Axel-In-Charge: Extending "Secret Wars," Excitement for a "Totally Awesome Hulk"
This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of pieces looking at particular odd/strange/interesting instances of retroactively connecting different comic book characters (for instance, Uncanny X-Men #268 retroactively established that Wolverine knew both Captain America and the Black Widow from World War II). Here is an archive of all of the past pieces.
Today is the first of a two-part look at some of Wolverine’s early espionage connections.
As covered in an edition of Meta-Messages, Chris Claremont brought Carol Danvers to the X-Mansion in Avengers Annual #10 following her messed up farewell from the Avengers.
So she was living with the X-Men for a few months before, out of nowhere, in Uncanny X-Men #154, we learn that Carol and Wolverine know each other!
A couple of years later, in Marvel Fanfare #24, Claremont then wrote an “untold tale” set after Uncanny X-Men #167 to explain after the fact how Carol left – she sort of leaves off-panel. Here, they go from knowing each other a bit and working with each other in the past to being practically soulmates…
When he was hallucinating after being crucified by the Reavers, Carol was one of his hallucinations.
Larry Hama Howard Mackie did a nice graphic novel in 1996 with Carol and Logan back in their earlier days together.
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