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Wolverine (comic book)

Wolverine
Cover to Wolverine #1.
Art by Frank Miller.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format (vol. 1)
Limited series
(vols. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Ongoing series
Genre
Publication date (vol. 1)
September – December 1982
(vol. 2)
November 1988 – June 2003
(vol. 3)
July 2003 – August 2010
(vol. 4)
September 2010 – December 2012
(vol. 5)
March 2013 – January 2014
(vol. 6)
February 2014 – August 2014
Number of issues (vol. 1)
#1-#4
(vol. 2)
#1-#189 + 6 Annuals + #1/2 + #-1
(vol. 3)
#1-#90 + 2 Annuals + 2 Giant-Size
(vol. 4)
#1-#20 + #5.1 + #300-317 (return to vol. 2 numbering)
(vol. 5)
#1-#13
(vol. 6)
#1-12 + 1 Annual
Main character(s) Wolverine
Creative team
Writer(s) Chris Claremont
Penciller(s) Frank Miller
Inker(s) Joe Rubinstein
Letterer(s) Tom Orzechowski
Colorist(s) Glynis Wein
Editor(s) Louise Jones
Collected editions
Wolverine ISBN 978-0-7851-3724-5

Wolverine was a number of Marvel Comics comic book series starring the X-Men member Wolverine. As of April 2013, 323 issues and 11 annuals have been published. It was the original flagship title created for the character.

Contents

  • Publication history 1
    • Volume 1 1.1
    • Volume 2 1.2
    • Volume 3 1.3
    • Volume 4 1.4
    • Volume 5 1.5
    • Volume 6 1.6
  • In other media 2
  • Reception 3
  • Collected editions 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Publication history

Volume 1

The first Wolverine was a limited series written by Chris Claremont with pencils by Frank Miller, inks by Joe Rubinstein, letters by Tom Orzechowski, and colors by Glynis Wein. Marvel Comics published the series from September to December 1982. This story arc covers the events leading up to Wolverine's engagement to Mariko Yashida.

Volume 2

An ongoing series started publication in 1988 and lasted until 2003 when it was relaunched after issue 189. The original creative team consisted of writer Chris Claremont and penciler John Buscema. Claremont described the series as "high adventure rather than super heroics, sort of a combination of Conan meets Terry and the Pirates."[1] As a visual manifestation of the series' break from the traditional superhero genre, throughout Claremont's run Wolverine wears either civilian clothes or a mask-less, all black outfit instead of his superhero costume, and costumed characters in general were few and far between.[2] Nearly half of the series's run was written by Larry Hama.

Other writers on the series included Peter David, Archie Goodwin, Jo Duffy, Warren Ellis, Todd Dezago, Erik Larsen, Steve Skroce, Rob Liefeld, Frank Tieri, Matt Nixon and Daniel Way.

Marc Silvestri penciled Wolverine from 1990 to 1992.

Volume 3

As part of the "Dark Reign" storyline, the series was renamed Dark Wolverine in 2009 with issue #75 and starred Wolverine's son, Daken. The third volume ended with issue #90.

Volume 4

A fourth volume was launched in September 2010 with a new #1. After issue 20 the series returned to its original ongoing numbering as issue #300.

How Marvel reached issue #300: Volume 2 (#1-#189),[3] Volume 3 (#1-#75/190-264)[4] Wolverine: Weapon X (#1-#16/265-279)[5] and Volume 4 (#1-#20/280-299), with Volume 4 issue #21 ending up as #300.[6]

It concluded with issue #317 in December 2012 in the wake of the Marvel NOW! initiative.[7]

Volume 5

As part of the Marvel NOW! relaunch, Wolverine Vol. 4 was cancelled as of issue #317 and a fifth volume was launched in March 2013, with the creative team of Paul Cornell and Alan Davis.[8]

An additional series titled Savage Wolverine debuted in January 2013. The title features team-ups between Wolverine and other Marvel superheroes.[9]

Volume 6

A sixth volume of Wolverine by Paul Cornell and Ryan Stegman was launched as part of All-New Marvel NOW! initiative in February 2014, featuring a changed Wolverine, who has joined a group of minor super villains as an attempt to simplify his life.[10]

In other media

The story arc from Volume 1 concerning Logan's exploits in Japan has been loosely adapted into the 2013 live-action film, The Wolverine, directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, with Tao Okamoto, Hiroyuki Sanada and Rila Fukushima,[11] being the sixth installment to the X-Men film series.

