Marvel Comics had promised to shake things up with its Marvel Legacy event, and the first shoe has officially dropped. Someone is coming back from the dead, and yeah, it’s a pretty big deal.
Spoilers ahead for Marvel Legacy No. 1!
The publisher has confirmed to Comic Book that the original Wolverine, aka Logan, will be back in action as part of the one-shot event. He died back in 2014 as part of Charles Soule and Steve McNiven’s Death of Wolverine event. Of course Old Man Logan from an alternate reality, along with Laura/X-23's All-New Wolverine, have kept his mantle alive during the intervening years. When last we left Logan, though, he had lost his healing factor and was encased in Adamantium. Dead. But he’ll be busting out, and soon.
Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso confirmed it pretty bluntly:
"Yes, Logan is back from the dead. After three years of a Logan-free Marvel Universe, Logan is back, claws popped and ready for action. How he came back, why he came back, and just how he came into possession of that Infinity Stone are part of a fascinating story that's going to unveil soon, and in some unusual places.”
It doesn’t get much more clear than that. It’s not an alternate reality version, or some other shenanigans. It seems Wolverine, the OG one, is back in action, and he’s bringing an Infinity Stone along with him. It stands to reason that has something to do with his resurrection, and Marvel seems to be ramping up a wider story framed around finding all the stones. As if the return of an A-lister like Logan wasn’t big enough, that Infinity Stone should toss him right into the middle of the Marvel Universe at large.
Another interesting point: Marvel is also bringing Jean Grey back from the dead, and with Cyclops dead (at least the grown up version), could it finally be Logan and Jean’s shot at a happily ever after?
What do you think of Wolverine’s return? Did he stay dead longer than you expected? How do you think Marvel will explain it?