Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wolfsbane, Rahne's codename, is taken from the plant of the same name.
Wolfsbane: Any of several poisonous perennial herbs of the genus Aconitum, especially A. lycoctonum, native to northern Europe, having broad rounded leaves, elongate racemes, and light purple flowers." The plant was used by ancient Europeans to poison wolves. If ingested, it can be fatal. It used to always bug me that they could not have come up with anything more appropriate than that. It's not unlike giving Peter Parker the codename D-Con or Raid...or Arachnicide.
The Wolfsbane logo has only appeared in one comic: Marvel Presents #22.