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.
Logan Needs to Ride the Silver Bullet
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.
Don't Compare Logan to a Child
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.
Logan Just Likes to Stab
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.
Only Douche Bags Wear Sunglasses Indoors
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.