Did you know that one of the most decorated characters of Marvel, Blade, didn’t own his first costume? It actually belonged to Wolverine. When it comes to Marvel, we have one too many famous characters, be it a villain or superhero. Even though side characters are equally famous. But two characters that can easily strike out are Blade and Wolverine. However, one might ask how are they even connected? Well, you wouldn’t know this but, Blade’s first costume actually belonged to Wolverine. Check it out below!
First Costume Of Blade Belonged To Wolverine In Marvel Comics
Blade is finally coming to the MCU and we also got a voiceover of Mahershala Ali’s voiceover in the post-credit scenes of Eternals. During the course of Blade #5, Maria Hill asks Blade to track down Wolverine. Soon enough, the two get into a serious fight while in Wolverine’s apartment. However, during the fight, Blade removes Blade’s mask and reveals his identity. Blade abruptly stops the fight, returns to Hill, and tells her that Wolverine is off-limits. It is then revealed that early in his career, it was Wolverine who saved his life from a vampire attack.
Following this attack, Wolverine takes off his trench coat to stop Blade’s excessive blood flow and to keep him warm. Even though Blade wasn’t wearing the coat in his present-day portion of the story, the coat is a trademark part of his outfit. When we think of Blade, his black sunglasses and his trench coat instantly come to our mind. Even in the 1998 film, Weasly Snipes rocked the coat, and we hope that Mahershala Ali’s iteration will wear the same. It’s just difficult to imagine Blade without the trench coat like it is tough to imagine Wolverine without the iconic sideburns.
In the issue, Blade initially claims that he has never met Wolverine, meaning that he never had a proper conversation with him. But when he saw his face, it was enough for him to recognize that it was him who saved him. It is somewhat cemented that Blade if he was to ever meet Wolverine in the MCU, can somehow end up following this storyline. And if that happens, MCU will have to most famous characters be friends.