By Ben Chabala
Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool.
This June, WOLVERINE: THE ADAMANTIUM COLLECTION hardcover drops, featuring the greatest stories of all-time featuring Marvel’s most lethal mutant! To whet your appetite for this massive tome, get a sneak peek at some of the material in digital comics form!
To win back the heart of Mariko Yashida, the woman he loves, Wolverine will need to go through her despotic father—and one of Japan’s criminal masterminds—Lord Shingen. Logan will need all his ferocity and guile and more than a little help to save Mariko from the pain and death that hangs on her horizon. Creative giants Chris Claremont and Frank Miller bring us a tale of betrayal, heart ache, and violence that still stands as one of the most significant and defining moments in Logan’s long life.
No matter how far he runs, nightmares haunt the edges of Logan’s waking mind and pounce during slumber. Horrifying glimpses of steel skeletons, blood, and torment swirl through his subconscious and somewhere evil men plot and plan to make all of Logan’s bad dreams a reality. Weapon X begins here, courtesy of the one and only Barry Windsor-Smith.
Years ago Wolverine ran afoul of the White Ghost, Roddy McLeish, and left the aging assassin for dead, back broken and burning alive on a fancy boat. But now someone’s gunning for the nigh indestructible mutant, someone with the means to craft a shrapnel grenade laced with adamantium and nearly blow Wolvie into gooey chunks. Could his cold-hearted ex-compadre really be back? Warren Ellis and Leinil Francis Yu have got a tale of murder and revenge ready and raring to go and you won’t want to miss it!
James Howlett grew up small and sickly, a far cry from his feral future self, on a beautiful manor with his emotionally detached mother, doting father, and brutal grandfather. But things won’t be calm and idyllic in their little stretch of wilderness forever. Paul Jenkins and Andy Kubert reveal Wolverine’s violent lost history in a marvelous magnum opus made to thrill.
Soldier, experiment, assassin, X-Man—Wolverine’s been around the block a time or two but will his next challenge, taking over as headmaster of the Jean Grey School of Higher Learning, finally prove too much for best there is? He better figure it out quick because as the students roll in, so do the problems, and while he can throw down with Magneto or Apocalypse and even go a round or two with the Incredible Hulk, Logan’s never faced anything quite like the New York State Department of Education!