Longtime X-Men writer Chris Claremont will return to the story he started in Uncanny X-Men #268 for a new miniseries with artist Edgar Salazar titled Wolverine: Madripoor Knights.
Uncanny X-Men #268 featured a “lost” tale from the 1940s that featured Captain America and Wolverine saving a kidnapped child — the Black Widow — from Nazis in Madripoor, the fictional island nation Wolverine has called home on and off during his unnaturally long lifespan. It also establishes that Black Widow is way older than anyone suspected, most likely due to the Black Widow Ops Program. The comic was originally released in 1990, which would have made the Black Widow over 50, but in 2024, well … that makes her over 80, if the continuity is held up. It may be one of those “best not to think too hard about it” things that pop up in Marvel continuity now and again.
“Hard to believe, Bub, I’ve known Logan for 50 years!” Claremont said. “And Natasha was in the first Marvel story I ever wrote. This trip back to Madripoor reveals hidden truths about two of my favorite characters on the adventure that shaped their lives.”
Here’s the story description from Marvel:
Claremont, Cap, Widow, and Wolverine—together again! When a secret weapon brings Captain America to Madripoor, the trio team-up you’ve been waiting decades for will finally come to pass as the mission brings Logan and Black Widow into a race against time, against a multitude of foes, including the Hand! You’ve been waiting for this one…and you’ll never guess where it goes!’
Look for the first issue of five on Feb. 7.