First Wolverine Comic Book Art Sells For $657,250 at Auction


Ah, boys and their toys. A serious comic book collector shelled out an impressive $657,250 for the original art detailing the introduction of Wolverine. The famed superhero is first seen in the 180th edition of “The Incredible Hulk,” from 1974, which finds the green Goliath stirring up trouble in Canada.

“If you really want to tangle with someone – why not try your luck against – the Wolverine!” he snarls at the conclusion of the comic book. After joining the X-Men the following year, Wolverine became one of the most popular superheroes in history—and eventually, the star of several Hollywood blockbusters.

The Wolverine artwork was drawn by Herb Trimpe, who originally gifted it to a fan in 1983. Though the lucky buyer wishes to remain anonymous, Heritage Auctions reveals that part of the proceeds from the sale will go toward the Hero Initiative, a charity that helps comic book creators in need.