Real Name: James Howlett
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-5631)
human mutant (citizen of Canada)
Occupation: Adventurer, Avenger
Group Membership: Avengers (Ares, Black
Panther, Black Widow, Luke Cage, Captain America,
Dr. Strange, Falcon, Hercules, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Namor the
Sub-Mariner, Sentry, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Wonder Man,
Yellowjacket), X-Men (Beast, Colossus, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Iceman,
Lockheed, Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde, Storm), Weapon X;
formerly several other teams (names unrevealed) (all Earth-5631)
Affiliations: Dr. Bruce Banner, Daredevil,
Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing),
Iron Fist, Power Pack (Energizer (Katie
Power), Lightspeed (Julie Power), Mass Master (Jack Power), Zero-G
(Alex Power)), Franklin Richards, Spider-Man, students at the Xavier
Institute (Anole, Blindfold, Dust, Graymalkin, Hellion, Ink, Leech,
Artie Maddicks, Pixie, Rockslide, Wolf Cub, X-23, others) (all
Enemies: the Hand, Hulk, Marauders (Prism,
Riptide, Scalphunter, Vertigo), Mr. Sinister, Sabretooth, Sauron,
Sentinels, loosely Puppet Master (all Earth-5631), Kang (Earth-68326)
Known Relatives: John Howlett (father),
grandfather (name unrevealed)
Base of Operations: Mobile internationally,
notably the USA from Avengers Tower (New York) and Xavier Institute
First Appearance: X-Men and Power Pack#1
Powers/Abilities: Wolverine is a mutant with
an advanced healing factor, able to recover from most wounds and which
slowed the effects of aging. Wolverine has three retractable claws
mounted in each forearm that he can unsheathe at will; like his entire
skeleton, these claws have been bonded with near-unbreakable Adamantium
metal. He has acute senses, advanced reflexes, and heightened strength
and durability. He is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant and master of
many forms of combat who is
patient, persistent and driven in his tasks. He is self-reliant but
performs very well as part of a team. He is a capable pilot and
driver, including motorcycles.
Weight: 300 lbs.
(Wolverine and Power Pack#3 (fb) - BTS) - In the late
19th Century, James
Howlett was raised as a boy in Canada, living in the country mansion of
his wealthy father John and grandfather .
However, James suffered from allergies and health complications, likely
due to his overactive mutant immune system. John forced his son to
accompany him to New York on a business trip, hoping it would improve
his son's health.
(Wolverine and Power Pack#3) - In New York, while
John attended to estate matters, young James was outside and accosted
by youthful bullies who demanded money. James was terrified, but was
rescued by the sudden appearance of the time-traveling heroic boys,
Franklin Richards and Jack Power. However, Franklin, Jack and James
were soon kidnapped by the muggers and had to be rescued by the other
time-traveling members of Power Pack and the robot H.E.R.B.I.E. James
valued their brief
friendship. Back home, rejuvenated by his adventure, he played in the
yard with two others (likely Dog and Rose counterparts).
(X-Men and Power Pack#1 (fb) - BTS) - James' mutant
powers of advanced healing and retractable bone claws manifested. His
bones were coated with unbreakable Adamantium, likely through the
Weapon X program (see comments). Adopting the name Wolverine, he joined
mutant team known as the X-Men. His many adventures were chronicled
and/or fictionalized for popular media consumption, enjoyed
particularly by boys.
(The Avengers and Power Pack Assemble!#3 (fb) - BTS) - Wolverine joined numerous other teams, although his membership with the X-Men and the Avengers endured.
(Wolverine and Power Pack#4 (fb) - BTS) - Wolverine
almost made it onto "Ninja Master", a bizarre competitive
obstacle-course television sports
show based in Japan, but failed to make final selection.
(X-Men and Power Pack#1 (fb) - BTS) - Wolverine
pursued Sabretooth as part of a loose end of the Weapon X program.
(X-Men and Power Pack#1) - Wolverine tracked Sabretooth to a country barn where a children's Halloween costume event was taking place. In attendance were the Power Pack children; as a fan, Jack Power (Mass Master) wore a Wolverine costume. In the forest nearby, Power Pack helped Wolverine capture Sabretooth, with Wolverine admiring Zero-G's teamwork skills. Wolverine stayed to discover Jack was the winner of the costume competition.
