* ComicBookCreators: A lot of Comic Book Creators have done work in Wolverine's series, mini-series, and one-shots:
** Creator/ChrisClaremont wrote ''[[ComicBook/FrankMillersWolverine Wolverine]]'' vol. 1 #1-4 (September-December, 1982), ''Kitty Pryde and Wolverine'' #1-6 (November, 1984-April, 1985), ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #1-8 (November, 1988-June, 1989), #10 (August, 1989), #125-128 (June-September, 1998), ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #1-4 (September-December, 1989), and ''Witchblade/Wolverine'' (July, 2004).
** Creator/FrankMiller did the art for ''[[ComicBook/FrankMillersWolverine Wolverine]]'' vol. 1 #1-4 (September-December, 1982), ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #1-3 (September-December, 1989), and ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Al Milgrom did the art for ''Kitty Pryde and Wolverine'' #1-6 (November, 1984-April, 1985), and ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #1 (September, 1989), #3-4 (December, 1989).
** Creator/ChristopherPriestComics wrote ''Spider-Man vs. Wolverine'' #1 (February, 1987).
** Mark D. Bright did the art for ''Spider-Man vs. Wolverine'' #1 (February, 1987).
** John Buscema did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #1-8 (November, 1988-June, 1989), #10-16 (August-November, 1989), #25 (June, 1990), #27 (July, 1990), ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1. #1 (September, 1989), #4 (December, 1989), and ), and ''Wolverine: Bloody Choices'' (June, 1991).
** Creator/PeterDavid wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #9 (July, 1989), #11-16 (September-November, 1989), #24 (May, 1990), #44 (August, 1991), ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #1 (September, 1989), ''Wolverine: Rahne of Terra'' (August, 1991), and ''Wolverine Global Jeopardy'' (December, 1993).
** Gene Colan did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #9 (July, 1989)), #24 (May, 1990), and ''Wolverine Saga'' #1 (September, 1989), #4 (December, 1989).
** Archie Goodwin wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #17-23 (November, 1989-April, 1990), and ''Wolverine/Nick Fury: The Scorpio Connection'' (1989).
** Creator/JohnByrne did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #17-23 (November, 1989-April, 1990), ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #1-3 (September-December, 1989), and ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995). He also wrote ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #1-3 (September-December, 1989).
** Mary Jo Duffy wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #25-30 (June-September, 1990), and ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #2 (November, 1989).
** Klaus Janson did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #26 (July, 1990).
** Barry Kitson did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #28-29 (August, 1990).
** Bill Jaaska did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #30 (September, 1990).
** Creator/LarryHama wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #31-43 (September, 1990-August, 1991), #45-53 (September, 1991-April, 1992), #55-57 (June-July, 1992), #60-109 (September, 1992-January, 1997), #111-118 (March-November, 1997), #-1 (July, 1997), ''Weapon X'' vol. 1 #1-4 (March-June, 1995), ''Wolverine Annual '95'' (1995), ''[[ComicBook/AmalgamUniverse Legends of the Dark Claw]]'' (April, 1996), ''Wolverine Encyclopedia'' #1 (November, 1996), ''Ballistic/Wolverine'' (February, 1997), ''[[ComicBook/MarvelComics2 Wild Thing]]'' #1-5 (October, 1999-February, 2000), and ''Before the Fantastic Four: Ben Grimm and Logan'' #1-3 (July-September, 1999).
** Marc Silvestri did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #31-46 (September, 1990-September, 1991), #48-50 (November, 1991-January, 1992), #52-53 (March-April, 1992), #55-57 (June-July, 1992), ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #4 (December, 1989), ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995), and ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Larry Stroman did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #44 (August, 1991).
** Jerry [=DeCaire=] did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #47 (October, 1991).
** Andy Kubert did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #51(February, 1992), ''Wolverine: Rahne of Terra'' (August, 1991), and ''Wolverine: The Origin'' #1-6 (November, 2001- July, 2002).
** Fabian Nicieza wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #54 (May, 1992), #132 (December, 1998), #146-147 (January-February, 2000).
** Darick Robertson did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #54 (May, 1992), #58-59 (August, 1992), ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #1-6 (July-December, 2003), #12-19 (May-November, 2004), and ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Daniel G. Chichester wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #58-59 (August, 1992), and ''Wolverine: Inner Fury'' (November, 1992).
** Dave Hoover did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #60 (September, 1992).
** Mark Texeira did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #61-63 (September-November, 1992), #65-68 (January-April, 1993), #163 (June,2001), ''Wolverine: Evilution'' (September, 1994), ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995), and ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Mark Pacella did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #64 (December, 1992).
** Dwayne Turner did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #69-73 (May-September, 1993), and ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995).
** Jim Fern did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #74 (October, 1993).
** Adam Kubert did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #75 (November, 1993), #77-79 (January-March, 1994), #81-82 (May-June, 1994), #85 (September, 1994), #87-88 (November-December, 1994), #90 (February, 1995), #92-93 (August-September, 1995), #95-97 (November, 1995-January, 1996), #100 (April, 1996), #102 (June, 1996), ''Weapon X'' vol. 1 #1-4 (March-June, 1995), ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995), ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #73-74 (July-August, 2009), and ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Tomm Coker did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #76 (December, 1993), and ''Logan: Shadow Society'' (December, 1996).
** Ian Churchill did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #80 (April, 1994), #156-157 (November-December, 2000).
