In The World According to Wolverine, Marvel Comics’ favorite stoic loner finally opens up on a range of topics that are close to his mutant heart. This week we're getting Wolverine's take on bullies thanks to a few selectec excerpts from the book.
IT’S JUST A FACT OF LIFE that at one point or another, you’re gonna be forced to deal with chumps who get their kicks by pushing you around. I’m a little guy, so I get it more than most. It helps to be able to take a punch or have a body that can heal itself when you can’t. But if you’re not that lucky, here are a few tips for dealing with the big guys:
Never let them know you’re scared. If I’m perfectly honest, I don’t get scared a whole lot. Got too much anger in me for that. But I know the feeling, and I know you’ve already lost the fight if an opponent sees fear in your eyes. Go in ready to enjoy the scrap. The guy you’re facing will be able to see that, too. And he won’t like it near as much.
...One thing about bullies is they prey on the weak. So when you’re in a fight you started—and this is important, so pay attention—and you know for a fact you can hand the guy his head without much effort, then you gotta look at why you’re fighting. ‘Cause if you’re not fighting the bully, odds are you turned into one yourself.
Note that this is only a portion of the "Dealing with Bullies" section of the book. You'll need to pick up a copy of the book for the full content, including Wolverine's thoughts regarding his encounters with The Hulk!
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO WOLVERINE
Stoic, headstrong, and always spoiling for a fight, Wolverine is not known for opening his heart to others. In The World According to Wolverine, however, the virtually indestructible mutant shares his thoughts on the Super Hero life for the very first time, offering hard-learned advice to those who would follow in his footsteps. Covering topics such as harnessing mutant powers, taming your animal instincts, and going toe-to-toe with cosmic bad guys, this book is essential reading for anybody who wants to enjoy a long career in the most dangerous profession on earth.
Series: Insight Legends
Hardcover: 64 pages
Reprinted from The World According to Wolverine by Matthew K. Manning and illustrations by Stephen Mooney, published by Insight Editions. © 2014 Marvel