Reception

IGN gave the trade paperback collection of the first Wolverine series a "Must Have" rating.[12]

Collected editions

Title Material collected Publication date ISBN
Wolverine Wolverine #1-4 July 1995
Wolverine by Claremont and Miller Wolverine #1-4; Uncanny X-Men #172-173 March 2009
January 2007
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The Best of Wolverine, Vol. 1 Wolverine #1-4; Marvel Comics Presents #72-84; The Incredible Hulk #181; Uncanny X-Men #205; Captain America Annual #8 October 2004
Wolverine Omnibus, Vol. 1 Wolverine #1-4; Wolverine Vol. 2 #1-10; Marvel Comics Presents #1-10, 72-84; The Incredible Hulk #180-182, 340; Marvel Treasury Edition #26; Best of Marvel Comics (HC); Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1-6; Spider-Man vs. Wolverine #1; Marvel Age Annual #4; Punisher War Journal #6-7; Uncanny X-Men #172-173 April 2009
Wolverine Epic Collection: Madripoor Nights Wolverine Vol. 2 #1-16, Material From Marvel Comics Presents #1-10, Marvel Age Annual #4 December 2014
Wolverine Classic, Vol. 1 Wolverine Vol. 2 #1-5 April 2005
Wolverine Classic, Vol. 2 Wolverine Vol. 2 #6-10 September 2005
Wolverine Classic, Vol. 3 Wolverine Vol. 2 #11-16 May 2006
Wolverine Classic, Vol. 4 Wolverine Vol. 2 #17-23 September 2006
Essential Wolverine, Vol. 1 (b&w) Wolverine Vol. 2 #1-23 February 2009
Wolverine Classic, Vol. 5 Wolverine Vol. 2 #24-30 September 2007
Essential Wolverine, Vol. 2 (b&w) Wolverine Vol. 2 #24-47 March 2002
Wolverine by Larry Hama & Marc Silvestri, Vol. 1 Wolverine Vol. 2 #31-37, Wolverine: The Jungle Adventure, Wolverine: Bloodlust July 2013
Wolverine Legends, Vol. 6: Marc Silvestri Wolverine Vol. 2 #31-34, 41-42, 48-50 May 2004
Wolverine by Larry Hama & Marc Silvestri, Vol. 2 Wolverine Vol. 2 #38-46, Wolverine: Rahne of Terra February 2014
Wolverine by Larry Hama & Marc Silvestri, Vol. 3 Wolverine Vol. 2 #47-58 August 2015
Essential Wolverine, Vol. 3 (b&w) Wolverine Vol. 2 #48-69 March 2002
Essential Wolverine, Vol. 4 (b&w) Wolverine Vol. 2 #70-90 May 2006
X-Men: Fatal Attractions Wolverine Vol. 2 #75; (Plus X-Factor #92; X-Force #25; Uncanny X-Men #304; X-Men Vol. 2 #25; Excalibur #71) August 2000
Essential Wolverine, Vol. 5 (b&w) Wolverine Vol. 2 #91-110, Annual '96; Uncanny X-Men #332 December 2008
Essential Wolverine Vol. 6 (b&w) Wolverine Vol. 2 #111-128, -1, Annul '97 December 2012
Essential Wolverine Vol. 7 (b&w) Wolverine Vol. 2 #129-147, Hulk Vol. 1 #8 June 2013
Origin of Generation X: Tales of the Phalanx Covenant Wolverine Vol. 2 #85; Cable (vol. 1) #16; (PlusUncanny X-Men #316-317; Generation X #1 and more) June 2001
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic Vol. 2 Wolverine Vol. 2 #104; (PlusX-Factor #125-126; X-Man #17; X-Men #55; Uncanny X-Men #336; X-Force #58 and more) June 2008
X-Men: Zero Tolerance Wolverine, Vol. 2 #115–118 (plus X-Men Vol. 2 #65–70,X-Force, vol. 1 #67–69 and more) March 2001 ISBN 0-7851-0738-X
Wolverine: Not Dead Yet Wolverine Vol. 2 #119-122 December 1998
May 2009
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Wolverine: Blood Wedding Wolverine Vol. 2 #123-132, Wolverine: Black Rio October 2013
X-Men vs. Apocalypse Vol. 1: The Twelve Wolverine Vol. 2 #146-147 (plus Uncanny X-Men #376-377; Cable #75-76; X-Men #96-97) March 2007
X-Men vs. Apocalypse Vol. 2: Ages of Apocalypse Wolverine Vol. 2 #148; Cable #77; Uncanny X-Men #378, Annual '99; X-51 #8; X-Men #98; X-Men Unlimited #26; X-Men: The Search for Cyclops #1-4 September 2008
X-Men: Powerless Wolverine Vol. 2 #149 (plus Uncanny X-Men #379-380; Cable #78; X-Force #101; X-Men #99) August 2010
Wolverine: Blood Debt Wolverine Vol. 2 #150-153 July 2001
Wolverine: The Best There Is Wolverine vol. 2, #159-161, 167-169 September 2002
Wolverine: The Return of Weapon X Wolverine Vol. 2 #159-176, Annual 2000-2001 October 2013
Wolverine/Deadpool: Weapon X Wolverine Vol. 2 #162-166; Deadpool #57-60 August 2002
Wolverine Legends, Vol. 3: Law of the Jungle Wolverine Vol. 2 #181-186 March 2003
Wolverine, Ultimate collection: Greg Rucka Wolverine Vol. 3 #1-19 January 2012
Wolverine, Vol. 1: The Brotherhood Wolverine Vol. 3 #1-6 February 2004
Wolverine, Vol. 2: Coyote Crossing Wolverine Vol. 3 #7-11 May 2004
Wolverine, Vol. 3: Return of the Native Wolverine Vol. 3 #12-19 October 2004
Wolverine: Enemy of the State, Vol. 1 Wolverine Vol. 3 #20-25 October 2006
May 2005
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Wolverine: Enemy of the State, Vol. 2 Wolverine Vol. 3 #26-32 June 2006
December 2005
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Wolverine: Enemy of the State Ultimate Collection Wolverine Vol. 3 #20-32 June 2008
October 2006
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House of M: World of M, Featuring Wolverine Wolverine Vol. 3 #33-35; Black Panther Vol. 4 #7; Captain America Vol. 5 #10; The Pulse #10 March 2006
Wolverine: Origins and Endings Wolverine Vol. 3 #36-40 December 2006
May 2006
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Wolverine: Blood and Sorrow Wolverine Vol. 3 #41, 49; Giant-Size Wolverine #1; X-Men Unlimited #12 July 2007
Wolverine: Civil War Wolverine Vol. 3 #42-48 May 2007
Wolverine: Evolution Wolverine Vol. 3 #50-55 March 2008
November 2007
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Wolverine: The Death of Wolverine Wolverine Vol. 3 #56-61 July 2008
April 2008
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Wolverine by Jason Aaron Omnibus, Vol. 1 Wolverine Vol. 3 #56, 62-64; Wolverine: Weapon X #1-16; Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #1-4; Dark Reign: The List - Wolverine; backup stories from Wolverine vol. 2, #175; Wolverine vol. 3, #73-74; Dark X-Men: The Beginning #3 October 2011 HC:
Wolverine: Get Mystique Wolverine Vol. 3 #62-65 August 2008
Wolverine: Old Man Logan Wolverine Vol. 3 #66-72; Wolverine: Old Man Logan Giant-Size September 2010
October 2009
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Wolverine: Weapon X, Vol. 1: The Adamantium Men Wolverine Vol. 3 #73-74; Wolverine: Weapon X #1-5 April 2010
November 2009
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Dark Wolverine, Vol. 1: The Prince Wolverine Vol. 3 #73-74 (back stories); Dark Wolverine #75-77 March 2010
November 2009
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Dark Wolverine, Vol. 2: My Hero Dark Wolverine #78-81 March 2010 SC:
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Siege: X-Men Dark Wolverine #82-84; New Mutants vol. 2, #11; Siege: Storming Asgard - Heroes & Villains December 2010
August 2010
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Wolverine: Origins, Vol. 9: The Reckoning Dark Wolverine #85-87; Wolverine: Origins #46-50 October 2010 HC:
Wolverine Goes to Hell Wolverine Vol. 4 #1-5 February 2011
Wolverine vs. the X-Men Wolverine Vol. 4 #5.1, 6-9 September 2011 HC:
Wolverine: Wolverine's Revenge Wolverine Vol. 4 #10-16 9 November 2011 HC:
Wolverine: Goodbye, Chinatown Wolverine Vol. 4 #17-20 April 2012 HC:
Wolverine: Back in Japan Wolverine Vol. 2 #300-304 January 2013
Wolverine: Rot Wolverine Vol. 2 #305-309 March 2013
Wolverine: Sabretooth Reborn Wolverine Vol. 2 #310-313 February 2013
Wolverine: Covenant Wolverine Vol. 2 #314-317 April 2013
Wolverine Vol. 1: Hunting Season Wolverine Vol. 5 #1-6 September 2013
Wolverine Vol. 2: Killable Wolverine Vol. 5 #7-13 March 2014
Wolverine Vol. 1: Three Months to Die Book 1 Wolverine Vol. 6 #1-7 August 2014
Wolverine Vol. 2: Three Months to Die Book 2 Wolverine Vol. 6 #8-12, Annual #1 December 2014

