Wolverine is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics in association with the X-Men. He is a mutant who possesses animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, powerful regenerative ability known as a healing factor, three retractable claws in each hand. Wolverine has been depicted variously as a member of the X-Men, Alpha Flight, the Avengers; the character appeared in the last panel of The Incredible Hulk #180 before having a larger role in #181. He was created by Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas, writer Len Wein, Marvel art director John Romita Sr. Romita designed the character, although it was first drawn for publication by Herb Trimpe. Wolverine joined a revamped version of the superhero team the X-Men, where writer Chris Claremont and artist-writer John Byrne would play significant roles in the character's development. Artist Frank Miller collaborated with Claremont and helped revise the character with a four-part eponymous limited series from September to December 1982, which debuted Wolverine's catchphrase, "I'm the best there is at what I do, but what I do best isn't nice."
Wolverine is typical of the many tough antiheroes that emerged in American popular culture after the Vietnam War. As a result, the character became a fan favorite of the popular X-Men franchise, has been featured in his own solo comic book series since 1988, he has appeared in most X-Men adaptations, including animated television series, video games, the live-action 20th Century Fox X-Men film series, in which he is portrayed by Hugh Jackman in nine of the ten films. The character is rated in many comics best-of lists, ranked #1 in Wizard magazine's 2008 Top 200 Comic Book Characters. Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas asked writer Len Wein to devise a character named Wolverine, Canadian and of small stature and with a wolverine's fierce temper. John Romita Sr. designed the first Wolverine costume, believes he introduced the retractable claws, saying, "When I make a design, I want it to be practical and functional. I thought,'If a man has claws like that, how does he scratch his nose or tie his shoelaces?'"
Wolverine first appeared in the final "teaser" panel of The Incredible Hulk #180 written by Wein and penciled by Herb Trimpe. The character appeared in a number of advertisements in various Marvel Comics publications before making his first major appearance in The Incredible Hulk #181 again by the Wein–Trimpe team. In 2009, Trimpe said he "distinctly remembers" Romita's sketch and that, "The way I see it, sewed the monster together and I shocked it to life!... It was just one of those secondary or tertiary characters that we were using in that particular book with no particular notion of it going anywhere. We did characters in The Hulk all the time that were in issues and, the end of them." Though credited as co-creator, Trimpe denied having had any role in Wolverine's creation. The character's introduction was ambiguous, revealing little beyond his being a superhuman agent of the Canadian government. In these appearances, he does not retract his claws, although Wein stated they had always been envisioned as retractable.
He appears in the finale to this story in The Incredible Hulk #182. Wolverine's next appearance was in 1975's Giant-Size X-Men #1, written by Wein and penciled by Dave Cockrum, in which Wolverine is recruited for a new squad. Gil Kane incorrectly drew Wolverine's mask with larger headpieces. Dave Cockrum liked Kane's accidental alteration and incorporated it into his own artwork for the actual story. Cockrum was the first artist to draw Wolverine without his mask, the distinctive hairstyle became a trademark of the character. A revival of X-Men followed, beginning with X-Men #94, drawn by Cockrum and written by Chris Claremont. In X-Men and Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine is overshadowed by the other characters, although he does create tension in the team as he is attracted to Cyclops' girlfriend, Jean Grey; as the series progressed and Cockrum considered dropping Wolverine from the series. Byrne modeled his rendition of Wolverine on actor Paul D’Amato, who played Dr. Hook in the 1977 sports film Slap Shot.
