MARVEL Gets Jump on WOLVERINE’S 50th Anniversary With a New FACSIMILE EDITION Printing

EXCLUSIVE: Claremont and Miller’s Wolverine #1 gets a second Facsimile Edition…

Wolverine’s 50th anniversary is in 2024 and Marvel is getting a head start in December with a second Facsimile Edition printing of 1982’s Wolverine #1, by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller.

Dig the official description, to be formally released later this week by the House of Ideas:


Penciled by FRANK MILLER • Cover by FRANK MILLER

He’s Wolverine. He’s the best there is at what he does. And what he does best isn’t very nice. Revisit the classic, character-defining story that burned that phrase into the collective consciousness of comic-book readers! A pair of industry legends – Chris Claremont and Frank Miller – show how the breakout star of the X-Men could also be a solo-series icon! Claremont and Miller take Logan away from his teammates – all the way to Japan, where Mariko, the woman he loves, has married another out of duty! As Wolverine hunts for answers, he is drawn into brutal combat with Mariko’s father – and enters a shadowy world of samurai and ninja that he never truly leaves! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting WOLVERINE (1982) #1.


Due date: 12/27/23

A few thoughts:

— My understanding is that this will not be the only Facsimile Edition coming in December from Marvel. Not sure what else is on tap, but we’ll be able to tell you soon. Keep checking 13th Dimension for updates.

— No price was given yet, though figure around $5 for the main version.

Obligatory Price Comparison: This first came out as a Facsimile Edition in February 2020. An unslabbed, NM version of that one recently sold on eBay for $18. Meanwhile, an unslabbed, high-grade copy of the original went for $227.50.

— And yes, this is not Wolverine’s first appearance. His first full appearance was in 1974’s The Incredible Hulk #181, which has already been released twice as a Facsimile Edition.


— DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: Marvel to Re-Release X-MEN #141 and #142 As Facsimile Editions. Click here.

— X-MEN #129: MARVEL to Release EMMA FROST and KITTY PRYDE’s Debuts as Facsimile Edition. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Wolvie is gonna be 50? Ohmygosh! I first saw him in one of the early issues of the revived X-Men, probably around 1978 (My Senior year, I remember…)

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