Week of Cool Wolverine Comic Book Moments - Wolverine Faces the Hand for the First Time

All week long we will feature brand-new Cool Wolverine Comic Book Moments in celebration of his recent film. Here is an archive of all the past cool comic moments that I've featured so far over the years.

We conclude our week of cool Wolverine moments with a suggestion by reader Trevor W., who wanted me to feature the first encounter between Wolverine and the Hand from Wolverine #2 by Chris Claremont, Frank Miller and Joe Rubinstein...

The evil ninja organization The Hand was still a pretty new addition to the Marvel Universe by the time the Wolverine mini-series came out in 1982. It had only been introduced in the pages of Daredevil by Frank Miller a year earlier. Wolverine has dealt with them a number of times over the years (by "a number of times" I mean a LOT of times). His first encounter, though, came in the beginning of the second issue of his mini-series and it was quite a doozy...

What an amazing display of sequential storytelling by Miller and Rubinstein!! The panel designs, the layouts, it is just amazing.

And the badassery of "I'm the best"? As the reader who suggested it noted, "It was established that Wolverine was animalistic in his previous bouts, but this fight showed that Wolverine was more animal than man, he was a ferrel force of nature."

Really striking stuff.

Okay, that's it for a week of cool Wolverine comic book moments! I hope you enjoyed 'em!

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