Go for it. I’ve read a huge portion of continuity from 61 onwards, literally thousands and thousands of books, many volumes, storylines and runs 4 or 5 times, or more. I don’t regret it at all. It’s never wasted time when you’re doing something you enjoy! The past 60 years are filled with some truly amazing stories. Have fun.
Iron Man, Thor and Cap were all done to a T. They knew they had to ace the big 3 or they had nothing. I find Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to be the most comics-accurate portrayal of Peter Parker, in terms of his tone, emotion, emotional state, mannerisms and delivery. I’m not talking plot here, I mean his actual characterization of Spider-Man/Peter Parker.
I just finished collecting the entire Jonathan Hickman catalogue. I had a few here and there and his run on Avengers/New Avengers all the way after secret wars I had read about 4 or 5 times, so I figured I’d collect that first, as well as his current ongoing run as Head of X, and that quickly expanded into a copy of every title he’s ever written. He’s a hell of a world crafter and you can tell high science fiction is his wheelhouse. It’s unfortunate he’s ceding control of the X-books so soon, although 2 titles and a few line-wides are probably a lot easier to coordinate than 6-8 or more ongoing titles as well as their events. I was looking forward to his direction post-Inferno, which I assume would have involved Nimrod (I know it will still but…) and later the Phalanx as foreshadowed in House/Powers. But I have a feeling the books direction are all going to change a lot from what they might have been. In his interviews about leaving he talks about how Phase 1 of his plot ended up getting expanded and stretched out time-wise by other authors, and although he was gracious-sounding, it’s still a loss, I think for the fans. He’s such an awesome writer though. I was hoping to see the same format from him we got with Avengers/New Avengers, roughly almost 3 years with 3 crossover events and a final huge (a la Secret Wars) world-bender. But it’s not looking like that’s the plan for him with the X-men unfortunately. Such is the comics game though.
Everyone knows it should be retconned. Trust me. Everyone. Even if they don’t know… they know.
No, he’s never been shown to have a limit, or that it exhausts him in any way. There have been a couple instances where it was implied he needed to form storm clouds first, but then other creative teams have shown him just casually tossing out/summoning down bolts from nowhere/clear skies. There’s not ever been a hard and fast rule expressed defining any kind of limit to that particular aspect of his power, other than the example I just gave.
You're out of your mind if you think for a second that the writers and editors of MCU content will put Peter with anyone but Mary Jane or Gwen. They are way too smart to take a dump on canon like that. That’s also assuming Gwen is introduced as a love interest soon.
No matter what race he is, in 616, though, that’s the beauty of the multiverse. There’s a TRN-183685958373 out there with a First Nation Wolverine, whose story is just waiting to be told!
All that being said, His facial bone structure (as well as height) even from his earliest stories (Hulk/X-men) does resemble, to me, someone with mixed Anglo/European and Native American or Inuit genetics. As I said, his height, but also his somewhat broad-ish face with slightly more prominent cheekbones and brow, those are some of the biggest hallmarks of Mongoloid skull/bone structure (as opposed to Caucasian or Negroid), which mongoloid type is what native/indigenous North American peoples have. And if you study the variations in those 3 types of bone structure and dimension, and then look at his old artistic representation, it’s hard NOT to see. Now, was that the artistic or editorial intention? I don’t know, and I kind of doubt it, but it’s still an interesting aside.
I usually get long-winded and unintentionally controversial when I reply on here, but I just wanted to say I 100% agree with all of @Slyme quin and @Baron Karza the emperor of the microverse ’s points/positions. While I feel that Wolverine likely is primarily Western European decent, there’s some wiggle room there with his biological father, and he DEFINITELY shows partiality towards Canada, the indigenous peoples of the extreme North American continent and just nature in and of itself, a strong connection to and deep understanding of the land and animals. As Baron said, about leaving white characters white/not making alterations just for the sake of inclusionism, as well as this coming from the perspective of a mixed race person, late-game race-painting ALWAYS seems like pandering and disingenuous to me, and even some of the poorly done introductions of some newer minority characters can seem so as well. However, an alternate universe story like slyme said could be really interesting, a First Nation Wolverine. I love diversity, in life and in fiction, I just despise poor writing, sloppy retcons, “PC editorial desicions”, etc. I love writers who take the time to make ALL aspects of their characterizations FEEL natural and not forced. There are a lot of great ones out there who do an awesome job of it too.
He’s actually said almost the total opposite, that “no one has approached him” about returning as cap, but he “do[es] miss playing the character”, and if the right opportunity came along, then maybe, although “we really stuck the landing with Steve in Endgame”.
Definitely go. And apocalypse as a red flag? I don’t feel that way, he’s pretty much “what you see is what you get”, and, dude, I’m trying to chill with that man and hear some of his 5000 years worth of stories. Maybe not so much Selene though, she’s scary. And Sinister is nefarious.
