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ComicBookResources.com’s “Comic Book Legends Revealed” gave a very nice hat tip to Wolverine Files this past Friday!

COMIC LEGEND: Wolverine’s classic costume got its distinct cowl because of a Gil Kane mistake on a comic book cover that Dave Cockrum liked so much that he adopted it – even after Cockrum had drawn the costume differently throughout the actual comic!

After showing that the legend to be true, writer Brian Cronin, added the following note.

And thanks to Joel DiGiacomo of the awesome Wolverine website, Wolverine Files, for the Romita designs!

Read the whole article for yourself at ComicBookResources.com!

Thanks, Brian!


‘5 Ronin’ #1 Open Thread

5 Ronin #1 cover5 Ronin #1 (preview)
Writer: Peter Milligan
Art: Tomm Coker

From Marvel: “5 Books, 5 Heroes—1 unforgettable story of heroes pushed to their limits. It is 17th century Japan, a time and place of violent upheaval, wandering Ronin, and mysterious Geisha. Into this strange and dangerous world come Wolverine, Pyslocke, Punisher, Hulk and Deadpool. Five of Marvel’s greatest heroes…as you’ve never seen them before. Each has been wronged by a powerful tyrant. Each has taken a solemn vow…of vengeance!”

On sale March 2, 2011.

Being a fan of ‘Vagabond’ (the life of Miyamoto Musashi) and ‘Lone Wolf and Cub’, I was intrigued by this project. And while there is an interesting twist along the way, I don’t know when and if this alternate tale of Logan will be completed, as the Hulk takes center stage in the next issue.

So count me intrigued, but feeling left somewhat incomplete.

‘Wolverine/Hercules: Myths, Monsters & Mutants’ #1 Open Thread

Wolverine/Hercules: Myths, Monsters & Mutants #1 coverWolverine/Hercules: Myths, Monsters & Mutants #1 (preview)
Writers: Frank Tieri
Art: Juan Roman Cano Santacruz

From Marvel: “Gritty scribe Frank Tieri and artist Juan Santacruz bring two of Marvel’s toughest heroes together for an all new limited series, featuring covers by the legendary Joe Jusko! Matsuo—the man who killed Yuriko—is back from the dead and has one mission—kill Wolverine. But when he recruits two deadly foes of Hercules, the Olympian joins forces with Logan to show Matsuo just what it means to battle the best there is at what they do.”

On sale March 2, 2011.

I admit that I wasn’t a big fan of Frank Tieri during his ‘Wolverine’ run — so this miniseries debut caught me by surprise.

There is a delightful nod towards the ‘first’ meeting between Wolverine and Hercules at The Sign of the Lion Bar (Marvel Treasury Edition #26 back in 1980), and Hercules is a hoot throughout.

It remains to be seen whether the Matsu’o Tsurayaba storyline will live up to expectations, but for now, I am willing to give Tieri the benefit of the doubt…

‘Wolverine: The Best There Is’ #4 Open Thread

Wolverine: The Best There Is #4 coverWolverine: The Best There Is #4 (preview)
Writers: Charles Huston
Art: Juan Jose Ryp

From Marvel: “It’s been a long night for Logan. Tortured by a sadist with three-thousand years experience in the art, his life force consumed and his soul flayed, it’s all enough to make Wolverine kind of, well, grumpy. But the worst is yet to come…as Logan discovers Contagion’s master plan. It’s a doozy and it will change the way you look at Wolverine.”

On sale March 2, 2011.

Not to repeat myself, but this really is the biggest piece of crap I’ve read in a long time.

I mean, seriously.

Anyone else care to pile on?


Wolverine Files Update XLIII: Wolverine Files on Facebook

You may have noticed the Facebook widget I recently added to the right side of this page.

That’s right, the black one.

Check it out — I’ll wait.

Pretty cool, right?

So here’s the deal. I am trying an experiment and am hoping you can help.

If you use Facebook, and let’s be honest, half the planet does, please click the ‘Like’ button in that box. That way, any updates I make on Facebook will automatically appear in your Facebook News Feed. Or you can follow this link and head over to that page right now.

This new setup allows me to publish previews, mini-reviews and Wolverine news quicker and more easily– as well as to give everyone the opportunity to comment more effectively or add their own posts and thoughts.

Why am I doing this? Well, I am really trying to focus on the Wolverine chronology — I have three chapters completely rewritten so far — and would love to spend less time publishing and more time writing.

Don’t worry — I’ll still publish reviews for the major Wolverine titles here: Wolverine, Wolverine and Jubilee, Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine, Wolverine: The Best There Is, etc., but I really need to shake things up if I am going to have enough time to do everything I am trying to work on.

Please let me know in the comments below if you DON’T use Facebook as I’d like to make this work for everyone. That said, if you do, please give this a shot as I have a hunch that this might end up being major improvement over the old system.

Don’t believe me? Just check out how many posts I generated in less than a week!

This will also give me time to move the site to a new hosting company so the load time doesn’t take forever AND I have quite a few pleasant surprises in store for everyone — including a sneak peak of a Wolverine script I’ve written.

