It has been 3 years since Wolverine met his demise in the aptly titled The Death of Wolverine. In the finale–spoilers–Wolverine was encased in adamnantium metal and, presumably, died within. As Marvel revealed today in an upcoming cover Wolverine is tearing that mold away and coming back. As we’ve reported in the last few weeks, Wolverine has been making appearances on the last page of popular comics like The Mighty Thor and Captain America. So what’s the deal, is why is he sneaking about? Check out Marvel’s full press release below to get the 411 on what is coming in April.
New York, NY–January 19, 2018–He has been making his way across the Marvel Universe in some of your favorite books, protecting an Infinity Stone, and keeping his secrets close. But his return has been an unsolved mystery–and now, it will all start to unravel, beginning with an epic quest that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched!
The return of Wolverine begins here!
Helmed by superstar writer Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Astonishing X-Men) with art by David Marquez (The Defenders, Civil War II), THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1 will reveal the timeline of events that leads to Logan’s shocking return to the Marvel Universe.
The answers all begin here–but so do the questions! This mystery will widen and deepen unlike any other mystery in the Marvel Universe, and fans won’t know which way to turn or where the truth really lies!
…and it’s all being orchestrated by the Death of Wolverine writer himself.
“Steve McNiven and I took on the incredible task of killing Wolverine back in 2014–it was one of my earliest projects at Marvel, and such a huge opportunity. Intimidating, tricky, all of that–but ultimately, I think we created a book (alongside Jay Leisten, Justin Ponsor and Chris Eliopolous) that we’re all really proud of,” said Soule. “There’s really only one project that could top it–being part of the story that brings Logan back! THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE is just the opening chapters of a mystery that will reach all sorts of cool hidden corners of the Marvel Universe, and will tell a story that will hopefully have us looking at Logan in an entirely new way.”
Hitting comic shops this April, the all-new 40-page #1 by Soule and David Marquez starts the twisted mystery of Logan’s return. Then, this May, the story evolves into four different tales from different creative teams, each one containing its own distinct genre and mystery: action/adventure (Adamantium Agenda), horror (Claws of the Killer), dark romance (Mystery in Madripoor) and noir/detective (Weapon Lost.)
“I’m really looking forward to seeing how fans start to put the pieces together,” continued Soule. “There’s a big payoff coming down the road, and all the interlocking parts of THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE build to it. The more you read, the more clues you get. It’s really fun–especially since I have a bit of a reputation in X-continuity for knocking off beloved mutants. This time, it’s nice to be part of bringing someone back!”
It’s just the start of an epic story that will impact Marvel heroes and X-Men alike–and it culminates this summer in one of the most shocking, daring stories of Wolverine’s history! The journey and the mystery begins here, and you’re not going to want to miss your chance to take part in Wolverine’s return.
“This is a game changer,” added series editor Mark Paniccia. “HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1 has a stunning revelation and the four books that spring from it will each have a mind-bending, status quo changing reveal by amazing talent that I can’t wait to announce.”
See how all the action unfolds when THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1 hits comic shops this April!
THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by DAVID MARQUEZ
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
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