Clawing His Way Into Your Heart

The Real Wolverine-Franco Columbu

So…I’ve been thinking about this for many, many, many years. Since the Wolverine character first joined the X-Men in fact. Not that first appearance, fighting the Hulk, but when he actually was brought into the X-Men. At the time I was what you might call a “child bodybuilder” in that I had a membership at the YMCA, collected bodybuilding magazines and pretty much wanted to look like the people in comic books. Two of the most popular bodybuilders at the time were Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco Columbu. Take a look and you’ll see why…

franco columbu maybe wolverine?

LOOK at the guy! I mean when I saw Wolverine I thought, this is Franco. A very ANGRY Franco, but Franco none the less.

is franco's back like wolverines?

And in my mind, to this DAY, every single time I look at a Wolverine comic book I imagine him as Columbu. Especially if they draw him from the back. In fact, it was the back muscles that first brought this to my mind.

Do you like shirts? Well, check these out…

frqanco's Wolverine back

Franco Columbus IS Wolverine

Did I mention that Franco was considered to be a “little guy” as a bodybuilder? He was competing at 5 foot 5 inches, but he beat tons of people and twice won the Mr. Olympia title. There’s actually a nice articles over here. One of the things that makes comics fun is imaging the real life version of characters and for me Franco’s the guy.

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Click the picture to check out this book

Franco was amazing, in his time. But in the modern era, you’ve got to admit-Ronnie was a MONSTER.


Ronnie Coleman

More Wolverine Costumes

Wow,  it’s been a year since I did my main page talking about

Wolverine Costumes

But I just wanted to kind of highlight these 2. They’re just so…”for real” or something. But bad news! As of Oct.24th Marvel ran out of the masks, but they still have the hair and claws. An they will now do FREE 2 -Day Delivery on orders over 50 bucks. Hell, even 1-Day shipping is only $5.

wolverine hair

Wolverine mask

X-Men: Wolverine Jacket

This Wolverine jacket and dog tag set is the ultimate clothing item for the Wolverine or X-Men enthusiast. This highly detailed replica jacket was extensively researched and replicated using only the finest authentic materials. The jacket is fully lined and made of heavy grade genuine leather with leather accents, then distressed by hand to further reflect the many adventures Logan has been through. As with any top grade leather, the more you wear it the better it looks. This jacket features heavy duty zippers, a custom liner, and comes with a real metal dog tag exactly as worn in the film. Available in adult sizes. Includes certificate of authenticity.
Wolverine Jacket

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