Marvel Celebrates Wolverine’s 35th Anniversary With Variant Covers And Fine Art

Marvel Comics has dedicated the month leading up to the “Wolverine” movie’s May 1 release (which is also Wolverine’s 35th anniversary) to “the best there is at what he does” with two major events.

First up is a new series titled “Wolverine: Weapon X” (shipping April 8th) by the creative team of writer Jason Aaron and artist Ron Garney, featuring variant covers by some of the biggest talents in the industry. And speaking of art, Marvel will unveil their line of “fine art” covers throughout the month as part of “Wolverine Art Appreciation Month.”

Throughout April, several Marvel titles will feature variant covers spotlighting Wolverine in ways never seen before — inspired by some of the most renowned names in the world of fine art. In other words, Marvel’s roster of A-list artists will reinterpret Wolverine in styles reminiscent of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and other notables.

“This is a huge year for Wolverine as he proves why he’s arguably one of the most popular characters in the world,” explained Joe Quesada, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief. “He’s not just popular with fans but also with artists, as evidenced by how many of today’s top comic artists jockey for a chance to draw him. This got us thinking: what if Wolverine had been around for hundreds, if not thousands, of years? What great, classic artists would want a crack at drawing a Wolverine cover?”


Edward Gorey


Salvador Dali


Rene Magritte


Pablo Picasso


Inspired by C.M. Coolidge’s “Dogs Playing Poker”


Vincent van Gogh


Andy Warhol

See additional covers HERE

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

29 thoughts on “Marvel Celebrates Wolverine’s 35th Anniversary With Variant Covers And Fine Art

  1. I am definitely a Wolverine fan, and these paintings are great! I like the Dali version, and the ‘dogs playing poker.’ Classic!

  2. The Rene Magritte is the best of the bunch, and not just because I’m a big fan of Magritte – something about the fusing of French surrealism and an American pop icon is just awesome to me…

  3. The artists are turning over in their graves .. laughing!
    Made Mine Marvel since X-Man Vol.1, #1

  4. the point in the ear one was probably showing that it healed… sorry just making the idiots look more dumb.

  5. absolutely awesome! i love the gorey and dali ones the most.. and notice how the andy warhol ones are the worst?..yeah, thats because he sucked. if i ever met warhol, even his corpse, i would punch him.

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