Well, the smart money’s on ‘no’, but Marvel is saying that the mega-popular character will “meet his demise” with the 3 Months to Die story arc kicking off this June.
Strap in for a gut-wrenching, blood soaked tale of betrayal, vengeance and a hero’s death as 3 MONTHS TO DIE kicks off this June in WOLVERINE #8! All culminating in a grisly September finale that will have the whole world on the edge of their seat!
Friend. Teacher. X-Man. Avenger. Assassin. Hero. The man called Logan has worn many faces and lived many lives. Tortured by the horrors of his past, Logan has spent the better part of his life on a path to redemption.
But all paths eventually end. And there will be no happy ending for the Wolverine. Left without his healing factor, the invulnerable killing machine has found himself mortal for the first time in his long life. And as past sins come back to haunt him – he’ll have to pay the ultimate price.
“If the title sounds ominous, it’s for a good reason,” says Editor in Chief Axel Alonso. “What will be waiting for readers in September, when ‘3 Months to Die’ is over? Let’s just say, it’s going to be the buzz of the comics world.”
Alienated and alone with no X-Men to protect him, a killable Wolverine prepares to make his final stand. Deadly forces are closing in, and time is almost up. What will become of the Wolverine? And what does the Marvel Universe look like without him in it? Nothing lasts forever, and the beginning of the end starts this June in WOLVERINE #8!
The clock is ticking. Wolverine has 3 MONTHS TO DIE!
Well… again, I wouldn’t put any bets on Logan biting the big one in any definitive way, shape or form. I find this whole ‘no healing factor’ thing kind of odd though and it certainly could be a way to tell a very unique Wolverine story. Wolvie’s healing ability is one of the things that makes the character who he is and enables so many of the tales that Marvel writers weave around him, but it does place him in the ‘unkillable’ territory and that takes a bit of the suspense away from certain arcs (though it’s probably fair to say that even a ‘killable’ Logan seems safe in terms of being killed off).
Personally, I’m thinking that Wolverine does die at the end of all this, in a way. And maybe his heart stopping (or whatever) kicks his healing factor back on. Just a thought, and one of many I’m sure that’ll be tossed around the industry as the character and his namesake book lean into the 3 Months to Die storyline.
September should be very interesting indeed, but make sure you’re there for this coming June and Wolverine #8 as Paul Cornell and Kris Anka kick off the beginning of the end. Maybe.