Membership: At least 3, all unnamed

Purpose: To defend their turf, to engage in robbery and violence against mutants. They must have been at least a little well known as Trish Tilby described the gang as "notorious."

Affiliations: None

Enemies: The Tunnelers (Berzerker, Blowhard, Masque, Scaleface)

Base of Operations: Undefined area of the Pier District on the Hudson River, New York

First Appearance: X-Factor I#11 (December, 1986)

History: (X-Factor I#11)- Three members of the Savage Wolf gang encountered the Morlock Tunnelers while patrolling their territory. "Well, well, well, what have we there? A pack of well heeled yuppies takiní in the river air...or a pack of water rats?" The leader then added "Slice the guys, the girls mine!" referring, of course, to the lovely Scaleface. As they approached, the gang witnessed Masque using his powers to restore Berzerkerís true form, (they had disguised themselves to leave X-Factor headquarters unnoticed.), So they changed strategy, "Muties! Kill Ďem-- all of Ďem!" The leader promptly shot Blowhard dead, and Green-Jacket winged Masque. Berzerker countered by grabbing the leaderís face and removing it from his body, and Masque jumped Green-Jacket, using his powers to melt the Ďbangerís face like wax. Red-Jacket was a little smarter than his friends, and ran to get help, running to the nearest payphone and calling the police. Unfortunately, the nearest payphone wasnít safe enough, and Berzerker fired a beam from across the pier that apparently blew him (and the phone booth) to pieces. Green-Jacket was later shown on the news as Trish Tilby reported on the battle at the pier, his hideous appearance led Cyclops to deduce that Masque and the Tunnelers were involved, and led to the conflict in which Berzerker and Scaleface were killed.

Comments: Created by Louise Simonson and Walt Simonson.

Poor, stupid gangbangers...I almost pity them...almost. In their defense, it was dark, and they were kind of far away, so maybe they didnít notice that the "well-heeled yuppies" were dressed in rags, and Masque had a face straight from a Hammer Horror Film.

The leader of the Savage Wolf Gang was a stupid, scar-faced, perverted, mutant-hating cretin. He wanted to have his way with Scaleface, shot and killed Blowhard, and had his face blown off by Berzerker. I doubt anyone misses him.

--X-Factor I#11

The red-jacketed member of the Savage Wolf Gang was a little smarter than his friends, he just didnít run far enough away, poor sap. Berzerker blew him up when he stopped at a phone booth to call 911. I assume that killed him. Heís the only one I feel even marginally sorry for, because he didnít actually shoot anyone.

--X-Factor I#11

The green-jacketed member of the Savage Wolf Gang shot and wounded Masque, and got his face turned to putty. I think he actually managed to survive, as his mutilated mug was shown on the news.

--X-Factor I#11

by Darc_Light

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Last updated: 12/21/03

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