Cover of Wolverine #1 (September 1982)
Art by Frank Miller
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Wolverine is a number of Marvel Comics comic book series starring the X-Men member Wolverine. As of April 2013[update], 323 issues and 11 annuals have been published. It is the original flagship title created for the character.
The first Wolverine was a four issue limited series (the company's second-ever limited series), written by Chris Claremont with pencils by Frank Miller, inks by Joe Rubinstein, letters by Tom Orzechowski, and colors by Glynis Wein. Marvel Comics published the series from September to December of 1982. This story arc covers the events leading up to Wolverine's engagement to Mariko Yashida.
An ongoing series started publication in 1988 and lasted until 2003 when it was relaunched after issue #189. The original creative team consisted of writer Chris Claremont and penciler John Buscema. Claremont described the series as "high adventure rather than super heroics, sort of a combination of Conan meets Terry and the Pirates." As a visual manifestation of the series' break from the traditional superhero genre, throughout Claremont's run, Wolverine wears either civilian clothes or a mask-less, all-black outfit instead of his superhero costume, and costumed characters in general were few and far between. Nearly half of the series' run was written by Larry Hama.
Marc Silvestri penciled Wolverine from 1990 to 1992.
A fourth volume was launched in September 2010 with a new #1. After issue #20 the series returned to its original ongoing numbering as issue #300.
How Marvel reached issue #300 is like this: Volume 2 (#1-189), Volume 3 (#1-74/#190-263) Wolverine: Weapon X (#1-16/#264-279) and Volume 4 (#1-20/#280-299), with Volume 4's issue #21 ending up as #300.
A sixth volume of Wolverine by Paul Cornell and Ryan Stegman was launched as part of All-New Marvel NOW! initiative in February 2014, featuring a changed Wolverine, who has joined a group of minor supervillains as an attempt to simplify his life.
|Issue||Publication date||Writer||Artist(s)||Colorist(s)||Comic Book Roundup rating||Estimated sales to North American retailers (first month)|
|#1||February 19, 2020||Benjamin Percy||Adam Kubert and Viktor Bogdanovic||Frank Martin and Matthew Wilson||8.3 by 23 professional critics||190,568|
|#2||March 25, 2020||Adam Kubert||Frank Martin||7.9 by 15 professional critics||74,228|
|#3||July 22, 2020||8.1 by 9 professional critics||Data not yet available|
|#4||August 19, 2020||Viktor Bogdanovic||Matthew Wilson||8.2 by 10 professional critics|
|#5||September 2, 2020||7.5 by 5 professional critics|
In other media
The story arc from Volume 1 concerning Logan's exploits in Japan has been loosely adapted into the 2013 live-action film, The Wolverine, directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman as Logan, with Tao Okamoto, Hiroyuki Sanada and Rila Fukushima, being the sixth installment to the X-Men film series.
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