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  1. Mijder
    December 29, 2010 at 11:46 am — Reply

    My vote is for the original 5.

    • TaZ
      December 29, 2010 at 12:16 pm — Reply

      Realistically? “Present day” would have it. They’d also be really pissed off at seeing themselves as their young, idealistic versions that thought that Charles Xavier would be the savior of mutantkind rather than a manipulative control freak. Now Wolverine against the old non-furry Hank McCoy? That might be interesting until the claws pop.

      The other thing is you’d have two Cyclops’ and Logan fighting over Jean Grey.

      • December 29, 2010 at 6:25 pm — Reply

        Wolverine is overrated. Hank McCoy could win if the writer wasn’t swooning over Logan’s “manliness”.

        • December 30, 2010 at 6:20 am — Reply

          Wolverine is overrated. Hank McCoy could win if the writer wasn’t swooning over Logan’s “manliness”.

          Yep. Of course, for every book that tries that and gets cancelled, there are two successful books with him in it, so they go where the sales go.

          • December 30, 2010 at 8:18 am — Reply

            So if you sell more books than your opponent; you can beat them in a fight? Is that how Batman beats Superman in a fight too? Does that mean Spider-Man can destroy Superman in a fight?

            All I’m saying is that if Marvel writers got together and gave a male character the same attention, he’d be big too. Also, Hank McCoy doesn’t need a secondary mutation to bounce off Wolverine’s head and win.

            • December 30, 2010 at 4:29 pm — Reply

              o if you sell more books than your opponent; you can beat them in a fight? Is that how Batman beats Superman in a fight too? Does that mean Spider-Man can destroy Superman in a fight?

              Obviously not my point. They use Wolverine because people buy Wolverine, and in some cases, I think we have to accept that Marvel will stick him in things to support other characters from a fiduciary standpoint.

              All I’m saying is that if Marvel writers got together and gave a male character the same attention, he’d be big too. Also, Hank McCoy doesn’t need a secondary mutation to bounce off Wolverine’s head and win.

              The Wolverine bandwagon has been running for over a quarter-century now. If it were that easy to replicate his success, we’d see a lot more uber-characters around…

          • RedneckTaZ
            December 30, 2010 at 11:16 pm — Reply

            Not only sales but also there is the fact that both Wolverine and Cylcops have become the nexus (not the rookie WWE guys…) of the mutant-based storylines as well as Logan’s now lenghty association with the Avengers. That teaser is the first time in awhile I’ve even seen Charles Xavier on the cover of an “X” title since Cyclops basically told him to stick it. Now, the excess of solo title exposure is another thing, as Matthew alluded to.

            Let’s face it, the character of Logan does have a lot of traits that lend itself to be continually interesting (when written right) and appealing to a lot of comic readers and not just “manliness” (which is not necessarily a bad thing). Being short statured and unable to “turn loose” his full ability draws a lot of “underdog” (Lord, that live-action movie sucked) empathy. He’s a cowboy, samurai, ninja, sensei, solider, renegade and philosopher all rolled into one very mean ball with claws. He’s noble but flawed, driven but realistic, a loner but yearning to belong. The character just lends itself well to crafting stories. Plus, as Matthew said, he still sells.

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