CGC Registry

Wolverine(1988)


Set Type: Wolverine (1988)
Owner: labratnotincluded
Last Modified: 6/9/2017
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Set Description

Wolverine (1988) CGC Blue Labels Only 9.8s



“"I'm the best there is at what I do, but what I do best isn't very nice"

~ James Howlett

This near perfect set features only non-signature issues in order to remain as true to original condition as possible. No other non-signature Wolverine set is as complete at this point in time! Each issue features thorough descriptions and high-resolution scans of the front and back using an Epson15000 professional scanner. Wolverine is arguably Marvel's most popular and well-known characters so as a tribute, I’ve worked tirelessly to complete what I hope is considered worthy of his stature. Hopefully anyone looking at this collection will consider it one of the top examples in the modern category for complete runs, making it one of the Best in Age! Made up of many very rare issues, some with very storied production related hurdles, sets like this are far and few between. Ultimately, I hope others find as much pleasure looking through this set as I’ve found in buiding it! Please enjoy! By next year, I hope to finish my Ms. Marvel 1977 set that already has all of the toughest to find issues including issue 3 in 9.8! Wolverine was born James Howlett and prefers to go by the name Logan. Perhaps best known for his bone claws (later adamantium) and edgy disposition, Logan also has the ability to heal and was born in the 1880s in Alberta, Canada(Think Highlander and you’ll get the picture!) His long lifespan has led him on many travels from the Canadian wilderness to the isle of Japan. He epitomizes the anti-hero and has been drawn time and again to many conflicts including fighting alongside Captain America in WWII, running covert ops for the CIA and was eventually recruited into the Weapon X program where his bones were fused with adamantium that is his popular look known to most audiences today. Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas asked writer Len Wein to devise a character specifically named Wolverine, who is Canadian and of small stature and with a wolverine's fierce temper. John Romita, Sr. designed the first Wolverine costume, and believes he introduced the retractable claws, saying, "When I make a design, I want it to be practical and functional. I thought, 'If a man has claws like that, how does he scratch his nose or tie his shoelaces?'" Wolverine first appeared in the final "teaser" panel of The Incredible Hulk #180 (cover-dated October 1974) written by Wein and penciled by Herb Trimpe. The character then appeared in a number of advertisements in various Marvel Comics publications before making his first major appearance in The Incredible Hulk #181 (November 1974) again by the Wein–Trimpe team. In 2009, Trimpe said he "distinctly remembers" Romita's sketch and that, "The way I see it, [Romita and writer Len Wein] sewed the monster together and I shocked it to life!... It was just one of those secondary or tertiary characters, actually, that we were using in that particular book with no particular notion of it going anywhere. We did characters in The [Incredible] Hulk all the time that were in [particular] issues and that was the end of them." Though often credited as co-creator, Trimpe adamantly denies having had any role in Wolverine's creation [source: Wikipedia] He's the perfect comic book character though there's nothing comical about his character. Logan is the reason I began collecting to begin with. I remember the first issue I ever bought was at a comic store at Metcalf South. The issue was from his mini series, issue #2 because I liked the cover. I eventually bought the other 3 issues and started to collect his regular series when it was around issue 5. I bought back copies to fill in the blanks and to this day, Wolverine is my favorite character. My collecting days went on hiatus when the comic market got a little carried away with variants. Flash forward to 2015 when I decided to visit the local Comic Con. I ended up buying a Wolverine 1988 series issue #1 graded CGC 9.8. I hadn’t really thought about it much up to that point, but the collecting bug was rekindled. I dug out my collection that had been stored away and decided to start submitting my back issues. I looked online to fill gaps in my various collections and thousands of dollars later I’ve acquired quite a few comics and am trying to avoid collecting too many series at a time! My favorites at this point are the Wolverine 1988 series, Alias 2001 and Harbinger’s 1992 series. I have collected a few odds and ends in between and will eventually fill out my Rai 1992, Shadowman 1992, Psylocke Mini Series 2010 and the various X-23 and NYX series and will consider other series once I have the bulk of these filled up. I also like to collect covers I find appealing (see Incredible Hulk 340) and 1st appearances here and there. It’s all a labor of love! Be sure to check out the descriptions of the individual comics as I'm investing the time to make sure they are informative and whenever possible describe the individual story lines!. For those of you that don't know me, my real name is Eric Smith. I want to take a moment to thank Jimmy Mint (Jimmy Vykol), frostking70 (Allen Hentges), Matt (Matt Niezgoda) and JSantucci (Jeff Santucci) for their help through private transactions with filling in quite a few missing pieces. This set is a culmination of finding raw issues that I've been able to submit on my own along with auction wins and purchases on Comiclink, Pedigree, MyComicShop and eBay. I'm not really sure why I decided to fill out the set. It all started off innocently enough with the desire to just collect issue 1 and then I bought a couple more and was gonna stop at issues 1 thru 10....then it was 1-20....then 1-50....then I went all in. Can't believe how obsessive this hobby has become! I'm trying to fill this set with only non-signature, blue label universals. I have achieved a personal milestone and reached my goal of making it into the top 5 sets for this series in the world. I have remained true to my original goal of only collecting non-signature copies and currently this set is almost a perfect 9.8 set! And finally, the best things come in pairs! (Doombringer Foils and Wolverine Special 102.5s!)



