Gary was mauled by what his wife thought was a bear one night while he was with his wife, Rebecca Hampton, and his daughter, Chloe Hampton, at Willow Creek Camping Ground in Montana.
One month later he awoke from a coma he had been in because of the attack. That night after he had gone back to sleep he transformed into a werewolf and rampaged through town and even went as far as killing a man. The next morning Gary found all his injuries had been healed. A month later while he was at home he transformed into the creature again during the night and killed a rabbit. When he awoke the next morning he found his clothing torn to shreds so he checked the security cameras only to discover what he had become. He was then confronted by a vampire named Zechariah who offered to help him control his newly discovered powers. In a matter of three weeks he had nearly full control of his beastly form. He also discovered he no longer needed to sleep because of the lunar energy he absorbs during the night. The next day he debuted during a fire and was dubbed the Wolf-Man by the media. Zechariah took him to the Art to get a superhero outfit and his superhero career officially began. He managed to help a group of super heroes called the Actioneers fight some form of slime beast. He quickly left because he still felt too new to meet any real heroes. The next night he stayed home and while he was getting intimate with his wife his transformation was triggered but he could not control it, he fled his home, went into town, and he slaughtered Sergeant Superior, one of the heroes he had helped earlier.
Two weeks later we find Gary, looking depressed, sitting inside what appears to be the base that was being built. When Zechariah arrives Gary goes wolf and lunges at him. It's revealed that Zec has not been around for the last two weeks, ever since Gary killed Sergeant Superior. Zec explains everything and tells Gary it was suppose to happen just as severely as it had. Zec reveals that on the first day of every full moon Gary will become a feral werewolf holding only a very little part of his psyche inside that will protect anyone truly close to him. Gary apologizes and explains that he'll start patrolling again soon. When Gary returns home he is a bit unnerving and reinforces to his wife he still loves her and they'll be OK. The next day Gary returns to patrolling where we see the mysterious car in action driven by Zechariah. It manages to fling Gary into the air to catch a villain called Thrill Kill who kidnapped a woman. After Gary chases him across the rooftops, Thrill Kill tries to bargain with him by dropping the girl and forcing Gary to make a choice between defeating him and saving the girl. Gary lunges at him and they both fall off the roof, they battle in midair, and Gary manages to save the girl before they hit the ground. When they land the police try to arrest Gary which the woman defends him against while he exits.
When Gary returns, he find the car damaged and Zec being held captive by a group of werewolves who call Gary "Elder Brood". He battles them and they run saying they were not prepared for an "Elder Brood". When Gary regroups with Zec he has many questions that Zec refuses to answer. The next day Gary tells his wife that he was fired and that some of the house keeping and luxuries they have will need to be cutback on. Dunford, Gary's butler, appears and explains that there are men had the door who are basically evicting Gary. Gary apologizes to his wife and says it's all falling apart.
After the family moved out of there house they moved into Gary's secret underground base. When his daughter arrived he felt it was time to show her his new self. He wolfed out on her and she was shocked, Dunford helped her to her room while she was in shock. That night Gary and Zec went out again, just as Gary was noticing how quiet it was he got a whiff of trouble and the werewolf group from before attacked him. Gary accidentally killed one because he was so aggressive. He explained to the group but they were only concerned in how powerful he was and could become. They started to tell Gary of all the secrets Zec has been keeping and that Gary is on the wrong side. The lead wolf begins attacking Gary demanding him to reveal Zec's location. Gary is beaten to a pulp and then the lead wolf explains that if Gary new the truth he would want to kill Zec as well. Zec shows up to protect Gary. He tells him to revert to human form than change back again. Zec and the lead wolf begin to argue, and after awhile it is revealed that Zec was once their friend until his blood lust drove him to killing an young female werewolf. Gary demands to know if the accusation is true and Zec confirms it but tries to give an excuse.
The werewolf group begins telling Gary that Zec only trained him to be a bodyguard from them. Gary begins screaming at Zec asking him if he wanted his blood and saying how much he trusted him. Gary snaps and chops off Zec's head with his claws, seemingly killing him. The lead wolf, revealed to be named Jacobson, attempts to take the head as a trophy, but Gary insisted that, because it was his kill, he should dispatch the body. Jacobson commemorates him and says he has made a powerful ally in him. When the werewolf group leaves, Zec returns in a misted form. It turns out the death was ploy and Gary still believes in Zec despite what he's done and doesn't feel Zec has to prove himself. Zec thanks him for their friendship. The pair part agreeing to meet again tomorrow night.
