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Ghost Rider and Wolverine team for Weapons of Vengeance

Writer Benjamin Percy has proven to be a master at crafting hair-raising sagas for Marvel’s most hardcore anti-heroes. This summer, he’ll bring together his hit runs on Ghost Rider and Wolverine in an explosive new crossover: Ghost Rider/Wolverine: Weapons of Vengeance!

The story will kick off in August’s Ghost Rider/Wolverine: Weapons of Vengeance Alpha where Percy will team up with acclaimed artist Geoff Shaw to reveal Wolverine and Johnny Blaze’s first encounter! Back when Logan was still learning what it meant to be an X-Man and Johnny was still reeling from his demonic transformation, the pair fought side by side against a terrifying supernatural threat. Now in the present, Wolverine is on the run after the shocking events of “Fall of X” while Johnny is following a path of destruction. Their paths will collide again when their past enemy resurfaces deadlier than ever! Do Ghost Rider and Wolverine have what it takes to put them down once more? And what secrets will they uncover when their hunt leads them to an ultra-secret and hellish branch of the infamous Weapon Plus program?! After Ghost Rider/Wolverine: Weapons of Vengeance Alpha, the story will unfold in the pages of Ghost Rider #17 and Wolverine #36 before coming to a fiery end in Ghost Rider/Wolverine: Weapons of Vengeance Omega.

Check out Ryan Stegman’s cover below and see Wolverine and Ghost Rider hit the darkest roads of the Marvel Universe together this summer in Ghost Rider/Wolverine: Weapons of Vengeance!

Ghost Rider/Wolverine: Weapons of Vengeance

Preview: Wolverine #29

Wolverine #29

(W) Ben Percy (A) Juan Jose Ryp (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jan 11, 2023
SRP: $3.99

WOLVERINE-HIS BEST, OWN WORST ENEMY!
On the one hand, WOLVERINE will kill anyone in his way; on the other, he’ll do anything to save those he loves. He is the best there is at what he does and his own worst enemy! As LOGAN comes to grips with his plight and finally begins to heal, the gravity of his recent missions comes into full focus…but will the emergence of figures from his past and his own dual nature save his life or end it?!

Wolverine #29

Preview: Wolverine #28

Wolverine #28

(W) Ben Percy (A) Juan Jose Ryp (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Dec 21, 2022
SRP: $3.99

WOLVERINE DESCENDS INTO THE PIT!
The Pit of Exile on Krakoa is the ultimate punishment for mutants who break the laws of mutantdom – and WOLVERINE’s just cursed himself to its depths! But what is really at stake, and what does KRAKOA itself know that BEAST does not about Logan’s SECRET MISSIONS?

Wolverine #28

Underrated: Havok and Wolverine: Meltdown

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way. This week: Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown.


I don’t remember the first time I read this story, but it was likely in the UK reprint magazine Wolverine Unleashed in the mid to late 90’s. That was also the last time I read it, so when I saw the collected edition at my LCS for $15 I couldn’t pass it up – now because Wolverine is a little bit more marketable than Havok, the trade was just called Wolverine: Meltdown.

Originally published in the late 80’s, Meltdown was written by Walter and Louise Simonson, with illustrations by John J. Muth and Kent Williams. The story is set around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of the mid 80’s, and finds Havok and Wolverine caught up in the midst of a plot to end the world in nuclear war from the shadows. The art has a wonderful painted look to it at times, but the artists aren’t afraid to experiment with multiple forms of media throughout the book. It’s a choice that is divisive to some – I’ll freely admit when I was younger the art did nothing for me, but I enjoyed the story a fair bit, whereas now I find myself absorbed in the art more than the writing which is a strange twist on how I usually find myself feeling when coming back to stories I haven’t read in 20 some years.

It’s easy to imagine the way this story would have felt when initially released as it presents another possibility behind the Chernobyl disaster as an intentional act to snare the X-Men. Looking back now, it’s a great premise to a story, and one that still holds up despite the very specific time setting. Admittedly, I’ve no idea or memory as to how in continuity/canon this story is within the X-Universe but the story is entertaining enough to allow you to just enjoy it as is, and seeing Wolverine and Havok team up together is still a relatively rare event even today – and while I’m probably in the minority here, I’d love to see more chances for these two mutants to come together on the page.

The main reason I wanted to talk about this book today is solely because it’s a story that I’d completely forgotten about. This isn’t one of the classic Wolverine or X-Men stories that people will talk about, and honestly nor should it be, but it’s still an enjoyable tale that still stands the test of time; admittedly it’s the artwork that will pull you in more than the story, because this is a book that just looks utterly fantastic. The art is at times risky and pushes the envelope of what comics would typically feature 30 years ago (and yet is far more common today). Do yourself a favour and check this story out if you can – it’s a four issue mini series that shouldn’t break the bank if you hunt the individual issues.


