Monday, January 4, 2010

Wolverine in Art

Since I started with Marvel yesterday and plan to continue with another iconic character, which instantly ring a bell, even if the person is not a comic book reader. I am talking about James “Logan” Howlett aka Wolverine. Astonishingly, compared to other Marvel characters Logan is a young one with a debut in October 1974, but managed to win over almost every single spot in an alternative Earth story line and his appearances number more than sixty. He is also the most appeared character outside comics with his own animated series, game and a movie, all dedicated to him. To me it seems that Wolverine is Marvel’s major money earner. I didn’t consider myself a Wolverine fan, because all issues I had read here and there showed a very animal like and aggressive man with little known about his past. After tackling the Origins series, however, I am more than interested in the character. Curious facts about Logan include that originally his claws were made from bone and throughout the years the various writers commissioned to write Wolverine stories re-imagined the healing factor in different ways. His healing factor at the beginning started at just above human regeneration skin to evolve into a power that could replace missing tissue in a manner of seconds, rendering him immortal. Cool, eh?

4 comments:

T.D. Newton said...

By far, the most complex character in the X-Men pantheon. People just seem to relate to him really well, hence why he was the first character to have an Origins movie created for him... (of course, being played by Hugh Jackman didn't hurt, either)

Harry Markov said...

@ TD: Yeah, Hugh only contributed to the expanding awesome-ness that is Wolverine. To be honest I think that Marvel realized that Wolverine was over complicated as a character, so they decided to clear that one up.

Mark David said...

I can't call myself a Wolverine fan myself since I'm not much of a comic book reader, but Wolverine has always been my favorite character. He's unique, in my opinion, and if I were to somehow to be given special abilities of my own, I would choose his. I've read the first part of Wolverine Origins, by the way, and I really liked what they did with the story :)

Harry Markov said...

@ Mark David: Exactly, but I would not want his powers per se. I am more of a telekinesis kind of guy. I for one had no clue that his story in Origins could be so interesting. I started reading on a spontaneous whim, but ended up liking it. I am not sure whether I can follow it or not from now on, but will try.

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