August 23rd, 2012

RockyHorror

Wolvereamed

I've long complained that part of the reason I don't read many Marvels anymore is I don't "recognize" the characters.  They are so different from what they were for no real reason that makes sense to me (Scott Summers, for example) that I can't just read the stories.

When Len Wein first came up with Wolverine, his idea was that Wolverine was actually a wolverine that the High Evolutionary made into a human, hence the reason Logan was always more animal than man.

Since then, Wolverine got a proper origin in the form of Weapon X, a covert Canadian operation.  Weapon X has since become the herpes of the Marvel Universe, spreading hither and yon from Deadpool to X-23 to Captain America (yes, he got mixed up in Weapon X, too).

Wolverine's origin is being constantly revised, with each "surprise twist" becoming more outlandish.  But it looks like Loeb has finally done it.  He's come up with a twist that even he won't be able to top.  Here's the panels.

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Yes.  Apparently, we are going Total Recall here.

Anyone else need a good stiff drink right about now?
This Makes Me Moist

And Somewhere, Kevin Smith Is Laughing

It was about a year and a half ago that comic people, from the pros to the lower order critters like myself, were talking about DC's plans to make Superman and Wonder Woman lovers.

Today, Entertainment Weekly "broke the news" and included the cover.

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Jim Lee is co-publisher at DC now.  Remember, his WildCATS and Gen 13 openly explored lust among the characters, so this is not a surprise.

And what are my feelings on this?

Well, Wonder Woman looks nothing like Kara Zor-El, Supergirl, Superman's cousin that he wants to bang.

Wonder Woman looks nothing like Lois Lane, who it was pointed out (by Jor-El, no less) looks almost exactly like Superman's mom.

In other words, Superman is going to be in a sexual relationship with no incestuous overtones for a change.

I am totally okay with this.