Wolverine WrapUp (02/16): Generation X-Force

Uncanny X-Force #5 coverUncanny X-Force #5 (preview)
Writer: Rick Remender
Pencils: Esad Ribic
Inks: John Lucas

From Marvel: “They come in waves, an army of time displaced Deathlok troopers made from Earth’s greatest warriors; Captain America, Spider-Man, Elektra, Cyclops, Venom, The Thing, Bullseye–all soldiers in the army of Deathlok. All operating under one directive: Fantomex must die! The hottest book on the stands just gets hotter as fan favorite writer Rick Remender (Punisher, Fear Agent) is joined by superstar artist Esad Ribic (Wolverine, Loki)!”

In stores February 16, 2011.

Having not read the last story arc due to the fact that I am still missing issue #2, I can’t speak to the epilogue at play here, but I can say that the Deathloks here are pretty cool.

One wonders, however, if they’ll be tied to the Deathloks that appeared in ‘Wolverine: Weapon X’ a few months back…

Generation Hope #4 coverGeneration Hope #4 (preview)
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artists: Salvador Espin with Scott Koblish

From Marvel: “Dust settles over the rubble of Tokyo. What emerges, for better or worse, will define the next generation of mutantkind. PLUS, as the survivors return to Utopia, there is a reckoning between Wolverine and Teon. One way or the other, it’s another unforgettable issue of Generation Hope.”

In stores February 16, 2011.

Great cover, and the story inside isn’t too bad.

Unfortunately the Teon on the cover and the Teon inside bear little resemblance…



Major probable/possible Wolverine appearances for this week (02/23/11)…
Astonishing X-Men #36 (preview): The next arc by Daniel Way begins…
Avengers #10 (preview): The Avengers in the Danger Room…
Fantastic Four #589 (preview): Wolverine attends the funeral of Johnny Storm…
Uncanny X-Men #533 (preview): Quarantine continues…
X-Men #8 (preview): Wolverine vs. the Lizard People…

You can see Wolverine previews as they come out on the new Wolverine Files Facebook Page. ‘Like’ us and the updates will automatically show up on your Facebook News Feed!

Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #5 Open Thread

Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #5 coverAstonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #4 (preview)
Writer: Warren Ellis
Artist: Kaare Andrews

From Marvel: “The truth behind the mutant babies of Karere township is discovered — an innocent man who might also doom the town, if not the whole of Africa, by accident. The X-Men have to put themselves between two armies to save a mutant who might not be worth saving…”

In stores February 16, 2011.

Warren Ellis and Kaare Andrews wrap up their ‘Astonishing X-Men’ run with another fun, action-filled issue.

And several awesome Wolverine moments.

Next stop: Daniel Way.



Wolverine and Jubilee #2 Open Thread

Wolverine and Jubilee #2 coverWolverine and Jubilee #2 (preview)
Writer: Kathryn Immonen
Art: Phil Noto

From Marvel: “Undead teenagers, can’t live with ‘em, can’t shoot ‘em…because they’re undead. Wolverine may be taking on his roughest mission yet as he tries to kick some sense into Jubilee and boy, does she fight back! In his version of Upward Bound, X-Men style, he’s hauled her halfway around the world to get her away from whoever or whatever is trying to frame her for mass murder. But this town’s got a problem that’s going to take their combined efforts to combat, and Jubilee’s pursuer is hot on their trail.”

On sale February 16, 2011.

This miniseries continues to impress me.

Another very strong issue with terrific interplay between Wolverine and Jubilee.

Best line? “I can’t feel my ass.”


Anyone else enjoying this as much as I am?

Wolverine #6 Open Thread: Wolverine vs. the X-Men

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Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Daniel Acuna

From Marvel: “Once again, a mindless Wolverine is raging out control, a danger to everyone around him. But this time Cyclops is ready. He’s always feared this day would come again, and he’s ready and willing to do whatever it takes to end Wolverine’s rampage once and for all. He’s even brought along a few friends to help him: Magneto and Namor. Don’t miss Part One of the action-packed new arc, ‘Wolverine vs. The X-Men.'”

On sale February 16, 2011.

This issue is exactly what I love about Jason Aaron.

No one kicks off a storyline better.

Case in point — the first five pages of “Wolverine vs. the X-Men”.

Read the preview to see what I’m talking about.


Wolverine WrapUp (02/09): New Avengers

New Avengers (2010) #9 coverNew Avengers #9 (preview)
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artists: Mike Deodato & Howard Chaykin

From Marvel: “Infinity Part One. Of all of the secrets that are held within the Marvel Universe nothing is more shocking than the one that will be revealed in this brand-new storyline. before S.H.I.E.L.D, before the birth of the super hero, what deep dark secret has Nick Fury held for all of these decades and how has it come back to terrorize everyone?! Series writer Brian Michael Bendis teams up once again with Marvel superstar Mike Deodato for the first time since their chart-busting run on Dark Avengers. And joining them is comics legend Howard Chaykin for Fury flashbacks that will delight and startle you.”

In stores February 9, 2011.

Another strong issue with Wolverine, thankfully, as an integral member of the team…


Comusiv’s Completist Corner
Onslaught Unleashed #1: Wolverine appears to be dead in a vision…


Major probable/possible Wolverine appearances for this week (02/16/11)…
Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #5 (preview): Finally, the series finale…
Generation Hope #4 (preview): Wolverine certainly makes the cover…
Uncanny X-Force #5 (preview): Deathlok Nation, Chapter One…
Wolverine #6 (preview): Wolverine vs. the X-Men…
Wolverine and Jubilee #2 (preview): Cursed, Part Two…