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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Marvel Comics to kill off Wolverine. Wait, isn't not dying his superpower?   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 22
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2014-03-15 06:16:16 AM  
3 votes:
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 08:59:00 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:19:45 PM  
1 votes:

bdub77: 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.


ecx.images-amazon.com

Jetboy is still dead.

/Ok, he wasn't exactly super, but neither is Batman
2014-03-15 11:47:34 AM  
1 votes:

Techhell: Welcome to Comics and welcome to the modern advertising culture in general


Yeah, but the difference is with the RUN DMC song, I can hear it for free and then decide to buy it if I like it.

Selling a toy in a Happy Meal advertising the movie is different than forcing me to buy three separate Happy Meals to get the burger, fries and Coke.

I guess I was aware they did these things but I never experienced it first hand.  And at $3.99 or $4.99 a comic book (with more ads than content) I simply can't afford to buy several titles to finish ONE story.

I know I'm not the target audience, but it's still a dick move.
2014-03-15 10:47:41 AM  
1 votes:
As someone said in another thread- what if Dr. Doom and Nick Fury killed each other back in the 70s and it's just been Doombots and Life Model Decoys since then?
2014-03-15 09:51:02 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:34:18 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:08:13 AM  
1 votes:

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 08:58:09 AM  
1 votes:

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 06:51:12 AM  
1 votes:

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

Seriously, No. More. Mutants.
2014-03-15 03:09:54 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:35:22 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:38:30 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:22:48 AM  
1 votes:
I'm not necessarily a Wolverine foaming fanbois, but I have always enjoyed Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk:

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2014-03-15 12:16:56 AM  
1 votes:
No. You're thinking of Deadpool.
2014-03-15 12:14:00 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:11:21 AM  
1 votes:
So what's the over/under on how long he stays dead?
2014-03-15 12:00:25 AM  
1 votes:
No.  Please.  Don't.
2014-03-14 11:58:12 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-03-14 11:55:33 PM  
1 votes:
Again?
2014-03-14 11:55:26 PM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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