Byrne created Alpha Flight, a group of Canadian superheroes who try to recapture Wolverine due to the expense their government incurred training him. Stories establish Wolverine's murky past and unstable nature, which he battles to keep in check. Byrne designed a new brown-and-tan costume for Wolverine, but retained the distinctive Cockrum cowl. Cockrum had introduced a new costume for Wolverine in the final issue of his run, but it was dropped one issue into Byrne's run because he and Cockrum alike found it painfully difficult to draw. Following Byrne's departure, Wolverine remained in X-Men; the character's growing popularity led to a solo, four-issue, Wolverine, by Claremont and Frank Miller, followed by the six-issue Kitty Pryde and Wolverine by Claremont and Al Milgrom. Marvel launched an ongoing solo book
Todd Dezago is an American comic book writer best known for his collaborations with artist Mike Wieringo on The Sensational Spider-Man and their creator-owned fantasy series Tellos. Todd Dezago was studied to be an actor. Dezago began his comics writing career on X-Factor for Marvel Comics in 1994, he first worked with penciller Mike Wieringo on The Sensational Spider-Man #8. They worked together on the creator-owned fantasy series Tellos in 1999; the series, a coming-of-age adventure set in a magical, piratical world, ran 10 issues. The last three issues were released by Gorilla Comics, a short-lived Image Comics imprint co-founded by Dezago and several other creators in 2000. Following the demise of the series, Dezago wrote the Tellos: Maiden Voyage #1 one-shot. At DC Comics, Dezago co-created Young Justice with artist Todd Nauck in the 1998 one-shot Young Justice: The Secret, his other Young Justice work includes the 1998 miniseries JLA: World Without Grown-ups. From 1999 to 2002, he wrote Impulse #50–89.
In 2005 he co-created The Perhapanauts with artist Craig Rousseau. First Class Comic Review #2, 2010 by Lily and Ellie Egleton. Todd Dezago at the Comic Book DB Todd Dezago at Mike's Amazing World of Comics Todd Dezago at the Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators
Fabian Nicieza is an American comic book writer and editor, best known for his work on Marvel titles such as X-Men, X-Force, New Warriors, Cable & Deadpool, Thunderbolts, for all of which he helped create numerous characters. Nicieza was born in Buenos Aires, the son of Omar and Irma Riguetti Nicieza, he was four years old. Growing up in New Jersey, Nicieza learned to write from comic books, he lived first in Sayreville, New Jersey and moved to Old Bridge Township, where he attended Madison Central High School, from which he graduated in 1979. He studied at Rutgers University, interning at the ABC television network before graduating in 1983 with a degree in advertising and public relations, his brother is Mariano Nicieza a comic book writer and editor. Until 1985, Nicieza worked for the Berkley Publishing Group, starting in the production department and becoming a managing editor. In 1985, Nicieza joined the staff at Marvel Comics as a manufacturing assistant moving to the promotions department as an advertising manager.
During this period he began to take his first freelance work for Marvel, writing short articles for Marvel’s promotional magazine Marvel Age. Nicieza's first published comics story came with Psi-Force No. 9, a title in Marvel's short-lived New Universe imprint. This led to his becoming that title's regular writer from # 16 until the final issue; this led to fill-in work on titles such as Classic X-Men, for which he provided backup stories, in the Marvel Annuals' 1989 summer crossover "Atlantis Attacks". After Tom DeFalco Marvel's editor-in-chief, created the superhero team the New Warriors, using existing characters, in Thor No. 412, he selected Nicieza to write the spin-off series. Nicieza recalled "I took the assignment for two reasons. First, I saw a lot of potential in these characters, deemed useless, and secondly, I wanted to write a monthly book." Collaborating with pencilers Mark Bagley and Darick Robertson Nicieza went on to write the title for most of its first 53 issues. Years Nicieza said that he considers the first 25 issues of New Warriors to be the best work of his career.
