There are three known reasons to be a Wolverine fan;
1) He’s not another “male model” hero;
2) He’s Canadian;
3) The name
Most superheroes are drawn to look like one of the beautiful people. Strange how few who actually read comic books are one of the beautiful people; a crass generalization I know but I’m sticking with it. Even the Dark Knight, arguably the most popular superhero, is depicted (sans the mask) as a Bo hunk. Handsome faces are as plentiful in comic books as forearms the size of Guatemalan children.
Not Wolverine. I know what you’re thinking; Hugh Jackman, well before that pretty boy took the role Wolverine was drawn squat and grizzled. Sure, every now and then as artist would show Logan as handsome but I believe those occurrences to be in the minority. And even when Wolverine was given the X-Men “movie” look in the comics he was still reasonably unsightly. Most of us can relate to not being the handsome one; and here is a comic book star with honor, strength, and humor who shares in our lack of appeal.
Being Canadian can be a pro or a con. The down side is that as a Canadian you’re more socialist in your thinking. You brag about a healthcare system that offers 6 month appointment waits for substandard government care (is there any other kind?). Then again you’re probably also a hockey fan. As a Canadian you allow terrorists and terrorist supporters unfettered access to your land that then crawl to
Finally you have to consider the name; Wolverine, it’s a cross between “Werewolf” and “Marine,” now that’s cool! He’s the werewolf superhero. Werewolves are cool, that’s a given. Superheroes are cool, otherwise why read this blog? (Is there anybody out there?). You cross a werewolf with a superhero and you have squared the coolness factor.
Just try and stick to his solo adventures, that X-Men stuff gets pricey and convoluted.