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The Wolverine ABC
posted by Artw (50 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cool. I'm printing out a monster alphabet right now.
posted by aetg at 6:10 PM on May 11, 2010


I was hoping it was going to be more like "A is for Adamantium, B is for Bub," that kind of thing, but this is much better, thanks.
posted by middleclasstool at 6:29 PM on May 11, 2010


C is far claws, and Canadian...
posted by Artw at 6:31 PM on May 11, 2010


That's silly. Everyone knows that C is for Cryolophosaurus.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:52 PM on May 11, 2010


Ahh, it's an alphabet, made up of drawings of Wolverine, from Marvel comics. This has nothing to do with the animals or with the sports teams named for the animals, nor with the American Broadcasting Corporation.

Here is the link to the full-sized image without having to enable a bunch of scripts.
posted by paisley henosis at 6:52 PM on May 11, 2010


D is for Dead Girlfreinds, Daken and Department H.
posted by Artw at 6:57 PM on May 11, 2010


F seems to be for Fastball Special. Word.
posted by mikoroshi at 6:57 PM on May 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


Did not like...

But the choices made for the N made me re--examine the whole thing and smiled instead.

Sometimes my love of comics and soap operas is so obvious.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:58 PM on May 11, 2010


J is for Jubilation Lee. Well, it should be anyway.
posted by oddman at 7:07 PM on May 11, 2010


S is for the significantly younger women you keep getting creepily involved with!
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:18 PM on May 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


You can see some High res excerpts in his gallery.
posted by delmoi at 7:18 PM on May 11, 2010


Would it be possible (given the lifespan involved) to do an ABC of Wolverine's enemies?

C is for Creed (or would that be S is for Sabertooth)

D is for Deadpool

O is for Omega Supreme

I mean, he's pissed a lot of people off in his time.
posted by Ghidorah at 8:12 PM on May 11, 2010


S is for Snikt!, obviously.

O is for Omega Supreme

I would pay good money to see Wolverine vs. Omega Supreme drawn by Jim Lee.
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:18 PM on May 11, 2010


No survivalist teenagers fightin' commies?
posted by indubitable at 8:25 PM on May 11, 2010


He spells what he wanna spell.
posted by castlebravo at 8:28 PM on May 11, 2010


Isn't he fighting spiderman in "D?" Was that a thing?
posted by angrycat at 8:56 PM on May 11, 2010


Serifed Bone-clawed fonts are easier to read when you have long blocks of text.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:52 PM on May 11, 2010


Angrycat - That's Spiderman 2099 - not sure they've ever fought.
posted by Artw at 10:04 PM on May 11, 2010


O is for Omega Supreme

Surely you mean Omega Red?
posted by lumensimus at 10:06 PM on May 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


S is for Snikt!, obviously.

S should have been for Samurai, but you have found him unworthy, so now he must slink off and sulk in shame.
posted by Artw at 10:06 PM on May 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Isn't he fighting spiderman in "D?" Was that a thing?

Spiderman vs. Wolverine was a great comic!
posted by Chuckles at 11:09 PM on May 11, 2010


Z is for Zorro, which looks like a 2.

oh, wait, I got confused by the blades.

where else will you find a reference to Zorro: The Gay Blade? Nowhere, I tells ya, nowhere! Plus my uncle played the part of the guy who said the "it looks like a 2" in that movie
posted by davejay at 11:19 PM on May 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


Gods below, these are fantastic.
posted by EatTheWeak at 11:27 PM on May 11, 2010


Q is for Hulk!

There's something awesome here......... but I'm having a hell of a time figuring out exactly what.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 12:00 AM on May 12, 2010


Plus my uncle played the part of the guy who said the "it looks like a 2" in that movie

If that's true, my dad would probably love to get your uncle's autograph. For a long time, he used to tell people that his favorite movie was Zorro the Gay Blade, and I'm pretty sure he wasn't kidding.
posted by Strange Interlude at 12:03 AM on May 12, 2010


Spiderman vs. Wolverine was a great comic!

Looking at that cover and wondering who would win, I realised I've never understood Wolverine. Does he have super-strength? Or just the re-growing and metal skellington/supersharp claws?
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 12:15 AM on May 12, 2010


he's a mutant whose body regenerates and his skeletal structure makes him extremely strong.

this is awesome btw
posted by hiddenknives at 12:39 AM on May 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


If you haven't read Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine #1 yet, you really should, speaking of Wolverine. Because you're never gonna get another Marvel book where Spider-Man's leading a Paleolithic cargo cult oriented towards the worship of Mary Jane Watson.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 1:04 AM on May 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Scott and Jean, stop hogging the N! Find your own letter. Everyone knows N is really for Nightcrawler.
posted by Pallas Athena at 4:58 AM on May 12, 2010


J is for Jubilation Lee. Well, it should be anyway.

Ack. The less the Jubilee the better.



Is it wrong that I was hoping to find real wolverines involved in this?
posted by Atreides at 5:51 AM on May 12, 2010


You know how when they want to show an actual animal with Wolverine, it's always a wolf? Which is dumb because his name is not Wolferine? That always bugs me. On the other hand, wolverines are kind of funy looking.
posted by Artw at 7:14 AM on May 12, 2010


This alphabet really bothers me.

