Wolverine's first solo ongoing series started in 1988, and just 10 issues in, he's already taking a pounding on the cover, this time at the hands of perennial archnemesis Sabretooth (who apparently had just come from a Miami Vice-themed costume party).

One of the earliest "Wolverine on fire" covers. Definitely not the last.

Just six issues later, Tiger Shark decided to take things to the other extreme, and drown Logan in an Act of Vengeance.

Though most of the covers on this list depict more conventional means of violence involving guns or swords, Wolvie has also fallen prey to biological warfare.

If Wolverine's in Japan (as he is in issue #300), there's at least a 35 percent chance that he's going to get impaled by a Katana at some point.

In a clear "only in superhero comics" moment, Wolverine's robot duplicate Albert resorts to hitting Wolverine with a plane to try and defeat him. (It doesn't work.)

Tired of getting beaten up by traditional supervillains, Wolverine lets a morbidly obese TV executive get in on the fun.

In one of Wolverine's most famous defeats, Magneto rips out his adamantium skeleton in the climax of "Fatal Attractions," causing him incalculable pain in the process. Also, hey, a hologram!

Impaled again, this time by Deadpool, in another Adam Kubert cover.

The unconventional perspective on this cover makes it tricky to ascertain exactly how Wolverine got beaten up (the giant smoking gun probably had something to do with it), but it's clear he isn't doing well.

More multiple bullet wounds, in an early Leinil Francis Yu-illustrated story.

Wolverine gets shot at a lot, so it's only natural that sometimes it results in crashing out of windows.

Pummeled by Zaran and his lovingly maintained ponytail.

Here Wolverine is on fire once again, but this time around he actually appears to be pretty positive about it.

Rather than just shooting at Wolverine a bunch of times, why not savor the experience with a satisfying poke-burn of one of his eyes?

A new Wolverine volume started in 2003, and with it, a new way to explore the "multiple bullet wounds" motif.


Post Civil War, Marvel took the "Wolverine on fire" theme to its natural conclusion.

Even as "Old Man Logan," Wolverine can't shake his old habit of being shot at numerous times at point-blank range.

From last year and the latest volume of Wolverine, we see that even Logan's old friend and teammate Cyclops can't help but get in on the fun.

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Cover Convention: WOLVERINE Gets Beaten Up. A Lot.

Date: 05 January 2012 Time: 09:01 PM ET
Albert Ching, Newsarama Staff Writer

Adam Kubert's cover to next week's Wolverine #300 (exclusive preview here) shows a striking, but not entirely unfamiliar sight: the title character riddled with bullet wounds one apparently taking out an entire chunk of his arm yet undeterred and still fully ready to be the best there is what he does.

Wolverine has a healing factor, and that absolutely comes in handy, because the dude gets beaten up kind of a lot. And it's definitely not something that artists are afraid of exploring, as Wolverine's solo series has frequently shown him, shot, burned, stabbed, maimed, tortured, and otherwise physically harmed; taking a Kenny from South Park-level of punishment over the last few decades.

So in honor of the X-Man/Avenger/Jean Grey School for Higher Learning headmaster's impending anniversary issue, we've compiled some of the best "Wolverine getting beaten up" covers through the years. To keep it at a reasonable length, we've limited it to Wolverine solo issues for now, but rest assured that there are plenty of X-Men comics out there that have Wolverine getting beaten up on the cover.

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