Member of Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe revives comic book hero

The new Red Wolf, drawn by Jeffrey Veregge, a member of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe. Image from Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics is reviving a Native American comic book character and giving him a new series.

Red Wolf first appeared in 1970 and was featured in a nine-issue series that started in 1972. He's been given a new look thanks to a creative team that includes artist Jeffrey Veregge, a member of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe of Washington, Mashable reported.

"There's not a character like Red Wolf out there right now," Veregge told Mashable. "As a Native, I’m really excited to see that he can do things, he can figure out things and stand with Captain America, and hold his own in this universe."

According to Mashable, Red Wolf will be based in the Southwest and isn't tied to a particular tribe. The cover art drawn by Veregge, though, shows some clear Pacific Northwest influences.

The new Red Wolf will debut in December.

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