In 1990 Nicieza began short runs on comics such as Alpha Flight and Avengers Spotlight, as well as the miniseries Nomad, which in turn led him to write the ongoing series Nomad vol. 2 in 1992. That year, Nicieza became editor of Star Comics. Shortly afterward, he began freelance writing for the company. Nicieza's projects in this period included the first four issues of National Football League-approved superhero NFL SuperPro, with penciler Kevin Maguire, the four-issue miniseries Adventures of Captain America, an origin-story retelling set in the 1940s. In 1991, Nicieza joined with artist Rob Liefeld in co-plotting and writing the final three issues of the New Mutants. In those issues Liefeld and Nicieza created the characters Deadpool and Shatterstar as well as the super team, X-Force. Liefeld and Nicieza produced an ongoing X-Force title. Nicieza worked on the title as scripter. By the end of 1992, Nicieza became regular scripter for X-Men vol. 2, beginning with No. 12, working with penciler Andy Kubert throughout his run.
For the next three years, Nicieza was among the writers and editors of one of Marvel's most popular superhero franchises during a time of such popular, multi-series crossover story arcs as "X-Cutioner's Song", "Phalanx Covenant" and "Age of Apocalypse". During this period Nicieza wrote the first Cable miniseries as well as the first few issues of the character's subsequent ongoing series, he wrote the first solo Deadpool series, Deadpool: the Circle Chase in 1993. These series expanded the characters' personalities and established key background information for both characters, all things which were used by other writers on those characters’ subsequent ongoing books; however in 1995, in a dispute with editor-in-chief Bob Harras over the future direction of his plotlines on X-Force, Nicieza was fired from the X-titles, leaving X-Force with No. 43 and X-Men with No. 45. He remarked, "I never wanted to leave, never felt my firing was justified.... I don't recall being given a reason, I don't recall asking for one....
Considering it was a Top 10 selling title at the time, I felt it was a wholly unjustified decision." After 1995, Nicieza wrote short runs of Captain Marvel, Spider-Man: The Final Adventure and stories for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers before leaving the company in 1996. That year Nicieza did his first work for rival publisher DC Comics, co-writing Justice League: Midsummer Nightmare with Mark Waid which relaunched the Justice League as the JLA, he worked for Twist and Shout Comics writing and pencilling back-up stories in X-Flies Special #1 and Dirtbag #7. In 1996 Nicieza joined Acclaim Comics as senior vice-president and editor-in-chief, he was charged with revamping the companies intellectual properties which had formed Valiant Comics' Valiant Universe. Nicieza as editor oversaw the new version, dubbed "VH2", which re-imagined characters such as Solar, X-O Manowar, Ninjak. Nicieza himself wrote the Turok title as well as a new series, Troublemakers. Turok met with success as a video game adaptation, Nici
Antonio Salvador Daniel, known professionally as Tony Daniel or Tony S. Daniel, is an American comic book writer and artist, known for his work on various books for DC Comics, including Teen Titans, Flash: The Fastest Man Alive, Batman. Daniel worked on various titles with Image Comics including The Tenth, he worked on titles for Marvel Comics. He gained status at DC Comics with his run on Teen Titans with writer Geoff Johns, he finished out the short lived Flash: The Fastest Man Alive series with Marc Guggenheim from issues #11-13, which ended with Bart Allen's death. From there, Daniel began his work for the main Batman title with writer Grant Morrison, beginning his run with issue #670; this issue began the Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul crossover. He and Morrison collaborated on the "Batman R. I. P." Storyline during that time. After "R. I. P.", Daniel wrote and illustrated Battle for the Cowl, the main mini-series dealing with the story's aftermath. In 2009, after Judd Winick and Mark Bagley's four-issue run on Batman, Tony Daniel took over for a six-issue arc handling both writing and art duties.
Daniel worked with Grant Morrison again on issue #701-702. He returned as writer and artist starting with issue #704 in November 2010 with his arc on Batman coming to an end at issue #712. Shortly after, Daniel was announced as the writer and artist of the relaunched Detective Comics, dubbed DC's flagship series. In addition, he was announced as the writer of DC's The Savage Hawkman series, which he would stay on until the eighth issue. Daniel stayed on Detective Comics until the twelfth issue, by which time he drew an annual for the series as well. In July 2012, as part of the San Diego Comic-Con, Daniel was one of six artists who, along with DC co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio, participated in the production of "Heroic Proportions", an episode of the Syfy reality television competition series Face Off, in which special effects were tasked to create a new superhero, with Daniel and the other DC artists on hand to help them develop their ideas; the winning entry's character, Infernal Core by Anthony Kosar, was featured in Justice League Dark #16, published January 30, 2013.
