Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, and Laura Kinney/X-23, a.k.a. Wolverine, may both have accelerated healing factors and enjoy using pointy weapons in a fight, but they’re drastically different people. The Merc with a Mouth loves to babble and use his impressive agility to throw off his opponents, but X-23 tends to apply a very no-nonsense approach – and now it’s done in a non-lethal way. Will Wade annoy the new Wolverine and take her down, or will X-23 defeat the motormouth merc? With Civil War II currently tearing apart the Marvel Universe, we thought it would be fun to imagine these two at odds in the big event! So, who will you side with?
Article by Gregg Katzman; variant cover by Rafael Albuquerque
What’s your favorite Wolverine story? For many of you, I’m guessing Weapon X, Enemy of the State, and the Frank Miller and Chris Claremont limited series immediately came to mind, and understandably so – they’re all entertaining for totally different reasons. However, my top choice – and probably a top choice for many other people out there – is Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s Old Man Logan. Now, Marvel has pulled the older James “Logan” Howlett from his twisted future and thrown him right into the present. This modern era may be very different, but could his future – a future where deadly villains joined forces to slaughter the heroes – still occur? Wolverine can’t shake the thought from his adamantium-laced head, and that important question is the driving force behind Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Marcel Maiolo’s very awesome Old Man Logan #8.
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.
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’sWolverine, 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!