After months of teasing this monumental podcast episode we finally managed to get a bunch of our friends together in Episode 40, to pay our final respects to The Wolverine following his tragic comic book death this past October in “The Death of Wolverine”.
Writer Charles Soule and Artist Steve McNiven put together a 4-part story over at Marvel Comics this fall, that both provided a look back at the life of Wolverine and skillfully wove the story of his ultimate demise. As expected, our hairy little Canadian friend met his end stoically and left it up to his good buddies at the Graphic Novice Comic Book Podcast to handle his eulogy in a manner befitting a cultural icon of his stature (metaphorically).
Through a great deal of soul searching, and meditative contemplation, we realized that there was only one way to properly honor one of Marvel’s most iconic superheroes, and that ofcourse, would be through song.
Here at Graphic Novice, we’re not particularly good at getting facts correct, or even speaking in a coherent and engaging fashion. As such, we all knew that a simple spotlight episode by Graphic Novice just wouldn’t have the impact something like this deserved. Instead, after a great deal of scheming and conniving, we figured we might be able to trick some of our podcasting friends into recording off-key parody karaoke songs as a podcast memorial. Somehow, the plan worked… and here it is… The Graphic Novice and Friends’ Wolverine Memorial Karaoke Jam.
In this heartfelt tribute episode, we take a brief but poignant look at the life and times of James “Logan” Howlett, combining a discussion of historical Wolverine stories, and mix in some emotional tribute songs from some of our favorite podcasters. If you can put up with our banter long enough, you’ll eventually hear Neil C. (Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks), VF (Graphic Novice), Ryan Beagley (Green Up), Nickel (Graphic Novice), Michael Leal (Who The What Now), Jeffrey Nau (The History of Bad Ideas) and Henno (Angela’s Awesome Podcast).
If you foolishly choose to skip our knowledgeable and thought-provoking conversation, you can find all the songs below at the listed times:
Born to Be My Logan – Neil C. (Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks) – 8:00
Wicked Game – VF (Graphic Novice) – 28:30
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Ryan Beagley (Green Up) – 50:30
Don’t Take Your Claws to Town – Nickel (Graphic Novice) – 1:04:30
Professor – Michael Leal (Who The What Now) – 1:19:45
Red Red Wine – Jeffrey Nau (The History of Bad Ideas) – 1:56:45
Henno – Logan Not Lola (Angela’s Awesome Podcast) – 2:21:00