** Bob [=McLeod=] did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #82 (June, 1994), and ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #3 (December, 1989).
** John Nadeau did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #83 (July, 1994).
** Ron Wagner did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #84 (August, 1994).
** Ron Garney did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #86 (October, 1994), ''Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher: The Dark Design'' (December, 1994), and ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #62-65 (April-July, 2008).
** Fabio Laguna did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #88-89 (December, 1994-January, 1995).
** Duncan Rouleau did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #91 (July, 1995).
** Chris Alexander did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #94 (October, 1995).
** Luciano Lima did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #96 (December, 1995).
** José Ramon Bernado did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #98 (February, 1996).
** Val Semeiks did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #99 (March, 1996), #101 (May, 1996), #103-106 (July-October, 1996).
** Anthony Winn did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #107-109 (November, 1996-January, 1997), #111-112 (March-April, 1997).
** Tom [=DeFalco=] wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #110 (February, 1997), #123-124 (April-May, 1998), ''Wolverine: Bloody Choices'' (June, 1991), and ''[[ComicBook/MarvelComics2 Wild Thing]]'' #0 (1999), #2-5 (November, 1999-February, 2000).
** Joe Bennett did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #110 (February, 1997), and ''Wolverine: Days of Future Past'' #1-3 (December, 1997-February, 1998).
** Leinil Francis Yu did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #113-122 (May, 1997-March, 1998), #125-127 (June-August, 1998), #129-130 (October-November, 1998), #132 (December, 1998), #139-143 (June-October, 1999), #145 (December, 1999), and ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Cary Nord did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #-1 (July, 1997), #127 (August, 1998), #131 (November, 1998).
** Creator/WarrenEllis wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #119-122 (December, 1997-March, 1998).
** Denys Cowan did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #123-124 (April-May, 1998).
** Jeff Matsuda did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #127 (August, 1998), #133-138 (January-May, 1999).
** Mike S. Miller did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #127 (August, 1998), #144 (November, 1999), #146 (January, 2000).
** Carlos Pacheco did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #127 (August, 1998).
** Melvin Rubi did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #127 (August, 1998).
** Stephen Platt did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #128 (September, 1998), and ''Wolverine/Cable Guts and Glory'' (October, 1999).
** Angel Unzueta Galarza did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #128 (September, 1998).
** Todd [=DeZago=] wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #129- 131(October-November, 1998).
** Creator/BrianKVaughan wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #131 (November, 1998).
** Erik Larsen wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #133-149 (January, 1999-April, 2000). He also did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995).
** Eric Stephenson wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #136 (March, 1999), #141- 144(August-November, 1999), #154-157 (September-December, 2000).
** Yancey Labat did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #138 (May, 1999).
** Steve Scott did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #138 (May, 1999).
** Rob Jensen did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #143 (October, 1999).
** Roger Cruz did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #147-148 (February-March, 2000).
** Graham Nolan did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #149 (April, 2000).
** Steve Skroce both wrote and did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #150-153 (May-August, 2000). He also did the art for ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Creator/RobLiefeld both wrote and did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #154-155 (September-October, 2000). He also wrote #156-157 (November-December, 2000). He also did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995).
** Joe Pruett wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #158 (January, 2001).
** Sunny Lee did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #158 (January, 2001).
** Frank Tieri wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #159-176 (February, 2001-July, 2002), #181-186 (November, 2002-April, 2003), ''Wolverine Annual 2000'' (2000), and ''Wolverine Annual 2001'' (January, 2002).
** Sean Chen did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #159-162 (February-May, 2001), #164-166 (July-September, 2001), #170-176 (January-July, 2002), #181-185 (November, 2002-March, 2003), and ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Barry Windsor-Smith did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #166 (September, 2001), ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #4 (December, 1989), ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995), and ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004). He also wrote ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #4 (December, 1989).
** Dan Fraga did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #167-169 (October-December, 2001), #177-178 (August, 2002), and ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Matt Nixon wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #173 (April, 2002), #177-180 (August-October, 2002), #183 (January, 2003), and ''Wolverine Annual 2001'' (January, 2002).
** David Finch did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #173 (April, 2002), and ''Ballistic/Wolverine'' (February, 1997).
** Georges Jeanty did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #175 (June, 2002).
** Jason Aaron wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #175 (June, 2002), and ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #56 (October, 2007), #62-65 (April-July, 2008), #73-74 (July-August, 2009).
** Udon Studios did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #175 (June, 2002).
** Ethan Van Sciver did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #179 (September, 2002).
** Jorge Pereira Lucas did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #180 (October, 2002), and ''Wolverine: Xisle'' #1-5 (June, 2003).
** Ryan Bodenheim did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #183 (January, 2003), and ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Terry Dodson did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #186 (April, 2003).
** Daniel Way wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #187-189 (May-June, 2003), and ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #33-40 (November, 2005-May, 2006), #73-74 (July-August, 2009).
** John [=McCrea=] did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #187 (May, 2003).
** Staz Johnson did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 2 #188-189 (May-June, 2003).
** Louise Simonson wrote ''Havok and Wolverine: Meltdown'' #1-4 (March-October, 1989).
** Creator/WaltSimonson wrote ''Havok and Wolverine: Meltdown'' #1-4 (March-October, 1989), and ''Wolverine: The Jungle Adventure'' (1990). He also did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995).
