Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Presumed human, otherwise unrevealed
Occupation: Would-be super-hero
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Leo Zelinsky
Enemies: Unrevealed, if any
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: The Wolf
Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man I#502 (February, 2004)
Powers/Abilities: The Ferret's abilities are unrevealed; he apparently thought he had sufficient physical skills to be a successful super-hero, although given his ultimate fate, his self-analysis might have been overly optimistic. There is no evidence that he possessed superhuman powers.
History: (Amazing Spider-Man I#502 (fb) - BTS) - The would-be super-hero decided to use "The Wolf" as his codename.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#502 (fb)) - On either a Monday, a Wednesday, or a Saturday (the designated days for seeing super-heroes), the would-be Wolf visited the tailor shop of Leo Zelinsky, who had a reputation for mending and creating costumes for superhuman heroes and villains. Zelinsky advised his new client against calling himself the Wolf, pointing out that the name was too similar to that of the well-known Wolverine and that many people already used codenames identifying themselves as "some kinda wolf." Zelinksy suggested his client use "The Ferret" as his codename instead, noting that ferrets are "very smart, very tough." The would-be super-hero wasn't quite convinced, but Zelinsky advised him to consider the matter further.
Comments: Created by J. Michael Straczynski and John Romita, Jr.
There is no actual evidence that the Ferret and the deceased super-hero mentioned in Daily Bugle Civil War Newspaper Special#1 are one and the same, but since the latter will probably never be identified, the Ferret is as good a guess as to his identity as any other.
(Daily Bugle Civil War Newspaper Special#1 (fb) ) - The young man who would become the Ferret, motivated by a deepfelt desire to help people, decided to become a costumed crimefighter. To this end, he put himself through a regiment of physical training. At this time, he did not reside in New York City.
(Daily Bugle Civil War Newspaper Special#1 (fb) ) - Having acquired his costume, the Ferret moved to New York City and began his career as a costumed crimefighter. Tragically, he was killed on his first night out. The circumstances of his death, whether accident or murder, are unrevealed.
(Daily Bugle Civil War Newspaper Special#1 ) - During the so-called "civil war" among super-heroes regarding the Superhuman Registration Act, the Ferret's older sibling wrote the following letter to The Daily Bugle:
"My younger brother wanted to help people. To fight crime. He trained, he made a costume, he moved to the city, and he was killed on his first night out. Killed because he didn't have enough training, didn't have any support. Just think of the people he could have saved, all the good he could have done if he had been a part of something bigger, something better.
"This Registration Act will save lives. Lives of humans and superhumans. Humans will be better protected, and superhumans will be better trained and supported. It's about time.
Profile by Ronald Byrd.
The Ferret, a.k.a. the Wolf, should not be confused with:
Amazing Spider-Man I#502, p13, pan5-6
Amazing Spider-Man I#502 (February, 2004) - J. Michael Straczynski (script), John Romita, Jr. (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
Last updated: 07/06/08
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