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Preview: Return of Wolverine #3 (of 5)

Return of Wolverine #3 (of 5)

(W) Charles Soule (A) Declan Shalvey (CA) Steve McNiven
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Nov 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Wolverine vs. the X-Men?!

Celebrate the Return of Wolverine with a Limited-Time Director’s Cut #1!

HE’S BACK, BUB! The X-Men’s resident maverick returns September 19th in Return of Wolverine #1! But where has Logan been? Powerhouse creators Charles Soule and Steve McNiven reunite since their astounding Death of Wolverine saga, completing the quest that uncovers the terrible secrets behind Logan’s disappearance! And now that Logan is alive, it’ll cost him everything to stay that way!

For a limited time, you can get a behind-the-scenes peek at this can’t-miss 5-part event…by purchasing #1! Those who have preordered or purchased a digital copy of Return of Wolverine #1 or subscribed to the series via the Digital Comics Shop or Marvel Comics App before 9/25, 11:59  PM ET, will be eligible to receive a promotional code for a FREE copy of Return of Wolverine (2018-) #1 Director’s Cut, delivered to your inbox by 9/26*!

This exclusive content will feature: a draft of #1’s script by Charles Soule, inked pages, color pages, a variant cover gallery, never-before-seen character designs and MORE! Preview the brutal, bloody world of the X-Men’s most steadfast hero…who’s about to enter his most savage struggle for survival yet! Limited time offer, act now!

Offer Details

* Limited time offer. You must purchase or pre-order a digital copy of Return Of Wolverine (2018-) #1 or subscribe to the series via the Digital Comics Shop or Marvel Comics App before 11:59 p.m. (ET) September 25th, 2018 to be eligible to receive a promotional code for a free copy of Return Of Wolverine (2018-) #1 Director’s Cut. Offer is limited to one per account. You will receive an e-mail from comiXology with instructions on how to redeem the promotional code on 9/26/18. The offer expires on 12/31/18. ComiXology reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time. Offer is valid for one-time use only, is non-transferable and may not be resold. If any of the products or content related to this offer are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies. If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.

Preview: Return of Wolverine #1 (of 5)

Return of Wolverine #1 (of 5)

(W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Steve McNiven
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $4.99
Parental Advisory

HE’S BACK, BUB.

Preview: Hunt for Wolverine #1

Hunt for Wolverine #1

Story: Charles Soule
Art: David Marquez, Paulo Siqueira
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg, Walden Wong, Ruth Redmond
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Cover Art: Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten, Laura Martin
Variant Covers: Marco Checcetto, Elizabeth Torque, Nolan Woodard, Adam Kubert, Dan Brown, Mike Deodato, Morry Hollowell
Editors: Jordan D. White, Mark Paniccia
Assistant Editors: Annalise Bissa, Christina Harringnton
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 25, 2018
SRP: $5.99

The RETURN OF WOLVERINE begins here, providing the first piece of a mystery that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched. Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan’s death, they learn a terrible secret. Old wounds will be re-opened, truths questioned, and an epic quest begun. The earliest clues to the mystery of Wolverine’s return are laid down here… who will solve it first?

The Hunt for Wolverine Features Four Series from Four Creative Teams

Logan’s return was just the beginning – the opening chapter of a story that will touch all corners and all characters of the Marvel Universe! Dive into all the excitement in the Hunt for Wolverine one-shot this April, and then be sure to follow all of the action with Weapon Lost, Adamantium Agenda, Claws of a Killer, and Mystery in Madripoor.

Featuring thrills and chills for all X-Men fans as Wolverine’s past comes back to haunt all our merry mutants, each unique story harkens back to their old school adventures – with each featuring a different shocking X-Men moment that no fan will want to miss!

Things kick off April 25th with Hunt for Wolverine #1 written by Charles Soule, art by David Marquez, and cover by Steve McNiven.

The Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost debuts on May 2nd. That four issues series is by writer Charles Soule, artist Matteo Buffagni, and covers by Greg Land.

Writer Tom Taylor and artist R.B. Silva team up for Hunt for Wolverine: Adamantium Agenda. The four issues series features covers by Greg Land and debuts May 9th.

The four issue series Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer is by writer Mariko Tamaki, artist Butch Guice, and features by Greg Land. It comes to shelves May 16th.

And last, but not least, writer Jim Zub, artist Thony Silas take us to Madripoor with the four issue series Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor. It features covers by Greg Land. It comes to shelves May 23rd.

Marvel’s Hulk Variants Smash Their Way Into Comic Shops!

He’s back. He’s mad as hell. And you’ve never seen a Hulk this angry before.

This February, Marvel will help appease the green goliath’s anger by introducing the Hulk Variant Cover Program. Showcasing key moments in the Hulk’s past life, these covers will feature art by some of the industry’s top creators and rising stars, including Mike McKone, Marco Checchetto, Stephanie Hans, Dale Keown, Ron Lim, and more.

