|Posted: 12 December 2022 at 1:26pm | IP Logged | 4
I re-read the Miller Wolverine mini-series again after many many years.
Two thoughts on it:
1) It was a good story, but not really a Wolverine story. It twisted his character along Miller's preferences, which didn't really fit what had been established. So many modern movie anti-heroes are now carbon copies of this version. Lot's of implied killing by our hero too which was taboo back then. It should have been an alternative universe story.
2) I have no idea how Claremont ever got "scripting" credit on this book. The dialog, pacing, everything is so clearly and strongly in Miller's voice who is listed only as "penciler". The exception seems to be that repetitive hero-summary at the beginning that has to remind us ad nauseam who Wolerine is and what his super-powers are.
When I read Elsewhen I see exactly the same thing with respect to the original X-men run --- those are so clearly in John Byrne's voice --- except for some injected weirdness.
It has me wondering if this was some sort of long-running con-game Claremont played to take credit for his collaborator's work?