References

  1. ^ "Marvel A to Z".  
  2. ^ Zimmerman, Dwight Jon (November 1988). "Bob Harras".  
  3. ^ "Wolverine Vol 2: (1988-2011)". Marvel Comic Database. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Wolverine Vol 3: (2003-2009)". Marvel Comics Database. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Comics Databse "Wolverine: Weapon X Vol 1: (2009-2010)" . Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Wolverine Vol 4: (2010-2012)". Marvel Comic Database. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Marvel Comics Solicitations for December, 2012".  
  8. ^ "Cornell and Davis Tackle "Wolverine" For Marvel NOW!". comicbookresources.com. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  9. ^ Wheeler, Andrew (8 October 2012). "Marvel NOW! Q&A: Savage Wolverine". Marvel.com. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  10. ^ """Cornell & Stegman Relaunch "Wolverine" With Some "Payback. Comic Book Resources. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  11. ^ Marshall, Rick (2009-08-10). "'"Hugh Jackman Offers 'Wolverine 2' Update: 'We're Starting To Work On It Now.  
  12. ^ "Wolverine TPB Review".  

External links

  • (1982)Wolverine at the Comic Book DB
  • (1988)Wolverine at the Comic Book DB
  • (2003)Wolverine at the Comic Book DB
  • (2010)Wolverine at the Comic Book DB
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