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WOLVERINE
of Earth-5631

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 Earth-5631)

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)

Aliases: Logan

Base of Operations: Mobile internationally, notably the USA from Avengers Tower (New York) and Xavier Institute ("X-Mansion") (Westchester County)

First Appearance: X-Men and Power Pack#1 (December, 2005)

Powers/Abilities: Wolverine is a mutant with an advanced healing factor, able to recover from most wounds and which has 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.

Height: 5'3"
Weight: 300 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History:

(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 the heroic 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 Spider-Man 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 Hulk over 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 Power Pack.

(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 Sauron, he still charged in. But Sauron used mind control so that the Power Pack children 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 left embarrassed.

(Wolverine and Power Pack#3) - Power Pack and H.E.R.B.I.E. returned from a time-traveling adventure where they had helped 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.

Comments: 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.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Wolverine of Earth-5631 has no known connections to:


John Howlett

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


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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)


Appearances:
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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