Wolverine Files Introductions

I must admit that after all the years of running this website in near silence, it is invigorating to see other Wolverine fans leaving comments on the Wolverine Files blog posts. So I would like to encourage all visitors to join in on the fun.

That’s right. I’m talking to you.

Please view this as a personal invitation to introduce yourself to the Wolverine Files readers in the comments section below.

And to break the ice, let me start off the proceedings by introducing myself. I am Joel ‘DiG’ DiGiacomo, the curator of Wolverine Files.

To quote from Chapter 00: True Origin,

I was first introduced to Wolverine (or more accurately THE Wolverine) when I picked up Uncanny X-Men #111 at a 7-11 back in 1978. Chris Claremont and John Byrne were creating the golden era of the X-Men, and I became mesmerized by this cantankerous Canadian. After school, my best friend and I would talk endlessly about every last revelation of Wolverine’s past. I even started a notebook tracking all references of his life before he joined the X-Men. Later it became a Word document that I updated and rewrote as more and more entries sprang to life from the pages of various Marvel comics. After more than 25 years, I finally decided it was time to put it on the Web and let others enjoy the fruits of my obsessive compulsion.

So please take a moment to introduce yourself and maybe even reminisce about your first exposure to our favorite ill-tempered mutant.


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16 years ago

I was introduced to the X-men and Wolverine when the cartoon aired on cable. Since then I heavily collected anything with Wolverine (On and Off) I lost interests in Logan when he lost his Adamantium , not because he had bone claws , but because he became this beast type thing. I don’t know if Larry Hama was to blame for his ugly transformation, but I was really pissed off with the turn of events. I stopped collecting comics completely and started collecting manga instead. My interests in Logan returned once more when Origin was released , and then from… Read more »

Wolf Spider
16 years ago

[response to Gabriel’s comment] Hama’s run had it’s ups and downs. i’m towards the end of reading through it all again (hindsight from current issues is adding alot to the back issues, for me, at least). the feral regression thing could’ve been awesome if it were taken more seriously. the artist’s depiction of the “animal” Logan was downright goofy and it had too much leakage from the Onslaught story over in the X-titles. it could’ve definitely been done better. but i think it’d worked as a good excuse to bring Elektra (my second favorite marvel character) into the title. oh,… Read more »

16 years ago

There is a lot of Wolverine titles I haven’t been able to get my hands on. (Wild Thing for example. ) I think I will read up on it , thanks for the recommendation. Any word on the Wolverine Manga ? I really want to check that out too. It’s a real good year for us Wolverine fans. Soon we’ll have X-Men Origins: Wolverine (movie) and Wolverine and the X-Men (cartoon). I heard a rumor that Dead Pool might make an appearance in both of those titles, which makes me even more happy. Most likely we can expect a video… Read more »

Wolf Spider
16 years ago

there’s a manga? you referring to the old one where Wolvie was Cyclops’ brother and had optic claws or is there a new manga coming out?

i’m not holding my breath to see Deadpool in the movie. but, in the animated series, i’d say it’s inevitable. but i also said that for the past two animated series. meh.

Wolverine’s revenge wasn’t that bad. well…the cut scenes were but, i dunno. i even liked the GBA version, honestly. more than home console version. either way, it was miles ahead the old nes and snes games. and every Batman game ever made.

16 years ago

I really liked collecting all of Wolverine’s costumes in “Wolverine’s Revenge”. (I cheated half way through.) I am a sucker for any video game with Logan in it. I even purchased “Marvel Nemesis : Rise of the Imperfects “, despite all of the bad things I heard about it. It wasn’t as bas as I thought it would be , though there was some pretty bad ugly spots. I really hope the next Wolverine game is much better though. (Especially since Spider Man has had some really good ones so far.) I did enjoy the Wolverine guest appearance in the… Read more »

16 years ago

I’ve been a fan of Wolverine probably since his appearance on “Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends”. I can’t remember anything else about that program except for the episodes with the X-Men and particularly when Wolverine popped his claws through some fruit to make a kebob. The first Wolverine comic I got was Wolverine #6 and have since then been attempting to purchase every appearance he’s made in comics (including indie spoof comic appearances) and have searched for anyplace online where I can possibly find a complete list with having very very little success on that. Even the Wizard Wolverine specials… Read more »

16 years ago

Well… I think I own just about every Wolverine appearance there is (there are a few promotional appearances from Drake’s Snacks, the second set, that I am still trying to hunt down) and will eventually list all of them on this website. To see what I believe is a comprehensive list in publication for the first 12 years of appearances, you can look at the following pages on this site. Eventually, I will update to the new format, so people can leave comments or note anything I may have missed. P01: Pub Order 1974-1979 P02: Pub Order 1980-1982 P03: Pub… Read more »

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