It seems like the best superheroes have been around forever. Saturday mornings as a kid with the X-Men, discovering your body with Deadpool; the point is that they’ve just always been there. Or have they?
Here’s a look at some of the not-so-ordinary origins of your favorite superheroes.
7. Wolverine (The Incredible Hulk – issue #181)
Wolverine appeared in a single panel of Incredible Hulk #180, but then starred in Incredible Hulk #181 as the main adversary – unsuccessfully battling Hulk himself. Oh, Canada.
6. The Punisher (The Amazing Spider-Man – issue #129)
The Punisher first appeared as a violent vigilante with no moral dilemma with killing criminals. He was portrayed as a master marksman and a top-notch strategist with the intention of killing Spider-Man for what he perceived as the murder of Norman Osborn, aka the Green Goblin.