:58:12 PM

Mugato: It's ok kids, maybe he'll be the first superhero to get killed and somehow NOT come back to life. I know it's a crazy notion.


FTFY.
 
2014-03-15 12:00:25 AM
No.  Please.  Don't.
 
2014-03-15 12:11:21 AM
So what's the over/under on how long he stays dead?
 
2014-03-15 12:14:00 AM

fusillade762: So what's the over/under on how long he stays dead?


It'd have to be before the next X-Men movie which opens May 23.
 
2014-03-15 12:16:35 AM

Lsherm: Whoop-dee-farking-doo.

Comic books are worse than soap operas, but people keep farking that chicken.


They received major publicity when they killed off Superman in the early 90s, but since they've done that they can't do anything to top it.

The problem with publicity stunts in comics is that it's all been done before.  There's such a huge back library and so many characters that there's very little new left to do, especially with characters that have been around for decades.
 
2014-03-15 12:16:56 AM
No. You're thinking of Deadpool.
 
2014-03-15 12:22:48 AM
I'm not necessarily a Wolverine foaming fanbois, but I have always enjoyed Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk:

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2014-03-15 12:27:47 AM
With the mainstream books, it's usually best to stick to the ones that generally don't get involved in the rest of the universe, or at least the major crossovers.
 
2014-03-15 12:31:29 AM
They really pushed his powers to the nth degree.

I love how the punisher took him out
 
2014-03-15 12:32:12 AM
i thought that being a homosexual was his superpower

just like all of the other x-men
 
2014-03-15 12:38:30 AM

Asa Phelps: thought that being a homosexual was his superpower


That's just Bryan Singer's heavy handed allegory in the films. In the comics it's an allegory for the civil rights movement.
 
2014-03-15 12:42:19 AM
No.

/Just no.
 
2014-03-15 01:20:20 AM

Lsherm: Comic books are worse than soap operas,


Only Marvel and DC.

In many comics, when a character dies, that's it.
 
2014-03-15 01:23:46 AM

TuteTibiImperes: They received major publicity when they killed off Superman in the early 90s


Marvel killed off Superman? WHEN!?
 
2014-03-15 01:35:22 AM
I like the breathless excitement they spew. "OMG you aren't even going to believe this, we're totally serious, this is going to change EVERYTHING OMG I can't believe the bosses are letting us do this OMG!"

yeah. We're all pretty excited too, buddy.
 
2014-03-15 01:48:26 AM
"Three Months to Die?"

With how comic book writers handle time, that could mean one entire issue, or it could mean he'll keel over sometime in 2026.
 
2014-03-15 03:09:54 AM

doglover: TuteTibiImperes: They received major publicity when they killed off Superman in the early 90s

Marvel killed off Superman? WHEN!?



When they sent Bryan Singer over to direct Superman Returns?
 
2014-03-15 03:49:33 AM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: doglover: TuteTibiImperes: They received major publicity when they killed off Superman in the early 90s

Marvel killed off Superman? WHEN!?


When they sent Bryan Singer over to direct Superman Returns?


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2014-03-15 05:54:12 AM

doglover: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: doglover: TuteTibiImperes: They received major publicity when they killed off Superman in the early 90s

Marvel killed off Superman? WHEN!?


When they sent Bryan Singer over to direct Superman Returns?


+1
 
2014-03-15 06:08:45 AM
Wolverine sucks. The X-Men deserve the public response. Go cry some more, Cyclops,

Seriously, No. More. Mutants.
 
2014-03-15 06:16:16 AM
The only people who stay dead are Uncle Ben and Bruce Wayne's parents.

Marvel isn't going to kill their cash cow. He'll come back.
 
2014-03-15 06:51:12 AM

doglover: TuteTibiImperes: They received major publicity when they killed off Superman in the early 90s

Marvel killed off Superman? WHEN!?


Doomsday snapped him in half back in '92.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_of_Superman
 
2014-03-15 06:54:20 AM

LrdPhoenix: doglover: TuteTibiImperes: They received major publicity when they killed off Superman in the early 90s

Marvel killed off Superman? WHEN!?

Doomsday snapped him in half back in '92.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_of_Superman


Know how I know you don't know anything about the comic industry?
 
2014-03-15 07:09:07 AM
I remember that death of Superman thing - biggest load of crap and it ended my comic book reading days.
 
2014-03-15 07:35:01 AM
Meh. He'll be back in three months. Six at most. Marvel would die if they tried to go a whole year without him.
 
2014-03-15 07:35:55 AM
1. They zap him with a beam-o-bullshiat that takes away his not dying powers.
2. They kill him.
3. They bring him back with technology powered by ample amounts of handwavium.
4. The comics still suck.
 
2014-03-15 08:10:22 AM
Wish they would. I do enjoy X-Men, but I'm tired of Wolverine.
 
2014-03-15 08:10:46 AM
No, no they're not.
 
2014-03-15 08:19:48 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: No. You're thinking of Deadpool.


