Thursday, September 24, 2015

[Were-Yeti Week] Throwback: Marvel's Wendigo

O Wendigo...

An honorary yeti in my book, I've blogged about him numerously (examples here here here and here).

Marvel introduced this monster in 1973, having him fight Hulk.  One of his creators recalled, "I knew about the legend of the Wendigo, and thought, between his strength and his sad story, that he sounded like a good Hulk opponent."

I'm not entirely sure why, but it was decided their version of the legend would look exactly like a yeti, but with a tail. Sometimes he has horns like a yeti, too.

Like the folklore it's based on, there's a Canadian cannibal curse (yup you have to be in Canada) that turns you into a were-yeti basically.

Here are some examples of a person in mid-transformation:

And here are some other pretty pictures of Wendy I found as well. Note the variety. The only thing they all have in common is that they could all be yetis.

Wolverine's always fighting him cuz he's Canadian

Wolverine vs. Multiple Wendigos


Avengers Earth Mightiest Heroes cartoon


Constrictor vs. Yeti (WAIT, horns?!)


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