Real Name: War-Wolf
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-7484 / Earth-Deathlok) human cyborg
Group Membership: Possibly Project: Alpha-Mech
Affiliations: Simon Ryker of Earth-7484
Enemies: Deathlok the Demolisher of Earth-7484
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Statue of Liberty, New York, Earth-7484
First Appearance: Astonishing Tales#26 (October 1974)
Powers/Abilities: War-Wolf appeared to roughly match Deathlok's physical power, so presumably he could lift about 2 tons, run at over 40mph, and had superhuman reaction time, endurance, and durability. He wielded a dagger (magnetically clamped to his back) and an energy pistol. He was not seen to speak, and there is no evidence that he could function beyond his programming and direct orders from Ryker.
(Astonishing Tales#27 (fb) - BTS) - War-Wolf was a cyborg created for Simon Ryker, presumably under Project: Alpha-Mech. Ryker considered him his first success, as Deathlok's rebellious nature rendered him a failure for Ryker's needs. War-Wolf's original human body is unidentified.
(Astonishing Tales#26) - Deathlok tracked reports of his old comrade Mike Travers to the Statue of Liberty. There he fought his way past Simon Ryker's agents and into a cell, which contained Ryker and the War-Wolf, whom Ryker claimed to by Travers.
(Astonishing Tales#27) - Ryker sent War-Wolf to kill Deathlok, who found himself unable to fight back against what he believed to be his best friend. Allegedly programmed with Travers' knowledge on Manning, War-Wolf punched Deathlok to the ground, but Deathlok forced him to fire back with his laser pistol, blasting War-Wolf's pistol from his hand. Deathlok was unable to make himself follow up on the attack, and War-Wolf then smashed him with a piece of machinery and then battered him repeatedly, eventually even tearing out his life-line. War-Wolf continued to pummel the rapidly weakening Deathlok, but then Ryker became overconfident and revealed that War-Wolf was not Travers (he further claimed Travers had died on the operating table, though Travers was later shown to be alive). This had the opposite effect of what Ryker intended, and Deathlok was newly inspired to fight back against War-Wolf. Deathlok tackled War-Wolf off the top of the Statue of Liberty's pedestal and made sure that War-Wolf took the impact fully on his back. Though his computer stated that his opponent's main circuits were near to a dead halt, Deathlok refused to stop. He continued to beat on War-Wolf, knocking his dagger from his hand and then blasting a hole through his chest with his laser pistol. His computer analyzed the cyborg opponent as demolished.
Comments: Created by Rich Buckler, Doug Moench, and Pablo Marcos.
Profile by Snood.
War-Wolf of Earth-7484 should be distinguished from:
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Astonishing Tales#26, last page (front view)
#27, p3 (rear view)
Astonishing Tales#26 (October 1974) - by Rich Buckler (concept/plot/penciler), Doug Moench (script/plot), Pablo Marcos (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Astonishing Tales#27 (December 1974) - by Rich Buckler (concept/plot/penciler), Doug Moench (script/plot), Pablo Marcos (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Last updated: 11/04/06
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