Look for Marvel’s Hulk variant covers on these select titles:

  1. All-New Wolverine #31 by Mike Perkins
  2. Amazing Spider-Man #795 by Dale Keown
  3. Avengers #679 by Ramon Perez
  4. Black Panther #170 by Anna Rud
  5. Captain America #698 by Bilquis Evely
  6. Daredevil #598 by Marco Checchetto
  7. Defenders #10 by Stephanie Hans
  8. Despicable Deadpool #294 by Daniel Warren Johnson
  9. Doctor Strange #385 by Mike Deodato
  10. Incredible Hulk #713 by John Tyler Christopher
  11. Infinity Countdown Prime #1 by Marcos Martin
  12. Invincible Iron Man #597 by Chris Stevens
  13. Marvel Two-In-One #3 by Mike Hawthorne
  14. Mighty Thor #704 by Tyler Kirkham
  15. Old Man Hawkeye #2 by Terry Dodson
  16. Old Man Logan #35 by Steve McNiven
  17. Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #300 by David Nakayama
  18. Rogue & Gambit #2 by Mike McKone
  19. Venom #161 by Ron Lim
  20. X-Men: Gold #21 by Adi Granov

The first wave of HULK VARIANT COVERS will hit comic shops on February 7th. Don’t miss your chance to collect all 20 variants, coming to comic shops this February!

The Hunt For Wolverine Kicks Off This April!

He has been making his way across the Marvel Universe in some of your favorite books, protecting an Infinity Stone, and keeping his secrets close. But his return has been an unsolved mystery–and now, it will all start to unravel, beginning with an epic quest that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched!

The return of Wolverine begins here!

Helmed by writer Charles Soule with art by David Marquez, The Hunt For Wolverine #1 will reveal the timeline of events that leads to Logan’s return to the Marvel Universe.

The answers all begin here–but so do the questions! This mystery will widen and deepen unlike any other mystery in the Marvel Universe, and fans won’t know which way to turn or where the truth really lies!

…and it’s all being orchestrated by the Death of Wolverine writer himself.

Hitting comic shops this April, the all-new 40-page #1 by Soule and Marquez starts the twisted mystery of Logan’s return. Then, this May, the story evolves into four different tales from different creative teams, each one containing its own distinct genre and mystery: action/adventure (Adamantium Agenda), horror (Claws of the Killer), dark romance (Mystery in Madripoor) and noir/detective (Weapon Lost.)

It’s just the start of an epic story that will impact Marvel heroes and X-Men alike–and it culminates this summer in one of the most shocking, daring stories of Wolverine’s history! The journey and the mystery begins here, and you’re not going to want to miss your chance to take part in Wolverine’s return.

The Hunt For Wolverine #1 features a cover by Steve McNiven and comes to shelves April 25.

Review: Marvel Legacy #1

It all starts here…

It begins at the dawn of the human race, and ends with a child’s prayer! In between, empires fall, mysteries brew, secrets are revealed, quests are undertaken and legends are forged! All leading up to the dramatic return you’ve been waiting for – and one you’ve been dreading!

After months of build up, Marvel Legacy #1 kicks off the next phase of the Marvel universe much like the numerous “bridge” issues we’ve seen post major events. It does a decent job of setting things up and teasing what’s to come, but as a read on its own, the issue feels a bit lacking.

Written by Jason Aaron with art by Esad Ribic, Russell Dauterman, Chris Samnee, Alex Maleev, Stuart Immonen, Pepe Larraz, Jim Cheung, Daniel Acuna, Greg Land, Ed McGuinness, and Steve McNiven, Marvel Legacy is a bunch of segments acting as preludes as to what’s to come down the road. It’s not a complete story instead catching us up on where characters are and where things will go.

It’s not bad at all and much of what it teases has me excited and wanting to see where it all goes, which is its goal. However, there’s something that feels a bit hollow about it. It doesn’t do much of a job of addressing the social ramifications of Secret Empire, just its impact on institutions and the teases shown will only really excite die-hard Marvel fans.

Infinity Stones are thrown into the mix, Celestials are focused on, and a legacy of characters is presented with an Avengers team from a billion years ago and not a whole lot of explanation about them other than they’re earlier versions of today’s characters. It’s pieces of a puzzle that forces the reader to connect the dots and I’m not sure there’s enough to interest new ones, though there should be enough to interest old ones.

In other words, this issue plays to Marvel’s long history and backstory that only the die-hards will really appreciate. It’s audience are the Wednesday warriors, not new readers. And in that way, it feels like a missed opportunity.

There’s lots of reveals and returns of characters, things I’m not going to spoil in this review like other sites. Instead the primary enjoyment is that discovery but I hope you know your Marvel history to truly get it.

The art is solid and beautiful at times, no shocker with the artistic team assembled, so even if the story falls flat the art is at least great to look at.

Whil not bad, it also feels like it’s a missed opportunity. The issue plays to those who know Marvel’s history with the full enjoyment only really being experienced when you truly understand everything you’re reading. This is the trailer for the film to come and like a trailer, it has me interested in what’s to come but in itself, it’s not a complete story.

Story: Jason Aaron Art: Esad Ribic, Russell Dauterman, Chris Samnee, Alex Maleev, Stuart Immonen, Pepe Larraz, Jim Cheung, Daniel Acuna, Greg Land, Ed McGuinness, Steve McNiven Cover Art: Joe Quesada
Story: 6.95 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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