Following the Death of Wolverine and Hunt For Wolverine, Marvel has officially announced Logan's next series will be titled Return of Wolverine. The Death of Wolverine creative team of writer Charles Soule and artist Steve McNiven will launch the next chapter of Logan's adventures on September 19 in a five-issue limited series.
“Wolverine’s body has been missing. The entire Marvel Universe has been looking for him, because he’s a very important part of the Super Hero puzzle. And at long last, he will be found,” Soule told Marvel.com. “I thought this was a real opportunity to do things that would make him feel new and fresh in a way; if you come back from the dead, it should mean something. One of the outwardly physical manifestations of that is that now, from time to time, his claws—once they’re popped—they can heat up. They can get really hot.”
Marvel is billing Return of Wolverine as the final part of a trilogy that includes 2014's Death of Wolverine and this year's Hunt For Wolverine, with the latter spawning four miniseries investigating the disappearance of Logan's corpse from its Adamantium tomb: Adamantium Agenda, Claws of a Killer, Mystery in Madripoor and Weapon Lost.
Adamantium Agenda follows Wolverine's former New Avengers teammates Iron Man, Spider-Man, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones on their search, with the discovery that villains have stolen Danielle Cage's DNA; Claws of a Killer sees Sabretooth, Daken, Lady Deathstrike as they team-up to put Logan back in a grave for good; Mystery in Madripoor takes many of Logan's female X-Men compatriots to the underworld city of Madripoor; and Weapon Lost sends Daredevil, Inhuman Frank McGee, Misty Knight and Cypher in a wild goose chase across the globe tracking Wolverine sightings.
Marvel very quietly hid the announcement of a new Wolverine series in the copy of its solicitation for August’s Hunt For Wolverine: Dead Ends one-shot, the final chapter of its months-long mini event which has seen X-Men, Avengers and more searching for what they believe is Wolverine’s stolen corpse.
Return of Wolverine #1 (of 5) by Charles Soule and Steve McNiven arrives on September 19 from Marvel Comics.