Wolverine has been popping up in various Marvel books in connection to an Infinity Stone he’s been trying to protect, but now he’s coming back to a title book of his own. Whether it’s exactly a “return” depends on how you look at it, since The Hunt for Wolverine will be an issue focused on pursuing him, but either way, Marvel says the “return of Wolverine begins here”.
Written by Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Astonishing X-Men) with art by David Marquez (The Defenders, Civil War II), The Hunt for Wolverine #1 will “reveal the timeline of events that leads to Logan’s shocking return to the Marvel Universe”, according to Marvel.
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. 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 #1 will “start the mystery” of Logan’s return in April. Then, this May, the story will branch out into four different tales from different creative teams, each one containing its own 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. 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 teases that the four genre books that spring from The Hunt For Wolverine #1 will each have a “mind-bending, status quo changing reveal by amazing talent that I can’t wait to announce.”
It all starts with The Hunt For Wolverine #1, landing in April 2018.