Wolverine's back, and in September, the men who killed him in the first place -- Charles Soule and Steve McNiven -- will begin exploring how he returned, and what it means for the recently resurrected Marvel hero.
As you'd expect, things are going to be different for Logan upon his return. Not only will he have to rekindle friendships with his X-Men and Avengers teammates, he'll have to cope with the reality that he was dead, and a lot of things happened while he was gone. On top of that, he's not the same mutant he once was, an issue that will manifest in several ways, not the least of which is his new ability to pop white-hot claws.
"It's been fun to see the reaction of the fans to that idea - that Logan's claws might, under certain circumstances, get incredibly hot, a la metal on a blacksmith's forge," Soul recently told CBR of fan response upon learning about the hero's new ability. "Some people can't wait to see how they come into the story, and others think it's the dumbest idea ever (which I get). I mean, Logan's claws can already cut through anything... why do they need to do this too? I guess we'll all find out together.
"The 'new' claws aren't a big part of the story," Should continued, "and they're related to the overall theme for the book... but we'll see what folks think. I, for one, embrace the #HotClaws lifestyle."
Check out the first look at Wolverine's new ability in action below, along with the solicitation text for Return of Wolverine #1.
RETURN OF WOLVERINE #1 (of 5)
- CHARLES SOULE (W) • STEVE MCNIVEN (A/C)
- X-FORCE COSTUME VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
- FANG COSTUME VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
- AGE OF APOCALYPSE COSTUME VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
- PATCH COSTUME VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
- WEAPON X COSTUME VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
- BROWN & TAN COSTUME VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
- WHISKERS COSTUME VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
- REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY TODD MCFARLANE
- B&W REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY TODD MCFARLANE
- VARIANT COVER BY JOHN CASSADAY
- VARIANT COVER BY LEINIL FRANCIS YU
- VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
- VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
- PARTY VARIANT COVER BY TBA
- PREMIERER VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
- BLANK VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
- HE’S BACK, BUB.
- 40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$4.99