“I know what you’re thinking: ‘did he fire six shots or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself.
“But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: do I feel lucky?
“Well, do ya, punk?”
Let’s take that little monologue, stretch it out, and reword it for someone who doesn’t have the most powerful handgun in the world:
Now, if you’re Marvel Comics at the start of the 1980s, try to estimate how much money you’ll make from a lot more scenes like that.
[From “Wolverine: Alone!” in The Uncanny X-Men #143, May 1980. Co-plotted by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, script by Claremont, pencils by Byrne, inks by Terry Austin, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Tom Orzechowski.]