First, they've removed his testicles so he's now the "good boyscout guy". Ever since Marvel pushed him to be the new posterboy for the company in the 90s, selling his image on pillows and pajamas for small children, he's been on the steady decline as a character. "I'm the best there is at what I do." What he does is kill and maim with his razor sharp claws. Odd choice to make the new Marvel mascot.... Anyway, back to rant at hand....
Then they've amped up his healing factor to the point of being a god. Case in point, in a recent issue, all of his organic tissue is fried off, leaving nothing but his adamantium-laced skeleton. Within minutes, he's back to normal. So, now he's basically immortal with crazy regeneration powers? WTF? I won't even get into the mere existance of X-23, the "Buffy" teenage girl CLONE of Wolverine (she sports 2 claws in each hand and a claw in each foot)... that's another rant, entirely.
Now they're telling all his backstory, removing the "mystery" from the "mysterious character" and weaving him into everything within the Marvel Universe; for example, apparently he saved Black Widow when she was a child... and killed NUKE's father babysitter when Nuke was a child....They're taking the George Lucas approach and integrating him into EVERYTHING! I'm just waiting for the reveal that he's the father of Captain America, Charles Xavier, Magneto and Christopher Summers (just to convolute the Summer's Family tree even further!). Which leads me to the next Crime Against Wolverine...
Its been revealed in Wolverine: Origins (the main culprit in these atrocities) that Logan has a son. Ok, I can go with it... he's been around a looong time... I don't think its a good idea, but I'll go with it... However, in the next issue, apparently we get to meet the little bastard. And guess what - he has the same hair as Logan and sports hand claws, too! The first image shown had him with 2 claws coming out, much like X-23 (only no adamantium). Well, today Marvel released a the variant issue cover. Oooooh, surprise! A 3rd claw, underneath (kind of like Omega Red).
So now we have Wolverine, X-23 and Wolverine Jr running around. Supposedly, he may have a brother out there with claws, too (Origin & Wolv: The End). And they are going to reveal the true relationship between Wolverine and Sabretooth in Wolverine #50 - my bet is blood relation, because they've been teasing us with that for decades, but who knows. Why don't they just go for it and have a Wolverine Family book with all of them in there? It could be called X-CLAWS. Jeezus.
I remember fondly back in the day when Wolverine was my favorite character. Now, what they've done to him these past 15 years... I can't stand him and truly wish he'd go away forever. He's forever tarnished and ruined. As far as I'm concerned, he died after the metal was pulled from his body by Magneto in "Fatal Attractions".
RIP, Logan San.