I doubt they’ll even touch it, man. It’s been done and done to death, and thank god, Feige and the rest of the studio have shown excellent restraint in not showing us origins and plots that have been done and done to death. We’ll see. I hope they don’t though. Especially not your idea, OP, no offense.
He’s alright. There have been some good storylines involving and featuring him. The problem is he was a “knock off” character in a dying line of books, was made up by one of the sorriest hack writers in the history of comics, and has been written really exceptionally poorly basically ever since Marvel essentially forced him into the mainstream universe. Bringing diversity to the comics universe is sadly the only thing he’s got going for him, and unfortunately, Marvel, in their classic overzealousness, has managed to ruin most of the credibility they’ve gained by diversifying their line by laying it on so thick and so shoddily, it’s obviously pandering. The over the top quality to it really takes away from the value of Miles as well as other diverse/minority characters. Hopefully they’ll figure out the right balance and quit making themselves look like they’re trying too hard, because it really craps on some potentially good characters and storylines. All that said, in comparison to the original Spider-Man, junior is junk. Seriously, anyone who thinks he’s better, either better written or just a better character is seriously high on life. 2 out of 3 of the best stories involving MM also involve PP. (As an aside, all 3 were NOT written by that hack Brian Michael Bendis). The biggest problem with MM is that they screwed him over when they made him “Spider-Man 2” in the ultiverse, and then shoehorned him into the mainstream universe, because that just dooms him to these exact types of comparisons and conversations for all time. The poor subject of a million forum arguments pitting him agains the original in a hopeless battle he could never win. I KNOW “a lot” of people like MM, but the number of people who think he’s better than PP is actually microscopic. Poll after poll and message board after message board will tell you that. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own taste and own opinion, so if you like MM better, good for you. Go buy his books and pray they figure out how to properly write the poor kiddo. Anyway, cheers, people.
He’s an archetype that any good universe can benefit from. He’s awesome really. Especially in storylines like Civil War. That was his finest hour. But there have been plenty of great stories that would never have been as good without him.
As a person who has been an X-men fan for almost 35 years... All of the X-Men movies, with the narrow exception of Logan, are junk. Just awfully done and a total messy wreck of character and fan disservice. That being said, given the landscape of hero films at the time, and of the studio that made them, the best ones were Logan, Days and Apocalypse, in that order.
Yeah the premise of this post is ridiculous. The X-gene has an explanation. It makes perfect sense in-universe. Do your fanfic spin on it or whatever, but you can’t say it doesn’t make sense and then argue about it by basing that on real-world science. Mutants aren’t in our world, they are in the marvel universe. Absolutely nothing in a comic book has to conform to your ideas of what “makes sense” and what doesn’t, and honestly, if you think about what are essentially modern-day fairy tales in that way, you’re kind of ruining the whole thing for yourself. Your choice, on that, of course, but the curated pieces of information in this Marvel wiki are all established “facts” in terms of the universe(s) they pertain to. The articles aren’t made by a bunch of people just sitting around writing whatever they feel like. That’s why it all has annotations and reference points.
Nah it’s a great idea to retcon them into mutants and open the way for mutants and the X-men at large. The earth-616 retcon of them NOT being mutants is stupid and needs to be undone, so ignoring that in the greater service of the MCU, if that’s what they end up doing, is a great idea. It doesn’t matter if fox sucked, because mutants belong to Marvel Studios again, which Fox having those rights is why the Strucker origin of W/P’s powers had to be used anyway. Now that almost everyone is back home with marvel, it’s a GREAT idea to use some minor Ret-cons to get rid of weaker plot points like that. Not only that, if they wanted to, it wouldn’t even have to BE A retcon if they said something like, “Strucker’s experimentation with the cube activated their latent mutant genes”, which as we all know, multitudes of mutants in 616 have had their mutations activated by exposure to stress/energy/experimentation/radiation/etc. That would not even be a retcon, in the actual sense of the word. Again, this is all relative to what Marve Studios and the writers actually do, but it would definitely be a great avenue.
So... in your view, comic books and comic book writers should follow strictly other writers previous notions of what being a “zombie” entails, or of old high Germanic Norse mythology? Because believe me, if you put the version of Norse mythology co-opted by Stan Lee et al. next to actual high Germanic text expecting anything more than the loosest possible parallels, you’re gonna find yourself left wanting. It’s comic book mythos. It’s meant to be fun and not meant to stand up to rigorous non-suspension of disbelief.
Oh no, you were pulling the victim card, nothing I said was wrong or needed correcting. Unless you’re making erroneous assumptions.
Now THAT is a personal attack, and actually warranted.