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Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the best, strangest times when Wolverine was actually kind of really funny.

Wolverine has undergone a strange transformation over the course of the last few decades. Fans will enjoy lesser known facts about Wolverine and the most messed up things Wolverine has done in comics. While he began as the ultimate Mary Sue, the bestest character that can never be beaten and has all the coolest powers, he’s then became reviled by comic nerds before being turned into an interesting character by writers who saw that he could actually have an interesting storyline every now and then. And all of that leads to the question: is Wolverine funny? He definitely cracks a lot of jokes, but is that a funny Wolverine or an annoying Wolverine?

Thanks to writers like Matt Fraction, Joss Whedon, and Waren Ellis, the last decade has been kind to the adamantium-clawed practical joker. Sometimes the writers have had to change his character completely to make him funny, but then other times Wolverine was hilarious just being his grumpy old self. Keep reading and vote on the best, strangest times when Wolverine was actually kind of really funny. 

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56 people just voted on Logan Needs to Ride the Silver Bullet


Logan Needs to Ride the Silver... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 15 Funniest Wolverine Moments in Comic Book History
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In Joss Whedon's run of Astonishing X-Men, Kitty Pryde sacrifices herself to save the entire world. Right in front of Logan's eyes. Kitty phases herself into a giant bullet fired by the Breakworld aliens, and manages to prevent them from destroying earth. But in the process she ended up phasing out of existence, entirely, taking the bullet along with her. So it makes sense that Wolverine might want another beer rather than a shoulder to cry on.

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Don't Compare Logan to a Child


Don't Compare Logan to a C... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 15 Funniest Wolverine Moments in Comic Book History
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Wolverine and Deadpool have been doing their best to play nice for a couple of decades, but it never seems to work out. Wolverine's annoyed big brother role makes a perfect foil for Wade Wilson's chatterbox mercenary. So it makes perfect sense that when 'Pool finds out that someone has been tranquilizing him and harvesting his organs for years, maybe even decades, he calls the only people who can truly understand what he's going through: brothers in experimental super science Wolverine and Captain America. 

Meanwhile in Wolverine's world, he's been dealing with a virus from the Microverse that suppresses his healing factor. So when Wade makes light of Logan losing the one thing that makes him an indestructible murder machine you can see why he would take umbrage. And his rebuttal is classic Wolverine humor. 

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Logan Just Likes to Stab


Logan Just Likes to Stab is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 15 Funniest Wolverine Moments in Comic Book History
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Don't you love it when you accidentally stab one of your friends and it turns out that they were possessed by a demon so you were technically helping by being a macho douche bag? Before the New Avengers can piece together a new team and a new club house, an inter-dimensional heathen begins to rip through New York, and it takes over the bodies of Doctor Strange and Daimon Hellstrom - but Wolverine doesn't know that when he stabs them right in the chests. If Spider-Man hadn't said anything no one would have been the wiser. 

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Only Douche Bags Wear Sunglasses Indoors


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Wolverine and Cyclops have never been friends. When they weren't sniping at one another over who should lead the X-Men, they were acting like teenagers while they fought over Jean (Scott's ex-wife and Logan's true love). So when the two frenemies have to fight ALL of the sentinels in Wolverine and the X-Men #40 there's some tension as to whether Logan is just going to peace out and let Cyclops handle the purple robots all by his lonesome. After the two heroes kill everything in their paths they share a cute moment, which is actually kind of nice. 

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32 people just voted on The Rare Time That Logan Has a Valid Point


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The only thing that Warren Ellis could do to follow up Joss Whedon's powerhouse collection of Astonishing X-Men stories was to make things get weird. In the first arc of his run on the series, Ellis introduces the X-Men to meat Sentinels, Brood missiles, and that pesky Krakoa island. After an arc full of insanity and resurfaced enemies, the X-Men come face to face with Kaga, a true mutant who hates the heroes because they're so beautiful. It's some straight high-school garbage, so Logan punches this 60-something year-old-man in the face to teach him a lesson. Also because he's riding a wheelchair of death

Admittedly this is kind of goofy, but it's classic Wolverine to unload on some villain who isn't worth his time because he's in a bad mood. And if you want to make something funnier, you can't beat adding "of doom" to the end of whatever you're talking about. 

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Aloof Is Logan's Middle Name


Aloof Is Logan's Middle Na... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 15 Funniest Wolverine Moments in Comic Book History
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Poor Kitty Pryde, not only does she have a crush on the dumbest metal Russian in the world, but she's so alone now that she's attending Xavier's School for Gifted Teens that she's stuck asking Logan for dating advice. And poor Logan. We all know he'd rather be out punching dudes in the face with his adamantium claws before drinking all the beers, but he's been reduced to the role of chaperone. Do you think these two will ever learn to get along?

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Womp Womp Wooooomp


Womp Womp Wooooomp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 15 Funniest Wolverine Moments in Comic Book History
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The crossover of modern comic book writing and the world of comedy has finally managed to pull Wolverine out of the slash-kill-beer-bub-repeat cycle that he was in for so much of the '80s, '90s, and early 2000s. And the Savage Wolverine story line is doing something different by telling a Doc Savage-style adventure tale in lieu of the dreary Old Man Logans that we've been inundated with recently. This Romancing the Stone-esque collection of panels comes just after Wolverine has woken up on an island in the Savage Land, discovered that there's a Chtulu thing in a helicopter, and a bunch of S.H.I.E.L.D agents bumbling around. All Logan wants to do is go home, but that's not happening any time soon. 

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Of Course You Know This Means War


Of Course You Know This Means ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 15 Funniest Wolverine Moments in Comic Book History
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In a post decimation world (you know, when Scarlet Witch stripped most of the mutants of the world of their powers) it's fortuitous for 12 year old Molly Hayes of The Runaways to still have her telekinetic abilities along with her super strength. Not only does she pose a threat to any evil mutants that are still lurking around, but she also packs a wallop on anyone who underestimates her. And that definitely goes for Wolverine when he tries to "save" her from a priest while she's investigating a missing maguffin. Wolverine pops out his claws and before you can say "snikt" she throws him into the snow of New York City.

Logan's button on the scene feels like it was written after watching one too many episodes of Looney Toons, but that's OK because it's funny, and who doesn't like seeing one of the strongest, most badass superheroes - ever - get his ass handed to him by a 12 year old?