The X-Men // artwork by Dave DeVires (1995)
Featuring artwork for the “Fleer Ultra X-Men ‘95” trading card set.
The Wolverine - 1st International Trailer // by 20th Century Fox (2013)
Wolverine & Storm // artwork by Bobby Rubio (2013)
Guest starring as the third wheel: The Black Panther!
Spider-Man & Wolverine: Arachnophobia // artwork by Bruno Pavia (2013)
So I Read Today… Wolverine #1 - #4 (1982)
To most comic fans out there is old knowledge already that the soon to be released film “The Wolverine” is based on this fine story produced by the mind of Chris Claremont and illustrated by Frank Miller almost 30 years ago. This was by all intents and purposes the first solo act of the guy who would become Marvel Comics most popular character. Traits of the man known as Logan had been show over the years in Uncanny X-Men but is here when we get to learn the deep relation the canuck has with Japan, his culture and sensibilities to things like honor and commitment.
Our story begins with Logan being blocked at every attempt to contact his lady love Mariko Yashida. When she won’t even pick his phone calls he goes looking for her, only to find that she’s been married to another man to honor a previous agreement made by Mariko’s father Lord Shingen who has returned from a faked death to regain control of the Yashida Clan. As Wolverine makes a futile attempt to regain Mariko’s affections he’s proven a senseless animal by Lord Shingen in a staged duel. As the scheme unfolds we learn that the ruse set by Lord Shingen is a plot to gain control of the Japanese underworld and only Logan with the help of Yukio, a woman who may not be all she says she is, can dismantle the operation. In the end is Wolverine Vs Lord Shingen in a fair fight with the blades destiny has provided for them and only one will stand.
As classic comics goes this is a hell of a tale, produced by one of the finest creative teams of it’s time. It’s shows the great strength both Claremont and Miller could produce and how deep the character of Wolverine can actually be. Something than most creators rather forget these days when they write the character. You can buy this great mini for a song in paperback format by clicking here.
Hugh Jackman as The Wolverine // by Empire Magazine (2013)
Wolverine: The Sentinel Mess //artwork by BlondTheColorist (2013)