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Subj: Re: Does Anyone Else Think That The Spider-Man Versus Wolverine One-Shot Is The BEST Interpretation Of Wolverine Ever?
Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 at 08:03:13 pm EDT (Viewed 205 times)
Reply Subj: Does Anyone Else Think That The Spider-Man Versus Wolverine One-Shot Is The BEST Interpretation Of Wolverine Ever?
Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 at 08:38:56 pm EDT (Viewed 224 times)

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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.).

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.

And a lean, silent figure slowly fades into the gathering darkness, aware at last that in this world, with great power there must also come -- great responsibility!
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