Wolverine is one of the most recognizable Marvel Comics superheroes out there. Nowadays, he's everywhere. Movies, cartoons, video games, comic books... you name it. But he wasn't always so popular. He's been around for over 40 years, having been created by comics legends Len Wein and John Romita Sr. (though, thats up for debate). But what facts will surprise you about your favorite Marvel character? This list of trivia facts you didn't know about Wolverine will give you all kinds of interesting tidbits about Logan.
The majority of people know Wolverine from the 20th Century Fox movie, starring Hugh Jackman. But did you know that Jackman is almost a foot taller than Wolverine is in the comics? And speaking of Jackman, did you know he wasn't even the first choice to play the ol' canuklehead? At one point, it was even planned to write him out of the X-Men comics for good. Fortunately for us, that didn't happen.
You've seen Wolverine in the movies and cartoons, now it's time to become a Wolverine expert with these amazing facts you probably didn't know about him. Upvote the most surprising Wolverine trivia below and use your newfound knowledge against your comic book friends.
He Can Grow Bone ClawsFor all he knew, Wolverine's claws were given to him when his bones were laced with adamantium during the Weapon X Project. When Magneto tears Wolverine's adamantium from his body, it was soon revealed to him (and us) that Wolverine has bone claws.
He Has An Alter-Ego Named Dark Claw
There was a time when Marvel and DC were friends... well maybe not friends, but they were both in enough financial trouble to know they couldn't do things on their own. In the mid-90s, fanboys around the world rejoiced when they announced a Marvel vs. DC crossover event. Marvel and DC let it be known which characters of theirs they would have go at it and allowed the fans to vote for who would win.
Even more shocking than the actual crossover skirmishes was the merging of the two big comic book companies into one, called Amalgam. In the Amalgam universe, we got to see the merging of such characters as Captain America and Superman, Storm and Wonder Woman, and the most badass of them all, Wolverine and Batman, named Dark Claw.
Who wouldn't want to live in a universe where a hero exists that has Wolverine's claws and Batman's brains?
He Mentors Several Female CharactersIn the comics, Wolverine has taken it upon himself to mentor some of the young girls of the X-Men like Kitty Pryde, Rogue, Jubilee, and Armor. It may seem a bit creepy with him being being over a hundred years old, but the girls he's mentored see him as a father figure.
He Loves IndulgingMuch to Professor X's disapproval, Wolverine is a heavy drinker and smoker. Due to his healing factor, Wolverine isn't concerned about long term effects of alcohol and tobacco.