Wendigo (Marvel)

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The Wendigo is a supervillain who features in Marvel Comics.



The Wendigo were fearsome white-furred monstrous humanoids that inhabited the world. According to one account, the Wendigo curse was forged by Tanaraq of the Great Beasts. (Amazing X-Men v2 #12) Another account held that it was the Northern Gods of the Inua who were responsible for crafting the Wendigo curse. (Chaos War: Alpha Flight v1 #1) Among the earliest of their kind operated around one million years ago where a man was transformed into the Wendigo. The white-haired human travelled the lands where he came upon tribes where he killed the pack leader to be their leader and later on would transform to kill the remaining members of the group. He did this one day to a child who he recognised as developing intelligence and named as Ghost. The boy was left to die in the snowstorm after his tribe was slaughtered and five years later he confronted the grown up boy who was now a Spirit of Vengeance. Despite his ferocity, he failed at killing the Ghost Rider but vowed to return with the young Ghost failing to attain his revenge. (Avengers v8 #7)


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  • The Wendigo was created by Steve Englehart and Herb Trimpe where it made its first appearance in Incredible Hulk v1 #162 (April, 1973).
  • It was based on the Wendigo of Algonquian Myth.

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  • Incredible Hulk v1:
  • Hulk v2:
  • Amazing X-Men v2:
  • X-Men: Blue:
  • Weapon H v1:
  • Avengers v8:

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