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Trimpe art; 1st app. Wolverine (last pg)
Trimpe art; 1st app. Wolverine (last pg)He's tucked away at the end of the issue, in a small cliffhanger panel, but there he is: the first appearance of the Wolverine. Intended as a gift to Canadian Marvel fans and destined to become the first true superstar of the Copper Age of comics. This issue is a fine example of the consistently high standard of storytelling from Len Wein and Herb Trimpe, who performed unheralded but top-notch work keeping this fan favorite title chugging along during some of the toughest times in the industry's history.
Jack Abel was an American comic book artist best known as an inker for leading publishers DC Comics and Marvel Comics. He was DC's primary inker on the Superman titles in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and inked penciler Herb Trimpe's introduction of the popular superhero Wolverine in The Incredible Hulk #181. He sometimes used the pseudonym Gary Michaels.
Herb Trimpe was an American comics artist and occasional writer, best known as the seminal 1970s artist on The Incredible Hulk and as the first artist to draw for publication the character Wolverine, who later became a breakout star of the X-Men. During his career he would draw nearly every character in the Marvel stable, and a few that weren't including memorable work he provided for Marvel's 1980's licensed titles for Godzilla, Shogun Warriors and The Transformers.
John Romita was one of the driving forces behind Marvel's Silver Age, he took up the reins on Spider-Man following the departure of Steve Ditko with issue #38. Romita's run on Spider-Man would be long and significant, introducing characters including Mary Jane Watson, the Kingpin and many others. He would be a major contributor to the entire Marvel line throughout the 1970s including designing the look of The Punisher.