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Top Five Wolverine Fastball Specials Without Colossus

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Top Five Wolverine Fastball Specials Without Colossus

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve done over the years.

We’ve done the top fastball specials WITH Colossus, so let’s count down the top five Wolverine fastball specials WITHOUT Colossus!

Quick recap – a “fastball special” is when a fellow hero (most often his longtime teammate, Colossus, but it could be anyone) picks up Wolverine and throws him really hard at a bad guy, like a baseball pitcher throwing a fastball. It was a set maneuver that Wolverine and Colossus worked together on during their training in the Danger Room.


During the Secret Wars tie-in mini-series set during the X-Tinction Agenda (by Marc Guggenheim and Carmine DiGiandomenico), Rogue tosses Wolverine…

In New Avengers Annual #1 (by Brian Michael Bendis, Olivier Coipel and Mark Morales), Ms. Marvel and Wolverine pull off the maneuver “Avengers style”…

In Avengers vs. X-Men #11 (by Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker, Jason Aaron, Jonathan Hickman, Olivier Coipel and Mark Morales), the Hulk fruitlessly tries to throw Wolverine at Phoenix-possessed Cyclops…

In Astonishing X-Men #26 (by Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi), Armor takes a crack at it…

And in Marvel’s Free Comic Day 2009 comic book, by Brian Michael Bendis and Jimmy Cheung, Luke Cage does the maneuver…

Cage would do it again in a later issue of New Avengers (New Avengers #14 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato – Mike was kind enough to send me the art for the issue so I could use it here):

Go to the next page for the start of the top five!

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