Alias






Red Wolf
Nick Name

Owayodata

Masked Avenger of the Western Plains

Wolfhead Warrior

Wolfskin Warrior

Wolf Warrior


Civilian ID

Red Wolf I

Wildrun


Red Wolf II

Johnny Wakeley


Red Wolf III

Thomas Thunderhead


Red Wolf IV

William Talltrees


Occupation

Red Wolf I

Warrior


Red Wolf II

Warrior


Red Wolf III

Adventurer

Construction Worker

Soldier


Red Wolf IV

Adventurer

Soldier


Legal Status

Red Wolf I

Citizen of a Cheyenne tribe of the 18th Century.


Red Wolf II

Citizen of the United States of the 19th Century.


Red Wolf III

Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.


Red Wolf IV

Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.


Nation or Planet of Origin

Red Wolf I

Cheyenne tribe of the 18th Century.


Red Wolf II

Cheyenne tribe of the 19th Century.


Red Wolf III

Western United States


Red Wolf IV

Wolf Point, Montana


Group Affiliation

Red Wolf I

Anachronauts

Cheyenne Nation


Red Wolf II

Cheyenne Nation


Red Wolf III

Cheyenne Nation


Red Wolf IV

Rangers


Base of Operations

Red Wolf I

Mobile in the western North American continent of the 18th Century.


Red Wolf II

Mobile in the western United States of the 19th Century.


Red Wolf III

Western United States


Red Wolf IV

Texas


Height

Red Wolf I

6' 2"


Red Wolf II

6' 1"


Red Wolf III

6' 1"


Red Wolf IV

6' 4"


Weight

Red Wolf I

200 lbs.


Red Wolf II

190 lbs.


Red Wolf III

185 lbs.


Red Wolf IV

240 lbs.


Eye Color

Red Wolf I

Black


Red Wolf II

Black


Red Wolf III

Black


Red Wolf IV

Brown


Hair Color

Red Wolf I

Black


Red Wolf II

Black


Red Wolf III

Black


Red Wolf IV

Black


Known Powers

Normal human mystically enchanted with superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability and senses by the Native American god of the hunt, Owayodata.


Excellent tracker and hand-to-hand combatant.


Accessories

Red Wolf Pelt and Coup Stick: Ceremonial garb and totem of power which channels the gifts of the wolf-god Owayadata.


Common Enemies

Red Wolf I

Kang the Conqueror


Red Wolf II

Devil Mask

Nightriders

Ursa the Man-Bear


Red Wolf III

King Cycle


Red Wolf IV

Red Skull


Regularly Appearing

Red Wolf I

Avengers Vol. 1

Fantastic Four Vol. 1


Red Wolf II

Blaze of Glory

Marvel Spotlight Vol. 1


Red Wolf III

Marvel Chillers

Red Wolf Vol. 1


Red Wolf III

Avengers Vol. 1

Marvel Chillers


First Appearance

Red Wolf I

Fantastic Four Annual Vol. 1 #25(Oct. 1992)


Red Wolf II

Marvel Spotlight Vol. 1 #1 (Nov. 1971)


Red Wolf III

Red Wolf Vol. 1 #7 (May, 1973)


Red Wolf IV

Avengers Vol. 1 #80 (Sept. 1970)


Creator

Red Wolf I

Mark Gruenwald & Herb Trimpe


Red Wolf II

Gardner Fox & Syd Shores


Red Wolf III

Gardner Fox & Syd Shores


Red Wolf IV

Roy Thomas & John Buscema


Origin

Before European settlers moved into the western territories that would become the United States, the indigenous tribes struggled amongst themselves for dominance.


Owayadata, the wolf-god and patron of the Cheyenne people took pity upon his worshipers, sending a portion of his power and essence to the warrior Wildrun transforming him into the champion known as Red Wolf.


About a century later when America was expanding its borders west the United States Calvary came into conflict with the native peoples. In one incident a regiment of cavalrymen massacred a Cheyenne tribe - an infant being the sole survivor. Adopted and raised by a Caucasian couple he was given the name Johnny Wakeley.


Years later Wakeley's adopted parents were killed by a group of renegade Cheyenne. Pursued by the Cheyenne, Wakeley discovered the burial place of a former Red Wolf. Visited by Owayadata, Wakeley was offered the power to become a peacemaker for both his adopted people and the people of his heritage as the Red Wolf.


Thomas Thunderhead, the great-great grandson of Johnny Wakeley, never gave any credence to the story of his ancestor being the old-west champion of justice Red Wolf, until he was haunted by the dream of being tied to the ground and attacked by wolves. Suddenly waking from a his nightmare, Thunderhead discovered an actual wolf in his apartment bedroom. Later discovering the artifacts of his ancestor, Wakeley sensed he had received these and the gifts of enhanced senses from the wolf-god, Owayadata, giving him the ability to battle against injustice in the new-west as the Red Wolf.


The spirit of Owayadata once again imbued a young Cheyenne with the powers of the wolf. After fighting in a foreign war, William Talltrees returned to his native land to help his family oppose a corrupt land dealer named Cornelius van Lunt (Taurus). Van Lunt had the Talltrees family massacred and William was the sole survivor. Recalling the tales of his youth, Talltrees donned a ceremonial garb kept by his tribe's spiritual leaders and called upon the wolf god Owayadata who granted him the powers of the Red Wolf.


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