I thought his power was being uninteresting and yet somehow being nothing but fan wank?

/srsly, Deadpool sucks
 
2014-03-15 08:22:43 AM
If he stays dead: good.  If he comes back two months later: meh.

\and yes, I know the chances are infinitesimal that he would stay dead
 
2014-03-15 08:38:33 AM

doglover: LrdPhoenix: doglover: TuteTibiImperes: They received major publicity when they killed off Superman in the early 90s

Marvel killed off Superman? WHEN!?

Doomsday snapped him in half back in '92.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_of_Superman

Know how I know you don't know anything about the comic industry?


Well. Played.
 
2014-03-15 08:41:39 AM
Let me tell you what is going to make me stop reading comics:

I'm currently reading Guardians of the Galaxy.

2 months ago it was "The Trial of Jean Grey 1 of 6"  it ended with "To be continued in X-Men"
I don't read X-Men!  I'm not GOING to read X-Men!

Now last month I get my Guardians.  It's "The Trial of Jean Grey 4 of 6"  And I have ZERO idea what is going on.

From talking to comic people, this has been happening forever in comics.  But it's the first time it's happened to me since I started reading them.

So instead of making more money off me, forcing me to buy a new book, they're going to LOSE my business.
 
2014-03-15 08:58:09 AM

buntz: Let me tell you what is going to make me stop reading comics:

I'm currently reading Guardians of the Galaxy.

2 months ago it was "The Trial of Jean Grey 1 of 6"  it ended with "To be continued in X-Men"
I don't read X-Men!  I'm not GOING to read X-Men!

Now last month I get my Guardians.  It's "The Trial of Jean Grey 4 of 6"  And I have ZERO idea what is going on.

From talking to comic people, this has been happening forever in comics.  But it's the first time it's happened to me since I started reading them.

So instead of making more money off me, forcing me to buy a new book, they're going to LOSE my business.


The fact that I'm expected to pay 3.99 a book for nonsensical, unoriginal plots with often shiatty artwork pushed me out of the comics biz for the most part.  Now, I just wait for TPBs if they have any decent critical acclaim, and comics for the kids, which, ironically, are often superior to much of what's on the shelf.

\haven't purchased a superhero comic since ... Infinity Watch
 
2014-03-15 08:58:42 AM

Ishkur: The only people who stay dead are Uncle Ben and Bruce Wayne's parents.

Marvel isn't going to kill their cash cow. He'll come back.


Came here to say the same thing.  Fark! DC brought Jason Todd back.
 
2014-03-15 08:59:00 AM
I liked wolvie back in the claremont days, when his claws were implanted by the weapon x program (the official handbook of the marvel universe mini series even had a half assed schematic of the implants in the weapons index). Days when green goblin (osborne sr.) Stayed dead, villains like sabertooth would kick wolvies butt half the time, and the xmen were worried about the marauders and morlocks.
 
2014-03-15 09:00:22 AM
I have a better storyline. Lets kill off the editors and writers and see if the comic still keeps writing itself.
 
2014-03-15 09:08:13 AM

buntz: Let me tell you what is going to make me stop reading comics:

I'm currently reading Guardians of the Galaxy.

2 months ago it was "The Trial of Jean Grey 1 of 6"  it ended with "To be continued in X-Men"
I don't read X-Men!  I'm not GOING to read X-Men!

Now last month I get my Guardians.  It's "The Trial of Jean Grey 4 of 6"  And I have ZERO idea what is going on.

From talking to comic people, this has been happening forever in comics.  But it's the first time it's happened to me since I started reading them.

So instead of making more money off me, forcing me to buy a new book, they're going to LOSE my business.


It's shiat like this which has prevented me from getting in to comics. I tried the Guardians of the Galaxy book last month, because the trailer was awesome and my friends thought it was a great comic.

Turns out I bought a book from the 90s. It was some Fantastic 4 segue outro thing, that even though it was 'the first issue' was so convoluted and confusing I literally couldn't figure out what was going on. It was 90% 'last time in book X!' throwbacks.

That shiat? That shiat keeps me from reading comics. I'll admit to reading manga. I enjoy a contained, singular, story, that doesn't have 20-60 years of 'back story' attached, and doesn't have 40000 different comic books they need to feed into the cycle to get people to read. It's just a singular story, by one author not a committee, with a granular start and finish.

I would read American comic books in a heartbeat if they could promise anything like that. Especially if I could get a Shonen Jump style anthology book every month for 10-15$ delivered, rather than this bullshiat of 3$ per book, 1-4 times a month, oh and you need to read 40 books for the whole story, oh and we're just going to end up right back where we started anyway because we have to keep a stasis point for because reasons.
 
2014-03-15 09:23:23 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Lsherm: Whoop-dee-farking-doo.

Comic books are worse than soap operas, but people keep farking that chicken.

They received major publicity when they killed off Superman in the early 90s, but since they've done that they can't do anything to top it.

The problem with publicity stunts in comics is that it's all been done before.  There's such a huge back library and so many characters that there's very little new left to do, especially with characters that have been around for decades.


