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Shelf-destroying Wolverine: The Adamantium Collection will crush you

Editor Sana Amanat with the "Wolverine: The Adamantium Collection"

In case his appearance in a half-dozen monthly titles and the upcoming films weren’t enough for die-hard fans, there’s always that massive Wolverine: The Adamantium Collection hardcover Marvel announced in December. Just how massive? Feast your eyes on the first images of the book, and pity poor editor Sana Amanat (above).

Weighing in at a whopping 16 pounds, the foot-tall collection is big enough to kill a fully grown man or, when stood open, to serve as shelter for a child. It apparently marks the debut of the “all-new Mighty Marvel Format,” which suggests completists may want to invest now in larger, reinforced shelves. Preferably, adamantium.

Priced at $200, the 772-page edition collects Wolverine: Origin by Paul Jenkins and Adam Kubert, Wolverine: Weapon X by Barry Windsor Smith, Wolverine by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, Wolverine: Not Dead Yet by Warren Ellis and Leinil Yu, Wolverine & The X-Men by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo, and single-issue stories by the likes of Dave Cockrum, Larry Hama, Jim Lee, Mark Millar and Kaare Andrews. Plus, there’s the cover by Billy Tan and the slipcase by Gabriele Dell’Otto.

And in case your bony arms can’t lift the Wolverine: The Adamantium Collection when it arrives in June, it includes a code for a free digital copy.

Senior Editor Nick Lowe

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13 Comments

Fire made it good.

I like how it looks and a good amount of the stories they picked are great…but there are more important stories in Wolverines life than Aaron’s Wolverine & The X-Men run.

I agree…. WATXM isn’t exactly a great chapter in Wolverine history

Unless those people are remarkably short, that book is more than 1 foot tall…

Marvel exposes all of its editors to Pym Particles; it saves on office space.

I find it sad that people will actually pay hard-earned money for this. That cover us just about the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen.

I was interested in this when I first heard about it, and love the size…but the selection is just so weak…something like this should really be focused on the definitive stuff, starting with the stories from Incredible Hulk 180-182…

I like the idea of this, but I own all the material in this book already (most in nice hardcover editions) and the format wasn’t enough to make me buy it. I’m interested in what else they package this way in the future.

That cover looks like Liefeld did it. And not in a good way

Did Liefeld ever do anything in a good way?

If you count drawing everyone with the same face and giving all of his characters super ginormous chests (female AND male), then he did that in a good way.

Or in other words, Wolverine: The Absolute Edition.

Guys, Wolverine & the X-Men helped me love Logan again.
It totally deserves that.

I actually would’ve wanted to see more Claremont and less Lee, Millar, and Kaare.

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