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Quote1 Well, what would you prefer, yellow spandex? Quote2
-- Cyclops src

History

Origin

FF Vol 1 3 Patrick Zircher X-Men Evolutions Variant

Ever since his first appearance Wolverine has worn a variant of his yellow suit. It was given to him while he was working for Department H the Canadian defense force and Alpha Flight.[1]

Variations

Image Description Source
Incredible Hulk Vol 1 180 page - James Howlett (Earth-616) Original Yellow: Wolverine first appeared in a yellow and blue suit designed by Department H. His original mask featured a black nose and whiskers. Len Wein originally intended his claws be attached to his gloves . Incredible Hulk Vol 1 #180
Wolverine Vol 3 73 70th Anniversary Variant Textless Classic Yellow: When Wolverine joined the X-Men his suit remained relatively the same but the mask with altered to have longer black ears and no whiskers. Giant-Size X-Men Vol 1 #1
Wolverine Promotional - Art Adams Brown: Wolverines suit was later altered again to a more muted yellow with brown coloring. X-Men Vol 1 #139
James Howlett (Earth-616) from Marvel Universe Cards Series I 0003 Black: Wolverine later adopted a black stealth costume with face paint covering his eyes for when on solo missions. But continued in the brown when working with the X-Men. Wolverine Vol 2 #1
Needed X-Uniform: Wolverine later adopted to wearing the blue and yellow X-Uniform. But later reverted back to the brown suit. Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 275
Needed Feral: Later when Wolverine was stripped of his Adamantium skeleton, he began to take on a more feral form adapting his costume accordingly with a bandanna. Wolverine Vol 2 #100
WolverineXForce X-Force: Under the orders of Cyclops, Logan formed a new iteration of X-Force in the aftermath of Messiah Complex. During this time he wore a new variation of his costume, replacing the gold and blue with black and gray. His mask featured glowing red lenses over his eyes. X-Force Vol 3 #1
James Howlett (Earth-616) from Wolverine Vol 6 1 001 Ablation Armor: This armor was created in order to protect Wolverine after he lost his healing factor to a Microverse virus. Wolverine Vol 6 #1
Laura Kinney (Earth-616) from All-New, All Different Marvel Promotional 0001 All-New: When Laura Kinney took on the codename of Wolverine, she adopted a variation of the Classic Yellow suit. The main differences were the ears of the cowl were blue instead of black, and it was modified to allow her long hair to flow out of the back. The costume also completely covered her arms, and her belt had a large "X" buckle. All-New Wolverine Vol 1 #1
Jonathan (Earth-616) from All-New Wolverine Annual Vol 1 1 001 Jonathan: Gabby Kinney made a variation of the suit for Jonathan the Wolverine to protect his identity, which Gabby described as practical and adorable. It consisted of a black domino mask, a thick black collar around his neck, and a black band around his middle between his fore and hind limbs. The band around his body has yellow stripes similar to Laura's version of the Classic Yellow suit. All-New Wolverine Annual Vol 1 #1
All-New Wolverine Vol 1 19 Textless All-New Armor: A new variation of the costume was worn by Laura Kinney after her execution of Kimura. At the suggestion of Gabby, it featured bulletproof armor to better protect her from being slowed by injuries. Rather than the Classic Yellow, the new suit drew inspiration from her X-Force outfit, with the predominant color being gray with black trim, and red lenses over her eyes. The new costume did retain the red and black "X" buckle as in her previous costume, and consisted of three pieces: A sleeveless bodysuit under the armored jacket, and a hard shell helmet for the cowl.[2] The cowl also features infrared scanning.[3] All-New Wolverine Vol 1 #19

Alternate Realities

Image Description Source
X-Men Last Stand Poster 0002 In Earth-10005, Wolverine did not wear his classic suit. He was provided a black version of the X-Uniform X-Men (film)
James Howlett (Earth-10005) from X-Men Days of Future Past 001 In Earth-10005, Wolverine X-Men: Days of Future Past (film)
Laura Kinney (Earth-13729) from Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme Vol 1 10 001 In Earth-13729, Wolverine wore this variation of the costume, consisting of a yellow body suit with brown trim, gloves, and boots. Unlike her Earth-616 counterpart, this costume completely covered her hair, but also bared her arms, as in Logan's suits. Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme Vol 1 10


Notes

  • Like many costumes and equipment used by the heroes and villains of the multiverse, any appearance of Wolverine will likely feature an appearance of the Suit so not all appearances are listed.

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