Red Wolf (03 - William Talltrees)
Real Name: William Talltrees
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William Talltrees is a man born in modern times, born in Wolf Point, Montana. He was the son of Thomas Talltrees, a Cheyenne tribal leader, and grew up hearing tales of the legendary Red Wolf. William witnessed his father being intimidated into selling his property to corrupt businessman Cornelius van Lunt; that night, van Lunt's henchmen killed William's family. William swore vengeance, finding and donning the ceremonial garb of Red Wolf. Owayodata visited him and imbued the young man with his spiritual legacy. The new Red Wolf found a wolf cub whom he named Lobo and trained to be his companion. Following van Lunt back to New York, he was able to gain vengeance on him with the aid of the Avengers.
It was revealed that Will Talltrees was part of a squad of Marines during the Vietnam War, along with others named Fong and Janes and Willie Lincoln. They were part of an attack on a village that resulted in the slaughter of the parents of The Bengal. Bengal resurfaced to take vengeance on those Marines, but has since turned away from his vendetta.
Red Wolf later joined the short-lived superhero team, the Rangers.
First Appearance: The Avengers (1963) #80
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#9 Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
- 'Puppet Master to Shamrock'
#1 Blaze of Glory (2000)
- 'Happy Accidents'#2
- 'Hero Moment'#19
- 'V-S Day'
#1 Captain America (2013)
- 'Blaze of Glory, Book One'
Civil War (2006)
#7 Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
- 'Civil War, Part Seven of Seven'
#258 Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988)
- 'I Heard the Jungle Breathe'
Fantastic Four (2014)
#10 Fantastic Four Roast (1982)
- 'East of Eden, Part Two'
#1 Marvel Chillers (1975)
- 'When Titans Chuckle!'
#3 Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
- 'Holocaust is Our Business!'#5
- 'Cat and Mouse'#6
- 'Soul Catcher'#7
- 'The Masque of the Green Death'
#15#72#107 Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
- 'Bad Moon Rising/Fuel for the Fire/Whatever we do, We'll Muddle Through Together/Behold, Nauda'#170
Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions (1982)
#1 Marvel Super-Heroes (1990)
- 'A Gathering of Heroes! Chapter 1'
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Red Wolf (1972)
#7 Sarjakuvalehti (1990)
- 'Echo from a Golden Grave!'
Scarlet Spider (2012)
#8 The Avengers (1963)
- 'The Second Master Part Two'#9
- 'The Second Master Part Three'
#80 The Defenders (1972)
- 'The Coming of Red Wolf!'#81
- 'When Dies A Legend!'
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
#265 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'You Get What You Need!'#278
HC The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#9 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1989)
- 'Q-S: From Quasar To She-Hulk'
#6 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'Prowler to Serpent Society'
#10 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Paladin to The Rhino'
#57 West Coast Avengers (1985)
- 'Storm Clouds Gathering'
- 'Master Pandemonium!'#8
- 'A Bird in the Hand!'#9
- 'Hot Pursuit'#24
- 'Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted!'
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