Travis Charest draws Wolverine and Zealot taking on the daemonites from the WildC.A.T.s series. Only here, the nasty aliens inhabit the bodies of Nazis in the 1940s. Aliens masterminding the Third Reich may not be the most original science fiction idea, but Charest and Scott Lobdell make it a solidly entertaining tale in the vein of Indiana Jones. Cool Jim Lee cover, too!
Image and Marvel made four WildC.A.T.s X-Men crossovers: Golden Age, Silver Age, Modern Age, and Dark Age, each with a different creative team. The first three also came in 3-D, and look pretty awesome.
In these pre-adamantium days, Wolverine doesn’t pop his claws. He opts for strapping some nasty hardware to his wrists, even though we’d seen four years earlier in Fatal Attractions that the claws were part of him. In these carefree days before Wolverine’s past became laid bare by Origins, he is also shown going by the name Logan in WW2 – not James Howlett. But don’t worry. You don’t need to be a continuity expert to kick back and enjoy this story! You can enjoy the first 1/3 in our gallery below.
- From WildC.A.T.s X-Men The Golden Age #1; Image/Marvel, 1997.
- Also available in 3-D
- Reprinted in Wildcats/X-Men TPB #1
- See all WildC.A.T.s X-Men crossovers
Brian Michael Bendis saw into the future. We’ve recently seen one of the most ridiculous series titles in comics history: Ultimate Comics Ultimates. Marvel, come on! But Bendis predicted this branding insanity in a dialogue from Ultimate X-men in 2003.
Here, Bendis and artist David Finch parody Bendis’ own famous dialogue style by filling the page with 38 separate panels for a single conversation! And, in this snappy discussion between Black Widow and Wolverine, Bendis pokes fun at the name “The Ultimates.”
All kidding aside, this story – Blockbuster – may be our favorite Spider-man/Wolverine team-up since James C. Owsley (Priest) paired them in the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Throw in Daredevil and the Black Widow, and you’ve got some seriously action-packed adventure!
- From Ultimate X-men #35; Marvel, 2003.
- Reprinted in Ultimate X-Men TPB #7, “Blockbuster.”
Welcome to the Wolverine Gallery! In this scene from Ultimate X-men, Wolverine busts out of a cage and unexpectedly meets a wounded Nick Fury. After SNIKTing his way through the usual mess of unsavory commandos, Wolvie carries Fury to safety. For his good deed, he gets his @$$ shot off – which happens about a dozen times in “Return to Weapon X!” This flashback scene sets up later developments between Logan and Fury.
Tomorrow we’ll take a look at the very first appearance of Nick Fury in the “Ultimate” titles.
- From Ultimate X-men #11
- Reprinted in Ultimate X-Men TPB #2 “Return to Weapon X”
- Reprinted in Ultimate X-Men Ultimate Collection #1
Welcome to the Wolverine Gallery! It’s an ongoing project, so just click Wolverine Gallery to see everything in this virtual exhibition!
Today’s Wolverine feature comes from a 3-issue series by writer Brian K. Vaughn (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Saga, Runaways) and artist Eduardo Risso (Chicanos, 100 Bullets.) We’ve seen Wolverine blown to smithereens by the explosive Nitro, get eaten by the Hulk, and get his adamantium ripped out of his body by Magneto. Now, Wolverine takes the most brutal punishment ever – he gets nuked!
Vaughn sets the story in Japan in 1945. A super-scumbag just made a samurai shiskebab out of Wolverine’s girlfriend. The two begin to settle it as comic book heroes settle things: kicking the crap out of each other. But, they really picked a bad day to be duking it out: the day the atomic bomb dropped. Let’s have a look…
- From Logan Black and White #2; Marvel, 2008.
- The series was also printed in color as Logan #1-3.
Today we’ll look at the scene where Magneto finally got so damned fed-up with our favorite shaggy-haired mutant that he ripped all the adamantium out of his body. Christ on a pogo stick, that had to hurt!
We’ve shared some scenes where Wolverine got his adamantium skeleton. If you want to see the cover, see our complete Fatal Attractions hologram wraparound covers for this whole series. Enjoy! And don’t be a bad mutant!
- From X-Men #25; Marvel, 1993: part of the Fatal Attractions epic.
Script by Fabian Nicieza, pencils by Andy Kubert, inks by Matthew Ryan.
The source image for this Wolverine painting is the cover of Wolverine #23 as pencilled by John Romita, Jr. We’ve posted the cover below.
We had fun painting this, but ran into a brand new challenge: mixing primary colors to make flesh tone. We found a helpful page that improved our results. But, being slightly color-blind, we never know if the colors we mix will look right to anyone else. Wolvie’s flesh tone could be the color of vomited chocolate milkshake and grape juice for all we know. Maybe they sell ‘mutant flesh tone’ in a tube at the craft store?!
Busting out with a double splash panel full of raging dinosaur! It’s the New Avengers #5 courtesy of artist David Finch! And yes, it’s the Savage Land – full of prehistoric beasts and everyone’s favorite pointy-headed beast of evil, Sauron! Kind of makes you feel like mutating right now, doesn’t it?
- New Avengers #5; also in TPB and hardcover.