I know I'm way too emotionally invested in this (and the images are really well-done), but I can't get past the fact that the E actually looks like an F and that the fight with the Hulk, which should CLEARLY be the centerpiece of the H, is in the letter Q.

Honestly, didn't this guy use any logic at all when he created this font?
posted by misha at 7:46 AM on May 12, 2010


And why isn't Spiderman the S?

*grumble grumble grumble*
posted by misha at 7:47 AM on May 12, 2010


Spiderman vs. Wolverine was a great comic!

That was probably the last Marvel comic I ever bought... At 15 years old or so, I could not believe Marvel would just kill everyone off in the Mutant Massacre, just as I was figuring out who the characters were and their different backstories.
posted by KokuRyu at 8:04 AM on May 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Event comics are generally pretty evil, but rereading the Essential X-Men collections I was super impressed by the Mutant Massacre, with it's lead up, the event itself and the shattering aftermath, leading up to the attack by the Reavers and the flight through the Siege Perilous.

1986 might have been dominated by Watchmen and Dark Knight Returns, but I'd say it was just as much of a classic story.
posted by Artw at 8:11 AM on May 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm now imagining a variant of the "ABC Song" where every letter is replaced by the sound "*snikt*".

"*snikt* *snikt* *snikt* *snikt*, *SNIKT* *snikt* *snikt*; *snikt*, *snikt*, *snikt*, *snikt*, *snikt-snikt-snikt-snikt-snikt*."
posted by WCityMike at 8:33 AM on May 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Goddam ABC song. I cannot tell you how many kids I've met who think that there's a letter of the alphabet called ellemenno.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:36 AM on May 12, 2010


If that's true, my dad would probably love to get your uncle's autograph. For a long time, he used to tell people that his favorite movie was Zorro the Gay Blade, and I'm pretty sure he wasn't kidding.

Dick Balduzzi, credited as "old man", there ya go. This is my second favorite thing he's ever done, the first being the elevator operator who has to keep riding with members of The Partridge Family after they've been sprayed by a skunk while staying at a hotel. Third favorite: in the movie Johnny Dangerously, as the last guy in line passing a message along to Michael Keaton. The message gets hopelessly garbled by the end, but Keaton repeats it back exactly as it was originally intended. Dick says "that's not what I said!" and Keaton says "yeah, but I know you guys."

Having said that: I'm pretty sure your dad was kidding. I mean, have you seen that movie?
posted by davejay at 9:49 AM on May 12, 2010


I had to sit down and figure out all the letters.

A: Wolverine
B: Black Widow
C: Ghost Rider
D: Spider Man 2099
E: Punisher
F: Colossus
G: Elektra
H: Mariko
I: Storm
J: Gambit
K: Deadpool
L: Iron Man
M: Sabertooth, Maverick
N: Cyclops, Jean Grey
O: Namor
P: Spiderman
Q: The Hulk
R: Iron Fist
S: Thor
T: Jubilee
U: Captain America
V: Daredevil
W: Professor X, Magneto
X: Doctor Strange
Y: Weapon X Wolverine
Z: X-23, Daken.

After doing most of it from memory, I realized there are larger annotated versions in the artist's gallery.
posted by zamboni at 10:17 AM on May 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Related: Sean Gordon Murphy's home page and portfolio (non-DeviantArt link)

He's currently drawing the Grant Morrison-written Joe the Barbarian for Vertigo comics. There's a bunch of samples from the Vertigo Comics blog.
posted by sleeping bear at 10:33 AM on May 12, 2010


There's some B&W Joe The Barbarian art hidden away on DeviantArt as well. It's bloody lovely. Great comic that, really enjoying it. DC seem to be intent on wrecking it by utterly overloading it with advertising though.

Ooh! It's comics day!
posted by Artw at 10:45 AM on May 12, 2010


Daken?!?!? --> Wow! A lot has happened since I stopped buying comics.
posted by Chuckles at 1:13 PM on May 12, 2010


Daken is fucking bullshit. Stopping buying Marcel before Daken is the right choice.
posted by Artw at 1:19 PM on May 12, 2010


Yay, 2099 love!
posted by Eideteker at 7:28 PM on May 12, 2010


I'm with Chuckles. I've never heard of Daken or X-23. Those are some stupid, stupid characters right there. And I say that with full understanding of how absurd Wolverine is in the first place.
posted by nushustu at 2:22 PM on May 13, 2010


Did you hear the bit about how X-23 has 2 knuckle claws, and instead of a third one has a foot claw? Oh, and Daken has a fucking wrist claw.
posted by Artw at 2:26 PM on May 13, 2010


Which Wolverine comics should I read? - a question definitivly answered by Chris Sims.
posted by Artw at 10:24 PM on May 14, 2010


Wolverine buys those eggs special from Canada and he can taste the difference, okay?
posted by Artw at 3:31 PM on May 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wolverine, Cyclops, and Phoenix, as directed by John Hughes
posted by homunculus at 3:44 PM on May 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Mna, Scott Summers is such a prick.
posted by Artw at 3:45 PM on May 26, 2010


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