Wolverine was first heard of in the Incredible Hulk series.Wolverine was showcased in the last panel of The Incredible Hulk #180. However, this was a short glimpse. We got a full look at him and his abilites in The Incredible Hulk #181. This was created by Len Wein. Chris Clermont had a different idea for him and that is when they worked on the Wolverine character and started him in X -Men.

There are many who are in love with the rough looking and extra cool comic book character Wolverine who became a part of the X- Men in May 1975. This is the team where they remember the famous comic book character from. This is where Wolverine leads the team as he was older than all the others who were a part of the X Men.Wolverine didn’t have very many superpowers, but all the others made up with their own superhuman powers, and this is where Wolverine really starts to fit in, but how much do you know about this character?

The first X- Men comic that he was in was the Giant Size X Men #1. This is when they gave Wolverine the face mask and such. This is where they also featured his claws that are retractable.
From there, the X- Men sort of died away, but in August of 1975, there was a revival of this team. They knew that this team known as the X Men wouldn’t be the same if it didn’t have Wolverine in it. Many comic book enthusiasts said they had to bring Wolverine back which they did. There were many X- Men comics that were created where the Wolverine’s story was untold. Many knew him as the Wolverine, but his fictional character was a Canadian born James Howlett who was born in the 1880′s. He was raised around wolves and then joins the forces in World War I.

The Wolverine was much loved  later down the road, he even got his own comic book. This was only four issues. Then came a six series with Wolverine and Kitty Pryde. There were still many others that he became a part of. This was because he was strong, he had a kick butt attitude,Wolverine was different than most the other comic book heroes that many had come to love.

There were two intended purposes of Wolverine. The first was not that he was mutated into a wolf. The original creator Len Wein said that his initial purpose was to have his claws extend from his gloves. He had told fans that he didn’t create mutants, but humans. The concept that Logan also known as the Wolverine being a mutant was decided long after Wein created him. The other intended purpose was to give him a mask. The mask idea was diminished after they found that they have already used the Wolverine unmasked. Then, they were trying to find a way to explain the claws without being a mutant as part of a way to enhance Wolverine’s bones by the Canadian government after they had planned to give him new bones by replacing one bone at a time, and adding the claws as a surprise. This too never came about. These are some things that the avid Wolverine fan might want to know about the famous Wolverine that we love reading about and who saves the day.We all know today that Wolverine’s entire skeleton was covered with an indestructible and very rare metal called Adamantium, making him virtually indestructible.

FIRST APPEARANCES

The character appeared in the last panel of The Incredible Hulk #180 before having a larger role in #181 (cover-dated Nov. 1974). He was created by Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas, writer Len Wein, and Marvel art director John Romita Sr.

Romita designed the character, although it was first drawn for publication by Herb Trimpe. Wolverine then joined a revamped version of the superhero team the X-Men, where eventually writer Chris Claremont and artist-writer John Byrne would play significant roles in the character’s development.

POWER and ABILITIES

Wolverine’s primary mutant power is an accelerated healing process, typically referred to as his mutant healing factor, that regenerates damaged or destroyed tissues of his body far beyond that of normal humans. In addition to accelerated healing of physical traumas, Wolverine’s healing factor makes him extraordinarily resistant to diseases, drugs and toxins. Wolverine’s mutation also consists of animal-like adaptations of his body, including pronounced, and sharp fang-like canines and three retractable claws housed within each forearm. While originally depicted as bionic implants created by the Weapon X program, the claws are later revealed to be a natural part of his body.

ORIGIN STORY

Wolverine was born as James Howlett in northern Alberta, Canada, (approximately near Cold Lake) during the late 19th century, purportedly to rich farm owners John and Elizabeth Howlett, though he is actually the illegitimate son of the Howletts’ groundskeeper, Thomas Logan. As a member of Team X, Logan is given false memory implants. Eventually breaking free of this mental control, he joins the Canadian Defense Ministry. Logan is subsequently kidnapped by the Weapon X program, where he remains captive and experimented on, until he escapes. It is during his imprisonment by Weapon X that he has adamantium forcibly fused onto his bones.

ENEMIES & ROGUES

Wolverine has many different enemies, including Sabretooth, Magneto, The Incredible Hulk, Omega Red, and the Brotherhood of Mutants.

ALLIES

Canadian Army First Special Service Force, OSS, X-Men, Avengers, Avengers Unity Squad, Alpha Flight, New Avengers, New Fantastic Four, Savage Avengers, Weapon X, X-Force

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