Poll Position: Wolverine the Hunted

These "Who would be best to fight whoever" polls seem to be popular, so we'll give it one more go with everyone's favorite hero-on-the-edge, Wolverine:


Discussion to follow.

Unlike the previous question, before you can get to the "bringing back" part, you have to accomplish the "find him" part. Hulk rampaging through a major metropolitan area = easy, Wolverine gone feral and into hiding = hard. So while Superman might be tops for bringing Logan back, his X-Ray vision isn't going to be all that useful. With that in mind, here are my thoughts on who I put on the list and why.

  1. Batman: I'd pay cash money to see Batman fight Wolverine, and so would you. If you're over the age of thirty, you might not admit to your buddies that you went out and bought the issue, but it'd have drool stains on it just the same. Batman has experience tracking down feral-type characters (Killer Croc, etc.) and if he can beat Superman, he can probably handle adamantium claws.
  2. Boba Fett: He's one of the best bounty hunters in the whole galaxy, man! Granted, that galaxy is far, far away, but in comics all things are possible.
  3. Cyclops: How much do you want to bet that Scott "accidentally" blasts Logan into smithereens while trying to apprehend him? Nothing like a little rabid-mammal-on-telepath jealousy to make the hunt personal.
  4. Dr. Fate: I just want to see how well magic and DC-style mysticism would play against hard-core Marvel gritty blood and guts. Can adamantium cut through the Mystic Bonds of Nabu?
  5. Iron Man: A classic match-up, still fun to consider even though it's been done before. I am sure that the vast resources of Stark International could combine to find one whacked-out hack and slasher, and surely the armor could corral Wolverine.
  6. Kraven the Hunter: Look, if he can't bring in Spider-Man, I doubt he'd do much good against Wolverine. But he's got "Hunter" right there in his name, at least you could return his phone calls yo?
  7. Punisher: The title of this issue would unofficially have to be "Maximum Collateral Damage". Plus, Frank has a long history of tracking down those who don't want to be found, giving him a decent shot of locating Logan in the first place.
  8. Sabertooth: Done to death, but watching these two duke it out is always a hoot.
  9. Spawn: I admit it, I just want someone to slice all those freaking chains off already.
  10. Spider-Man: Spidey-senses lead him to the target, status as Marvel's flagship property let him win. Simple.

Joking aside, the comic I'd most like to read would be Batman-Wolverine. I also think Batman would have the best shot of bringing Wolverine in alive and well. Of course given Logan's healing powers, you wouldn't really have to worry all that much about safe and gentle capture methods, but still.

So who would you tap for the job?

15 Responses to Poll Position: Wolverine the Hunted

  1. Barry says:

    I’m new to the whole Heromachine world and started using the Classic version with my kids. Does the print button work? Is there any way to print the hero out? Clicking the print button does nothing — and I’ve tried it on a variety of printers/computers. (Right clicking prints it out, but you get the whole machine art also.)

    Thank you,


  2. TheNate says:

    I’m going for Boba Fett, but I have to ask: Does he have access to a carbonite freezing center? If so, he can abduct one of Wolverine’s many past lady-loves to bait that trap.

  3. Collex says:

    Hmmm. Tough choice

    Batman vs Wolverine is cool. But what is even cooler is Batman and Wolverine togheter as a single hero (Never heard of DarkClaw?). And it has already been done in a movie called The Prestige.

    I must say that I would pay to see Spawn and its endless power against Wolverine. That would be awesome. Even better if Wolverine can kill the Violator just before going on Spawn.

  4. DJ says:

    Batman. He has so many tricks up his sleeves he could find and trap Wolverine.

  5. John says:

    Galactus. One stomp and he’s picking adamantium splinters off his shoe.

    (please please PLEASE let that happen!)

  6. Collex says:

    Or Magneto. After all, what’s better to fight against a metal-covered guy than someone who can CONTROL metal. But it has been done to death.

  7. The Icedaemon says:

    Anyone who can stay out of reach and take out the Wolverine with stunning/confusing or incapacitating effects would easily win in a fight. I’d say either Fate or the Iron Man.

  8. Im tried and true… Call Sabretooth, and bring some back-up so Sabretooth doesnt OD wasnt wolvie is down.

  9. William A. Peterson says:

    Bats really isn’t the one to do the job…
    He’s more an Urban hunter, and Logan’s going to be hiding in the backwoods of Canada!
    That, and even “Thermal Bat-Skivvies” aren’t going to stop Adamantium claws…
    Sure, Bruce (kind of) took out Superman, but Wolvie doesn’t have a problem with Kryptonite!
    Logan wins this one…

    Doctor Fate has lots and lots of power, but it’s much more geared for dealing with other mystics, than for handling berserkers…
    He *might* be able to bring Logan in, but he’s not likely to even get the call…
    {And, Jeff, it’s Doctor Strange who does the “Mystic Bands” thing…
    Doc Fate has a completely different M.O.}

    Boba Fett gets the call…
    He tracks people on any kind of planet, across the entire Galaxy, if he has to (though, of course, bringing him into the Marvel Universe would likely require Doctor Strange…).
    He has a full range of sensors built into the helmet, plenty of weapon systems, is also used to handling “No Disintegrations” missions, and if Mandalorian Iron can stand up to Lightsabers, it can probably handle Adamantium Claws…

  10. tristan says:

    Even though i said Iron man i think it would have to be none of the above. a comics already gone out where wolverine goes feral its called Wolverine: Enemy of the state and Dare Devil (or was it Elektra) takes him out. But in a real world not a any thing can happen comic it would have to be some one either with steel sronger than adamantium or has a way to stop or slow wolverines healing facter. WAIT there is and S.H.E.I.L.D knows it. so there Nick Fury would be the best to take out wolverine(as lomg as he had a hand grenade)

  11. The Imp says:

    I picked Punisher. Not only is Castle one of the all-time badasses, he’s got wilderness tracking experience, and he actually DID take out Wolvie one time. (Sure, it was in a What If? issue, but who’s counting? :D)

  12. TheNate says:

    (I’m such a geek for knowing this) In the Punisher-Wolverine Africa saga, Logan gave Castle the slip in the jungle. In Punisher War Journal #7 (July 1989), he even says of Wolverine, “He was better at covering his tracks than I was at following them.”

  13. the creator says:

    Batman is tempting, but as it is said before, i really can’t see him fighting in the wildernes.
    Boba Fett or Iron Man do have a fair chance, but come to close and Wolverine reduces their armour to scraps.
    I would go With Sabretooth, done a million times, but i think the only one who posseses enough wilderness tracking experience and vast fighting knowledge with Wolverine

  14. God Of PLague says:

    cyclops it’s personal douche vs Beserker rage. Hands off Jean Grey Bub!

  15. johnathon says:

    for you people that put batman r you stupid wolverine would kill batman in a heart bet know for you people that put the other ones good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!