The episode premiered on January 2013, as the second episode of the fourth season. Daniel was announced as the artist for a two issue stint on the second volume of Justice League, he was subsequently announced as the primary artist accompanying Andy Diggle on Action Comics, following Grant Morrison's departure. However, after Diggle left the title after only issue #19, Daniel took on the scripting and art duties for the two following issues completing the three-part story "Hybrid", after which he too announced he would depart the series to work on a massive project for DC; this project was announced in June 2013 to be Superman/Wonder Woman, with Daniel on as the artist. After working with Charles Soule on Superman/Wonder Woman, Daniel again returned to writing duties. Penciling and scripting the relaunch of the Deathstroke title, it sold out and headed off to a second printing. Adrenalynn: Weapon of War #1-4 Silke, miniseries, #1-4 The Tenth: Resurrected #1-4 X-Force Annual #2 X-Force #28, 30-36, 38-43 Gambit & the X-ternals #1-2 Tony Daniel at the Comic Book DB
Cyclops (Marvel Comics)
Cyclops is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and is a founding member of the X-Men. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in the comic book The X-Men. Cyclops is a member of a subspecies of humans known as mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. Cyclops can emit powerful beams of energy from his eyes, he can not control the beams without the aid of special eyewear. He is considered the first of the X-Men, a team of mutant heroes who fight for peace and equality between mutants and humans, one of the team's primary leaders. Cyclops is most portrayed as the archetypal hero of traditional American popular culture—the opposite of the tough, anti-authority antiheroes that emerged in American popular culture after the Vietnam War. One of Marvel's most prominent characters, Cyclops was rated #1 on IGN.com's list of Top 25 X-Men from the past forty years in 2006, the 39th in their 2011 list of Top 100 Comic Book Heroes.
In 2008, Wizard Magazine ranked Cyclops the 106th in their list of the 200 Greatest Comic Book Characters of All Time. In a 2011 poll, readers of Comic Book Resources voted Cyclops as 9th in the ranking of 2011 Top Marvel Characters. James Marsden has portrayed Cyclops in the first three and the seventh X-Men films, while in the 2009 prequel film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, he is portrayed as a teenager by actor Tim Pocock. In 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse, a younger version of him is portrayed by Tye Sheridan. Sheridan will reprise his role in Dark Phoenix. Sheridan's Cyclops made a cameo in Deadpool 2. Cyclops first appeared in The X-Men #1, he was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, has been a mainstay character of the X-Men series. Lee said that Cyclops and Beast were his two favorite X-Men, elaborating that "I love tortured heroes—and he was tortured because he couldn't control his power." Dubbed "Slim Summers", by The X-Men #3 his name was changed to "Scott", with "Slim" becoming a nickname. Scott Summers is the first of the X-Men recruited by Professor X.
Xavier views Scott as one of his most prized pupils. From time to time, Scott's extreme loyalty to Xavier has cost him dearly in his relationships with others. Dave Cockrum created the Starjammers, including Corsair, convinced X-Men writer Chris Claremont to use the characters for this series. In order to provide a plausible excuse for the Starjammers to make repeat appearances in X-Men, they decided to make Corsair the father of Cyclops. Summers remained a member of the team up through Uncanny X-Men #138. After departing the main cast, he was a recurring character in the series until Uncanny X-Men #201, after which he was featured in the launch of a new series by Marvel; this new series, X-Factor, launched in 1986 and starred the original X-Men team of Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast and Angel. Scott stayed with the X-Factor title through X-Factor #70. In October 1991, Summers returns to the X-Men to launch X-Men #1; this series was the second of two X-Men titles and featured Cyclops, Gambit, Psylocke and Beast as Blue team.
