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Comicguy1


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Or at least one of them? I really think that this and Claremont's mini might be the best interpretation of him, and pretty much all of the best Wolverine stories and runs since have portrayed him as Christopher Priest wrote him in this one-shot. This is a classic tale (Or it SHOULD be, grrrr!) that is mostly known for killing off classic Spider-Man supporting character Ned Leeds (Who was shortly after revealed to be the Hobgoblin, and then later not revealed to be The Hobgoblin, who was being controlled by the Hobgoblin, who was a dupe of the real Hobgoblin. It's confusing!). I read this all the time when I was a kid, and I recently got the one-shot in it's original form (It sells for about $10.). I can re-read it, but I remember this explicitly. It was by Christopher Priest (Who I really like.), and it was surprisingly gory and graphic. It also took more of an adult look at Peter, and he had to deal with the repercussions of accidentally killing someone (Which was the first time that he caused a death.). But Priest wrote a VERY good Wolverine here, and this is definitely one of the best takes on him.
If you haven't read this, please do. The story might be a little bit convoluted, but it is intelligent, deep and well-crafted. There was a What-If that they did about this story too, but I haven't read it (It might be worth checking out, though.).


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My favorite interpretation of Wolverine was from New Warriors #11. I've never enjoyed a Wolverine scene so much as that one.



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Unstable Molecule


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I liked it. But Wolverine hasn't really been portrayed that way before or since (as a James Bond-like super spy).

What I liked about the one-shot was the way it underlined the differences between Spider-man and Wolverine. This was when Logan learned Peter's identity, and he was confused because "no one eats that much apple pie." He thought Spider-man must be a deeply embedded agent of some kind. Which made Wolverine look like a grizzled cynic and Spider-man look like a naive beginner. And I'd agree with both of those interpretations. Spidey was in way over his head in that situation.




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Menshevik


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    I liked it. But Wolverine hasn't really been portrayed that way before or since (as a James Bond-like super spy).



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    What I liked about the one-shot was the way it underlined the differences between Spider-man and Wolverine. This was when Logan learned Peter's identity, and he was confused because "no one eats that much apple pie." He thought Spider-man must be a deeply embedded agent of some kind. Which made Wolverine look like a grizzled cynic and Spider-man look like a naive beginner. And I'd agree with both of those interpretations. Spidey was in way over his head in that situation.


Back when it came out practically the only thing about it I liked was the interactions between Spidey and MJ, which is why I still laugh when I recall that Priest later claimed to have written the story to show the two weren't suited for each other.

As it was I consider the story a mess and certainly the characterization of Spider-Man was off. Spidey was in "way over his head" because the writer arbitrarily said so, not because it made any sense at all with his history and experience as a superhero (he was just involved in a major gang war in New York, he had fought people like the Sin-Eater not that long before, he had teamed up with the likes of Nick Fury and the Black Widow several times, he had several run-ins with the Punisher, etc. etc.). And did it really make sense that Wolverine was surprised by Spider-Man's personality when it really is not fundamentally different from that of many of Logan's younger teammates, e.g. Colossus and Nightcrawler?

The unmotivated death of Ned Leeds was an unnecessary waste of a long-time supporting character (one could easily have used a one-off character instead), and throughout the story Priest - Owsley as he then was - did not bother to explain who killed him and for what reason. (What is to be gathered from later statements of those involved, the real reason was Owsley wanted to sabotage Tom DeFalco's planned resolution of the Hobgoblin saga, and Tom had set up Ned as a red herring, actually wanting to reveal Richard Fisk as Hobby). The interest garnered on that front really derives from Peter David's reinterpretation/retcon of that story and Roger Stern's retcon of the retcon in Hobgoblin Lives!


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durabill


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IT's one of my favorite one-shots.

As a suggestion you should read Uncanny X-Men 205.
"Wounded Wolf" IMO probably the best Wolverine stand-alone story ever.
Barry Windsor-Smith's art is beautiful and Claremont really captures the "true" Wolverine. As a "one and done" I can read it over and over.

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