Top Five Most Iconic Wolverine Covers
Here are the top five most iconic covers featuring Wolverine (with iconic being determined partially subjectively by what covers are called to mind when one thinks of Wolverine, but first being determined with a prominent objective standard of whether a cover is homaged a lot or featured a lot in histories of the character). The notable exception is no covers from a character’s first appearance (which isn’t applicable to all characters, of course, just those who appeared on the cover of the comic they debuted in)! Here‘s a list of all characters featured so far.
First off, while I’m exempting first appearance covers from the countdown, it’s only fair, I suppose, to share them here before the countdown begins, so here is the first cover appearance of Wolverine from his first full appearance, Incredible Hulk #181…
Artist: Herb Trimpe
I was a bit unsure of whether to count Giant-Size X-Men #1 as “featuring” Wolverine. I think it probably does, but not enough so that I wouldn’t have it ranked higher, so #5 was a perfect spot for it. But then I thought that, hey, it’s close, so why not let the people choose between that choice and the covers that just barely missed the #5 spot?
And that choice was…
Artist: Terry Austin
Future Wolverine is killed…
4. Artists: John Romita, Jr. and Dan Green
Do any of these covers really need explanation?
I say thee nay!
3. Artists: Todd McFarlane and Bob Wiacek
2. Artists: John Byrne and Terry Austin
1. Artists: Frank Miller and Joe Rubinstein