Cyclops has been featured in another title launch with the second introduction of a new X-Men series Astonishing X-Men. Astonishing X-Men features Cyclops, Shadowcat, Emma Frost, Beast as a team. Throughout this time, Cyclops continued to make appearances in Uncanny X-Men Marvel has used Cyclops to launch variant series of X-Men titles most notably Ultimate X-Men and New X-Men. Cyclops has appeared in limited series including Adventures of Cyclops & Phoenix, Further Adventures of Cyclops & Phoenix, X-Men: The Asgardian Wars, the second series of Astonishing X-Men, X-Men: The Search for Cyclops, his own self-titled series Cyclops, X-Men Origins: Cyclops #1. In 1991, writer Brian K. Vaughan worked on the self-titled series Cyclops #1–4. In 2000, Joseph Harris wrote the four-issue run titled X-Men: The Search for Cyclops that dealt with Cyclops's return after merging with Apocalypse in the events of the Twelve from Uncanny X-Men #377. During Joss Whedon's run of Astonishing X-Men, Cyclops adopts a new attitude unfamiliar to most accustomed fans.
After Emma Frost's psychic intervention at the mansion, he temporarily loses his powers after owning up to his self-inflicted, traumatic past. This prompted an interview with Whedon in Wizard magazine #182; when asked if Cyclops didn't have his powers any more, Whedon replied: No, he doesn't have his powers. Well, he had a choice to either be out of control or bury them, he can't use them. That's pretty much it, but the thing that would be fun is that, with no powers, he's going to be the best that he's been. That's. Been the team leader and the team washout in terms of popularity, he was defined by Jean so much, I just think that this guy is so interesting in his struggle against mediocrity. When it's all laid on the line, when you find out the thing that's been holding him back from being just a complete bad ass has been himself all his life, that he's been lying to everyone, including himself, about who he is-that should be freeing; the Scott we're going to see is going to be a little bit different.
This guy is either out of control or in control of something we're not used to. I wanted him to be an unabashed tough guy, he is shooting people and turning much into a lead
Excalibur is a fictional superhero group appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. They are depicted as an offshoot of the X-Men based in the United Kingdom. Conceived by writer Chris Claremont and artist/co-writer Alan Davis, they first appeared in Excalibur Special Edition known as Excalibur: The Sword is Drawn; the first Excalibur consisted of the British superhero, Captain Britain, his lover and three former members of the X-Men. An eponymous Excalibur series featuring the team lasted from 1988 until 1998; the series involved cross-dimensional travel that incorporated as many elements of Captain Britain’s mythos as it did the X-Men’s. Captain Britain reformed Excalibur to defend London in a series entitled New Excalibur, which ran from 2005 until it was replaced in 2008 by Captain Britain and MI13. Between Excalibur’s disbandment and reformation, a short-lived series entitled Excalibur chronicled the efforts of X-Men founder Professor Charles Xavier and his former nemesis, Magneto, to rebuild the mutant homeland of Genosha.
Although written by Claremont with the same title, it had no connection to the superhero team. Excalibur's original creative team, writer Chris Claremont and artist/co-writer Alan Davis, incorporated elements of two Marvel properties: the X-Men and Captain Britain; the X-Men are a group of mutants—evolved human beings born with extraordinary powers—who use their abilities to defend a society that hates and fears them. Claremont had authored their series since 1976, he borrowed four characters from the X-Men, who formed the team under the mistaken impression their X-Men teammates were dead: Nightcrawler - A German mutant who possesses the ability to teleport, becomes nearly invisible in shadows, has a demon-like appearance. Phoenix - A telekinetic and telepathic young woman from a dystopian future, she plays host to the Phoenix Force, a powerful cosmic entity which once posed as her mother, Jean Grey. Shadowcat - A teenage computer expert with the ability to "phase" through solid objects. Lockheed - A small extraterrestrial dragon kept as Kitty's pet.