** Jon J Muth did the art for ''Havok and Wolverine: Meltdown'' #1-4 (March-October, 1989).
** Sherilyn Van Valkenburgh did the art for ''Havok and Wolverine: Meltdown'' #1 (March, 1989), #3 (July, 1989).
** Kent Williams did the art for ''Havok and Wolverine: Meltdown'' #1-4 (March-October, 1989), and ''Wolverine Killing'' (September, 1993).
** Creator/HowardChaykin did the art for ''Wolverine/Nick Fury: The Scorpio Connection'' (1989), and ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #56-61 (October, 2007- March, 2008). He also wrote ''Wolverine/Nick Fury: Scorpio Rising'' (October, 1994).
** Creator/BillMantlo wrote ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #1-2 (September-November, 1989), #4 (December, 1989).
** Peter Sanderson wrote ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #1-4 (September-December, 1989).
** Len Wein wrote ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #1 (September, 1989).
** John Bolton did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #1-2 (September-November, 1989).
** Sal Buscema did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #1-2 (September-November, 1989), #4 (December, 1989), and ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Dave Cockrum did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #1-3 (September-December, 1989).
** William Johnson did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #1 (September, 1989).
** Creator/JackKirby did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #1 (September, 1989).
** Mike Mignola did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #1 (September, 1989), ''Wolverine: The Jungle Adventure'' (1990), and ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995).
** Paul Neary did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #1 (September, 1989).
** Herb Trimpe did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #1 (September, 1989).
** Creator/AnnNocenti wrote ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #2 (November, 1989), and ''Wolverine: Evilution'' (September, 1994).
** Tom Orzechowski wrote ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #2 (November, 1989).
** Bonnie Wilford wrote ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #2 (November, 1989).
** June Brigman did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #2 (November, 1989).
** Tony [=DeZuniga=] did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #2 (November, 1989).
** Kieron Dwyer did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #2 (November, 1989).
** Ken Landgraf did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #2 (November, 1989).
** Chuck Patton did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #2 (November, 1989).
** Creator/GeorgePerez did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #2 (November, 1989).
** John Romita Jr. did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #2-4 (November-December, 1989), ''Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher Hearts of Darkness'' (December, 1991), ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995), ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #20-31 (December, 2004-October, 2005), and ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Arthur Adams did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #3 (December, 1989).
** Brent Anderson did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #3 (December, 1989).
** Bret Blevins did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #3 (December, 1989).
** James T. Sherman did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #3 (December, 1989).
** Bill Sienkiewicz did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #3 (December, 1989), and ''Wolverine: Inner Fury'' (November, 1992).
** Paul Smith did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #3-4 (December, 1989), ''Wolverine Encyclopedia'' (December, 1996), and ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Mark Gruenwald wrote ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #4 (December, 1989).
** Alan Davis did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #4 (December, 1989). He both wrote and did the art for ''Wolverine: Bloodlust'' (December, 1990).
** Rick Leonardi did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #4 (December, 1989).
** Mike Zeck did the art for ''Wolverine Saga'' vol. 1 #4 (December, 1989).
** Howard Mackie wrote ''Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher Hearts of Darkness'' (December, 1991), ''Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher: The Dark Design'' (December, 1994), ''Logan: Path of the Warlord'' (February, 1996), ''Logan: Shadow Society'' (December, 1996), and ''Wolverine Son of Canada'' (April, 2001).
** Richard Howell did the art for ''Wolverine Global Jeopardy'' (December, 1993).
** John Ney Rieber wrote ''Wolverine Killing'' (September, 1993).
** Carl Potts wrote ''Wolverine and the Punisher: Damaging Evidence'' #1-3 (October-December, 1993).
** Gary Erskine did the art for ''Wolverine and the Punisher: Damaging Evidence'' #1-3 (October-December, 1993).
** John Royle did the art for ''Wolverine: Evilution'' (September, 1994).
** Shawn [=McManus=] did the art for ''Wolverine/Nick Fury: Scorpio Rising'' (October, 1994).
** Steve Englehart wrote ''Night Man vs. Wolverine'' (August, 1995).
** Kyle Hotz did the art for ''Night Man vs. Wolverine'' (August, 1995).
** James H. Williams III did the art for ''Wolverine Annual '95'' (1995).
** Christopher Golden wrote ''Wolverine Annual '95'' (1995), and ''Wolverine/Punisher Revelation'' #1-4 (June-September, 1999).
** Ben Herrera did the art for ''Wolverine Annual '95'' (1995).
** Creator/JephLoeb wrote ''Wolverine/Gambit: Victims'' #1-4 (September-December, 1995), ''Wolverine Annual '96'' (1996), and ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #50-55 (March-September, 2007).
** Tim Sale did the art for ''Wolverine/Gambit: Victims'' #1-4 (September-December, 1995), and ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995).
** Ian Edginton wrote ''Wolverine: Knight of Terra'' (August, 1995).
** John Ostrander wrote ''Wolverine: Knight of Terra'' (August, 1995), and ''Wolverine Annual '97'' (1997).
** Jan Duursema did the art for ''Wolverine: Knight of Terra'' (August, 1995).
** James W. Fry III did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995).
** Christopher Ivy did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995).
** Sam Kieth did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995). He also both wrote and did the art for ''Wolverine/Hulk'' #1-4 (April-July, 2002).