The next night Gary stops Eruptor from killing people at the offices of The New Tribune, later that day Gary and Rebbecca are talking about what are they going to do the next full moon, meanwhile their daughter is still trying to deal with the fact that her dad is a werewolf. That night Zechariah explains why Jacobson called him "Elder Brood." Gary finds out that he was not attacked by not just any werewolf he was attacked by an elder werewolf. Which are the oldest, and most powerful werewolves alive. Zechariah explains that they don't attack just anyone they choose who they attack. Gary then battles Construct and with the aid of Kid Thor she is defeated and sent to jail. Gary and Zechariah agree to try and find the elder who turned him. The next night Chloe walks into a room where her father is locked up so he cant attack his family or anyone. Rebecca tells Chloe that her father will need to do this every mouth but it will get better. Chloe says "Will it ever get better, what if it keeps getting worse?"
One night while Gary and Zechariah were patrolling the city they noticed Capes, Inc. was under attack and he joined in the fight. Wolf-Man and Zechariah were captured. Wolf-Man was the only hero able to break out of his prison, he aided Invincible and Atom Eve in battle. Even with Zechariah's help all four heroes fell. When backup arrived, all the heroes were freed. After the fight Wolf-Man and Zechariah went back to work.
Shorty after, Wolf-Man joined Brit, Invincible, Tech Jacket, and Donald in an effort to stop The Emperor.
After the family got settled with their new home, Chloe continues with her life. Chloe is at a tennis match against one her rich friends named: Carly. Chloe lost the game to her and goes to congratulate her, but her kindness is met with the disgust for her. Carly doesn't care and is embarrassed just for playing against her. Treating her like she is a different species from her by saying: "Your Kind", all because everyone now knows that her family got kicked out of her house and are poor. Out of anger Chloe strikes down Carly with her tennis racket. Later, the family returns to " Wolf-Man's Lair" and Chloe immediately storms off to her room. Rebbecca goes to talk to her. Rebbecca finds out that Chloe is the laughing stock of her school and is now called the "Homeless girl". Chloe than says "I think I hate him" (Out of anger to her Father [Gary]). Gary is upset and leaves for the night. Gary (Now in Werewolf form) is running across a rooftop with Zechariah trying to talk to him. But Gary is just ignoring him and when Zech asks what's wrong, Gary says: "Blowing off some steam".
Jumping off the rooftop Gary lands on a car, and totally destroys the front part of it, that appears to being chased by the cops. The man in the car flies through the front wind-shield and Gary catches him before he hits the ground. The man is a scientist and says: Not cops......Never running from the cops. Running from Him." A giant man appears leaping towards the scientist. Gary tries to protect and stay away from him as long as he can. Rebbecca is shown meeting a man named: Nathan, at a restaurant. She says: Nathan--Please. The Last thing in the world I came here to do is talk about Gary". Mecha-Maid is shown to be near the scene of Garys' fight. She tells the rest of the Auctioneer that she has located their target. Mecha-Maid comments on how the Giant man is a human battery. That he absorbed Kinetic energy to get stronger. Using her advanced technology she found a way to turn him off. The scientist returns with a bunch of men and he's ordering them to get him in the car, quickly. Kinetic finally appears at the scene and immediately attacks Gary, shouting: "MURDERER!". Gary punches her off of him and the rest of the Auctioneers show up. Gary is trying to explain to them on what happened, but none of them will listen. Kinetic orders everyone back so she can have him, all to herself. Not giving Gary a chance to move she continues beating on him until the rest of the Actioneers start second guessing on whats happening.
Then Sergeant Superior
finally shows up. But he is not truly back. He has actually become a vampire. Sergeant Superior gets the rest of the team to stop attacking him and he then escapes. He quickly meets Zechariah. Of course Gary is upset that Zechariah never told Gary that he brought Superior back to life and was some what upset he brought him back as a vampire. He tells Zechariah he never wants to see him again and wants him to stay out of his life. He returns to the base and Rebbecca informs him that his lawyers called an they can now move back in their home, but she wants to go without Gary. She wants to separate for some time and Gary is devastated by this.
He leaves the room and talks to Dunford about how he wishes he was never Wolf-man and how he thought it would be a good thing to be able to physically do some good. He soon sees Rebecca again and after a short talk the two kiss. After she leaves the room Zec appears wanting Rebbecca's help in getting Gary to trust him again so he can help him, but she is upset over what Gary previously told her and she scratches him when she tries struggles to get free. He becomes furious and back hands her so hard he turned her head around killing her. He begins to panic guilty over what he did, but he then is over come by his vampire urges that he begins to feed on her dead body. Gary walks in and transforms in a fury. Zec tries to explain that due to feeding on Sergeant Superior's super human blood he is over come with the need to feed and lost track of his needs. He soon vanishes and Gary begins to cradle Rebbecca's dead body. Chloe soon walks in seeing her mother dead and Gary transformed now covered in blood and starts crying no doubt believing he killed her. Dunford walks in and Gary asks him to watch Chloe and Gary then leaves. Later it is shown that Sergeant Superior had butchered the team and tore them to pieces, but they then begin to rise now vampires in Zec's home and Superior addresses him as master.
