Since making his mysterious return in last fall’s Marvel Legacy #1, the original Wolverine has been keeping a pretty low profile outside of some one-page “after credits” scenes appearing in select comics. This spring that changes.
After helping kill Logan off back in 2014’s Death of Wolverine, Marvel Comics has revealed that Charles Soule will team-up with artist David Marquez for The Hunt For Wolverine #1 which will follow the timeline of events that led to Logan’s return from the Adamantium shell that became his coffin.
“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.”
The 40-page special will lead into four different stories arriving in May from different creative teams each one focusing on a different genre. The tales are Adamantium Agenda as an action/adventure story, Claws of the Killer as horror, dark romance for Mystery in Madripoor and a noir/detective story for 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!”
There is no word on who the creative teams are of the other stories, and the release states that the one-shot and the stories will lead into a big Wolverine story coming in the summer.
“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.”
The Hunt For Wolverine #1 arrives in April.
THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by DAVID MARQUEZ
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN