Benjamin Percy, Adam Kubert and Viktor Bogdanovic will team up to bring Wolverine back to his own ongoing title, starting in February. The new title will be part of the “Dawn of X” line announced this past summer in San Diego.
“We all have that character,” Percy told Marvel.com. “The one we love more than any other. The one we treasure in books and movies and maybe memorialize with a T-shirt or tattoo. The one we relate to as a cracked-mirror version of ourselves. For me—as a growly, grumpy, hairy, smelly, muscled, flannel-clad, whiskey-swilling loner who lives in the woods of the frozen north—it’s Logan. And though this might sound corny, it also feels right to say that writing Wolverine is a dream come true, a childhood fantasy realized. No kidding, bub.”
Created in 1974 by Roy Thomas, Len Wein and John Romita Sr., Wolverine first received his own ongoing title in 1988, and has been a staple of Marvel’s line-up pretty much ever since — not counting the times he’s been dead. Currently, he is not dead.
“I am deeply aware of the character’s legacy,” Percy added. “And I’m deeply respectful of all the great writers who have come before me, from Aaron to Windsor-Smith to Claremont, and more, so many more. But I’m also completely geeked to put my own (slash) mark on the character for as long as I’m his custodian. And I couldn’t be more excited to join forces with one of the most iconic artists to ever bring Logan to savage life: Adam Kubert. He’s handing in art that will make your eyes melt out of your skull. Hot damn is this going to be fun. And you can bet your ass we’re putting our whole heart into making a kickass comic for you all to enjoy.”
The new title starts in February, in which Wolverine will stab things with his claws while he explores “the underworld of the mutants’ newfound status quo.”