A Marvel UK property, co-created by Claremont in 1976, Captain Britain is a protector of Great Britain, endowed with superhuman powers by the legendary wizard, Merlyn. Alan Davis and Alan Moore, during their joint early-1980s stint, established that the Marvel Universe's Captain Britain was one of many from various dimensions and that one of his main roles is guarding the lighthouse, placed at the convergence of realities. Excalibur, which featured shapeshifter Meggan, first gathered together in Excalibur Special Edition #1 and were soon featured in a monthly Excalibur series. With the help of a manic, dimension-hopping robot named Widget, they embarked on a series of adventures through parallel worlds. Claremont left with Excalibur #34. Beginning with Excalibur #42, Davis returned to the series, this time as both writer and penciller, resolved many plotlines Claremont had left unconcluded, he added several new members, including the mystic Feron, the warrior Kylun, the alien Cerise. In a jarring transition, Captain Britain was lost off-panel, Meggan was catatonic from losing him, the newer members were summarily dispatched.
Marvel stationed the team on Muir Island, off the coast of Scotland, tied the series closer to the X-Men family, casting off most Captain Britain-related elements, in addition to the characters that did not have close ties to the X-Universe, like Kylun and Feron. Phoenix was written out and, when Captain Britain returned, he began using the alias "Britannic." Lobdell introduced Douglock, an amalgam of two deceased members of the New Mutants: the techno-organic alien Warlock and the linguistic savant Cypher. Nightcrawler's former lover, the mystic Amanda Sefton joined the team, using the codename Daytripper. Revisions made under Warren Ellis included reverting Britannic back to Captain Britain and adding Pete Wisdom, a cynical British spy who could manifest solar energy in the form of "hot knives" from his fingers. Ellis developed a romantic relationship between Wisdom and Shadowcat. At the insistence of Marvel editors, Ellis added Wolfsbane, a Scottish werewolf-like young woman from the New Mutants and X-Factor, Colossus, the Russian X-Man who can turn his flesh into organic steel.
Sales fell and Marvel canceled the series so Nightcrawler and Colossus could return to the X-Men. The series ended with issue # 125, featuring the wedding of a depowered Captain Britain. In 2001, a four-issue limited series titled Excalibur, featuring Captain Britain, Psylocke, Black Knight, Sir Benedict, Captain U. K. and Crusader X, detailed Captain Britain's rise to become king of the extra-dimensional realm of Otherworld. The solicited cover to issue #1 featured a new costume for Captain Britain, different from the one he received in the comic, the cover was unused. In 2004, Marvel Comics launched a new ongoing series titled Excalibur, this time dealing with the efforts of Professor Xavier and Magneto to rebuild the devastated mutant nation of Genosha. Other cast members included Callisto, another mutant leader and former member of the Morlocks, newcomers such as Wicked, Shola Inkosi, Karima Shapandar. Archangel and Husk appear
Wolfsbane is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is associated with the X-Men. A Scottish mutant, Wolfsbane possesses the ability to transform into a wolf or into a transitional state somewhere between human and wolf, similar to a werewolf, she has honed her powers to shift between human and wolf characteristics but must keep her feral instincts at bay when she does. She was a member of the X-Men's 1980s junior team The New Mutants. On she joined the Pentagon-sponsored X-Factor and was associated with the British superhero team Excalibur, she appeared for a time as a teacher at Xavier's Academy in New X-Men. She served as a member of the X-Factor Investigations detective agency, until she joined the new incarnation of X-Force. Maisie Williams will portray Wolfsbane in the upcoming film The New Mutants. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod, Wolfsbane first appeared in The New Mutants, part of the line Marvel Graphic Novel.
