Warren Kenneth Worthington III is a fictional character, a comic book antihero in the Marvel Comics universe. Originally known as Angel and later Archangel, Worthington is one of the founding members of the X-Men. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, he first appeared in X-Men (vol. 1) #1 (September 1963) as Angel. He first appeared as Archangel in X-Factor (vol. 1) #24 (January 1988).
A mutant, Angel originally possessed a pair of large feathered wings extending from his back enabling him to fly. He is the heir and CEO of the multi-billion dollar Worthington Industries. This privileged background resulted in Warren being stereotyped as an arrogant and self-absorbed playboy during his early years with the X-Men. This personality would ultimately be replaced with a more introspective and brooding personality in the late 1980s, when the character was revamped into the more grim and gritty "Archangel" persona.
One of the original X-Men, Angel has had a frequent presence in X-Men-related comic book throughout the years. He appeared occasionally in X-Men animated series and video game. Angel also appeared in the third film of the X-Men film series, X-Men: The Last Stand; he is portrayed by Ben Foster.
Angel debuted in X-Men (vol. 1) #1 and was a regular character in that title until it was revamped by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum in 1975 with the introduction of the "All-New, All-Different X-Men" (Giant-Size X-Men #1, May 1975). The title reprinted earlier issues from issue #66 to #93. In 1970 and 1971, a three-part Angel solo feature was published as a back-up strip in Ka-Zar #2 and #3 and Marvel Tales #30.
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