(X-Men and Power Pack#3) - At the X-Mansion,
Wolverine passed new mail to Nightcrawler, but was puzzled when
Nightcrawler suddenly teleported away.
(X-Men and Power Pack#4) - Wolverine, Cyclops, Beast
and Nightcrawler were fighting the nefarious Marauders (Prism, Riptide,
Scalphunter, Vertigo) when Power Pack intervened, hoping to help the
X-Men, but instead caused all the heroes to get knocked out. The
Marauders escaped and Wolverine could not detect them. Soon after,
Cyclops chided Power Pack, but was captured by the Marauders after
everyone else had left. Power Pack later rescued Cyclops, who thanked
them, and he was picked up by Wolverine in a Blackbird jet.
(The Avengers and Power Pack Assemble!#3) - In New
York City, Wolverine was on a small team of Avengers that joined
and and Power Pack fighting advanced armored troops sent by Kang from
10 years in the future (Earth-68326). Kang froze the adult heroes in
chronal disruption fields before casually casting Power Pack back to
his own time.
(The Avengers and Power Pack Assemble!#4) - Timing it
just seconds later, Power Pack returned from the future armed with the
technology to take down Kang, hurling him into the timestream.
This freed the Avengers and disabled the armored troops. Wolverine
carried off an unconscious trooper and complained that kids didn't
clean up their mess.
(Hulk and Power Pack#3) - Identity confusion led to
the Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four and other heroes confronting the
recent destructive attacks by a green behemoth (actually the
Abomination, who had since
been apprehended). The Hulk stood his ground, flanked by his friends,
the child super group
(Hulk and Power Pack#4) - Power Pack were kept away from danger as the combined might of the Avengers, X-Men and Fantastic Four could not stop the enraged Hulk as the violent brawl dragged out until it was discovered that Energizer could absorb gamma radiation. She neutralized the Hulk by touching him, and he reverted to the peaceful Bruce Banner. Wolverine helped Banner up on his feet. However, the gamma radiation soon caused Energizer to gain Hulk-like characteristics, but she discharged all the gamma radiation from her body with a blast into the sky, ending the fight.
(Iron Man and Power Pack#3-4) - Puppet Master had
crafted many miniature versions of super-powered individuals, including
Wolverine, intending to use them some day to control the real-life
versions for his own nefarious ends.
(Wolverine and Power Pack#1 (fb)) - Cyclops chided
Wolverine remotely, telling him to reassess his priorities and loyalties as Wolverine
rode his motorbike in civilian clothes on his way to the Xavier Institute. Passing a
museum, he saw panicked people fleeing and stopped to investigate.
Changing into costume inside, yet disappointed it was only the winged
he still charged in. But Sauron used mind control so that the Power
would protect him from Wolverine. (He recognized their scent before
seeing them as a mixture of candy and gym class.)
(Wolverine and Power Pack#1) - Wolverine carefully
knocked the Power Pack children back to their senses using falling
dinosaur bones from an exhibit and together they captured Sauron.
Later, Wolverine invited Power Pack to visit the Xavier Institute.
(Wolverine and Power Pack#2) - At the Xavier
Institute, Wolverine joined Power Pack in the Danger Room for a
training simulation against dinosaurs in the Savage Land. Afterward,
Wolverine encouraged Jack Power to engage in learning by reminding him
that his romantic crush, Kitty Pryde, was delivering the lecture.
Later, despite the Power children's enthusiasm, Wolverine had to remind
them of the importance of keeping a mutant-only space for such a
marginalized community - just before mutant-hunting Sentinels attacked.
Despite their help in felling one Sentinel, Cyclops ordered Wolverine
clear the Power Pack children of the battlefield. The Sentinels kept up
the assault, but would not attack the human Power children; using this
advantage, Power Pack re-entered the fray and took down several
Sentinels, ending the fight. Unfortunately, Mass Master made an
ignorant comment about "choosing" to be a mutant and Power Pack quickly
(Wolverine and Power Pack#3) - Power Pack and
H.E.R.B.I.E. returned from a time-traveling adventure where they had
a meek boy. H.E.R.B.I.E. revealed a DNA scan matched that boy with the
adventurer Wolverine, surprising the youths.
(Wolverine and Power Pack#4 (fb) - BTS) - Wolverine
followed an ancient samurai curse that brought him into conflict with
the dire ninja clan, the Hand.
