She may be poised to hang up her Wolverine gear, but Laura Kinney's not out of the superhero game -- and neither is her sidekick/little sister Gabby, aka Honey Badger.
With the original Logan now back among the living, Laura will be taking on her once-abandoned mantle of X-23 in a new series launching as part of Marvel Comics' "Fresh Start" initiative. Under the guidance of Mark Tamaki and Juann Cabal, the young mutant hero and her sister will continue to battle for those who cannot protect themselves, with a focus on making certain the project that created them is never able to do so to another person.
"That’s her way of dealing with everything that’s happened, of taking control of it; making sure she’s in charge of what happens next," Tamaki tells CBR. "Of course, that’s hard to be, in control of the future. In terms of character, I love that Laura is nobody’s fool. She is seriously kickass in that she is both serious… and very kickass. She’s come from this place of being someone else’s weapon, and she’s fought her way through that and become her own version of a hero."
Check out the first look at Cabal's art from X-23 #1 below, and read CBR's full interview with Tamaki, here.
- MARIKO TAMAKI (W) • JUANN CABAL (A)
- COVERS by MIKE CHOI
- Variant cover by Rahzzah
- Design Variant by Mike Choi
- VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
- Blank Variant Cover Also Available
- Cloned from a warrior, raised as a killer, Laura Kinney has gone through hell and come out the other side a hero. After a stint as the All-New Wolverine, she returns to her roots as X-23 to make sure no one ever has to go through the horrors she did. With her sister Gabby and their pet Jonathan in tow, X-23 forges her own destiny in this new series by Mariko Tamaki (HULK, HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: CLAWS OF A KILLER) and Juann Cabal (ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, ELEKTRA).
- Issue 1- 40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99