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Wolverine in Hat

Leinil Francis Yu

Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk #1, Dec 2005

One of the peculiar aspects of comics being low-brow entertainment is that the industry has acted as a system of preservation of illustration techniques that go back hundreds of years, with very little meddling from outside 'modernist' forces in the art world. While art and illustration trends mostly stay away from traditional techniques (and the hard work and knowledge necessary to perform them successfully), when it comes to the human form, comic books - - that is, superhero comics - - drive on in an obsession with muscles and embellishment so expressive that I think it would make Michelangelo nod understandably.

Wolverine

Using a number of updated classic drawing techniques is Leinil Francis Yu. An artist who lives in the Philippines, his past credits include Batman and Superman at DC Comics, including the mini-series Silent Dragon for Wildstorm. His ability for using fine lines to create texture and shadow, as well as form, is influential and popular, and hearkens back toward the styles introduced to comics by artists like Neal Adams. Yu is now working for Marvel Comics now doing a Hulk/Wolverine title Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk.

Leinil Francis Yu Wolverine

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The story is self-parodying hokum in which Wolverine is enlisted by Nick Fury at S.H.I.E.L.D. to pursue the Hulk who has taken up residence in Tibet. This Hulk is the lord of a hundred or so girls in bikinis who apparently haven't a thought in their pretty heads, they just group about like guppies, pendulous breasts and air.

There are no Chinese occupiers in the Marvel Tibet, just a lot of snow and a lot of bikinis. Confrontationally speaking, Hulk and Wolverine meet up and Hulk renders Wolverine into two pieces. He then must then be assembled together again, the man's being diminished to a lego-like existence, told in flashbacks to the reader. There's humor but not a lot of humanity to the tale.

- Dez Haverstock

Hulk and Wolverine Leinil Francis Yu


The Incredible Hulk

The Hulk

The Incredible Hulk Special #1, Oct 1968, Steranko Cover

Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes #8, Jan 2013, Hulk climbs

The Incredible Hulk #180, Oct 1974, Herb Trimpe Cover

The Incredible Hulk #180, Oct 1974, First Wolverine Appearance

Savage Wolverine #5, July 2013, Frank Cho Hulk Page

Indestructible Hulk #5, May 2013, Leinil Francis Yu

Indestructible Hulk #5, May 2013, Leinil Francis Yu art

Indestructible Hulk #5 May 2013, cover by Leinil Francis Yu

Ultimate Wolverine - Hulk 2-page spread, 2005

Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk - Avengers 2012


Wolverine

Wolverine

Savage Wolverine #2, Apr 2013, Frank Cho Cover art

Savage Wolverine #2, Apr 2013, Frank Cho art - Shanna the She-Devil - 1

Savage Wolverine #2, Apr 2013, Frank Cho art - Shanna the She-Devil - 2

Savage Wolverine #2, Apr 2013, Frank Cho art - Shanna the She-Devil - 3

Savage Wolverine #7, Sept 2013, Joe Madureira Art

Paul Pelletier art page to Wolverine #306

Chris Samnee cover to Wolverine #306

Ultimate Wolverine and Hulk #1, 2005

Avengers #8, Jan 2013, Chrisopher Jones Hulk skyscraper Page

The Wolverine - 2013 movie starring Hugh Jackman

John Matos Wolverine

Old Man Logan #1, July 2015, Sorrentino Artwork

Logan - 2017 Starring Hugh Jackman


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Paul Pelletier art page to Wolverine #306

Chris Samnee cover to Wolverine #306

Leinil Francis Yu Links

Leinil Francis Yu

Indestructable Hulk #5, May 2013, Leinil Yu Cover

Indestructable Hulk #5, May 2013, Leinil Yu Mara Page

Indestructable Hulk #5, May 2013, Leinil Yu Underwater

Page on the Leinil Yu Ultimate Wolverine and Hulk #1

Avengers #36 Cover (detail)

Leinil Yu Avengers 2-page Spread

Leinil Yu New Avengers page from #36, 2008

Silent Dragon page by Leinil Francis Yu, DC Comics 2005

Leinil Yu - Super Crooks Variant Cover Art #1

Page featuring "The Gladiator" from Super Crooks #1.

Super Crooks #3 page by Leinil Francis Yu

Ultimate Wolverine - Hulk 2-page spread, 2005

2007 Avengers Spread by Leinil Yu

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Original Page March 12, 2006 | Updated Aug 29, 2012


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