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The Evolution Of Wolverine
How the metal-boned mutant’s uniform has changed through the years

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The Evolution Of Wolverine | The Debut (1974)
The Debut (1974)

Wolverine’s belligerent debut in Incredible Hulk #181 saw this ‘gaudily-garbed gentleman’ billed as the world’s first Canadian superhero. Rather than wrapped in a maple leaf (that particular indignity was saved for Alpha Flight), he pounced onto the page sporting a variant of the yellow and blue duds he’d eventually become famous for. Don’t overthink the reason: yellow and blue were simply two colours that Marvel had not yet paired in the world of superhero Spandex. The thinking behind his bizarrely winged boots and faintly apologetic shoulderpads is anyone’s guess, but they followed him around for years thereafter. Thankfully for all concerned, the cosmetic whiskers (really?!) did not stand the test of time.

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1 RE: Brown and Tan - John Byrne Classic
L: Gouken I started reading comics during the early 80s. It was the Dave Cocrum era... his was because the comic books arrived in Portugal via a Brazilian editor and the stories were lagging about 3-5 years behind... I also remember the 1st Vindicator story when Logan is seen at the start ditching the horrible "Claw" uniform for his classic blue/yellow. More

Posted by Gouken on Wednesday July 24, 2013, 13:09

2 Brown and Tan - John Byrne Classic
I started reading comics during the early 80s. It was the Dave Cocrum era... and of all these the Brown and Tan is also my favourite. John Byrne based it on the fur markings of a real wolverine and debuted it in a kick ass story where Wolverine and Nightcrawler go to Canada and get to fight the Wendigo. One of his last stories on that run and a great parting gift. Plus you get to see Wolvie going all out in a proper berserker rage. And this was before they pumped up the healing factor from "hard to kill" to "imortal" so stories were cooler. More

Posted by Gouken on Wednesday July 24, 2013, 13:05

3 82' not 88'...
....was Frank Millers Wolverine Limited Series, on which the new film is based. Think Buscema did the 88 series. More

Posted by richiecola on Tuesday July 23, 2013, 18:29

4 X-Force
X-Force is baaaaad ass ! The 1988 is actual Frank Miller drawing Wolvie for his first full series. I believe Wolvie has 2 regular monthly books, as well as being in both X-Men teams, and The Avengers + the occasional team up. My personal faves were Wolverine Vol 2 issue 7 & 8, in Madripoor as Patch goes up against Grey Hulk aka Mr Fixit (Wolvie wins) then Punisher (vol 5 or 6 ??) vs Wolvie, Daredevil and Spidey AT THE SAME TIME. Punisher wins by shooting off Wolvie's naughty bits with a shotgun, then parking a steam-roller on top of him. No wonder he's so grumpy, GIVE HIM A DAY OFF ! More

Posted by danielthompson99 on Tuesday July 23, 2013, 17:14

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