** Jim Lee did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995), ''Wolverine Encyclopedia'' #1 (November, 1996), and ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Paul Gulacy did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995).
** Jae Lee did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995).
** Dennis Jensen did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995).
** Matthew Ryan did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995).
** Mike Wieringo did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995).
** Terry Austin did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995).
** Steve Lightle did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995).
** Joe Madureira did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995), and ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Bob Wiacek did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995), and ''Wolverine Encyclopedia'' #1 (November, 1996).
** Dan Green did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995).
** Mark Farmer did the art for ''Wolverine Poster Magazine'' (1995).
** Jim Valentino wrote ''Badrock/Wolverine'' (June, 1996).
** Chap Yaep did the art for ''Badrock/Wolverine'' (June, 1996).
** Aron Wiesenfeld both wrote and did the art for ''Deathblow/Wolverine'' #1-2 (September, 1996-February, 1997).
** Jim Balent did the art for ''[[ComicBook/AmalgamUniverse Legends of the Dark Claw]]'' (April, 1996).
** John Paul Leon did the art for ''Logan: Path of the Warlord'' (February, 1996).
** Mark Jason wrote ''Logan: Shadow Society'' (December, 1996).
** Keith Aiken did the art for ''Logan: Shadow Society'' (December, 1996).
** Ralph Macchio wrote ''Wolverine Annual '96'' (1996).
** Ed [=McGuinness=] did the art for ''Wolverine Annual '96'' (1996), ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #50 (March, 2007), and ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Joe Kelly wrote ''Wolverine Annual '96'' (1996).
** Tommy Lee Edwards did the art for ''Wolverine Annual '96'' (1996), and ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #73-74 (July-August, 2009).
** Mark Paniccia wrote ''Wolverine Encyclopedia'' #2 (December, 1996).
** Joe Benitez both wrote and did the art for ''Ballistic/Wolverine'' (February, 1997).
** David G. Wohl wrote ''Ballistic/Wolverine'' (February, 1997), and ''Wolverine/Witchblade'' (March, 1997).
** Nathan Cabrera did the art for ''Ballistic/Wolverine'' (February, 1997).
** Ty Templeton both wrote and did art for ''[[ComicBook/AmalgamUniverse Dark Claw Adventures]]'' (June, 1997).
** Ben Raab wrote ''Wolverine ˝'' (1997).
** Joe Phillips did the art for ''Wolverine ˝'' (1997).
** Joe Edkin wrote ''Wolverine Annual '97'' (1997).
** Leonardo Manco did the art for ''Wolverine Annual '97'' (1997).
** John Francis Moore wrote ''Wolverine: Days of Future Past'' #1-3 (December,1997-February, 1998).
** Creator/JoeCasey wrote ''Wolverine: Days of Future Past'' #2-3 (January-February, 1998), ''Wolverine: Black Rio'' (November, 1998), and ''Wolverine/Cable Guts and Glory'' (October, 1999) .
** Doug Moench wrote ''Wolverine: Doombringer'' (November, 1997).
** Michal Dutkiewicz did the art for ''Wolverine: Doombringer'' (November, 1997).
** Michael Turner both wrote and did the art for ''Wolverine/Witchblade'' (March, 1997).
** Christina Z. wrote ''Wolverine/Witchblade'' (March, 1997).
** Alitha Martinez did the art for ''Wolverine Battlebook: Streets of Fire'' (November, 1998).
** Mark Sasso did the art for ''Wolverine Battlebook: Streets of Fire'' (November, 1998).
** Oscar Jimenez did the art for ''Wolverine: Black Rio'' (November, 1998).
** Ron Frenz both wrote and did the art for ''[[ComicBook/MarvelComics2 Wild Thing]]'' #0 (1999).
** Ron Lim did the art for ''[[ComicBook/MarvelComics2 Wild Thing]]'' #1-5 (October, 1999-February, 2000), and ''Wolverine Son of Canada'' (April, 2001).
** Marc Andreyko wrote ''Wolverine Annual '99'' (1999).
** Walter A. [=McDaniel=] did the art for ''Wolverine Annual '99'' (1999).
** Massimiliano Frezzato did the art for ''Wolverine Annual '99'' (1999).
** Thomas E. Sniegoski wrote ''Wolverine/Punisher Revelation'' #1-4 (June-September, 1999).
** Pat Lee did the art for ''Wolverine/Punisher Revelation'' #1-4 (June-September, 1999).
** Kaare Andrews did the art for ''Before the Fantastic Four: Ben Grimm and Logan'' #1-3 (July-September, 1999), and ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #32 (November, 2005).
** Jay Faerber wrote ''Iron Fist/Wolverine: The Return of K'un Lun'' #1-4 (November, 2000-February, 2001).
** Jamal Igle did the art for ''Iron Fist/Wolverine: The Return of K'un Lun'' #1-4 (November, 2000-February, 2001).
** Jorge Santamaria did the art for ''Wolverine Annual 2000'' (2000).
** Bean Smith wrote ''Wolverine/Shi: Dark Night of Judgment'' (2000).
** William Tucci both wrote and did the art for ''Wolverine/Shi: Dark Night of Judgment'' (2000).
** Bill Jemas wrote ''Wolverine: The Origin'' #1-6 (November, 2001- July, 2002).
** Paul Jenkins wrote ''Wolverine: The Origin'' #1-6 (November, 2001- July, 2002), and ''Wolverine: The End'' #1-6 (January-December, 2004).
