The death of one of the most popular characters in comics continues to be felt throughout the Marvel Universe in October.
After the Death of Wolverine comes…the world without Wolverine! Today, Marvel is proud to announce DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY, a new 7-issue mini-series focusing on the gaping hole left by the passing of the world’s greatest X-Man. Mourn for his loss through the eyes of some of his closest allies, and most bitter enemies
Beginning in October and running through December, DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY stars characters with close ties to Logan – X-23, Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike, Daken and Mystique – as they explore a world without Wolverine in it. Beginning and ending with issues written by blockbuster Death of Wolverine scribe Charles Soule, each issue of DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY focuses on a different character and features a different creative team showcasing some of the industry’s rising star writers and artists!
“Think of 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,” says Death of Wolverine writer Charles Soule in an interview with Marvel.com. “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.” The Wolverine is many things to many different people. A father, a friend, a mentor, an enemy. What does the Marvel Universe look like without him in it? Find out as those closest to him explore the crippling loss of Logan in DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY beginning this October!
So for those thinking Logan will be popping back to life right away, it looks like you’ve got another thing coming. Still though, I don’t imagine he’ll stay six-feet under for all that long. For starters, this is Wolverine we’re talking about here, the guy’s had more close calls with the grim reaper than pretty much any other comic book character ever. Then there’s the little fact that there’s really no downturn in his popularity with fans. True, Wolvie isn’t as big as he was in the 90s (that’d pretty much be impossible), but he’s a hugely popular character who’s nowhere near finished in the Marvel U.
Since The Logan Legacy is set to run through December, it looks like he’ll at least stay dead and gone through the dawning of the year. I’d personally bet on him staying out of the picture till the next X-Men movie, X-Men: Apocalypse, opens up in theaters in 2016 though. He could definitely make his return before then, and I’d be happy to see it, but I’d put my wager there with the movie opening if I were a betting man.
But all that’s down the line, and Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy is set to open up in comic book shops and digital download services this coming October. Wolvie fans, don’t miss it, it’ll be the last time you’re going to see him for a while. Maybe.