The Demasculation Of Wolverine In X-Men Comics Today (Spoilers)

There's only a smattering of Krakoa in today's comic books from Marvel today, with only Hellions #10 as the official X-Men title – but some other interest elsewhere. But one way or another, Wolverine does not come out of it well at all.

The Demasculation Of Wolverine In X-Men Comics Today

So in Hellions #10 today we get to see the illusions created by the mutant Mastermind, working for Arcade under pain of his daughter's death.

The Demasculation Of Wolverine In X-Men Comics Today

But Wild Child's dreams reflect his own reality – or one that he would like to see – as an alpha dog over Wolverine and Sabertooth, forced to run away from him. While over in Runaways #34, Wolverine and the rest of the Krakoan outreach team are popping by in a much-delayed issue to "rescue" Molly and take her to Krakoa.

 

The Demasculation Of Wolverine In X-Men Comics Today

And this is no Wild Child fever dream, this is Molly reversing the fortune for Logan. Which can't sit well on any macho mutant male ego.

The Demasculation Of Wolverine In X-Men Comics Today

Admittedly, Wolverine does seem to know his place in the whole scheme of things. He's no Batman.

The Demasculation Of Wolverine In X-Men Comics Today

And then, as we previously pointed out, Wolverine comes a cropper against the Black Panther today in Avengers #42. With T'Challa taking out Logan in his two meat and two veg, as Jude would probably describe it.

Black Panther Vs Wolverine in Avengers #43

It's tough to be Wolverine these days. I blame society.

HELLIONS #10
MARVEL COMICS
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(W) Zeb Wells (A/CA) Stephen Segovia
FUNNY GAMES! The HELLIONS are at the mercy of ARCADE as they face his new psychological MURDERWORLD! Parental Advisory In Shops: Mar 03, 2021 SRP: $3.99

RUNAWAYS #34
MARVEL COMICS
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(W) Rainbow Rowell (A) Genolet, Andres (CA) Kris Anka
Wolverine and Pixie guest-star in RUNAWAYS and answer what Runaways fans have been asking for months: With the X-Men's opening of Krakoa, the island-nation that welcomes mutants in existence, will Molly go? You may think you know the answer to that or what is going to happen here, but this comic is like its stars: They never do what they're told or expected to do. Rated T+ In Shops: Mar 03, 2021 SRP: $3.99

AVENGERS #43
MARVEL COMICS
JAN210669
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Javi Garron (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
THE FIGHT TO BECOME THE ALL-NEW PHOENIX HEATS UP!
As the greatest heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe are trapped within the battle to decide the all-new Phoenix – a bloody battle that has narrowed to a handful of desperate combatants. Thor leads the rest of the Avengers in the fight to contain the Phoenix Force on Earth, in a quest complicated by the Thunder God's own mysterious connection to the cosmic firebird. Rated T+ In Shops: Mar 03, 2021 SRP: $3.99

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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