As a comic-book reader, I must contractually mention the most popular X-Man 2 times per year, or else I lose my card and blazer from the League Of Nerdery.  As such, I have been thinking about the strange dichotomy of James Howlett’s uniform.  In his original appearances, the character was shown as a consummate hunter in the Canadian wilderness who inexplicably wore a bright yellow uniform.  Later appearances gave him the two-tone brown costume in which he became famous, a suit which says “actual wolverine” rather than “Michigan Wolverines! RAH! RAH! RAH!”  Given the 40-plus year history of the character, though, fans of different time periods may have different ideas as to whether brown or yellow Logan is better and/or the “real” Wolverine, leading to today’s feral query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would like to point out that “leather jacket and bare chest” is not, and probably never should have been an option, asking: Wolverine’s Costume: Brown or Yellow?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. I’ve kind of never liked Wolvie’s costume. I prefer it when he changes it up and does something different.

  2. Daniel Langsdale on

    Shouldn’t that be brown or blue? There’s about as much yellow in both versions.

    In any case, it’s brown. He’s just not a primary color kind of personality.

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