(Wolverine and Power Pack#4) - In Shibuya, Tokyo,
Japan, Power Pack saw Wolverine fight a group of Hand ninjas atop a
skyscraper and leapt to help. But in the midst of the fighting, a Hand
mystic cast a spell that nullified the heroes' powers. Power Pack held
back, but Wolverine unsheathed his claws and charged into the Hand
ninjas, jumping off the building to save Power Pack as the Hand ninjas
followed, only to magically teleport away to safety. Wolverine slowed
his fall by sticking his claws into the building before disappearing
into the crowd.
Originally created by Len Wein (writer), John Romita Sr. (design), Herb
Trimpe (pencils), Jack Abel (inks). Earth-5631 version adapted by Marc
Sumerak (writer), Chifuyu Sasaki & Gurihiru (pencils & inks).
Presumably Wolverine's powers returned once the Hand ninjas teleported away. His physical stats are taken from his Earth-616 counterpart as the similarities are savage and uncanny.
The various versions of Wolverine recognized on Earth-5631 shown at the Halloween party included Patch, Weapon X, samurai, and even the Amalgam version of Dark Claw!
Wolverine and Power Pack#2 has a great cover of
Wolverine dragged into a "tea party" for Katie Power, but there's no
story context for this.
Earth-5631 would most likely have been destroyed in
the lead up to the multiversal collapse shown in Secret Wars (2015),
but has hopefully
since been rebirthed.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Wolverine of Earth-5631 has no known connections to:
John Howlett was the wealthy father of James Howlett.
Sometime in the late 19th Century, John took his son along on a trip
from his home in Canada to New York City, USA, hoping it would improve
James' health while he took care of estate matters at Van Dyne
Investments. John was worried when James went missing, but was pleased
to discover his son had made friends (actually the time-traveling
heroic team Power Pack). Back home in his mansion, John was pleased to
see his son fueled with youthful joy as he played with the hired help,
despite his own father's beratement.
--Wolverine and Power Pack#3
Wolverine and Power Pack#2, p16, pan5 (main image)
Wolverine and Power Pack#1, p13, pan5 (headshot)
Wolverine and Power Pack#3, p20, pan5 (as boy)
Hulk and Power Pack#3, p20 (jumping with Avengers)
Wolverine and Power Pack#2, cover (tea party with Power Pack)
Wolverine and Power Pack#3, p18, pan6 (John Howlett)
X-Men and Power Pack#1 (December, 2005) - Marc Sumerak (writer), Chifuyu Sasaki & Gurihiru (pencils & inks), MacKenzie Cadenhead (editor)
X-Men and Power Pack#3 (February, 2006) - Marc Sumerak (writer), Chifuyu Sasaki & Gurihiru (pencils & inks), MacKenzie Cadenhead (editor)
X-Men and Power Pack#4 (March, 2006) - Marc Sumerak (writer), Chifuyu Sasaki & Gurihiru (pencils & inks), MacKenzie Cadenhead (editor)
The Avengers and Power Pack Assemble!#3 (August, 2006) - Marc Sumerak (writer), Chifuyu Sasaki & Gurihiru (pencils & inks), Nathan Cosby (editor)
The Avengers and Power Pack Assemble!#4 (September, 2006) - Marc Sumerak (writer), Chifuyu Sasaki & Gurihiru (pencils & inks), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Hulk and Power Pack#3 (July, 2007) - Marc Sumerak (writer), Andy Kuhn (pencils & inks), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Hulk and Power Pack#4 (August, 2007) - Marc Sumerak (writer), David Williams (pencils), Gary Martin (inks), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Iron Man and Power Pack#3-4 (March-April, 2008) - Marc Sumerak (writer), Marcelo DiChiara (pencils & inks), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Wolverine and Power Pack#1 (January, 2009) - Marc Sumerak (writer), Chifuyu Sasaki & Gurihiru (pencils & inks), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Wolverine and Power Pack#2 (February, 2009) - Marc Sumerak (writer), Chifuyu Sasaki & Gurihiru (pencils & inks), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Wolverine and Power Pack#3 (March, 2009) - Marc Sumerak (writer), Scott Koblish (pencils & inks), Nathan Cosby (editor)
Wolverine and Power Pack#4 (April, 2009) - Marc Sumerak (writer), Chifuyu Sasaki & Gurihiru (pencils & inks), Nathan Cosby (editor)
First posted: 10/21/2019
Last updated: 10/21/2019
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