Unless the comics industry ceases any and all publication look for a future installment of Underrated to cover more comics that aren’t cracking the top 100.

Marvel’s February Variant Covers feature the Wonderful World of Pym Particles

Marvel‘s Stormbreakers Class of 2023 are here and bringing their incredible talents to your favorite comic series and characters! This year’s class features a diverse line-up of illustrators who are constantly breaking the mold, and each month, they’ll have a chance to flex their skills with an exciting themed variant cover collection. In February, your pupils will grow to goliath proportions when you view their new size-shifting super hero Stormbreakers variant covers. These pieces portray some of Marvel’s most popular heroes including Storm, Deadpool, and Scarlet Witch with the power of Hank Pym’s eponymous particles. See them shrink down to just a few inches or tower to the heights of an NYC skyscraper on the covers of Marvel’s hottest titles all month long!

The new group of tremendous talents includes Elena Casagrande, Nic Klein, Jan Bazaldua, Chris Allen, Martin Coccolo, Lucas Werneck, Federico Vicentini, and C.F. Villa. Check out their latest covers now and stay tuned for more Stormbreakers Variant Covers to be revealed in the coming months! 

  • SCARLET WITCH #2 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY C.F. VILLA
  • VENOM #16 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY MARTIN COCCOLO
  • DAREDEVIL #8 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY ELENA CASAGRANDE
  • STORM & THE BROTHERHOOD OF MUTANTS #1 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY LUCAS WERNECK
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #4 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS ALLEN
  • WOLVERINE #30 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY FEDERICO VICENTINI
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY JAN BAZALDUA
  • DEADPOOL #4 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY NIC KLEIN

Preview: Wolverine #27

Wolverine #27

Writer: Benjamin Percy
Art: Juan Jose Ryp
Cover: Leinil Francis Yu

All-New, All-Savage Wolverine! Wolverine’s been sold out. Bannister’s been duped. And when the dust settles, there’s something…different about Logan. Wolverine’s saga in the Krakoan era takes a savage turn with a decision – and a betrayal – that changes everything!

Wolverine #27

Preview: Wolverine #26

Wolverine #26

(W) Ben Percy (A) Juan Jose Ryp (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Oct 26, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THE MARK OF THE BEAST! On defense or offense, WOLVERINE is Krakoa’s weapon. But that doesn’t mean he attacks where BEAST aims…and McCoy’s latest ask is going to set Logan on a startling and revelatory path set to redefine his future! A perfect jumping-on point for new readers…and the culmination of story threads from the start of this volume no continuing reader can afford to miss!

Wolverine #26

Preview: Wolverine #25

Wolverine #25

(W) Ben Percy (A) Emma Kubert, Andrea DiVito, Various (CA) Adam Kubert
In Shops: Oct 12, 2022
SRP: $4.99

CELEBRATING 25 ISSUES OF LOGAN’S LATEST RUN! – AN A.X.E. TIE-IN!
A desperate race to the top of the world forces WOLVERINE to team-up with SOLEM! But will the HAND’S HELLBRIDE bring them to an untimely end, or will the CELESTIAL doom the unlikely team-up? PLUS: BAR BRAWL! A rough and tumble 25th issue celebratory story with an array of artists ready to unleash some adamantium-laced action!

Wolverine #25

Preview: Wolverine #24

Wolverine #24

(W) Ben Percy (A) Federico Vicentini (CA) Adam Kubert
PARENTAL ADVISORY
In Shops: Sep 07, 2022
SRP: $3.99

HELL ON EARTH – AN A.X.E. TIE-IN!
The Hand’s HELLBRIDE seeks revenge on WOLVERINE and SOLEM. But with Earth reeling from the revelations of A.X.E., a dire play from the Best There Is may be the planet’s last, best hope!

Wolverine #24

Diamond and Surreal Entertainment Launch ‘Tin Titans’ Lunchboxes

Tin Titans

Diamond Comic Distributors has partnered with Surreal Entertainment to launch a line of classic lunchbox/beverage container sets called “Tin Titans.” These rectangular lunchboxes are the same footprint as the vintage lunchbox sets made famous from the 1950s through the 1990s, but with today’s safety features and molding technology. Brands from Surreal’s extensive portfolio of licenses will be featured, from superheroes to monsters, from anime to videogames. Tin Titans will be exclusively available through Diamond Comic Distributors.

Each Tin Titans set includes a sturdy 4×7.75×6.75-inch tin case with latched lid, decorated with stylized art from dozens of world-class IPs. Unlike the flat, single-plane reliefs of the original lunchboxes, these feature fully dimensional 3-D sculpted embossed highlights that truly make the images stand out. Completing the set is a classic, cylindrical 11-oz. beverage container, with a solid food-safe plastic core and printed tin wrap, topped with an eared cup colored to match the plastic handle on the top panel of the lunchbox.

The first line includes such beloved brands as Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla, and Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, The X-Men, Wolverine, Black Panther and more! 

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