How to Wed the Wolverine Way
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Few grooms have been as doomed as everyone's favorite clawed Canuck. Over the years, Wolverine's love life has been more fraught than most in Super Hero circles. And he’s had loads of practice.
Thanks to a new batch of WOLVERINE books on digital comics mega-service Marvel Unlimited—WOLVERINE (1988) #123, #125-132 and the WOLVERINE: BLACK RIO one-shot to be exact—you can digitally relive one of the most oddball nuptials in mighty Marvel history!
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A bit of backstory: this classic storyline ran in 1998. A few years prior, Magneto tore the Adamantium out of Logan's body leaving him with claws made of bone. Logan then went feral for a while, but had regained his humanity by this point, still without his familiar metal embellishments.
With that, it's now time to dive into the time-honored traditions of Wolverine’s wild 90s wedding!
GO OUT WITH A BANG
Most grooms spend the time before their wedding getting fitted for a tux or partying with their friends, but not Wolverine! No, right before he got hitched, he just hung around with two super-powered villains named Roughouse and Bloodscream. Instead of drinking and getting rowdy, the baddies spent a solid amount of time using the groom-to-be as a punching bag! Logan had to remove the skin from his wedding ring hand to escape, but he returned the favor to the pair in kind, blowing off some steam in the process!
COLLECT YOUR RSVPS
A major part of most weddings involves selecting your attendants, friends and family who will stand up with you as you pledge yourself to your life partner. Wolverine didn't have much say in the matter as his future wife, Madame Hydra, AKA Viper, drugged some of Logan's best female friends and sent them out on the attack! Jean Grey, Psylocke, Tyger Tiger, Spider-Woman: Jessica Drew, Rogue, and Yukio all went after Wolverine, but it didn't take long for Shadowcat, Jubilee, and Black Widow to save their friend in time for the ceremony!
STICK TO A MODEST PROPOSAL
ENJOY NEWLYWED BLISS
Often times, after the nuptials, the newlyweds will hang out with their guests for breakfast or maybe an outing. Instead, Viper found herself kidnapped, while Logan was washed down the river! He soon caught on that Hydra and the Hand were working together to take over Madripoor, so he used everything from his hacking skills to items pilfered from a movie studio warehouse to make the malicious minions think that members of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men were on their trail. Perhaps someone got him mimicry lessons as a wedding gift, because Wolverine captured their voices convincingly!
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BLOODY/BLUE
REFLECT ON THE PAST
They say that the wedding can zoom by for the couple tying the knot, so it's important to reflect on this achievement and remember all of the friends and family that came together to celebrate! Instead of thinking back on marrying Viper, Wolverine’s first priority was to find out how, exactly, Sabretooth got all that Adamantium in his bones. So, he went back to his roots and explored the Weapon X facility that laced the metal to his skeleton all those years ago. Unfortunately, Wolverine’s trip down memory lane was interrupted by the Wendigo, a cursed Canadian beast. The two brawlers nearly killed each other, but this probably felt like something of a respite after marrying the woman who helmed Hydra.
QUALITY TIME: A LOVE LANGUAGE
HONEYMOON IN STYLE
Witnessing firsthand what happens when a marriage goes sideways, Logan decided to skip town and head to Rio for Carnival! After meeting up with an old friend and enjoying the party atmosphere, Logan got wrapped up in a local vampire gang that added another notch of trauma to ol' Wolvy’s belt. This poor guy just can’t catch a break!
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