When you launch a comic arc called “3 Months to Live,” there are only so many ways to follow it up. Now we have the first look at what’s next for Wolverine — and it ain’t looking pretty.
Two pages from the upcoming Death of Wolverine four-parter have been revealed, and they include a nice homage to Logan’s first comic appearance in The Incredible Hulk #180 way back in 1974, and another shot of everyone’s favorite X-Man looking pretty rough.
The comic is set to debut on Sept. 3, with weekly installments until the last issue hits on Sept. 24. The arc picks up after “3 Months to Live,” with Logan stripped of the mutant healing powers that have kept him alive all this time. Death will be written by Charles Soule and drawn by Steve McNiven.
Michael Marts, an executive editor at Marvel overseeing the run, told Entertainment Weekly the arc seemed like a fascinating twist for Wolverine, and it will have ramifications throughout several other books:
“For a long time, no matter who Wolverine was battling, he’s been the eternal victor. He almost always comes out on top. Now he finally comes up against an adversary that he cannot win against, he cannot fight. What does that mean for this character who’s been around for hundred years? … You’re gonna be entering into a world without Wolverine. That affects not only his teammates, but also the Marvel Universe at large. We’ve got a lot of things in the works already.”
Though these territories have been mined before in other ways, it’s always fascinating when you have Wolverine going up against his own mortality. It makes for good drama, and remains a unique way to dig into a character who has only become stronger and stronger throughout decades of comic lore.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)