Wolverine is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Born James Howlett and commonly known as Logan, Wolverine is a mutant who possesses animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, and a healing factor that allows him to recover from virtually any wound, disease, or toxin at an accelerated rate. The healing factor also slows down his aging process, enabling him to live beyond a normal human lifespan. His powerful healing factor enabled him to survive having the near-indestructible metal alloy adamantiun bonded to his skeleton. He is most often depicted as a member of the X-Men, Alpha Flight, or later the Avengers.
Wolverine's full debut:
Hulk #181 (Nov. 1974).
The character first appeared 40 years ago in the last panel of The Incredible Hulk #180 (Oct. 1974), with his first full appearance in #181 (cover-dated Nov. 1974).