Monday, April 20, 2009

Best Alternate Future Wolverine EVER.

There are plenty of Alternate Future Wolverines to choose from. You can have your classic "Days of Future Past" Wolverine, with his greying sideburns and eventual noble sacrifice, or maybe you prefer the "Old Man Logan" Wolverine, currently traveling a ruined future America in the Spider-Mobile with Hawkeye, but for my money, you can't beat Earth X Wolverine:


Fat, lazy, drunken Wolverine may be the best Wolverine of all. As seen in 1999's Earth X #5, Wolverine and Jean got together and eventually turned into The Lockhorns. According to the text piece following the story, Jean Grey and all of the other telepaths have lost their powers, so shes stuck rolling her eyes at the 181st retelling of the time the old gasbag fought the Hulk.

Earth X was a decent series that crawled up its own arse and birthed a whole franchise of sequels that I couldn't keep up with, Universe X, followed by Paradise X with a whole bunch of spinoffs as I recall. I'm not sure if I want to know what became of the battling X-Bickersons in the increasingly convoluted saga, but if you know, please share in the comments!



17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jean left him before the end of the series and told him she was really Madelyne Pryor, Jean's clone

Arifoglu said...

Earth X is Rock, sir.

Phillyradiogeek said...

Although DC is more famous for its multiverse, I'd like to see someone create a catalog of Marvel's various universes. They have a lot more than I would have expected. 2099-verse, Ultimate universe, MC2 universe, Earth X, etc.

Brian Hughes said...

RE: Madelyne Pryor:
Ugh. See, crap like that is exactly why I don't read X-men comics anymore.

Arkonbey said...

Hmm. In the second image, Logan looks a bit like Londo Mollari...

grifter said...

time to revisit the old Earth X trade ...

Sky_of_Blue said...

And, of course, his hair looks worse than ever.

losthemisphere said...

I loved Earth X... and it makes sense that she's not Jean. All the telepaths didn't lose their powers - they died. It's spelled out elsewhere in the series, hence no Prof X.

Thus, since she can't be Jean, she's Madelyne.

Michael Jones said...

If Logan has this instant healing power, how then does he get drunk?

ScriptSour said...

Michael Jones, you've been watching to much of that filth called Heroes :D

Wolverine is to badass not to get drunk...

Aqualad said...

He gets drunk for like a minute, and then sobers up thanks to the healing factor. So to avoid instant hangover he needs to drink a lot, really fast.

DrX said...

There is a Marvel Universes compendium at "The Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe" webpage.

http://www.marvunapp.com/list/appalte.htm

Michael Jones said...

Actually I've only seen the first 2 Seasons of Heroes so I don't know what you're referring to. But I agree that he is badass enough to remain drunk.

Nando said...

Just more to add. In one of the series (I don't remember which), the "Days of Future Past" Wolverine is saved at the very last instant moment of death and is transported to the Earth X universe. The two alternate Wolverines meet where the "Days of Futures Past" tells Lazy Wolverine that he was not a mutant at all. Basically all humans were "mutants" and wolverine was really the last of the original (non-mutated) human, which in its natural state can live a long time and heal itself. The story leading up to this is very convoluted and I don't have the time to get into it. But at the end Lazy Wolverine goes back into the wild.

Brian Hughes said...

Wow.
Just...Wow.

losthemisphere said...

Nando, the two met in Paradise X: Heralds, but I don't recall reading that explanation.

Sasquatch and the head of Guardian did come across a tribe of feral Wolverines after Mr Church's armies destroyed the Canadian Torch though...

ZADL said...

Well, since this thread is revived, I need to point out that it really is Jean, and that she told Lazy Logan that she was Madeline "just to snickt it to him" - it was in Heralds / Paradise X.

Not that it alleviates the disappointment at all....