Collecting: Civil War Wolverine Bust

Published on February 26th, 2011

Better late than never to talk about something related to the Civil War event Marvel did several years ago. But, we all know it was pretty awesome, and everyone loves Wolverine! With The Wolverine, directed by Darren Aronofsky, starting to go into production relatively soon, some Canknucklehead content is probably welcome.

Wolverine Civil War

This bust was sculpted by the good folks at Dig Deep Entertainment, and was based off the cover of Wolverine #42 by Comic Impact friend Humberto Ramos. The piece’s dimensions measure 6″x6″x6″ (kinda creepy, right?), and weighs 1-2 lbs. In addition to looking awesome, the bust is also part of a limited series of 2000. Each sculpture has a hand-number on it’s base letting collectors know which piece they have of the 2000.

Wolverine is in his agonizing pose waist-deep in an explosion with the title “Civil War” below his outstretched arms. Every bit of this bust is fantastic. The sculpting alone is incredibly detailed. Each curled-up finger, all six adamantium blades, and Wolverine’s furious expression feel like Ramos’ cover has been pulled into a three-dimensional plane. Even the costume of this guy is intricate enough to show the slight folds as he leans forward, growling. One thing I was worried about was the fire blasts coming out from behind Wolverine. The flares are spiked and I was worried they would break easily, but the casting is solid and the relatively small size of the bust limits the danger.

Battling with the gold medal for quality against the sculpting is the paint job. The yellow of the X-Men uniform really comes out, especially when it’s contrasted with the shadows and (what I assume are) smoke burns from the surrounding fire. Wolverine’s face was probably the most difficult part to do because of all the grooves and detail of the face’s features. You are able to distinguish each tooth in his mouth from the one next to it. Attention to detail like that shows the time and care that was taken to make this a quality product.

Because the bust was limited to 2000 sculpts it can sometimes be hard to find, but you can always hit up eBay. However, right now has vendors selling for around $45. So my advice would be to jump on this before it’s too late!