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Simpsons and Wolverine question:

I'm reading/editing one of the books we've released, and it's got what I think is a fact error. In fact, two fact errors.

The first is about Wolverine of X-Men fame--for some reason, the book says that Wolverine has "deadly fangs." I Wiki'd this one, and it said he's got longer-than-normal canines, but that sounds like a cosmetic thing. Does anyone know if Wolverine's fangs are, in fact, deadly? It's certainly not something he's known for, bub.

Secondly, Lisa Simpson--the same book (I think it was written by someone who's a little out of the pop culture loop), has the following paragraph:

"Like other girls her age, Lisa is in love with Corey, a boy in a magazine. Lisa is constantly calling the Corey hotline, and she says Corey is her 'one true love'."

I *have* seen the Corey Addiction episode, but I don't think I've ever seen a reference to Corey beyond that episode. If Corey is a running joke, it's so far and few between that it's not really a character trait that deserves an entire paragraph.

I'm a little more worried about fringe stuff--Wolverine *might* have used "deadly fangs" in one issue or something--than general rules.

Thoughts?

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jim_hague
Jul. 31st, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC)
Both codswallop. Wolverine's deadliness comes from unbreakable bones and those wacky adamantium claws. Lisa's Corey addiction does indeed only extend to the single episode.

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spottylogic
Jul. 31st, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
I was pretty sure about both, but I can't rule out that some fringe Wolverine appearance by a lightly deranged author had killer fangs. Regardless, if that occured, it's certainly not something you'd list in a brief profile.
ipequey
Jul. 31st, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
After consulting my comic book geek friend, he got upset at the mere posing of the question about Wolverine. So, while he might have fangs, he's never ever used them as far as he remembers. He does all his dirty work with his claws.

As for the Lisa stuff, as far as I know, it was only in one episode.

Hopefully, kids won't be tested on this stuff! ;)
spottylogic
Jul. 31st, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
That's more or less what I thought, too. Mostly I was worried that there's something I missed, since I'm not a Marvel fan and only irregularly follow the Simpsons.
baktre
Jul. 31st, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
Well, if he forgets to brush they get kinda nasty. :)
spottylogic
Jul. 31st, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
That would be deadly breath, not fangs!
paka
Aug. 1st, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
Man, he's gotta have breath that's 60 proof and laced heavily with stogie smoke a lot of the time. I wouldn't want Wolverine to bite me.
spottylogic
Aug. 1st, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
You'd really think the cigars would screw up his whole "keen animal sense" thing.
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