Wolverine's the best he is at what he does and he'll be back in movie theaters on Friday, May 1 in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"! Here on Marvel.com, we're celebrating the Canucklehead's return to the silver screen all month long with COMPLETE Wolverine stories in Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited, ever-present updates on the upcoming movie with all the latest photos, videos and more! So sharpen your claws and dig in,
True Believers, Marvel.com's the place to be!Every week, we'll tap one creator to browse Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited and pick some of their favorite work from the expansive catalog. This week: X-MEN: LEGACY writer Mike Carey on WOLVERINE: FIREBREAK!
"When I was invited to pitch a stand-alone Wolverine story, I started off by thinking about the core of the character as I saw him, and what was so damn cool about him back in the day when Chris Claremont put him at the dead center of the X-verse. He's as badass as it's possible for a hero to be, of course; the best there is at what he does. But more than that, he's a character who's more dangerous the more badly stacked the odds are against him. If you've got Logan up to his neck in concrete at the bottom of a piranha-filled river with a brain parasite eating his conscious mind and a bomb in his underpants, just as you dust off your hands and head back to the car, that's when you're going to hear a little sniktfrom behind you, followed by the sound of distant choirs of angels.
"So I set out to write a story in which Wolverine has as many handicaps piled on top of him as I could think of. He's blind, he's lost in the middle of a massive brushfire that could burn him down to the bone, and he's got to slow down to match the pace of a bunch of civilians who he takes under his wing. And that's when he runs across a cadre of HYDRA soldiers...
"WOLVERINE: FIREBREAK. It's got Wolverine in it. Enjoy!"
Check out WOLVERINE: FIREBREAK on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited.For more Wolverine, check out Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. Like gaming? The official "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" video game hits stores May 1! And remember: "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" comes to a theater near you on May 1—visit the official "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" movie site! Check out the official Marvel Shop for everything X-Men! Download episodes of X-Men: Evolution Season 1 now on iTunes!