Wolverine – Adamantium Collection vs. Omnibus

The Wolverine extended edition
The Wolverine extended edition
The Wolverine DVD hits this week and what a better way to showcase Hugh Jackman’s 7th portrayal of our favorite mutant by taking a look at the characters Best Of and Chronological collected editions. You’ll notice that several comics are collected across many different volumes. Personally, I like to have Marvel do a second printing of the Omnibus or chopping the Omnibus up into a well deserved Marvel Masterwork series. Oh and Marvel can add in the X-Men appearances from Iron Fist #14-15 where Wolverine wore that jacked-up “Fang” costume.

For a more in-depth look at Wolverine Collected Editions, please listen to CCL Podcast #137, from September 2007.

The Best of Wolverine, Vol. 1 HC (2004)
Incredible Hulk #181 (1974)
Wolverine #1-4 (1982)
Uncanny X-Men #205 “Wounded Wolf” (May 1986)
Captain America Annual #8 “Tess-One” (1986)
Marvel Comics Presents #72-84 “Weapon X” (Mar. 1991 – Sept. 1991)

Omnibus (2009)
Incredible Hulk #180-182 (1974)
Marvel Treasury Edition #26 “At the Sign of the Lion” (1980)
Wolverine #1-4 (1982)
Uncanny X-Men #172-173 (1982)
Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1-6 (1984)
Captain America Annual #8 “Tess-One” (1986)
“The Hunter” from Best of Marvel Comics HC (1987)
Spider-Man vs. Wolverine #1 “High Tide” (Feb. 1987)
Marvel Age Annual #4 (1988)
Incredible Hulk #340 (Feb. 1988)
Wolverine (1988) #1-10 (Nov. 1988 – Aug. 1989)
Marvel Comics Presents #1-10 “Save the Tiger” (Sept. 1988 – Jan. 1989)
Punisher War Journal #6-7 (June 1989 – July 1989)
Marvel Comics Presents #72-84 “Weapon X” (Mar. 1991 – Sept. 1991)

Adamantium Collection (2013)
Wolverine #1-4 (1982)
Origin #1-6 (2001)
Marvel Comics Presents #72-84 “Weapon X” (Mar. 1991 – Sept. 1991)
Uncanny X-Men #162 “Beyond the Farthest Star” (Oct. 1982)
Uncanny X-Men #205 “Wounded Wolf” (May 1986)
Uncanny X-Men #268 “Madripoor Knights” (Sept. 1990)
Wolverine (1988 1st Series) #75 “Nightmares Persist” (Nov. 1993)
Wolverine (1988 1st Series) #119-122 “Not Dead Yet” (Dec. 1997 – Mar 1998)
Wolverine (2003 2nd Series) #32 “Prisoner Number Zero” (Nov. 2005)
Wolverine and the X-Men #1-3 (2011)

Marvel Premiere Classic
Volume 2 – Wolverine: Origin, collects Wolverine: Origin #1–6
Volume 3 – Wolverine, collects Wolverine #1–4 and Uncanny X-Men #172–173
Volume 5 – Wolverine: Weapon X, collects Marvel Comics Presents #72–84
Volume 12 – X-Men: Kitty Pryde and Wolverine, collects Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1–6
Volume 20 – Wolverine: Not Dead Yet, collects Wolverine #119–122
Volume 33 – X-Men: Wolverine / Gambit, collects Wolverine/Gambit: Victims #1–4

Essential
7 Volumes cover:
Wolverine #1-148
including Annual 1996, Uncanny X-Men #332 (Volume 5); #-1, Annual 1997 (Volume 6); Hulk Vol. 1 #8 “Death Match” (Nov. 1999) (Volume 7)