Logan’s return has been teased so far in Marvel’s comics, but soon his true return will begin in ‘The Hunt For Wolverine: Alpha’ #1. The 40-page book by writer Charles Soule and artist David Marquez will show us how little we know about Logan now that he’s back from the grave.
There will be four stories in this arc, each with their own creative team and will be broken down into specific themes: action/adventure (Adamantium Agenda), horror (Claws of the Killer), dark romance (Mystery in Madripoor) and noir/detective (Weapon Lost).
Soule was responsible for bringing Logan’s story to an end, and now he’ll be crafting his return. Of this journey, he states that:
“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 [inker] Jay Leisten, [colorist] Justin Ponsor and [letterer] Chris Eliopolous) that we’re all really proud of. 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.”
While we know that Wolverine is back among the land of the living and has an Infinity Stone, we don’t know much past that. How did he escape his Adamantite prison? What brought him back to life? Has his healing factor been restored? Have there been any changes to who Wolverine is compared to the last time we’ve seen him?
“I’m really looking forward to seeing how fans start to put the pieces together. 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!”
With Phoenix and possibly Professor X now back from the dead, it should be interesting to see what this big payoff is. Also, it shall be interesting to see if he ends up crossing paths with Old Man Logan.
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