'Wolverine' Roundup: Infographic Reveals Logan's Many Looks; a Blacksmith's Homemade Wolverine Claws

'Wolverine' Roundup: Infographic Reveals Logan's Many Looks; a Blacksmith's Homemade Wolverine Claws

Jul 19, 2013

Wolverine costume infographic

We’re just a week away from Wolverine’s return to the silver screen, so to help get you ready for the new adventure featuring everyone’s favorite X-Man (okay, maybe not everyone loves Wolverine, but a lot of people do) we’ve got some cool stuff for you to check out.

First, we bring you this awesome infographic highlighting all the snazzy duds Logan has worn over the years. From his silly first appearance in an issue of The Incredible Hulk back in 1974 to his complete lack of a costume in the present-day films, Wolverine has sported a lot of different looks throughout the past 40 years. The folks at HalloweenCostumes.com have catalogued all of them – and offered some historical background and observational humor to put them into context. Click here for the full image.

Which one is your favorite? I’ve always been partial to Classic Yellow 2, personally. [via Uncool Artblog]

They say the clothes make the man – and Wolverine’s multitude of costumes have certainly helped define him as one of the most recognizable comic book characters to come along in years – but the Marvel icon has become even more synonymous with his wickedly sharp claws.

Laced with Adamantium and able to slice through pretty much anything, Wolverine’s claws are the fanboy’s dream weapon of choice. However, since Adamantium bone infusions and retractable subdermal bladelike claws only exist in the comics, some concessions have to be made to re-create Wolverine’s weapons in the real world.

Master swordsmith and Hollywood prop maker Tony Swatton has undertaken the challenge of building his own fully functional set of claws in his YouTube series Man at Arms. The results are quite impressive.

Forged by hand, these wicked handheld implements of death and destruction are absolutely lethal – and we imagine Logan himself would feel right at home with them once he got past the fact they weren’t grafted to his body.

Check out the video below, which shows the step-by-step process Swatton and his team used to create the claws. Then stick around for the end, where they’re put to use. There may not be any “snikt!” sound effects, but everything else is really impressive. 

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