Wein created Wolverine back in 1974 and his first appearance was actually in the pages of The Incredible Hulk, not the X-Men.
Fans badgered Marvel Comics to bring back the character and Wolverine has since become one of the most popular super heroes around.
Fans have compared Wolverine with classic myths like Gilgamesh, and Wein is fascinated and flattered by the references, but admits he based the characters underlying nobility on himself.
Luckily, he is happy with Hugh Jackmans portrayal of the character even though the actor is at least a foot taller than the comic book version.
In Weins words, I met him a few years ago and the first thing [Jackman] said was, Im sorry Im so tall. I told him, Dont worry. You play him short.
Wein is the editor of a new book, The Unauthorized X-Men: SF And Comic Writers On Mutants, Prejudice And Adamantium (BenBella Books).
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