Ninety supporters so far have signed a Change.org petition demanding that the city of Edmonton erect a life-sized statue of Marvel Comics character Wolverine at City Hall. Jesse Seitz, who started the petition, explains:
Not many popular or exciting fictional characters are born Canadian but superhero and adventurer Wolverine isn't just Canadian, he's an Albertan too. I think it would make a lot of people really proud to live in Edmonton and raise morale to erect a life size statue of this character in City Hall, or even perhaps Churchill Square or the Alberta Legislature Grounds. It would also become an interesting tourist attraction for comic book fans visiting our city.
The petition comes at the perfect time, as Marvel is currently in the process of killing off the popular character for a short term sales boost in their twice-delayed Death of Wolverine series, which is sure to raise his profile, as will bringing him back from the dead six months from now. It's unknown whether Marvel would support the statue, but at least one of the company's top writers seems very interested.
"I'd like to know more about this statue," said a drooling Jason Aaron, former writer of Wolverine, Wolverine: Weapon X, Wolverine and the X-Men, Wolverine: Uncut (Yes That's Referring to His Penis), Wolverine and the Wolverine-men of Wolverine-ville, and, perhaps most notably, one of the writers behind Avengers vs. X-Men, a 2012 super-mega-crossover event that was designed purely as a thinly veiled attempt to assassinate the character of Wolverine's greatest rival, Cyclops. "Is it... you know... anatomically correct?"
Aaron told The Outhouse that he was not necessarily saying that he wants to be penetrated by a life sized marble statue of Wolverine, it's just that... well no, actually, that's exactly what he's saying. "I've tried to express my love of Wolverine by writing him as an infallible Mary Sue character who every other character in the Marvel Universe either wants to be or wants to be with," Aaron explained, "but that's just not good enough. I need to have my love of Wolverine fully realized, in the biblical sense."
If you want to see this statue become a reality, fulfill Jason Aaron's lifelong dreams, and give tourists the first and only reason to visit Edmonton, head over to Change.org and sign the petition.