Week of Cool Wolverine Comic Book Moments – Wolverine Pulls a “Dirty Harry” on a Hellfire Club Guard
All week long we will feature brand-new Cool Wolverine Comic Book Moments in celebration of his recent film. Here is an archive of all the past cool comic moments that I’ve featured so far over the years.
We continue with a classic piece of intimidation by Wolverine in X-Men #133 by Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin…
After the events of X-Men #132, the X-Men are all captured by the Hellfire Club. All except for Wolverine, who is thought to be dead but at the end of the issue, he awesomely reveals himself to be alive and looking for revenge (click here to see our spotlight on THAT moment, one of the best moments in Marvel history).
So X-Men #133 opens with Wolverine making his way through the Hellfire Club’s home and dealing with their armed guards…
While we knew that Wolverine was a hard-edged killer before this point, this was still one of the rare occasions that we actually got to SEE Wolverine’s savagery in action.
This, then, leads to “the” moment, in an expertly drawn sequence by Byrne and Austin…
Totally Dirty Harry (in case you’re somehow unfamiliar with the scene in question, in the very first Dirty Harry film, Harry takes on a trio of robbers, killing two and wounding one. The wounded robber is close enough to his shotgun that he could theoretically grab it and take a shot at Harry. Harry, though, essentially talks him out of attempting to go for the shotgun by explaining to him:
I know what you’re thinking: “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do you, punk?
The punk did not and he surrendered, just like this Hellfire guard.
Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to suggest other cool Wolverine moments to me for the rest of the week! Make sure to check the archive, though, as a number of cool moments have already been featured starring Wolverine (including the aforementioned bit from X-Men #132).