A local artist is contributing to the huge comeback for Marvel’s first Native American character.

The character first debuted way back in Avengers #80 then starred in his own short-lives series in the 1970’s set in the Old West.

The new Red Wolf will fight crime in the American Southwest, and Jeffrey Veregge, an acclaimed Pacific Northwest artist, is part of new Red Wolf team.

Veregge is a member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe based out of Kingston, Washington, and is also of Suquamish and Duwamish decent. Veregge will create covers, design and consult on the title. The artist on the book is Dalibor Talajić.

“There’s not a character like Red Wolf out there right now,” Veregge told Mashable. “As a native, I’m really excited to see that he can do things, he can figure out things and stand with Captain America, and hold his own in this universe.

That’s what’s awesome about it: You have all these characters of different nationalities and ethnicities, but it’s not all about their culture.

 It’s about them being a hero.” Veregge also created the new logo for longtime Seattle comic book shop, Zanadu Comics. You can see his work online, or wait until December when Red Wolf #1 arrives.

Responses to "Native artist joins team behind Red Wolf, Marvel's first Native American hero"

  1. https://marvel.com/universe/Warpath
    Here is the 1st one. Thank you to my group for the corrections.

  2. Wayne Danewood says:
    This is incorrect, warpath appeared in 1984.
    Red Wolf already had his own comic in the in the early 70's, I collected them 1972/73. They featured Johnny Wakelly and Thomas Thunderhead, who were Red Wolf before William Talltrees

  3. Ardrous1 says:

    This is great, but... John Proudstar, AKA Thunderbird, was an Apache superhero created by Len Wein (cocreator of Wolverine) and Dave Cockrum for the X-Men in 1975. So... no, he's not the first. First in a long time.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Not the first Native American Marvel character at all. Forge (Cheyenne), Dani Moonstar (Cheyenne), John Proudstar and his brother John (Apache), Shaman (First Nations), list goes on

  5. Revmykd says:

    The first version of Red Wolf was from Avengers (1st series) #80 with the cover date of Sept. 1970. His own series ran from May 1972 - Sept. 1973, a nine issue run. That's 5 years before Thunderbird.

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