After weeks wondering where Laura Kinney would end up once the X-Men line undergoes ResurrXion next spring, we finally have an answer. “All-New Wolverine,” written by Tom Taylor, will continue its run into ResurrXion and exist alongside the crop of all-new titles. “All-New Wolverine” is so far the only currently-running X-Men title that is confirmed to stick around as part of ResurrXion.
The reveal comes via Gamespot, who got the lowdown on Laura Kinney’s next arc, “Immune.” The new storyline, kicking off in “All-New Wolverine” #19, will feature a new artist in Leonard Kirk and give the Wolverine an all-new look as well. Iconic “Wolverine” artist Adam Kubert provided the cover for the upcoming issue, which takes Laura into the ResurrXion era.
The new uniform, which was designed by Kirk, is a nod to her “X-Force” costume and it serves an interesting purpose. “A lot of what we’ve been doing in this series comes down to moving Laura to the next logical step. She’s growing on the page. This suit is part of that growth,” said writer Tom Taylor. “It all comes down to the amount of times Laura is hurt, or taken out of action. Just because she has a healing factor, doesn’t mean she enjoys pain, or bullets ripping through her internal organs. She has had her issues with pain before, and she’s moving through this. This suit is designed to be bulletproof and generally more protective. In designing the suit, [editors] Mark Paniccia, Christina Harrington, and I went through a lot of versions with artist, Leonard Kirk. The colors of the suit are a nod to her X-Force days. What she wore then was certainly a fan-favorite. It’s also about stealth. It’s a bit easier to hunt prey when you’re not wearing bright yellow.
The “Immune” story arc will detail what happens after an alien child in an escape pod crashes on Earth. Before succumbing to a mystery alien virus, the child says one name: Laura Kinney. “With thousands falling sick from the alien contagion, the city is quarantined by S.H.I.E.L.D., working with other world governments and the superhero community. Only Wolverine can enter the contamination zone. But, if she enters, she can’t walk out again,” explained Taylor. “The clock is ticking and the stakes have never been higher. Can Laura uncover her own connection and importance to the alien child? Can she save a city? Will she make the ultimate sacrifice to do so? Hundreds of thousands of lives are in Wolverine’s clawed hands.”
The arc will also feature a number of guest stars, specifically those that are science-oriented. “So, we may see Peter Parker, or Beast, or Iron Man, or Janet Van Dyne, or Black Panther, and there will certainly be some surprise characters as well,” said Taylor.
ResurrXion begins with the release of “All-New Wolverine” #19, “X-Men Gold” #1, “X-Men Blue” #1, “Generation X” #1, “Weapon X” #1, “Jean Grey” #1, “Iceman” #1 and “Cable” #1 in spring 2017.
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