** Creator/JoeQuesada wrote ''Wolverine: The Origin'' #1-6 (November, 2001- July, 2002).
** Creator/GregRucka wrote ''Elektra and Wolverine: The Redeemer'' #1-3 (February-March, 2002), and ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #1-19 (July, 2003-November, 2004).
** Creator/YoshitakaAmano did the art for ''Elektra and Wolverine: The Redeemer'' #1-3 (February-March, 2002).
** Matthew Marsilla did the art for ''Wolverine Annual 2001'' (January, 2002), and ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Kilian Plunkett did the art for ''Wolverine Annual 2001'' (January, 2002).
** George Pratt both wrote and did the art for ''Wolverine: Netsuke'' #1-4 (November, 2002- February, 2003).
** Bruce Jones wrote ''Hulk/Wolverine: Six Hours'' #1-4 (March-June, 2003), and ''Wolverine: Xisle'' #1-5 (June, 2003) .
** Scott Kolins did the art for ''Hulk/Wolverine: Six Hours'' #1-4 (March-June, 2003).
** Brett Matthews wrote ''Spider-Man and Wolverine'' #1-4 (August-November, 2003).
** Vatche Mavlian did the art for ''Spider-Man and Wolverine'' #1-4 (August-November, 2003).
** Leandro Fernandez did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #7-11 (January-April, 2004).
** Creator/MarkMillar wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #20-32 (December, 2004-November, 2005), #66-72 (August, 2008-June, 2009).
** Javier Saltares did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #33-40 (November, 2005-May, 2006).
** Stuart Moore wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #41 (June, 2006).
** C. P. Smith did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #41 (June, 2006).
** Marc Guggenheim wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #42-48 (July, 2006-January, 2007), #57-61 (November, 2007-March, 2008).
** Humberto Ramos did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #42-48 (July, 2006-January, 2007).
** Rob Williams wrote ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #49 (February, 2007).
** Laurence Campbell did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #49 (February, 2007).
** Simone Bianchi did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #50-55 (March-September, 2007).
** Steve [=McNiven=] did the art for ''Wolverine'' vol. 3 #66-72 (August, 2008-June, 2009).
** Peter Milligan wrote ''Wolverine/Doop'' #1-2 (July, 2003), and ''Wolverine/Punisher'' #1-5 (May-September, 2004).
** Darwyn Cooke did the art for ''Wolverine/Doop'' #1-2 (July, 2003).
** Creator/TsutomuNihei both wrote and did the art for ''[[Comicbook/{{Snikt}} Wolverine: Snikt!]]'' #1-5 (July-November, 2003).
** Ronald Hugh Byrd Jr. wrote ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Eric J. Moreels wrote ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Gabriele Dell'Otto did the art for ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Richard J. Isanove did the art for ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Salvador Larroca did the art for ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Eliot R. Brown did the art for ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Jeff Johnson did the art for ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Patrick Zircher did the art for ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Creator/BorisVallejo did the art for ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Joseph Jusko did the art for ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Julie Bell did the art for ''[[ComicBook/OfficialHandbookOfTheMarvelUniverse The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine 2004]]'' (December, 2004).
** Matt Cherniss wrote ''ComicBook/{{Powerless}}'' #1-6 (August, 2004 - January, 2005).
** Peter Johnson wrote ''ComicBook/{{Powerless}}'' #1-6 (August, 2004 - January, 2005).
** Michael Gaydos did the art for ''ComicBook/{{Powerless}}'' #1-6 (August, 2004 - January, 2005).
** Eric Basaldua did the art for ''Witchblade/Wolverine'' (July, 2004).
** Tom Derenick both wrote and did the art for ''Wolverine/Captain America'' #1-4 (April, 2004).
** R. A. Jones wrote ''Wolverine/Captain America'' #1-4 (April, 2004).
** Claudio Castellini did the art for ''Wolverine: The End'' #1-6 (January-December, 2004).
** Lee Weeks did the art for ''Wolverine/Punisher'' #1-5 (May-September, 2004).
** Marc Cerasini wrote the novel ''Wolverine: Weapon X'' (December, 2004).
** Akira Yoshida wrote ''Wolverine: Soultaker'' #1-5 (May-August, 2005).
** Shin Nagasawa did the art for ''Wolverine: Soultaker'' #1-5 (May-August, 2005).
** Justin Gray wrote ''Claws'' vol. 1 #1-3 (October-December, 2006).
** Jimmy Palmiotti wrote ''Claws'' vol. 1 #1-3 (October-December, 2006).
** Joseph Michael Linsner did the art for ''Claws'' vol. 1 #1-3 (October-December, 2006).
* RoleReprisal: If Wolverine gets into an animated/video game media of the recent ages, Creator/SteveBlum will be called to voice Wolverine. Although there are a few exceptions, this has been the case ever since Blum landed the role as Wolverine in the 2004 game ''VideoGame/XMenLegends''.
* TropeNamer
** FastballSpecial: This is Logan's nickname for the attack where Colossus picks him up and throws him claws-first at enemies.
** WolverineClaws: Natch; the term's since come to represent pretty much any weapon featuring multiple blades sticking out from the hands like Logan's claws.
