Growing out of September’s DEATH OF WOLVERINE, starting in October and running through December, readers will learn through the seven-issue DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY limited series how far and wide the loss of this hero will be felt throughout the Marvel Universe.
Editor Mike Marts along with Charles Soule, writer of the beginning and end of THE LOGAN LEGACY, aim to chart the ever-widening hole left by the departure of Wolverine, a friend to many and enemy to more. In gathering the talent to write the limited series, Marts tapped a wide range of creators—some working for Marvel for the first time or for the first time in a while.
DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #1 (OF 7)
Written by Charles Soule; Penciled by Oliver Nome; Cover by Oliver Nome
DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #2 (OF 7)
Written by Tim Seeley; Penciled by Ariela Kristantina; Cover by Ariela Kristantina
DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #3 (OF 7)
Written by Kyle Higgins; Penciled by Jonathan Marks; Cover by Jonathan Marks
DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #4 (OF 7)
Featuring Lady Deathstrike!
Written by Marguerite Bennett; Penciled by Juan Doe; Cover by Juan Doe
DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #5 (OF 7)
Written by Ray Fawkes; Penciled by Elia Bonetti; Cover by Gerardo Sandoval
DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #6 (OF 7)
Written by James Tynion IV; Penciled by Andy Clarke; Cover by Alex Garner
DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #7 (OF 7)
Written by Charles Soule; Penciled by Peter Nguyen
Each installment serves to honor Logan in its own unique way. Judging by Marts and Soule’s plans for the limited series, readers should brace themselves for plenty of surprises along the way.
Marvel.com: What criteria was there for picking which characters to feature in DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY?
Mike Marts: We intentionally picked characters with close ties to Logan, either through past history—Deathstrike and Sabretooth—or through genetics—Daken and X-23. Mystique is a bit of a wildcard in the mix.
Charles Soule: It's also about choosing a group that could be given a very full set of character beats. The way these people related to Logan—and to each other—varies drastically from person to person. So, we get to illuminate a different aspect of Wolverine through these various points of view, and have rich mines to vein for upcoming stories.
Marvel.com: Without giving too much away, what's the narrative overall goal for THE LOGAN LEGACY?
Mike Marts: Look no further than the title: we’re establishing a legacy revolving around Wolverine in the wake of his untimely death.
Charles Soule: Think of the DEATH OF WOLVERINE as an inciting event, one thing that has seismic-level effects on the lives of a great deal of the Marvel Universe. We'll start in THE LOGAN LEGACY by examining those effects on people close to Wolverine, but over time, we'll range far and wide to see what sort of black hole Logan's death actually leaves.
Marvel.com: THE LOGAN LEGACY will feature creative talent who in many instances are working for Marvel for the first time. How did you go about teaming certain creators with specific parts of the limited series?
Mike Marts: Well, we already had Charles in place as the architect of the project; after that I cast out for some familiar voices—writers I worked with in my previous job on the Batman titles [for DC Comics]. Great writers like James Tynion, Tim Seeley, Kyle Higgins, Ray Fawkes and Marguerite Bennett. Each writer brings something unique to this grand tapestry we’re putting together.
Charles Soule: I've been fortunate to get to read these scripts ahead of time, and they're all very different, but still cohesive. These folks have very different styles, but I think that's actually a plus. Each part of THE LOGAN LEGACY will feel different; my chapters won't read anything like Tim's, or Kyle's, or Marguerite's. That's a good thing, to my mind. Logan was many different things, so a set of stories honoring his legacy should have that same vibe.
Marvel.com: Mike, how tough is it to successfully orchestrate an effective limited series with a variety of talented creators on each installment? What's the key to your success?
Mike Marts: It’s not difficult at all if you have the right team in place—which we do for THE LOGAN LEGACY. Like-minded individuals all with their own distinct voices.
Charles Soule: Far be it from me to speculate on the mysterious secrets behind Mike Marts' success. He guards them closely. Devious dude.(But that makes him the perfect guy to be in charge of an event like this, really; there are secrets, easter eggs and mysteries behind every corner.
Keep checking Marvel.com and our social channels for the latest of DEATH OF WOLVERINE and THE LOGAN LEGACY, coming this fall!