His fate may have been sealed on-screen (for now) in Logan, but there’s been a helluva lot of mystery around Wolverine in the comics recently. And Marvel has done some explaining, with particular reference to those post-credit scenes.
**Spoilers ahead for Wolverine’s current status in the comics**
If you’re up to speed then you’ll know that Wolverine came back from the dead in Marvel Legacy #1, and then appeared again in the first of Marvel’s nine announced “post-credit sequences” in Captain America No. 697, perhaps leaving some of us confused as to the current status of the character.
Well, Marvel Comics has now revealed that writer Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Astonishing X-Men), alongside artist David Marquez (The Defenders, Civil War II), will be unraveling some of the secrets in the upcoming The Hunt for Wolverine #1 that will finally explain the timeline of events that lead to Logan’s surprise return to the Marvel Universe. And it sounds as though it’s gonna be epic …
“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,” Soule said in a statement on Friday.
“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.”
The all-new 40-page comic will be arriving in stores in April, which will get to grips with untangling the mysteries surrounding Logan’s return. In May, the story will then evolve 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,” Soule added. “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!”
Series editor Mark Paniccia has described the new comic as a “game changer,” and we’re certainly pumped for the next chapter of Wolverine’s epic Marvel history.
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