Key Wolverine Comic Books
Wolverine is one of the most popular characters created by the Marvel Comics Group.
He has been featured in countless comic books, cartoons, and feature films.
If you are one of the millions of Wolverine fans out there and you collect comic books then you might be interested in picking up a few of the important or key issues that all true fans should own.
Listed below are a few of the key Wolverine comic book issues.
Incredible Hulk #180 - First Wolverine Appearance (Cameo)
Wolverine appears in comic books for the first time ever in The Incredible Hulk issue #180.
The issue was released in October, 1974.
It is only a short cameo, but still it is the official first appearance of the character Wolverine in comics.
In this issue the Hulk battles a monster called the Wendigo.
At the end while the two mighty monsters are engaged in s forest-clearing epic struggle a metal-clawed stranger appears and says:
"All right, you freaks -- just hold it! If you really want to tangle with someone -- why not try your luck against -- the Wolverine"
Incredible Hulk #181 (First Full Appearance)
Wolverine makes his first full appearance in comic books in The Incredible Hulk #181.
The Issue was released in November, 1974.
It was written by Len Wein and was drawn by Herb Trimpe.
In this issue Wolverine battles both the Incredible Hulk and the Wendigo.
The animated film Hulk vs. Wolverine is based on this issue.
This issue was later reprinted in a one shot special: The Incredible Hulk & Wolverine
Due to it's high demand with Hulk and Wolverine fans alike, collectors can expect to pay a hefty price if they want to own a copy of this title.
Giant Size X-Men #1
Giant Sized X Men #1 is the first appearance of Wolverine as a member of the X-Men.
He is introduced with a slew of new X Men characters including Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, and Thunderbird.
The multiple first appearances as well as the significance this book holds in Wolverine-lore makes this a very sought after comic.
If you want to purchase a copy of this book in decent condition expect to pay hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
But if you are a true Wolverine fan then you will definitely want to get you hands on this key book.