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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Review: Wolverine From Then Till Now 2 (Comic Images 1992)

Hello, another nice day and again looking in the vault of card collection from the ‘90s. I brought another review, Wolverine From Then Till Now 2 is card set produced by Comic Images in 1992. The box has 48 packs with 10 cards by pack (see Figure 1).

Figure 1- Wolverine From Then Till Now 2 card box and packs.

The base card set is composing of 90 cards. The insert cards for the set are 6 prism cards. I bought 3 boxes from 2 different sellers. As far I opened 2 boxes one from each seller. From a box I manage to get 3 base sets and from the other box only 2 base sets. In every box I found 3 prism cards. From a box I found (see Figure 2)

Figure 2- Prism Cards

The base set is about Wolverine’s origin, allies, and enemies (see Figure 3). Something very common from the Comic Images sets for the Marvel Heroes from the ‘90s was recycle some artwork from comics and present it with a nice info in the back related to the image. As I said in my G.I.Joe review this is the only thing I always like from Comic Images. Also in the back of the card except from the checklist you can see other recycle artwork in some way related to the card. Like card #89 were the front artwork is an X-Men Cover about “Days of Future Past” were Wolverine is kill by a Sentinel. Then in the back of the card you can see the Sentinel (see Figure 4). Also in the back of the cards you can find some comments from comic book writers and artist. For design of the cards in my opinion the only bad decision was choosing the artwork for card #1 (see Figure 5). Who will note that the set is about Wolverine? There are not claws or we can see Wolverine in his uniforms. Years ago, I remember see the local trading card sellers to show this set to sale with card #5 in top. In my opinion cards #43 or #61 is better to be card #1.

Figure 3- Base Cards

Figure 4- Base Card #89

Figure 5- Base Card #1, #5, #22, #43, and #61

The condition of the cards like always in Comic Images series is bad. As far I can see the base cards are in “Excellent” condition. So if you find “Near Mint” Cards in these boxes, you found a treasure. The most common defects are line roles that can only see in an angle respect to the light and scratches near the corners. The only surprise for me was with the Prism Cards because the prism cards are in “Near Mint” Condition.

My final thoughts

As a Comic Book fan, I found the set interesting. The design is simple like all Comic Images sets for Marvel Heroes. So if you like nice colors and nice cardstock, it will be nothing. The set pass any eyes without attention with a boring card #1. The really big killer interest of the set is the condition of the base cards.

The Good
-          Back of the cards have interesting info.
-          The Prism cards are in great condition.
-          Sealed boxes can still be found.

The Bad
-          The artwork for the first card of the set.
-          Condition of the cards.

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