If so what issues to look for or buy?
If so what issues to look for or buy?
I'm sure someone can give you better answers than this one, but I would look into all the various Sabretooth mini-series from the 90s. I've personally have never read any of them, but I'd imagine they explore his origins.
The only things I know about his early life is that he worked with Wolverine as secret agents (thanks to that animated x-men episode "Weapon X, Lies, and Videotape" lol). He then somehow joined up with Mr. Sinister- I think his first appearance was Uncanny X-Men #210, at the start of the Mutant Massacre.
Hope some of that helps. I try. :rolleyes:
Sabretooth's first appearance was an Iron Fist book.Originally Posted by rilokyle
Sabretooth apparently grew his claws and fangs at a somewhat young age and his father was a bit demented. he thought of Sabretooth as a monster and kept him locked up. I recall in one comic he had little Victor over a wooden stump and was about to chop off his head with an axe.
I might be remembering it wrong though.
don't forget that his ultra-religious father also regularly pulled Vic's fangs and claws out; only to have them grow back. i think Victor might have ended up killing his mother with the axe. or maybe it was the mother who killed his father with the axe. my memory's sketchy and so was that story.Originally Posted by Alan2099
I vaguely recalled pulling out the fangs and claws but I really wasn't sure about it, so I didn't mention it.
Remember when everyone thought Sabretooth was Wolverine's dad?
Comic origins were so mysterious & much more left to the imagination back in those days.
Yeah and I was thrilled that he wasnít. I donít know why but I never liked the idea of him being the father. On the other hand I didnít mind the idea of him being his brother.Originally Posted by Sketch84
Same here. I wasn't keen on the father/son relation. It didn't sit well with me--Sabretooth was to much of a cold-hearted bastard (I'm not even sure I like him joining the ranks of the X-Men).Originally Posted by kel25
But the brother idea I wouldn't have minded seeing that played out.
Sabretooth first appears in Iron Fist #14. Wolverine & Sabretooth have an ongoing vendetta against each other starting in the flashback in Wolverine #10 (1988) hinted in first in Uncanny X-Men #213. His complete origin has never been told. I don't think it needs to be.
Yeah, as some kind of weird-ass air pirate... definitely no signs that he would someday become Wolverine's main nemesis. As DDM said, he didn't really take on that role until the Mutant Massacre, though an X-Men Classic backup story introduced the idea that Sabretooth stalks and tries to kill Wolverine every year on his birthday... and usually comes pretty close.Originally Posted by Loestal
The first Sabretooth mini (by Larry Hama and Mark Texeira) shows flashes of his origin (the aforementioned scenes with his father and mother... though Sabretooth wasn't as innocent as others seem to suggest at that time. His father definitely thought he was a hellspawn, but dialogue between father and mother certainly suggest that Sabretooth used those fangs and claws as well.) I don't think any of the other mini's ever went back so far, most of them dealt with flashbacks to his time as a government agent at the earliest. Then there are also bits of information over the year in X-Men, Wolverine and other titles: he worked on railroads in Alaska when still pretty young, worked for the CIA in the 60s etc.
Then there are also scenes which turned out memory implants: so far the only ones confirmed as implants are Sabretooth as Logan's father and Sabretooth killing Silver Fox. Anything he remembers after the Sabretooth-mini is pretty much real (his false memories were removed in the beginning of that).
According to Marvel it is believed that he suffered an abusive childhood at the hands of his father who, disgusted by the boyís mutant nature, frequently beat him and chained him up in the darkened basement of their home. As an adult, Creed took the name Sabretooth, and by the 1910s he was known by this name in a small Canadian frontier community where he intimidated almost everyone. One of the few exceptions was a young man named Logan (a.k.a. Wolverine), whom Sabretooth sensed had superhuman abilities similar to his own. Hating the love that existed between Logan and a young Indian girl named Silver Fox, Sabretooth brutally assaulted her, apparently raping her and leaving her for dead. The enraged Logan then forced Sabretooth into a pitched battle, which ended with Sabretooth victorious. Unbeknownst to either combatant, Silver Fox survived the attack and soon departed from the community.
Little is known about Sabretoothís subsequent activities until the early 1960s when served in Team X, a special intelligence unit run by the Central Intelligence Agency for the subversive Weapon X Program. In Team X, Sabretooth was reunited with both Logan, now known as Wolverine, and Silver Fox, however none of them recalled their past experiences due to false memory implants provided by Weapon Xís ally Psi-Borg.
Sabretooth had a falling out with Wolverine during a mission in East Berlin in Germany during the early 1960s, exacerbating the already tense animosity between the two. During that same mission, Sabretooth met and romanced Leni Zauber, an operative for another unnamed government agency. Unbeknownst to Sabretooth, Zauber was actually Mystique. Sabretooth remained with Zauber for a month before returning to his Team X duties and remained with the team until its disbandment.
Also later Sabretooth was manipulated by Mystique, who, for reasons of her own, seduced him in order to become pregnant with his child. However, the resultant son had no mutant potential and was abandoned by Mystique, growing up to become the anti-mutant activist Graydon Creed.
While working for the elitist Hellfire Club, Sabretooth clashed with Wolverine in the latterís capacity as an agent of the Canadian governmentís Department K.
Sabretooth was extremely lame until they linked him to Wolverine. How's this for history: He got his butt kicked by a non-powered Black Cat. By his association with Wolverine, that couldn't happen today. The simple explanation would be that Mr. Sinister amped Sabretooth up while he was a Marauder. Otherwise, why care about his origin. They revealed enough that nothing else needs to be told.