** WolverinePublicity: Logan's made so many gratuitous appearances that Marvel's actually {{lampshade|Hanging}}d it at least once; see the page's pic and writeup for more details.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was originally intended to be, on separate occasions, [[BiTheWay bisexual]], [[YoungerThanTheyLook a teenager]], [[TalkingAnimal an actual wolverine who'd mutated into a human]], or [[LukeYouAreMyFather Sabretooth's son]]. Some of these were carried over into alternate reality versions.
** Dave Cockrum came up with the codename Wolverine before the character was created. He was working on a team concept called ''Outsiders'', that he never managed to sell. This team would have a rival team called the “Devastators” or the “Strangers”. One of their members was going to be "a vulpine type: animalistic, bestial, feral, whom I called Wolverine." He proposed the character concept to Roy Thomas. He in turn suggested the codename to Len Wein, but for another character: "How about a Canadian mutant called Wolverine?" Cockrum then quit working on his version of Wolverine, figuring there was no point to make a duplicate character. The character design and concept was later reused for Fang of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard.
** The codename Wolverine was not the only one considered for the character. According to Roy Thomas, several were considered. Among them were the codenames [[CaptainEthnic Captain Canada]] and Captain Canuck. Thomas settled on the name Wolverine because "that animal inhabits Canada as well as the Northern United States and would be familiar to both."
** Co-creator Len Wein considered making Wolverine a teenaged mutant. According to Creator/ChrisClaremont, Chris and Dave Cockrum considered the idea but went to a different direction. "Len thought Wolverine was 19 years old. Dave is the one that came up with the look, the hairline. (...) The way Dave drew him, he looked older. As I wrote him more and more, he felt older." When Creator/JohnByrne came along, he also thought of Wolvie as an older man. "I got to thinking he looks pretty rough and tumble for a guy who has a HealingFactor. Maybe he's been around a long time." The character ended up depicted as over a century old.
*** Which gets kind of HilariousInHindsight when you consider that's partly what Comicbook/{{X 23}} ended up being.
** Wolverine's costume for the X-Men differed from his original from the pages of the ''Comicbook/IncredibleHulk''. It had a face mask with much larger and more pronounced black points extending over the eyes of his mask and into high points. Dave Cockrum wanted to redesign Wolverine's face mask but his concept was different and more animalistic in theme. When he gave instructions to Gil Kane, the cover artist for ''Giant Size X-Men'' #1, Kane misunderstood them and drew the mask design in a different way. Cockrum conceded the mask looked better this way and decided to draw Wolvie like that. It became Wolverine's classic look.
** Dave Cockrum would become the first artist to draw Wolverine's uncovered face and had to decide what the character looked like. He originally considered a young adult. A character sketch by John Romita Sr. inspired him to instead draw Wolvie as a hairy 40-year-old. The distinctive hairstyle, with the “horns“ on the side, was chosen to resemble the face mask that Wolvie was wearing.
** It was Len Wein that originally came up with the idea of Wolverine being a humanoid animal, a wolverine cub that was evolved to humanoid form by the High Evolutionary. Then the origin story of ComicBook/Spiderwoman came up and revealed her to be an evolved spider. Publisher Creator/StanLee was disgusted by the whole idea and insisted that her origin had to be changed. Both Dave Cockrum and Creator/ChrisClaremont figured that Lee would also reject Wein's origin of Wolverine and for the same reasons. The concept was scrapped. Some hints of him not being human were still published in ''Comicbook/UncannyXMen'' before the idea was dropped. In issue #98 (April, 1976), a technician who scans the captive Wolverine has this to say: "Is this Wolverine a mutant? His reading are nothing like the others!" The technician's boss, Dr. Stephen Lang, replies: "The Sentinels say he is. But mutant or no. Whatever the Wolverine is, he isn't human."
** Len Wein conceived of Wolverine's retractable claws, as just a feature of his gloves. He did not know when did Davew Cockrum and/or Creator/ChrisClaremont came up with the idea of them being part of Wolverine's body. According to Claremont, he and Cockrum agreed on that to make Wolvie something more than another weapon user. "If they're in the gloves, then anybody could wear the gloves. We needed something that made him a mutant, something that made him unique. The claws were obviously artificial, and if the claws were part of the glove, what made him a mutant? The reductium of the equation was what makes him a mutant is the HealingFactor. But if he has a Healing Factor, what about the claws? Well, let us make the claws part of him. The healing factor enables him to survive with the claws."
** Creator/JohnByrne came up with a story where it is revealed that Comicbook/CaptainAmerica knows Wolverine since UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. This story never came to be. "(Writer) Roger (Stern) and I have a Captain America story we'd like to do, guest-starring the X-Men, where Cap will be talking to a couple of them, and Wolverine is real quiet at first. And when he finally speaks, Cap will do a take and say, "Corporal Logan?" Because, you see, Cap met him during the war. And that might be the first time in one of the books we come out and say just how old this guy is." Stern and Byrne left ''Captain America'' before getting around to doing this story, though, so it wasn't until ''Comicbook/UncannyXMen''#268 in 1990 that Creator/ChrisClaremont wrote a similar story revealing Captain America and Wolverine's history.
** Wolverine was a part of the cast in ''Comicbook/UncannyXMen'' since 1975. But by 1978, Creator/ChrisClaremont reportedly had no idea what else to do with the character. He was supposed to be PutOnABus. At this point new artist Creator/JohnByrne protested and took the character under his wing. "Chris told me at one point, "We're going to write Wolverine out because we don't know what to do with him." And I stamped my little foot and said there is no way you're writing out the only Canadian character. And so I made him mine. Whenever I do a group book I make one character mine and sort of focus on that character so I have a focus for the book." This story should be taken with a grain of salt, since Dave Cockrum who assisted Claremont with the plotting did not remember any plan to write out Wolverine.
