Though he returned months ago in the pages of the oversized Marvel Legacy #1's universe-spanning story, Wolverine's friends and family appear to have remained in the dark regarding the fact that he's no longer among the deceased. The popular mutant has remained floating under the radar in the Marvel Universe since then, leading fans to wonder when they'll finally catch another glimpse of the resurrected hero. The answer to that came today in a new teaser promising the first clues regarding Wolverine's return to the land of the living will arrive as soon as January 2018.
Throughout the month, Logan will appear in "special after-credit scenes" found throughout some of Marvel's "key" titles. The teaser panels will provide new information and clues as to the X-Man/Avenger's current whereabouts and, as Marvel likes to say, "it's all connected."
Wolverine's first appearances will take place in Captain America #697, Mighty Thor #703 and Amazing Spider-Man #794.
This teaser follows closely on the heels of a previous image Marvel released late last week, in which we also saw Wolverine in possession of the Space Stone, on of the infamous Infinity Stones coated by Thanos. The stone obviously has some role in the character's resurrection, though how and why remains to be seen, or even hinted at at this point. Joining Wolverine on the previous teaser image were Star-Lord and Captain Marvel, who were themselves in possession of the Power Stone and Reality Stone, respectively.
The previous teaser also involved a different date: Fabruary 2018. This would indicate that the January teaser images may lead to a big reveal sooner than later, though it certainly is possible that whatever the countdown to Infinity is won't actually reveal details regarding Wolverine's still-mysterious resurrection.
“Fans have been speculating about Wolverine’s whereabouts since he first reappeared in MARVEL LEGACY #1—and the Marvel Universe is left just as unaware!” SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said in a statement. “So keep your eyes peeled as Canada’s favorite citizen makes his presence felt in titles all across the Marvel line! It’s all leading to something—but what?”
"Mystery has always been part of Wolverine's DNA,” senior editor Mark Paniccia added. “He's one of Marvel's most interesting and popular characters. Fans are going to have a helluva ride finding out where he's been and how he came back.”