If you were to ever find a similarity between Spider-Man and Wolverine, it will be truly difficult. Both superheroes are very different. On one hand, Peter Parker aka Spider-Man has got a sense of humor and takes his superhero responsibilities quite seriously. On the other, we have Logan aka Wolverine who is the best at what he does. And we all know what he does is not so pretty. With such stark opposite personalities and qualities, you won’t even think of them as blood brothers.
Well, you are in for a surprise! Because after a time-traveling adventure, we can safely say Spider-Man and Wolverine are blood brothers. Thanks to Adam Kubert and Jason Aaron’s Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, the comic book has established that both superheroes are more than just friends but are blood brothers. What did it take to establish that? Just a time-traveling adventure and loss of a few years in the time stream.
Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine finds Spider-Man and Wolverine part of a bank robbery gone wrong. This results in them traveling through time and experiencing some fascinating adventures. They find themselves in different time eras starting from prehistoric times to a post-apocalyptic future. At some points, they end up in the same period while at other points, they end up in their past. This gives them a chance to learn more about each other. And not just as a superhero but also as a person. At some point, Wolverine also gains the power of Phoenix.
But eventually, they get to know that the whole time-traveling adventure was controlled at the hands of media mogul Mojo. When they confront the media mogul, they both end in Old West for three years. And the bank teller from the original bank robbery ends up with them too. During a particularly chilly night, sitting around the campfire in issue #6, Spider-Man and Wolverine are sharing their whole time travel adventure. They talk about how they ended up in this time stream and how Peter Parker helps Wolverine calm down when he is taken over by the power of Phoenix. Logan turns to Peter and says “There’s a lot I oughta say, Peter but… I just ain’t as good with words as you are, kid.”
Logan then cuts his palm and does the same to Spider-Man, clasping each other’s hands and strengthening their bond. In the end, they both make their way to the present times, right where they started along with the teller. However, the teller has no memories of their time together.
Although, Spider-Man and Wolverine never address these time-traveling events. But we can see their bond through their actions regarding each other. When Spider-Man’s body was carried out by Doctor Octopus and he was going to be expelled from Avengers, Logan defended Spider-Man. Wolverine has always said the Spider-Man is hard to trust, he has picked Peter’s call and helped New Avengers.
We all know that Wolverine is a tough case, he has a soft corner for Spider-Man. Now that the X-Men have become a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it will be interesting to see both superheroes in the same movie butting their heads against each other.
Will the audience get to see the duo’s love and hate relationship? Well, let’s see what the future holds! Even though they both keep bickering and never accept their love for each other, they are just two brothers who will never leave each other’s side!