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

Old Man Logan 24 - cover by Panosian

Cover art by Dan Panosian



Art by Peter Nidzgorski

All New Wolverine 004

All New Wolverine 004 - cover by Bengal

Cover art by Bengal - online facebook page




Bryan Hitch art - Wolverine

Art by Bryan Hitch

Savage Wolverine

Wolverine and Kitty

Wolverine - 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.

Herbe Trimple Wolverine by Herb Trimpe - First Appearance

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Wolverine Lionel Gerchel

Art by Lionel Gerchel - web site

Captain America vs Wolverine

Art by Gabrielle Dell’Otto


Pleasant Dreams Little Man

Pleasant Dreams Wolverine


Wolverine - Guillem March Art

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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

Wolverine Happy Meal Action Figure

Original Page Dec 2013 | Updated Aug 2015