After Chris Claremont replaced Austen on that title, the character went away for several months before reappearing in the pages of another Claremont-written series, Excalibur (vol. He continued to guest-star in the Incredible Hulk title during the events of World War Hulk (2007) and then returned to the Uncanny X-Men through issue #538 (2011) while also appearing in X-Force (vol.3) (2008), where the character has regained his metallic wings and again assumed the codename Archangel, and subsequently in Uncanny X-Force (2010), in which his mind and personality were wiped.Mutantes Sans Frontières X-Factor Renegades Champions of Los Angeles Defenders/Secret Defenders Hellfire Club Horsemen of Apocalypse X-Terminators Worthington Industries Cheyarafim Jean Grey School Students Warren Kenneth Worthington III, originally known as Angel and later as Archangel, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and is a founding member of the X-Men.Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in The X-Men #1 (September 1963).While Angel's wings were originally feathered, his transition to Archangel resulted in metallic wings and newfound powers.As one of the original X-Men, Archangel has had a frequent presence in X-Men-related comic books throughout the years and also appeared occasionally in X-Men animated series and video games.He first appeared as Archangel in X-Factor #24 (January 1988).According to X-Factor writer Louise Simonson and penciler Walt Simonson, the Archangel revamp was motivated in part by their feeling that Angel was a Mary Sue (being wealthy, handsome, and adored by women), and in part by the fact that, due to the inflation of superhero abilities, Angel was underpowered compared to other characters in the Marvel Universe.
He would have remained dead if not for the "Creator", who is Magneto without his costume.
After his personality was stripped, he appeared only as a background character, one of the students at the Jean Grey School in Wolverine and the X-Men (2011–13) until he graduated, but now spends most time off-panel at Worthington Industries.
A time-displaced version of Angel's younger self currently stars in All-New X-Men (2013–present).
Warren Worthington was born in Centerport, New York, to Kathryn Worthington and Warren Worthington Jr.
He attends Phillips Exeter Academy in his adolescence when his feathered wings begin to grow from his shoulder blades.
Warren's status as a wealthy playboy, as well as being an outspoken individual who chafes at the notion of being told what to do, is the subject of much tension within the X-Men.