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Slot DescriptionThe Comics Registry IDComic GradeScore Updated
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Wolverine 2 0197514007 9.8 180 4/14/2015
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Wolverine 23 0942427069 9.8 40 4/29/2015
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Wolverine 27 0977385041 9.8 40 4/29/2015
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Wolverine 45 0260573029 9.8 40 11/5/2015
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Wolverine 59 0260574012 9.8 35 11/5/2015
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Wolverine 61 0778007014 9.8 35 6/12/2015
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Wolverine 63 0793965020 9.8 35 5/1/2015
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Wolverine 69 0072365106 9.8 35 6/15/2015
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Wolverine 73 0972402007 9.8 35 2/8/2016
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Wolverine 76 0186559005 9.8 35 2/17/2016
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Wolverine 79 0977454019 9.8 35 3/4/2016
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Wolverine 81 0942356004 9.8 25 2/17/2016
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Wolverine 84 0072365138 9.8 25 7/16/2015
Wolverine 85 0219407012 9.8 25 2/17/2016
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Wolverine 86 0262352034 9.8 25 11/16/2015
Wolverine 87 0285373027 9.8 25 8/9/2016
Wolverine 87 Deluxe Edition 0262352024 9.8 25 11/16/2015
Wolverine 88 1484391016 9.6 15 5/10/2017
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Wolverine 89 0285373028 9.8 25 8/9/2016
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Wolverine 90 0905073007 9.8 25 12/31/2016
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Wolverine 96 0244412005 9.8 25 11/16/2015
Wolverine 97 0743700018 9.8 25 2/17/2016
Wolverine 98 0908107013 9.8 25 2/17/2016
Wolverine 99 0240762018 9.8 25 5/6/2015
Wolverine 100 0188581004 9.8 35 12/1/2016
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Wolverine 101 0260575004 9.8 25 11/5/2015
Wolverine 102 0260575005 9.8 25 11/5/2015
Wolverine Special 102.5 1200032004 9.8 360 1/14/2017
Wolverine Special 102.5 Wizard Authentic Edition (Non-Competitive) No Comic    
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Wolverine 104 0260575007 9.8 25 11/5/2015
Wolverine 105 0260575008 9.8 25 11/5/2015
Wolverine 106 0260575009 9.8 25 11/5/2015
Wolverine 107 0275813017 9.8 25 3/24/2016
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Wolverine 117 0244411015 9.8 25 7/16/2015
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Wolverine 120 0763200018 9.8 25 6/12/2015
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Wolverine 122 0249102003 9.8 25 7/16/2015
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Wolverine 124 0259199008 9.8 25 1/22/2016
Wolverine 125 0253936018 9.8 25 7/16/2015
Wolverine 125 Dynamic Forces Edition 1309160009 9.8 60 11/29/2016
Wolverine 126 0977271045 9.8 25 12/1/2016
Wolverine 127 0750832013 9.8 25 12/15/2016
Wolverine 128 0253936019 9.8 25 7/16/2015
Wolverine 129 0977231016 9.8 25 12/1/2016
Wolverine 130 0977428021 9.8 25 3/22/2016
Wolverine 131 0977386011 9.8 25 6/18/2015
Wolverine 131 Recalled Edition 0202650009 9.8 100 5/6/2015
Wolverine 132 0907843029 9.8 25 12/1/2016
Wolverine 133 0790080023 9.8 25 11/23/2016
Wolverine 133 Variant Cover 0972405015 9.8 50 12/1/2016
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Wolverine 135 0253936022 9.8 25 7/16/2015
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Wolverine 145 0306016001 9.8 25 1/23/2017
Wolverine 145 Dynamic Forces Holofoil 0175307001 9.8 35 6/18/2015
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Wolverine 145 Gold Foil Edition 1337907018 9.8 50 9/25/2015
Wolverine 145 Nabisco Variant Cover 0116256003 9.8 320 5/27/2017
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Wolverine 156 1131134038 9.8 25 12/13/2016
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Wolverine 158 0148349004 9.8 25 6/9/2017
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Wolverine 160 0246057010 9.8 25 7/16/2015
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Wolverine 163 0972408004 9.8 25 12/1/2016
Wolverine 164 0251743007 9.8 25 7/11/2015
Wolverine 165 0972408006 9.8 25 12/1/2016
Wolverine 166 0247524025 9.8 25 5/12/2015
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Wolverine 175 0285374006 9.8 35 8/9/2016
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Wolverine 177 0285374007 9.8 25 8/9/2016
Wolverine 178 0244934003 9.8 25 8/10/2016
Wolverine 179 0240763007 9.8 25 6/9/2017
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Wolverine 181 0977402016 9.8 25 12/1/2016
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Wolverine 184 0907556010 9.8 25 12/1/2016
Wolverine 185 0977225009 9.8 25 5/1/2015
Wolverine 186 0068842017 9.8 25 12/1/2016
Wolverine 187 0977447020 9.8 25 12/1/2016
Wolverine 188 0243297006 9.8 25 4/23/2015
Wolverine 189 0218823027 9.8 25 4/22/2015
Wolverine 1/2 0789391026 9.8 25 2/8/2016
Wolverine 1/2 Wizard Special Edition 0192276002 9.8 25 2/8/2016
Wolverine -1 0200293002 9.8 25 2/8/2016
Wolverine: The Jungle Adventure nn 0260576001 9.8 25 11/5/2015
Wolverine: Bloodlust nn 0990159020 9.8 25 11/18/2015
Wolverine: Doombringer nn 0285373017 9.8 32 8/9/2016
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Wolverine: Rahne of Terra nn 0277072019 9.8 25 4/7/2016
Wolverine: Knight of Terra 1 0277072020 9.8 25 4/7/2016
Wolverine '95 nn No Comic    
Wolverine '96 nn 0260576005 9.8 25 11/5/2015
Wolverine '97 nn 0285373019 9.8 25 8/9/2016
Wolverine 1999 nn 0292171010 9.8 25 11/4/2016
Wolverine 2000 nn 1265947005 9.8 25 5/12/2015
Wolverine 2001 nn 0220005010 9.8 25 12/19/2016

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