Well, in short, he’s a killing machine who has a mutant healing power and is also armed with a wisecracking sense of humor. He’s basically a guy that very few people want to mess with. His character is a cathartic outlet for the rage and frustrations of many a reader. There’s a reason that he and the Hulk are two of the most beloved characters in the Marvel Universe. So now, especially with an X-Men movie coming out, is it wise to have him killed? There’s also talk of another actor stepping in for Hugh Jackman to play Wolverine in the movies soon, since he is supposedly tired of the role. Sure, it’s been a long run for Wolverine in the comics, what with him living for centuries and surviving some truly ridiculous things (like the Hulk ripping him in half), but all things do come to an end.
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