By Matt Powell
In 1939, the company that would become Marvel Comics got it's start, and now, 70 years later, we're still standing tall and commemorating seven decades of excitement! As part of the celebration, each Tuesday we will take a look at a landmark Marvel character, including vital stats, origin and biography in 60 words or less, essential issues you can find on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited and more! So remember: don't just Make Yours Marvel, Make Yours '39!
James Howlett, Logan (alias)
195 lbs. (without Adamantium skeleton), 300 lbs. (with Adamantium skeleton)
(As Wolverine, cameo) INCREDIBLE HULK #180 (1974), (as Wolverine, fully) INCREDIBLE HULK #181 (1974)
Frail youth James Howlett was born in the 19th century into Canadian wealth and first manifested his rage, mutant powers and bone claws following the traumatic murder of his father.
Now known as Logan/Wolverine, James survived the devastatingly painful Weapon X program-brandishing an unbreakable Adamantium skeleton/claws-to join the X-Men and is arguably their most dangerous and unpredictable member.
-INCREDIBLE HULK #181 (1974)
: The first full appearance of Wolverine
-GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1 (1975)
: Wolverine joins the X-Men
: Wolverine's first solo series
: Wolverine's past revealed
-NEW AVENGERS #5 (2004)
: Wolverine joins the Avengers
Logan has an adopted daughter named Amiko Kobayashi.
For more on Wolverine, visit his official character page.
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