** Sabretooth first appeared in ''[[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]]'' #14 (August, 1977), designed by Creator/JohnByrne. The design of the character was based on what Byrne thought Wolvie should look like when not in costume. "I had done a design for what I thought Wolverine looked like without his mask on, which I sent to Chris [Claremont]. And Dave [Cockrum] had already done one, which I didn't know about. And I ended up using that design for Sabretooth."
** Creator/JohnByrne was the first to think about making Sabretooth and Wolverine father and son. And somehow this would make Wolvie a species of his own, rather than a real mutant. "I got to thinking about that storyline, that typically Chris throwaway line in that Sentinels story (in X-Men #98, 1976) in which the Sentinels said Wolverine was a mutant and a technician said he wasn't. And I suggested that Sabretooth was his father and that Sabretooth was the mutant and that the mutation had bred true. So Wolverine was actually the first of a new species, and that's why it confused the technician. Then we got to playing about how Wolverine is 50 years old and Sabretooth is 100 years old." Creator/ChrisClaremont liked the idea about the father-son connection and for years had plans to use it in a storyline. In both ''Classic X-Men'' #10 (June, 1987) and ''Wolverine'' Vol.2 #10 (August, 1989) it is established that Sabretooth stalks Wolvie once a year. The second story establishes that this occurs on a specific date, Wolvie's birthday. This was intended as a clue to their connection, since Sabretooth knows when Wolvie was born.
** Creator/JohnByrne thought of giving Wolverine a MixedAncestry. Giving him a connection to the First Nations. "His mother was a Native Canadian and he'd lived up in the mountains for most of his life, feral, until he was found by James Hudson."
** Creator/JohnByrne intended for Wolverine to not know who his father is. "I was never entirely sure whether Wolverine would ever learn for himself that Sabretooth was his father. I thought that perhaps Sabretooth would know, but that Wolverine himself might not ever know."
** Wolverine has faced Sabretooth many times. But according to Creator/ChrisClaremont's plans for Sabretooth, Wolvie would turn out to have only faced [[ExpendableClone Expendable Clones]] of the original. "What I ultimately was going to establish was that all the Sabretooths we had seen heretofore, with the possible exception of the one in Iron Fist #14, were clones made by Mr. Sinister. They were Xeroxes." "Sinister's modus operandi was to capture an operative, stick him in a stasis chamber, clone a copy and send that person out to do battle. So you have an inexhaustible supply of Marauders from his clutch of villains." This was most strongly hinted to be the case with Vertigo, who has made appearances with both the Savage Land Mutates and the Marauders.
** According to Creator/ChrisClaremont's plans, the real Sabretooth has never faced the X-Men, nor will he ever do so. He only cares about Wolverine himself. In the case of Sabretooth, you had a Xerox of a Xerox. That's why the Sabretooth that has always appeared working for Sinister has been so flawed and so easily beaten. We've never seen the real thing. The real thing is quite happy lurking around the fringes of the X-Men universe without any interest whatsoever in the X-Men, but an abiding interest in Wolverine. And Wolverine knows it. But that's one of those unknown stories that'll probably forever remain untold."
** Louise Simonson ended up dropping a hint that Sabretooth is only a clone in ''ComicBook/NewMutants'' #75 (May, 1989). The New Mutants encounter a dying Sabretooth and soon get to examine his corpse. Danielle Moonstar feels this is odd as her Valkyrie powers should have let her see Death coming for him. But her powers see nothing, Death isn't coming after all. Simonson never got to follow up on the clue and later writers ignored it. While several Sabretooth clones have turned up since the [[TheNineties 1990s]], the identity of the original is never questioned.
** Mariko Yashida, Wolverine's wealthy lover was introduced in ''Comicbook/UncannyXMen'' #118 (February, 1979). Creator/ChrisClaremont had planned for her to become the X-Men's new housekeeper. Dave Cockrum convinced him that this role is beneath her. "Chris! She's got housekeepers! She wouldn't become one!"
** Mariko Yashida ended up killed by Wolverine in 1992. The story of her death was written by Creator/LarryHama. Years before, Creator/ChrisClaremont had his own plans about a story featuring the death of Mariko. "We kicked around the idea that we'd get into a wedding, they'd say, "I do," Sabretooth would jump out and kill Mariko on the altar and leave, and that would be that." Creator/JohnByrne said that the story would not end with a death at the altar. "Sabretooth was going to attack her, but she wasn't going to die at his hands. She was going to end up basically brain dead and in a hospital and Wolverine just doesn't believe that she's gone, and [[Comicbook/JeanGrey Jean]] links their minds, and he sees that there's nobody there and he pulls the plug on her." The story would then continue with Wolverine seeking revenge against Sabretooth. "There will be a big fight and (Wolverine) will kill him on camera, and there will be no doubt about it. And that will be the one instance where because of the way the story is set up I don't think even (Editor-In-Chief Jim) Shooter would be able to object to a good guy killing somebody."
