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Lookin’ to Connect: Wolverine Edition! Wolverine Origins #22-23, Jim Lee X-Men 1990 Poster Set and Wolverine #66-70

This is the latest installment of a feature where I spotlight interconnecting covers. I will feature three selections each installment, with my current plan being to feature one diptych, one triptych and one tetraptych (or larger). Here is an archive of all of the covers listed so far. I am sure you have suggestions for future editions, so feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for future installments. Don’t post suggestions in the comments section!

This edition is all Wolverine covers! I had to get a bit creative for the triptych.

Enjoy!

First up is Simone Bianchi and Andrea Silvestri’s diptych for Wolverine: Origins #22-23….

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I somehow was unable to find a legit Wolverine triptych, so I had to get a bit creative. I didn’t want to go with a traditional X-Men triptych, so I went with this Jim Lee and Scott Williams poster triptych from 1990 (here is re-colored edition from 2010. If anyone has a good scan of their copies of the original three posters, please e-mail me the scan!).

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Finally, here is a pentaptych of the second-print covers of Wolverine #66-70 by Steve McNiven and Dexter Vines…

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Click on any of the above images to enlarge them!

If YOU have a suggestion for a future installment, please e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Don’t post your suggestion in the comments section!

10 Comments

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Man, that first one is not good. Maybe if it had actually been half of each of their faces, instead of slightly more than half of Wolverine’s, it might have worked. But as is it looks terrible.

Who’s the old dude on top of the cliff spinning something over his head? All of the other characters in the X-Men posters I get easily, but that guy has me stumped.

I really like this feature so thanks for keeping it up and running. For the most recent Wolverine installment, I especially enjoyed the Jim Lee piece. Were the original parts of that produced as comic covers or were they used on something else? I just don’t remember seeing them on actual X-Men covers. Thanks again.

I really like this feature so thanks for keeping it up and running. For the most recent Wolverine installment, I especially enjoyed the Jim Lee piece. Were the original parts of that produced as comic covers or were they used on something else? I just don’t remember seeing them on actual X-Men covers. Thanks again.

They were a set of posters. Each poster was sold separately and then you could combine them. I believe the art on at least the middle one was then later used for a magazine cover. Maybe the others, too.

Who’s the old dude on top of the cliff spinning something over his head? All of the other characters in the X-Men posters I get easily, but that guy has me stumped.

That’s Gateway. He was the X-Men’s means of transportation when they lived in Australia. He would teleport them all over the globe.

Johnny Wolverine and Gary Oldman in LOGAN, the prequel to Logan’s Run.

The middle part of the X-Men poster was published as the cover to Comic Scene Magazine #17. The whole image was included inside.

I used to have that poster set… wish I still did!

Thanks for doing this. Even though I own everything that these images are from, it’s still nice to see these featured.

“Old Man Logan” is one of the greatest Wolverine stories ever told. One of the few comics that Mark Millar did that was actually brilliant. And Steve McNiven…he should be on an X-Title, damnit. Wolverine’s solo or “Cable and X-Force” would be the perfect fit for him.

The poster makes me all nostalgic. I intensely miss Chris Claremont X-Men. And Jim Lee is one of the most talented artists to have worked on the X-Books. (along with Paul Smith, Marc Silvestri, Bill Sienkiewicz, John Byrne, Dave Cockrum, Art Adams, Alan Davis, when-his-art-was-good John Romita Jr., Carlos Pacheco, and Stuart Immonen)

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