“Now it’s my turn!”

Comic Heroes - - Feature -

Un­canny X-Men #132, April 1980

What hap­pened? Feisty X-Man Wolver­ine, not yet the su­per­star he will be­come, clam­bers out of a filthy sewer. Far from dead, he’s about to open a can of whoop-ass on the Hell­fire Club – and soon ev­ery bad guy in the Marvel U.

Why was it shock­ing? This was where Wolver­ine be­came a star; the era of the “killer hero” had be­gun, ram­ming home the vi­o­lent, no­ble out­sider shtick seem­ingly re­quired to make an ’80s good guy “cool”.

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