** In ''Comicbook/UncannyXMen'' #133 (May, 1980), Wolverine attacks and kills several Hellfire Club mercenaries: Wade Cole, Angelo Macon, and Murray Reese. Cole turns up alive in issue #152 (December, 1981). All three turn up alive in ''Marvel Graphic Novel'' #4 (May, 1982). According to the explanation given, Wolverine cut them up really bad and they were dying. But the their employers at thec Hellfire Club rescued them and turned them into [[{{Cyborg}} Cyborgs]]. All three go on to recurring recurring foes as members of the Reavers. But the original plan of their co-creators Creator/ChrisClaremont and Creator/JohnByrne was for them to be simply [[WhatMeasureIsAMook disposable Mooks]]. Their return was a result of ExecutiveMeddling by Creator/JimShooter, whom objected to the idea of Wolverine killing people. According to Claremont: "Evidently, John went to a convention and Jim was appalled to hear John saying, "Yeah, Wolverine killed the guard in X-Men #116 (in 1978); yes, Wolverine's a crazy guy; yes, Wolverine will cut people to pieces without a second thought. Jim came back to the office and said we must either present Wolverine's victims alive and hale and repaired and unhurt, or Wolverine must pay for his crimes, stand trial and be punished. His feeling was, [[ThouShaltNotKill X-Men don't kill]], and he wanted us to establish that all the Hellfire guards and the Savage Land guys were still alive somewhere, they were banged up really bad, but he hadn't killed them. Whereas I think both John and I felt that it was very important to establish that Wolverine had this inner lethality about him that marked him as different from the rest of the X-Men." According to Byrne: "Shooter was the one who insisted that everyone that Wolverine had ever killed should turn up alive, possibly with bionic parts (which they did in Uncanny X-Men #152, 1981). Heroes shouldn't kill." I said, "Well, Wolverine isn't really a super-hero, is he? Not in the classic sense, anyway. That was sort of the whole point." "
** Wolverine was supposed to one be of the characters most affected by the ''ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga'' and have a complete change in attitude. The plan was cancelled due to ExecutiveMeddling by Creator/JimShooter. According to Creator/ChrisClaremont: "So we began toning Wolverine down, making him more rational, the rationale for this being that he could not have loved [[Comicbook/JeanGrey Jean]], could not have experienced ''X-Men'' #137 (1980) and not be changed. Wolverine's response was to grow up. Then, after we set this process in motion, Jim came in and demanded to know why Wolverine was [[{{Wimpification}}being turned into a sissy]]. Evidently, what he wanted was for Wolverine to have the capacity to go crazy and kill but never be allowed to kill. He wanted Wolverine to be as much of a potential danger to the X-Men as to other people. So we turned right around and had Wolverine try and cut Nightcrawler's head off over Mariko (in X-Men #143, 1981), which made no sense whatsoever. According to Creator/JohnByrne: "That's what Shooter wanted, this sense of a time bomb ticking away in the midst of the X-Men. This guy, at any moment, for any reason, could go off, and he wouldn't necessarily kill a villain. He could turn around and deck Nightcrawler just for something to do." According to Dave Cockrum: "When he attacked Nightcrawler for kissing Mariko UnderTheMistletoe (in X-Men #143)... Come on, he knows these people are friends; he's not going to do that. I mean, that was no menace. That was apparently done on Shooter's orders, "Make Wolverine do something crazy." Personally, I think that was a bad choice. That's all inconsistent with what they've done with him."
** Creator/JohnByrne had an idea about Wolverine killing Comicbook/KittyPryde that was never used. "The definitive Wolverine sequence is he's sitting at the breakfast table, eating a bowl of cereal, and Kitty comes in and says, "Hi!" in exactly the wrong tone of voice, and Cyclops comes in, and there's Wolverine eating his breakfast cereal, and Kitty lying on the floor disemboweled."
** Creator/JohnByrne had an unused idea about child Wolverine being raised by Sabretooth and [[AbusiveParents suffering child abuse]]. Which shaped his later violent life. "I think a lot of that comes from his upbringing, from having Sabretooth as his father. I would think that this is an abused child like nobody's been before. I think that along came UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and he was told, "Go out and kill," and he discovered that he could send a great deal of his angst that way."
** According to Creator/JohnByrne, Creator/ChrisClaremont intended for Wolverine's adamantium claws to be a result of his mutation. "Chris said that Wolverine had mutated these claws, which were biological adamantium." This idea was never used.
** Creator/JohnByrne had his own theory of how and why did Wolverine get the adamantium. "His power is total regeneration, except it didn't work on his bones. One day he was in a tremendous accident and every bone in his body got broken, and everything regenerated except that when he got up out of bed, his weight broke his legs. And they realised that whatever it was he had didn't work on the calcium-based bones or whatever excuse you want to use. This happened a long time ago well, just after the war and it was some twenty odd years, or longer, as Marvel time goes, before James Hudson (Vindicator) found him. So I figured that Wolverine was a basket case, basically. Terribly crippled, in a wheelchair, body brace, the whole thing, living out in the woods as much by himself as he could and just becoming more and more bitter over the years. Then Vindicator came along and said, "Listen, the way your body heals, we can do something we can't do with any other human being. That is, we can remove each of your bones individually, cast them in adamantium and replace them," and that's what they did - a very long and probably painful process. They removed every one of his bones, except the spinal column and the skull, which they reinforced. And as for the question, "Where do the red blood cells come from?" which everybody hits me with, his power is total regeneration and his red blood cells don't wear out, so he doesn't need new ones."
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