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Subj: Re: Of course...
Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 at 06:45:55 am EDT (Viewed 215 times)
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Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 at 06:18:13 am EDT (Viewed 237 times)

    Also, wouldn't writing a good "old school" Wolverine be the opposite of "jumping the shark", so why should adding something new to Wolverine even be a necessary criterion?

Your question confuses me. Writing a good "old school" Wolverine would seem to POSSIBLY exclude the adding of something new to Wolverine. Granted, the two concepts - old school versus novelty - can certainly be combined organically, but only by a careful and thoughtful writer. Handled recklessly, the element most likely to jump the shark would be the novelty, not the old school elements.


    Finally, the Claremontian Wolverine is to a large extent John Byrne's baby due to his co-plotting during the CC/JB run. It was due to Byrne's influence that his fellow Canadian Logan gradually took centre stage and developed his familiar personality (Len Wein wanted to make Colossus the star of the book and Dave Cockrum obviously favoured Nightcrawler).

True. And Claremont favored Sprite. Byrne had the right instincts here. Wolverine was undeniably the natural star. But he needed a foil, which Scott provided. Scott was a very important element in Wolverine's early success as a character.

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