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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 22 February 2024 at 6:05pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

After this exchange, is it really surprising that nobody bothered to ask his real name?

 

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John Byrne

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Posted: 22 February 2024 at 6:15pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

JB, regarding the "you never asked" panel in #139, since you were the full plotter of that issue, and the artwork of that panel with him and Kurt seemed to jibe with the name reveal, so am I correct in assuming that that was your intent, and not something that Claremont threw in? If so, was "you never asked" a suggestion of yours as well?

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Was I full plotter on that? I’d love to see my margin notes!

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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 22 February 2024 at 6:47pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

So would I!!




It certainly makes sense that if anyone's going to know and be free with his real name, it would be Heather. Whoever's idea it was to reveal it to the rest of the team here, it was the exact perfect moment and reason to do so.

(EDIT: Heck, if I really wanted to nitpick, the scene would have played better without Heather uttering that first "Wolverine?!", since she's a civilian and knew the man before he got any code name - would have added even more of an element of surprise because Nightcrawler could have wondered at first "Who's this Logan guy?" - Anyway, since it errs on the side of being unnecessarily wordy, that's probably more likely Chris' fault :) :)

Mac uses it freely in front of Nightcrawler and Shaman later in the same issue, so it's probably safe to assume that the rest of Alpha Flight knew it already.



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Mark Haslett
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Posted: 22 February 2024 at 7:31pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Ron: Wasn't it more interesting to convey, through that exchange with Kurt,
something about Logan's character and how those around treat him?

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Exactly. Not just interesting, but a unique opportunity executed with
panache and fun.

In other words, deserving of derision.
Feh!
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 23 February 2024 at 6:24am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

It dawns on me that I was a member of the UK X-Men fan club, & that may
well be the reason I thought I knew some of these things earlier than I
thought.
While the UK was about a year behind the US, by the time of Dark Phoenix
anyway, my knowledge would be bang up to date due to their Cerebro
fanzine.
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Ken Sun
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Posted: 24 February 2024 at 12:08am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Wolvie 50 Yrs Ann. logo by JB sillhouette!! Whoa!! That is a privilege and honor!! This is my Wolverine Classics Vol 3 TP signed inside by JB at Fan Expo Canada 2018. Much obliged JB!!!
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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 24 February 2024 at 12:47am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I'm thinking whenever the first Snikt! appeared... that was the main finishing touch. Spider-Man had his Thwip!, Nightcrawler his Bamf!, but Wolvie had Snikt!
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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 24 February 2024 at 12:54am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Hey, I also have that cover (the original issue) signed by him from MOC ‘04!
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 24 February 2024 at 1:41am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

"I'm thinking whenever the first Snikt! appeared..."

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I got GS X-Men #1 page 6. Tho may have been spelled Snickt a couple of times afterwards.
Please fact check that.
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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 24 February 2024 at 1:51am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

So much for that idea... I looked in the facsimile edition of GS X-Men #1 and it's Snikt! I was hoping maybe Iron Fist #15 had the first use of that spelling.
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Dale Lerette
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Posted: 24 February 2024 at 3:18pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Is your mind an aftermath of images? 
Or is your image an aftermath of minds?
God knows your sins and calls you by name.
The devil knows your name and calls you by your sins.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 24 February 2024 at 6:39pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Heck, if I really wanted to nitpick, the scene would have played better without Heather uttering that first "Wolverine?!"

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Right. She should have said “James!”

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