Thursday, April 02, 2009

When Words Collide: Wolverine and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

I've been doing the "When Words Collide" columns for what, like 30-something weeks in a row? And in all that time, I've spotlighted a Marvel character or comic book only once before, when I tackled Marvel's "Punisher Omnibus" and wrote about my preference for Garth Ennis's more blatantly absurd take on the character.

That column led to some harsh criticism from a certain corners of the internet as one angry e-mailer told me that I should stick to reading my "pre-9/11 comics."

But here I am, spending time with another Marvel character: the little-known character called "Wolverine." You may not have heard much about him, since he's Canadian and all -- and one of those, ick, mutant types -- but he's a cool little character who's kind of like a angry badger with a lot of smelly habits. And to examine this character I decided to talk with my old pal Barry Lyga who has a young adult novel coming out soon, featuring this obscure character with the funny hair and the metal pig-stickers.

Join us, won't you, as Lyga and I discuss what's so special about Wolverine in "Wolverine and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day."

9 comments:

Shecky Shabazz said...

That picture is from Meltdown, isn't it? I remember when I was a kid thinking the Wolverine/Havok team-up is one of the coolest ever. I still do, actually.

Timothy Callahan said...

I have still never read the whole series/collected edition. I only ever owned issues 1 and 3.

Shecky Shabazz said...

It's a long time since I read it, and it probably hasn't aged too well, but at the time (which for me, living in scandinavia, is a few years after the fact) it was one of the coolest comics ever. If nothing else, the art is still great.

Preston said...

Hey, is the title a reference to some kid's book, like the character was Alex of something? Bceuase I loved that story when I was little.

Timothy Callahan said...

Yup:

http://tinyurl.com/ctjv33

Preston said...

Cool!

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