Patch is an alternate identity of Wolverine and was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist John Buscema. The character first appeared in "Wolverine" #1 in 1982.
Patch made his debut in "Wolverine" #1. The persona of Patch is associated with Wolverine's time in Madripoor, a fictional island in the Marvel Universe.
Major Comic Book Story Appearances:
Patch appears prominently in the "Wolverine" solo series during the 1980s, particularly during his adventures in Madripoor. Notable story arcs include "Oathbreaker" and "Blood Debt."
Patch is an alter ego of Wolverine that he adopts while in Madripoor, a haven for criminals and a hotbed of intrigue. As Patch, Wolverine assumes a more discreet identity, wearing an eye patch and often involving himself in the seedy underbelly of Madripoor.
The Patch persona allows Wolverine to navigate the criminal elements of Madripoor without drawing immediate attention to his mutant abilities and past as an X-Man. It showcases Wolverine's adaptability and versatility in different settings.
As Wolverine, Patch possesses a mutant healing factor, retractable claws, and enhanced senses. The Patch persona doesn't alter his powers but reflects a different approach to situations, emphasising stealth and subtlety.
Friends and Allies in the Comics:
While in Madripoor, Patch interacts with a variety of characters, both allies and adversaries. His connections in Madripoor add layers to his backstory and demonstrate his ability to operate in diverse environments.