Wolverine Hugh Jackman

Article by Gregg Katzman

Actor Hugh Jackman has said that Wolverine’s third solo film – which is apparently titled Wolverine and scheduled to open in 2017 – will be his last performance as the adamantium-clawed X-Man. Will it really be his last time playing the character, or will we be lucky enough to see him appear in a potential X-Force movie? Only time will tell, but right now there’s another question about the movie that’s on everyone’s mind: what’ll it be rated? The R-rated Deadpool was a hit at the box office – to be fair, it’s the passionate and clever people behind the movie that deserve the credit for that, not the rating – and now there are reports that the newest Wolverine movie will aim for an R rating as well. Will Wolverine’s third movie be the one fans have always wanted? We’ll find out in 2017, but for now, we want to make sure you do your Wolverine homework before seeing the comic book movie! There’s plenty of good Wolvie stories out there, but here are six that are mandatory reading.

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Frank Miller

 

This isn’t a mudhole. This is an article praising Frank Miller’s work! Today, the writer and artist turns 59 years-old, so to celebrate, we’re going to point you in the direction of some of his unforgettable and critically-acclaimed comics. From the Batman story everyone knows to his work with Marvel’s Wolverine, below are several of Miller’s iconic comics. If you’ve missed out on any of them, now is the time to fix that mistake! He’s become such a big name in the industry for a reason, after all!

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Old Man Logan

Article by Gregg Katzman

Back in 2008, writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven presented a whole new take on James Howlett, a.k.a. Wolverine, in the story arc Old Man Logan. It’s a bleak future where the villains have finally won. The heroes have fallen and the foes have each claimed different territories across the United States. Thanks to his accelerated healing factor and slowed aging, Wolverine still lives, but he’s stopped popping his claws and slashing bad guys. Instead, he attempts to live a peaceful and simple life with his new family, and it’s all because something in his past traumatized him and made him give up being a hero. Seeing as some of you out there still haven’t read Millar and McNiven’s Old Man Logan, I won’t be the one to spoil the twist for you; go read it before someone else does ruin the surprise!

Last year, writer Brian Michael Bendis, artist Andrea Sorrentino, and colorist Marcelo Maiolo were able to bring Old Man Logan back because Secret Wars created a new Marvel Earth, and a chunk of Old Man Logan’s dark reality happens to be a section of it. Now that this future version of Wolverine exists in the new Marvel Universe, a brand new volume is going to focus purely on the adamantium-clawed anti-hero. I’m very excited for this new volume, and you know what? I think you should be, too!

Order Old Man Logan #1 here: http://bit.ly/1KABzOF

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Hugh Jackman Wolverine

Since 2000, actor Hugh Jackman has portrayed the immensely popular X-Man James “Logan” Howlett, a.k.a Wolverine. From 2000’s X-Men to 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jackman’s managed to capture three qualities that are critical for Wolverine: heart, torment, and rage. You’ve seen him pop his claws and fall for Jean Grey, but there’s plenty of fun, behind-the-scenes facts about Jackman’s Wolverine! So, to celebrate his birthday, we’ll share five of them! If your favorite Jackman/Wolverine fact isn’t below, share it in the comments!

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X-Men Iceman

To celebrate Shawn Ashmore’s birthday, a.k.a. Robert “Bobby” Drake/Iceman, we here at Midtown Comics are reflecting on the X-Men movies and highlighting some of the coolest (sorry about the Iceman pun) moments! From 2000’s X-Men to last year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, the cinematic mutant universe has more than a few unforgettable and awesome moments. We could go on about terrific scenes from the various movies, but we’ve narrowed our list down to 10. If your top moment isn’t below, share it in the comments!

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GOT

By Dimitrios Fragiskatos and Colleen Cleary

One of the most celebrated fantasy universes is mired with antiheroes, good not getting rewarded, death, betrayal and incest, and then there’s Westeros.

A fun game to play is what would this person do in that situation? Dimitrios and Colleen will play this game for you with Marvel Characters in the Game of Thrones Universe.

Read on for our complete list below!

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