Ever since Logan reappeared in the pages of Marvel Legacy#1, fans have been curious just how the fan-favorite mutant managed to survive his death in 2014.
If you’ll remember, Charles Soule and Steve McNiven brought us The Death of Wolverine, which saw Wolverine – stripped of his healing factor – covered in hardening adamantium and suffocated, sacrificing his life to make sure no one else underwent the same adamantium process he had to endure. While there have been other Wolverines since Logan’s death – both X-23, Old Man Logan, and Jimmy Hudson have all stepped up to fill the role – fans have been waiting for the inevitable return of Marvel’s most popular mutant.
Following the huge reveal of Marvel Legacy #1, Logan has been appearing in small stingers throughout various comic series, further teasing his return as well as the upcoming Countdown to Infinity, as Wolverine also currently wields the Space Gem.
The mystery of how Logan either survived his adamantium prison or returned to life will be further explored in the upcoming Hunt for Wolverine one-shot, from the man who killed Wolverine, Charles Soule. Soule will be joined by David Marquez (Civil War II) for Hunt For Wolverine, which will reveal some of the moments that led to Wolverine’s return while setting up four new stories, each one covering a different genre that will help put the pieces of the mystery together.
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! 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.”
You can check out Hunt For Wolverine #1 when it hits comic shelves in April!
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