After the death of Rebecca Gary goes on the run since he is the one believed to have committed the crime instead of Zec. He ends up on the road and makes his way back to Willow Creek Campground the place where he was attacked and turned into a werewolf. It is there where he discovers the Elder Brood that gave him his powers. The Elder Brood told him that he gave him his powers because he wanted him to kill Zechariah. The Elder Brood begins to train Gary to better use his powers and meanwhile he is being hunted by an immortal government agent Hunter. Even worse Chloe has grown to hate her father for thinking he killed her mother and has gone to Zec to ask him to help her kill her father not knowing that it is in fact Zec who murdered her.
Gary continues to run from the authorities who thinks he killed his wife. Soon other super heroes give chase. Giant began to attack the forest where Wolf-man was and he tried to stop him. Invincible found Gary and attacked him. The two fought and then worked together to beat Giant. After this Invincible realized that Gary was not a killer and didn't kill his wife however the Guardian of the Globe didn't believe him and tracked him down. They tried to bring him in but with help from Invincible he escaped.
Later when Gary goes alone to visit Rebecca's grave he is found by Hunter and his group. Gary tries to fight them on his own using martial arts skills he got from the Elder but they don't work to well and Hunter arrests Gary. Meanwhile Chloe leaves home and Zechariah has been training Chloe so that she can take her revenge on her father. However she still isn't powerful enough to kill him so Zec has been feeding her his blood. Luckily it only gives her temporary powers as he is now willing to turn her into a vampire no matter what.
Gary is eventually taken to a super prison along with Eruptor, Thrill Kill and Construct who were recently beaten by the Elder Brood. After Thrill Kill kills a guard protecting Gary he is beaten by the guards. Later he is brought to see a criminal named the Face who still has pulled strings even in prison. He offers to help Gary but Gary refuses and takes his chances with the guards. Things change when Dunford comes to visit. He tells him that Chloe left and he can't find her so Gary goes to Face and promises to do whatever he wants if he helps him find her. The first thing Face does is remove Gary's power draining collar and Gary turns into a werewolf and kills a guard.
Finally Zechariah, Chloe and the vampire Actioneers attack the prison hoping to kill Wolf-Man. Zechariah goes toe to toe with Wolf-Man. Due to Gary's training with the Elder Brood he can better fight Zec and even wounds him by sucking in his mist form and then chewing off his arm. Meanwhile the Actioneers fight with the supervillains as well as the prison guards. Wolf-Man and Zec's fight finally goes his way and he manages to stake Zec with a piece of wood. Chloe shows up and Gary tries to talk to her and explain what really happened with her mother. Gary goes to hug her and she stabs him in the chest.
He takes the sword out and tries to give it back to her saying he won't fight against her. She says she's sorry for what she's done but they are both attacked by Thrill Kill and Kursk. They beat the two but the Actioneers are still fighting with the prisoners and guards, but Capes Inc and Cecil show up. Still working with the Face, Gary leaves with Eruptor and Construct and takes Mech-Maid with him since she was hurt in the fight. Cecil arrested the Actioneers and even found a still living Zec and arrests him. He also takes Chloe with him to keep her safe. Meanwhile Gary and Mecha-Maid are flying with the Face and his people. He asks Gary to use his contacts to go to the next part of his plan. Meanwhile he is being watched by another werewolf.
The Suit- The suit appears to be comprised of a black spandex uniform under a bulletproof chest piece with a Thundercat-esque Wolf symbol, two large gauntlets with lunar energy absorbing discs for extended transformation past night time, and some form of armored boots with the toes cut off for use of the claws on his feet. The Base- There seems to be some sort of base being setup for Gary's use. Zechariah has mind controlled construction workers to build it, but he is paying them well for the job and they believe they're building a mall to hide Gary's identity. The base was revealed in issue three, although now in detail. It appears to be very large. The Car- Zechariah asked about a vehicle in the works and Gary assured him even though it was still in design phase it would be up and running soon. In issue three it is revealed that a car was being built for Zechariah to drive. The car is a fog grayish color with a black Wolf-Man insignia on the front. On the rear hood of the car there is a launchpad that is used to fling Gary onto rooftops and other high areas out of reach. Details are still vague as of now.
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