Comics: New Wolverine series announced, Gerard Way returns for SPIDER-GEDDON, Aladdin prequel coming

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May 23, 2018, 9:30 AM EDT (Updated)

It's a busy news day for comic fans, complete with a few surprises we didn't see coming.

You can't keep an old drinking, adamantium-filled dog down. Marvel has confirmed the hunt for Wolverine is indeed finally over. Writer Charles Soule and artist Ramon Rosanas are the creative teams behind Marvel's attempt to resurrect the infamous X-Men from the dead in September 2018.

"Now the time has come to put the pieces together and see what was learned. Kitty Pryde, Daredevil, Tony Stark and Sabretooth may have found what they were looking for…but it wasn’t what they expected," the solicit text reads. "Where has Wolverine been? What has he been doing? And how does it lead into next month’s WOLVERINE #1?" Marco Checcheto will draw the primary cover while Dale Keown and Olivier Coipel on variants. Hopefully, this is the comic story ripe for the film adaptation that will pull Hugh Jackman out of retirement, but that's just us holding our breath.

That's not the only Marvel character coming back after four years of obscurity. The House of Ideas also solicited the first two issues of a four-part mini-series: EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON. The first issue will feature the debut of the Spider-Punk by Jed Mackay with art by Venom artist Gerardo Sandoval.

"Spider-Punk’s Earth is under attack both on the ground and from space, meaning his responsibility seems to outweigh his power. Don’t miss this first shot of the SPIDER-EVENT of 2018," Marvel teased. Gerard Way and Jake Wyatt return to the Marvel Universe to reunite with the character they created back in 2014 from their EDGE OF THE SPIDER-VERSE days. Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler are co-writing this with Way. Sadly, this does mean Thompson and Dadler's run on Cable will end. Great timing considering how popular the character is now that Deadpool 2 is in theaters.

THR reports that Dark Horse and Disney Comics plan on releasing a prequel to the 1992 animated classic Aladdin. Award-winning cartoonist Nidhi Chanani is writing and drawing a 48-page children's comic that follows Jasmine's early days with her loyal companion Rajah in Disney Princess: Jasmine’s New Pet. That will hit comic shops and digital retailers Oct. 10.