Wolverine is among few of the awesomest comic book personas ever created. He’s headlined major comic books, animated TV shows, Major toylines and four major movies. He once brought an uncanny appeal to comic books. His past was a mystery, and he wasn’t afraid to cross boundaries the only thing he cared about getting the job done. He was the badass character that became an icon among comic book lovers. Yet over the years, Wolverine’s extreme popularity lead to Marvel including him in any comic book title they can. He is being overexposed.
The way Wolverine is overused and hyped it makes many comic book fans angry and frustrated . when Wolverine is able to switch his position again and again between X Men, -Force, Avengers, The New Avengers and his own series the whole sense of continuity which is liked by fans get quite complicated.Last year’s X-Men event X-Men: Schism happened at the same time with Fear Itself where wolveine was a center. Comic books deserve some respect, they at least have to follow some sense of continuity, and that all is spoiled after Marvel just to get some extra sales they decide to throw Logan on the cover, it certainly would get fans angry and unsatisfied with lot of question marks.
With a level of insecurity surrounding the comics industry in current times, there is some logic as to why Marvel sticks Wolverine in anything they can,may be because when a newcomer comes with an idea of buying a comic book for the first time they dont know most of the characters so they go with the obvious names like Batman and Wolverine. At times Mavel sticks with him in major storyline without giving in any significance. Eg. Wolverine could easily be removed from Fear Itself or the main Avengers series. Especially since the character’s lost the appeal he had. His origin has been explored and explored over and over again, taking away the original appeal that went with the character. Why include him in two Avengers titles, if fan favourite characters like Bucky Barnes and Hawkeye are going to get pushed aside? It’s frustrating and stupid.
It also makes people frustrated how Wolverine continuously stars in X-Men movies when Marvel and Fox studios can move forward with projects for other characters. Fox have the rights for The Fantastic 4 and Daredevil. It’s about time they use them, instead of giving us more mediocre Wolverine origin movies . Or at least maybe expand on the Wolverine mythos, and give us a movie based on his son Daken,Who have became a far edgier, more compelling character than his father in recent years.Also the Deadpool movie in works for almost 3 years needs to be released now following with a R Rated X-Force movie or a Cable origin movie.They already spoiled three X-Men movies just to hype that Character and forcefully threw in his cameo in X-Men First Class. Also Hugh Jackman adds a tone of his own to that character and doesn’t satisfies the fanboys as the qualities of Wolverine. Wolverine in comics is short blood thirsty mutant while Hugh Jackman is a tall mysterious guy who who doesn’t has the thirst to kill instead more of a military strategist and a savior.I nowadays prefer Tom Hardy more as a likely wolverine than Jackman.
Wolverine’s days are over now. There are far better characters deserving of the attention and popularity Wolverine has. If he is removed from the Avengers line up then it would become clear why he is much better with X-Men than the attention he is getting. Perhaps now the Avengers movie draws near, we might see a more classic Avengers line up without him.