Given the release of X-Men: Apocalypse (just got back from seeing it), I felt it appropriate to do a mutant for today’s Fangs God It’s Friday. With that in mind, I’m going for an X-Man who’s gone vamp more than once. If you thought Wolverine’s famed berzerker rage was bad enough, it’s nothing compared to what happens once he tosses in a bad case of bloodlust.
So when I say he’s gone vamp more than once, that’s stretching things just a bit. His first turn as a vampire came in 1991 in an issue of What if…? #24 entitled “What if Wolverine was Lord of the Vampires?” Vampire Wolvie even made a second appearance in What if…? #37 which decided to take that hot mess and combine it with the Marvel crossover storyline of “Inferno.”
It just so happens that the real Wolverine actually got turned into a vampire in the 21st Century in a Marvel Comics storyline, “Curse of the Mutants,” which pit the X-Men against Dracula’s son. The vampires manage to turn the mutant Jubilee, who is almost akin to a daughter or little sister with Wolverine. Naturally, the vampires have her fang Wolvie in a trap, turning him into a vampire, which is really kind of gross given their relationship (EWWWWWW!!!). Naturally, Wolvie being turned into a vampire doesn’t last very long. His mutant healing factor eventually kicks in and puts him back to normal.
By the way, having just seen the newest X-Men film, I’m happy to report it kicks ass. Wolverine shows up, and those who really know their Marvel history will be in for a treat, because he’s looking a little different than usual. I didn’t think they could top what Quicksilver did in Days of Future Past; did they ever prove me wrong. Quicksilver once again steals the show. Best of all, we finally get a Cyclops in film who is more than just Jean Grey’s boyfriend (about damn time).