Wolverine is usually known as Logan, but born James Howlett, a mutant who possesses the sensing ability of an animal and a healing ability to recover from wounds and generally any physical harm whatsoever, even being torn to bits by Hulk. This ability is linked to his nearly-indestructible metal alloy adamantium skeleton.
He has been a long-time member of Marvel Comics' the X-Men, Alpha Flight, and also the Avengers.
Wolverine's first appearance was in the last panel of The Incredible Hulk issue #180 in 1974. Creation credit is with Len Wein and John Romita, Sr. who created the first design. Marvel artist Herb Trimpe was the first to actually drew Wolverine adventures.
Writer Chris Claremont and artist John Byrne further developed the character during their long run on X-Men, and the character was a key part in making X-Men a best-selling Marvel series, and then a still running series of movies from 20th Century Fox.
Wolverine is easily one of Marvel Comics' top five most popular characters.
Old Man Logan #24
Cover art by Dan Panosian
All New Wolverine 004
Cover art by Bengal - online facebook page
Art by Bryan Hitch
Wolverine and Kitty
Art by Niko Henrichon
First Wolverine 1974
The first appearance of Wolverine took place in Incredible Hulk #180, Oct 1974. Artwork below by Herb Trimpe is that first time appearance of Wolverine (design by John Romita Sr., who was the art director on the title). Cover art by Trimpe, with some alts made by Romita.
The artwork shown below is coming up at auction at Heritage Auctions on May 15, 2014.
Art by Lionel Gerchel - web site
Art by Gabrielle Dell’Otto
Pleasant Dreams Little Man
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Wolverine: Old Man Logan - Amazon
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