Throughout comicbook history, from its inception as an industry to its current empire status, iconic figures of heroic proportions have been made by burgeoning creative forces such as Stan Lee and many others in the Marvel roster. In November of 1974, The Incredible Hulk #181 (Len Wein and John Romita Sr.) introduced The Wolverine to the world, pitting him against Hulk and The Wendigo whilst touting him as “The World’s First and Greatest Canadian Super Hero!” on the cover.
His instinctual anti-hero persona gained a massive following during the post-Vietnam war era and beyond. After he joined a newly formed team of The X-Men, Frank Miller and Chris Claremont expounded on the origins of Wolvie and developed his longstanding catchphrase, ”I’m the best there is at what I do, but what I do best isn’t very nice.” Since Wolverine’s creation over 40 years ago, many fans and publications list him as one of the best comicbook superheroes of all time.
This Is How Most People See Wolverine
The past 35 years has also seen the Canucklehead appear on big and small screens, from cartoons to live-action portrayals in the big-budget X-Men films by Aussie actor Hugh Jackman. The latest cinematic story Logan was Jackman’s final box office slash before hanging up his adamantium claws, worn from over a decade of use.
He’s Had A Lot Of Different Looks Over The Years
Wolverine’s costume has seen many changes through the years, although not much can be said about his reckless demeanor. Here is a fan’s representation of each new successive wardrobe:
There has been a recent buzz surrounding the resurrection of the original Wolverine in the Marvel comicbook Universe. This arose in Marvel Legacy #1, when Jean Grey checked on the supposedly deceased anti-hero’s grave of adamantium casing, only to see it broken open and emptied. It’s only after a S.H.I.E.L.D. storage facility is raided by a Frost Giant for its Infinity Stone, that a lone trucker punches the thief with his clawed fists, claiming that he’s recently come back from the dead.