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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A Quick Post

So there's a Wolverine and the X-Men series now?

Egads. I have to say, honestly and in my opinion, Wolverine is the most overrated character in the vast history of comic books.

There, I said it.

I mean, I do get the appeal. I don't begrudge folks who like him, but must he dominate EVERY bit of non-comic X-media?

Okay, well, to be fair, I'm sure he doesn't dominate every bit of non-comic x-media but it certainly seems that way to me. Yes, Hugh Jackman is attractive. And yes, claws are cool. But yeesh, there are so many other interesting X-Men out there.

I'm not being fair. I don't know how the animated series will be. I liked the 90s one and I loved Evolution, so I'll probably like this one too.

But did they really have to give him top billing? Really? Hmph.


  • At February 06, 2008 8:09 AM, Blogger Flidget Jerome said…

    Okay, well, to be fair, I'm sure he doesn't dominate every bit of non-comic x-media but it certainly seems that way to me.

    No, you're right, he totally does.

  • At February 06, 2008 8:21 AM, Blogger Ami Angelwings said…

    Flidget is right, right now it seems like he does :\ I like Wolverine, but he's one of those characters that "works" when he's in the supporting cast and not as TEH MAIN HERO.

    I'm also sick of seeing Wolverine EVERYWHERE and the title Wolverine and the X-Men just seems like, well it had to happen sometime. XD

    That being said, the trailer looks RLY COOL, I just wish it was X-Men and not Wolverine and the X-Men. But I always LOVE stories that are about a "distopian future" where the good guys are scattered, some have given up and don't shave anymore, etc xD

    But Wolverine? I find I like him less the more he gets pushed as the star, and I like him way more when he's the agitator anti-hero playing off of Xavier or Cyclops. :)

  • At February 06, 2008 11:41 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Ok, this is getting just a little bit out of hand. Does anybody else remember when Wolverine was a mere supporting character? And a jerk?

    Which is probably why I liked him then. But it's starting to get silly at this point.

  • At February 06, 2008 11:46 AM, Blogger Siskoid said…

    Probably just making the character as visible as possible in mainstream media to help promote his upcoming solo movie.

  • At February 06, 2008 11:52 AM, Blogger Avalon's Willow said…

    My first thought?

    Oh, they're bringing in an animated series that kind of ties into movie-verse - cause of that whole Wolverine The Movie.

    It has some of the artistic look of Evolution. So that's nice.

    And it seems like there'll be some humor (which is good and some of which is painful).

    I found myself not quite recognizing the voice actors as familiar. Maybe I need to watch the trailer again.

    Oddly enough as much as I love Wolverine (Batman, Wolverine, Smax - in order) I too am fed up with him being in a multitude of books and growling all over the place.

    To me he's the world's best supporting character. To me he's an oddly inversed Robin to Charlie-boy's Batman.

    Ok, that imagery makes me hug myself. Back later.

  • At February 06, 2008 12:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To be perfectly honest, I'm more annoyed about Rogue dominating absolutely everything than I am about Wolverine. I don't know about anybody else, but I hate how in the movies they replaced Wolverine's fatherly relationship with Kitty, Jubilee, and (depending upon how you looked at it) Domino with him being all paternal with Rogue.

    I have to say that Wolverine and the X-Men is a very bad idea. Wolverine's dialogue in the trailer was... at best strange. And there was a scene where Domino was talking about how it was "time to stop being victims." I don't even know how to express how strange that comment was, coming from her-even if the rest of the conversation might have made that statement make sense. At least they drew her relatively well.

  • At February 06, 2008 1:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I have to tell you, Kalinara, I saw the trailer, and it looks like something I want to see. However, I think it's unfortunate that they are marketing the movie(?) using Wolverine's name. Wolverine is like one of those famous musicians whose hits have been overexposed. It's not really the musicians fault, it's the people's. Wolverine is like Bruce Springsteen, to further elaborate on that metaphor.
    But I definitely think you should stick to your guns, K.

  • At February 06, 2008 3:29 PM, Blogger K. D. Bryan said…

    Ironically, while everybody's panning this due to the presence of the overexposed Captain AngstClaws, I'm excited because I've heard that there's an X-Man showing up in this who's never had a animated appearance before - Emma Frost! One of my favorite characters is finally making her TV/movie debut! (What Generation X TV-Movie? I don't remember any Generation X TV-Movie. *shudder*)

    The trailer actually seems kinda interesting - an intriguing blend of X-Movie Canon and Utlimate and/or Evolution Canon(?). Still, I will see this just for Emma. Of course, with my luck, she'll be animated as just a generic teen villainess but still! I'm excited.

  • At February 06, 2008 4:41 PM, Blogger Ferrous Buller said…

    My favorite Wolverine story is probably still the Claremont / Miller 80s mini-series where he goes to Japan and fights ninjas to impress his girlfriend. As such, I always favored him as the anti-social loner who gets to cut people than the "GRR! ANGRY!" member of the X-Men.

    Curiously, I thought that series also marked the turning point where both Wolverine and ninjas started being overexposed by Marvel.

  • At February 06, 2008 5:15 PM, Blogger Iko of the Shadows said…

    He's right up there with Batman as the underpowered, angsty loner who is also the overpowered team leader.

  • At February 06, 2008 7:38 PM, Blogger Ami Angelwings said…

    KD, Emma was in the 90s X-Men fox animated series (the one everybody knows and luffs xD) as a member of the Hellfire Club during the Dark Phoenix Arc.

    Here's an episode with her in it :D

    Emma is teh awesome :D

    I didn't want to say anything b/c I didn't know how others felt about her, but I totally agree with Willow-Bee. I think it started with the X-Men movie, but now not only is Wolverine the hero but Rogue is everywhere too and totally HAS replaced Wolverine's traditional father/daughter relationships. Also her personality is way different than it used to be (tho admittedly my experiences with the X-Men aren't vast). :\

    I liked how Wolverine and Rogue were in the 90s animated series :D

  • At February 06, 2008 8:25 PM, Blogger K. D. Bryan said…

    *slaps forehead*
    Duh! I totally forgot about that Ami; thanks for the reminder and cool linkage. :D

    Well, this'll be the first time she'll be portrayed as a cartoon heroine at least, according to the Wiki page. ;)

    BTW, Kali, I totally spread the news about this over on my blog too. Thanks for the tip! :)


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