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Recently two residents of Edmonton, Alberta, want the city to erect a life-size statue in honor of one of the province's local fictional famous hero, The Wolverine.
“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.” Wrote Jesse Seitz in Change.org
A friend of the latter, Christopher Olivier also stated, “Wolverine has been a staple of Marvel Comics for the last 40 years, the X-Men film franchise for 15 and is now considered as popular as The Avengers and Spider-Man. We believe a statue of the X-Man will only draw more people to the city if not just to see it and would make fans of the character beam with pride.”
With the death of Wolverine coming soon to comics, a statue to honor the long-time hero is a great idea, symbolizing his mark in history as one of the most ground-breaking fictional heroes that is not native to the United States.
The petition reads as follows:
To: City Council/Mayor Don Iveson Please consider the opinions of the citizens who have signed this petition towards the creation of a life sized Wolverine statue to be placed somewhere in this great city of Edmonton to be viewed by all who live here and visit, as Wolverine is a Canadian and Albertan symbol of strength, perseverance in the face of tragedy, and overall heroics.
Sincerely, [Your name]
Source: Comic Book Resources