REAL NAME: James Howlett
1st APPEARANCE: The Incredible Hulk #180 (1974)
BIO: The man known as Logan has lived a very long and brutal life. His incredible healing ability allowed him to survive a procedure that forcibly fused unbreakable adamantium to his bones when he was kidnapped by the clandestine government research project, Weapon X. Alive since the late 1800s, Wolverine has shrugged off injuries that would have killed an ordinary man more times than he can count.
STATUS: When Cyclops' Alpha combat team squared off against Sinister's Marauders to control the fate of the Mutant Messiah, Wolverine nearly died after Scrambler nullified his healing factor. Fortunately for the X-Men, Nightcrawler swooped in to save him - and Logan was able to slaughter the rampaging Predator X by eviscerating it from the inside out.