Industry-leader Marvel Comics is exceedingly proud to announce that its popular and long-running WOLVERINE series will be joined by a fresh new sibling, WOLVERINE: ORIGINS.
This March will see a shocking cliffhanger in WOLVERINE #40 that leads directly and pointedly in to April's WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #1, the newest Marvel ongoing series. Fans of Logan, the tenacious Canadian mutant hero, will witness a twist in Wolverine's world that will eternally alter the rules he lives by day-to-day.
How does WOLVERINE: ORIGINS differ from Logan's current series? Marvel Editor Axel Alonso chomps at the bit to spill his guts to curious readers: "Well, as we all know, in the aftermath of HOUSE OF M, Logan has regained his memory. He knows his past -- all of it. Armed with a clearer sense of who he is, why he is, and who done him wrong, Logan's got a whole new set of priorities. WOLVERINE: ORIGINS will see Logan don his brown costume and embark on a private mission to set wrongs right, get some revenge, deal with some demons, rekindle some lost relationships, and come to terms with major revelations about the complicated tapestry of his origin...and the patterns he seems doomed to repeat."
"In short, fans should expect major revelations about Wolverine's past."
Alonso is also determined to illustrate to fans that Marvel is deadly serious about every aspect of this new venture, with particular emphasis on the character's previously published past. "Long-time readers should feel validated because the creative team has painstakingly researched Logan's entire history and created connective tissue between the seemingly disparate periods in Logan's life. Major questions will be answered. How do you kill an indestructible man? Why do the women in Logan's life die? When did he really first encounter the Weapon X program?"
"WOLVERINE: ORIGINS is the Official Record," notes Joe Quesada, Marvel Editor-in-Chief. "Think of what happened in the original ORIGIN miniseries as Chapter One, and then WOLVERINE: ORIGINS as all the following chapters - except we're gonna give 'em to you in no particular order! Each chapter of the series will give another piece of the puzzle so fans should expect some serious globe-hopping -- from Japan to Madripoor -- and flashback stories that will fill in that gap in time between what happened in ORIGIN and today."
"Hey, no big surprise to hear that I feel pretty warm and fuzzy about this new series," says Quesada. "I didn't create Wolverine but I sure have come to think of ol' Logan as my 'baby' - claws and all! This new ongoing is one of the House of Ideas' proudest moments, with one of our very, very best characters."
The creative team on WOLVERINE: ORIGINS will be Ten Terrific writer Daniel Way and artist Steve Dillon, with Joe Q himself providing covers. The first issue will also feature a stunning variant cover by Michael Turner. Stay tuned for more exciting news about this can't-miss on-going series!