Story: ‘In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined’ quote by Thomas Szasz. Known for their brutal and hate for one another, who will be the one left standing in their territory and will this be their last fight.
Creating: As a big fan of Wolverine and Sabretooth from reading the comic books to watching the animated series and movies, I wanted to capture this moment of these two aggressive characters just before they are about to fight against each. To show off their anger and hate they have for each other, I wanted to detail this engaging moment between them that shows both of their positioning and style to their fighting, one being the attacker and the other being in defense. The other part of detailing this moment was the coloring of the two characters and to have the background being in black and white so then stands out Wolverine and Sabretooth in their colors. By researching the animals that these characters are based from, a wolverine is a small bear that lives in forests of north America and considered to be one of best animals in the wildlife to sniff out other animals from far distances and when food is near. When fighting another animal, the wolverine will defend itself by using its semi-retractable claws and use their teeth that are sharp enough to break bone. Known as the ice age predator, the Sabretooth cat was a predator animal that would hunt animals like mammoths and ground sloths to survive and use their giant fangs to take down their prey. Unfortunately, the sabretooth cat became extinct but were discovered by their remains on fossils. As both animals are considered to be colored blinded and can only see certain colors that stand out to them to catch their prey in the wildlife when hunting. This then adds to why both characters are colored and adds to the detailing to the character’s vision to how they would stand out against each other in their animal based surroundings.
Facts: Wolverine: Created by Len Wein and John Romita, Wolverine made his first camo appearance in issue 180 of The Incredible Hulk and make his first full appearance in the incredible hulk of issue 181 that came out in November 1974.
Sabretooth: Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist/co-writer John Byrne, Sabretooth made his first ever appearance in Iron Fist volume 1 issue 14 in August 1977.
Wolverine and Sabretooth would fight against each in 1986 in issue 212 of the Uncanny X-men Vol 1 where their first fight would take place in the underground tunnels of the Morlocks base and continue their fight in issue 213 at Xavier’s mansion and school for mutants. On the cover of issue 212, you’ll see the words under the X-Men title Wolverine vs. Sabretooth –Round 1!
. With so many connections between both characters and having different stories like being brothers, Tooth being Wolverines father and also being friends one time. One story that many consider their hatred for each other began because it was to do with a woman. As Sabretooth is also known as Victor Creed, he also had a brother and sister called Saul and Clara. As Saul was known for tracking and hunting animals and Clara for being an animal handler, they would end up needing the assistance of James Logan Howlett this being Wolverine. With Wolverine helping the Saul and Clara, Wolverine was captured and taken prisoner by Nathaniel Essex who was also known as Mister Sinister and Logan would later escape with the help of Saul and Clara. After escaping, Saul began growing jealous of Logan and Clara that he thought Logan was trying to take her away from him which lead Saul to betray Logan by telling Sinister where Logan was hiding. As Mister Sinister fought against Wolverine to take him back as his prisoner, Wolverine accidently kills Clara but comes back to life for she has healing mutation. Wanting to get his revenge Sinister for his sisters almost death, Saul then asks Logan to help him find Sinister to get their revenge but Logan finds out that Saul betrayed him by telling Sinister where he was hiding and kills Saul and Clara see’s this and tells Logan to stay away from her and Victor hears the news of his brother’s death and tracks Logan down. As Victor finds Logan living in Canada with his lover Sliver Fox, Creed takes his anger out on Silver to killing her for his brother and which would happen on Logan’s birthday which became a tradition for Victor to track down Logan every year on his birthday to fight him.