Monday, 7 March 2016

Poison Pen (or pen spotting in The Wolverine)

Poisonously sleek and deliciously dangerous Viper in The Wolverine (2013) movie reaches amongst the expensive set of ink wells and pen holders and picks up a fountain pen. She holds it upright and considers it as she confronts Shingen Yashida. Then her serpentine tongue licks its tip infusing it with venom. In a flash she stabs Yashida in the neck. The choice of weapon is not random. Marvel supervillain Yashida is an expert swordsman. Attacking him with a pen will only fatally poison him but prove the old "pen is mightier than the sword" adage true. Is this a Sailor pen she's holding?


1 comment:

  1. That inkwell looks like the billiard-ball shaped "drip-free" type that used to be found in U. S. government offices. I'll guess there was some sort of split rubber shield that was supposed to wipe the nib. Jack/USA