They managed to get pretty good national press when Captain America died.  Even then though, it was nowhere near the level that Superman had.  The problem is that once you get away from Superman and Batman, the general public doesn't really give a crap about a superhero dying.  It also helped that Superman died during the height of the "these comics will be my retirement fund" collector boom.  It would be impossible to replicate both the cultural significance of Superman as well as the market bubble.
 
2014-03-15 09:34:18 AM

Silvyrbug: I liked wolvie back in the claremont days, when his claws were implanted by the weapon x program (the official handbook of the marvel universe mini series even had a half assed schematic of the implants in the weapons index). Days when green goblin (osborne sr.) Stayed dead, villains like sabertooth would kick wolvies butt half the time, and the xmen were worried about the marauders and morlocks.


why not the Wolverine that was an animal turned human by The High Evolutionary?

or the Wolverine that was fathered by Sabertooth?

or the Wolverine that is part of a separate species of wolf people?
 
2014-03-15 09:38:18 AM

fusillade762: So what's the over/under on how long he stays dead?


Depends on when the next X-Men movie is getting made
 
2014-03-15 09:51:02 AM

buntz: Let me tell you what is going to make me stop reading comics:

I'm currently reading Guardians of the Galaxy.

2 months ago it was "The Trial of Jean Grey 1 of 6"  it ended with "To be continued in X-Men"
I don't read X-Men!  I'm not GOING to read X-Men!

Now last month I get my Guardians.  It's "The Trial of Jean Grey 4 of 6"  And I have ZERO idea what is going on.

From talking to comic people, this has been happening forever in comics.  But it's the first time it's happened to me since I started reading them.

So instead of making more money off me, forcing me to buy a new book, they're going to LOSE my business.


I've been picking my comics up in the gathered graphic novel format. They'll bundle the whatever-ones-are-related-storyline comics into the one book.
Gotta recommend them that way, tbh, unless you're a collector/reseller.
 
2014-03-15 10:01:12 AM
Fred Hembeck delivers the killing blow?
 
2014-03-15 10:01:40 AM
Marvel needs to go a year or two without killing off a major character only to bring them back a few months later. It might be good for them to have to brainstorm up some other story arcs.

So when is Peter Parker coming back guys? Did it happen this month or is that next month, sometime right before the movie, right?
 
2014-03-15 10:02:17 AM

dumbobruni: Silvyrbug: I liked wolvie back in the claremont days, when his claws were implanted by the weapon x program (the official handbook of the marvel universe mini series even had a half assed schematic of the implants in the weapons index). Days when green goblin (osborne sr.) Stayed dead, villains like sabertooth would kick wolvies butt half the time, and the xmen were worried about the marauders and morlocks.

why not the Wolverine that was an animal turned human by The High Evolutionary?

or the Wolverine that was fathered by Sabertooth?

or the Wolverine that is part of a separate species of wolf people?


You know damn well those were all horrible
 
2014-03-15 10:05:39 AM

feickus: Ishkur: The only people who stay dead are Uncle Ben and Bruce Wayne's parents.

Marvel isn't going to kill their cash cow. He'll come back.

Came here to say the same thing.  Fark! DC brought Jason Todd back.


On the under the red hood DVD, one of the interviews about his death had one of the writers saying what an amazing move it was to kill him, and (I think the interview was during his long deaths period) he said "and it would be a really cheap stunt to bring him back.
 
2014-03-15 10:10:22 AM

buntz: Let me tell you what is going to make me stop reading comics:

I'm currently reading Guardians of the Galaxy.

2 months ago it was "The Trial of Jean Grey 1 of 6"  it ended with "To be continued in X-Men"
I don't read X-Men!  I'm not GOING to read X-Men!

Now last month I get my Guardians.  It's "The Trial of Jean Grey 4 of 6"  And I have ZERO idea what is going on.

From talking to comic people, this has been happening forever in comics.  But it's the first time it's happened to me since I started reading them.

So instead of making more money off me, forcing me to buy a new book, they're going to LOSE my business.


Your first mistake was picking up that godawful series in the first place.

Talking heads in space instead of actiony comedy it was before is just a horrible transition for a series to make.

That and the whole first arc had Iron Man shoehorned in there for shiats and giggles.

ArcadianRefugee: I thought his power was being uninteresting and yet somehow being nothing but fan wank?

/srsly, Deadpool sucks


Or you could read the older stories which, like Wolverine's, tended to be a bit more grounded, weren't tied up in event comics and the like.

Stop  your assuming. It makes you look short sighted.
 
2014-03-15 10:11:52 AM

doglover: Lsherm: Comic books are worse than soap operas,

Only Marvel and DC.

In many comics, when a character dies, that's it.


Well until the death of superman, MOSTLY people stayed dead, and it was a big deal when they didn't (phoenix/jean grey). Most of the time, if they came back they were either supernatural or a "we never checked the body, but no one could survive THAT or Doombot/clone"
 
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