She starred as a founding member of the New Mutants and features in nearly the entire run of The New Mutants volume 1, her last issue being #97 in which she decides to stay in Genosha at the end of the X-Tinction Agenda crossover. When the original five X-Men left X-Factor to rejoin the X-Men, Wolfsbane was recruited to join when it became a government operation, in issue #71, in which she featured as a team member through issue #111, when the title was interrupted by The Age of Apocalypse. Afterwards, Wolfsbane left X-Factor to visit her foster mother, Moira MacTaggart and joined Excalibur starting with issue #90 through the title's conclusion with issue #125, she was a supporting character in the short-lived Warlock comic featuring the Douglock entity, sporadically in The New Mutants volume 2 and New X-Men. With the relaunch of X-Factor, volume 3, Wolfsbane once again saw regular publication as a central team member between issues #1 and #28, after which she was transferred to the secret strike team X-Force, volume 3.
During this run, she became pregnant by the Asgardian Hrimhari, with X-Force volume 3 #25, this pregnancy caused her to return to X-Factor, starting with issue #207. With her return, much of the X-Factor volume 3 run was dedicated to her pregnancy and her son and her last significant appearance was X-Factor #258. Rahne is Scottish. Rahne was raised as an orphan by an abusive pastor named Reverend Craig who beat religion into her from an early age; when she was revealed as a mutant, Reverend Craig led an angry mob intending to burn her at the stake. Rahne was rescued and adopted by Moira MacTaggert; when she confronts Reverend Craig as an adult, she learned that Reverend Craig was her biological father and that her mother had been a prostitute. She is recruited by Professor X to become a student at his School for Gifted Youngsters, to join the original New Mutants. Rahne was one of the original New Mutants, who operated as adventurers when not in school. Although she was a shy repressed girl, Rahne managed to build a strong friendship with Danielle Moonstar and harbor a crush on Sam Guthrie.
Danielle discovered she was able to establish a psychic link with Rahne when the latter was in wolf or wolfoid form. Rahne's strict religious upbringing made her uncomfortable when dealing with mythological entities, her sorceress teammate Magik, or demons, as well as making her uncomfortable to the point of self-loathing with her superhuman power, which resembles the transformations of a werewolf; these feelings were at odds with the pure joy she found in using her powers, causing a deep emotional conflict. She was disturbed to find herself attracted to Hrimhari, a shapeshifting wolf prince, while in Asgard, although he became her first serious love, she decided to return to Earth. Rahne began a relationship with teammate Cypher, was devastated when he was killed by the Ani-Mator. On one of her two visits to Asgard, she met the demonic Garmr, a gigantic wolf who guards the entrance to the netherworld, she confesses to Rictor that Garm's face,'that devil's face', is what she sometimes perceives when looking into the mirror.
She begins an innocent romance with Rictor, but this proves to be short-lived. During the 1990 "X-Tinction Agenda" storyline Rahne is mentally bonded to Havok against her will by the scientists who genetically engineer mutant slaves in the nation of Genosha, she is subsequently manipulated by the Shadow King, into to her joining X-Factor as a United States government special operative. Her bond with Havok causes her to act irrationally, sometimes threatening teammates, sometimes by flirting with them, she stays in half-wolf forms for this time, because turning human causes her to revert to the slave identity that the Genoshans had created for her. She undergoes more than one attempt to undo the bonding, with varying results, her instability manifests in many odd dreams, in which her identity is merged into pop culture figures. The Genoshan damage is undone by Haven. Wolfsbane appears in its 1993 sequel, The Infinity Crusade. During the first storyline, she is part of the rear guard who stayed behind on Earth at the Fantastic Four headquarters.
Various evil doubles attack the assembled heroes. During Crusade, Wolfsbane's deep religious beliefs lead her to be approached by the main villain, the Goddess. Wolfsbane, along with many other religious heroes, is brainwashed as part of Goddess' army but Wolfsbane's identity is restored by the sto