First appearing in The Incredible Hulk #181, Wolverine has come a long way, Hugh Jackman's portrayal of the anti-hero in the recent 20th Century Fox's X-Men motion picture franchise skyrocketing this character to the height of his popularity. I understand that Jackman's casting upset some hardcore Wolverine fans- the actor is considerably taller than the character portrayed in the comics, who is hardly a sex-symbol either. The rough-and-tumble beserker who would unflinchingly kill anyone in his way was not as intensely present in the movie character. Personally, I thought Jackman did well making the character his own and beefing up as best he could training for the role- but it was a different Wolverine.
*Wolverine's history at Marvel.Com
*Thomas Wheeler's Flashback Review of the Toybiz Famous Cover's Series.
*Alex Teo's review of the blue and yellow version of ToyBiz's Wolverine at ToyHaven- note the different belt and shoulderpad treatment.
*A up-close look at several Wolverine toys at ToyHaven!