Wolverine’s Origin Declassified Thanks to Canada’s National Library

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Wolverine's Origin Declassified

Well, it looks like Canada’s National Library is completely embracing April Fools Day, having just released the declassified journals and military records of James “Logan” Howlett. You know who James Howlett is, right? That’s right; he’s the freaking Wolverine! Yes, it’s Wolverine’s origin declassified thanks to Canada’s National Library and their incredibly authentic-looking documentation. Check it out!

wolverine origonThis “misinformation” was shared through the Library and Archives Facebook page, and disseminated a lot of very interesting, fictitious-but-eerily-accurate facts regarding the once-shrouded history of Wolverine! A few of those interesting facts relayed through the aforementioned Library and Archives Facebook page:

“Logan was born in 1882 in Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, to wealthy landowner Elizabeth Howlett and her grounds-keeper Thomas Logan.

Logan’s journals provide valuable insight into his early life in Canada, including work as a miner in a British Columbia stone quarry, a fur trader for the Hudson’s Bay Company, and a homesteader in the Canadian Rockies. His military career spanned multiple conflicts, making his personnel records an unprecedented study in Canadian military history. Logan was gravely wounded in action many times, and gained a reputation as a gritty survivor.”

Quick Facts

• WWI: captain in the Canadian Armed Forces (Devil’s Brigade). Fought at Ypres in 1915. Wounded by a sword through the chest.
• WWII: Returned to the Devil’s Brigade in the Second World War, as an allied spy and paratrooper for the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion during the Normandy landings on D-Day.
• Cold War: based in Ottawa and Calgary, worked for both CSIS and the CIA.
• Logan later changed his operative name to ‘Wolverine’, and worked with various NGOs.”

It’s the completely accurate, fake facts regarding the origins of Wolverine!