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Marvel Unlimited Gets a Bonus Release of X Lives of Wolverine and X Deaths of Wolverine

Marvel Unlimited revealed a special bonus release of X Lives of Wolverine and X Deaths of Wolverine is now available in the app! Fans can now read the 10-part event across Wolverine’s history and future yet to come.

In the pair of interlocking series, writer Benjamin Percy and artists Joshua Cassara, Federico Vicentini, and Adam Kubert journey across Wolverine’s history and future to deliver a transformative epic packed with revelations and exciting developments not just for Logan but for all of mutantkind. To prevent a tragedy, Wolverine must travel to various points in time to prevent the death of a key figure in mutant history—Professor Charles Xavier. But that is only the beginning… because for every life, there is a death! Fan-favorite eras, and the unwritten future, are explored anew in this time-shredding saga.

And if readers want even more Wolverine, they can check out the 10-part Life of Wolverine Infinity Comic. In the series, fans can explore the history of Wolverine in chronological order! 

Preview: X Lives of Wolverine #5

X Lives of Wolverine #5

(W) Ben Percy (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Adam Kubert
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 16, 2022
SRP: $4.99′

TIME TO DIE! WEEK 9 – OMEGA RED has threatened the past, present and future of mutantkind. Today, WOLVERINE puts an end to it. The unbelievable climax to X LIVES OF WOLVERINE is an experience comic readers won’t soon forget and sets the stage for the ultimate finale in X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE #5!

Preview: X Lives of Wolverine #5

X Lives of Wolverine #5

(W) Ben Percy (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Adam Kubert
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 16, 2022
SRP: $4.99′

TIME TO DIE! WEEK 9 – OMEGA RED has threatened the past, present and future of mutantkind. Today, WOLVERINE puts an end to it. The unbelievable climax to X LIVES OF WOLVERINE is an experience comic readers won’t soon forget and sets the stage for the ultimate finale in X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE #5!

Preview: X Lives of Wolverine #3

X Lives of Wolverine #3

(W) Ben Percy (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Adam Kubert
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Feb 16, 2022
SRP: $4.99

LOST MISSIONS OF THE MAN CALLED LOGAN!
WEEK 5 – This time-shredding adventure of WOLVERINE sheds new light on eras of his life you thought you knew, and ones you never knew existed! Hang on for a ride from the early 1900s to missions with Department H and beyond. A peek into the past that will define the future…but only if he can stop OMEGA RED!

X Lives of Wolverine #3

Marvel Reveals Six Comics are Getting New Printings

Fans will get a chance to dive into Marvel Comics’ most exciting new launches and ongoing series with new printings of X Lives of Wolverine #1, X Deaths of Wolverine #1, Fantastic Four: Reckoning War Alpha #1, Amazing Spider-Man #88, Mary Jane & Black Cat: Beyond #1, and Star Wars: The Halcyon Legacy #1. These sold-out issues will be available at comic shops starting on March 16, complete with new second printing covers.

Benjamin Percy, Joshua Cassara, and Federico Vicentini present the biggest Wolverine story of all time in the debut issues of X Lives of Wolverine and X Deaths of Wolverine. The mutant best known as WOLVERINE has lived many lives under many identities and in many places, but never before has the fate of the future been so entwined with the past! Fan-favorite eras of Wolverine’s saga are explored anew, along with never-before-seen episodes as Logan must travel to various points in time to prevent the death of a key figure in mutant history. But these LIVES are only one side of the story… If Wolverine’s future lies in the past, what does that mean for the present? Be there for the start of the time-shredding saga across all of Wolverine’s history and future yet to come. The Second Printing covers of both issues will be a new connecting piece by Federico Vicentini that showcases the full scope of this visionary new X-Men saga.

A story fifteen years in the making kicks off in Dan Slott, Carlos Pacheco, and Carlos Magno’s Fantastic Four: Reckoning War Alpha #1. In a time before the Kree, Skrull or Shi’ar Empires. Before the emergence of Galactus. Before the birth of Asgard. There was the First War. The greatest war to ever rage across the Multiverse. Today, it is reignited. This is the Day of Reckoning. And all that stands between all of reality and revenge from the dawn of time are the heroes of Earth, the Fantastic Four and the mind of Mister Fantastic. Starring the FF, She-Hulk, Jack of Hearts, the Unseen, the Silver Surfer and everyone in the whole damn Marvel Universe. Carlos Pacheco provides the new cover.

Zeb Wells and Michael Dowling introduce a fearsome new Spidey foe in Amazing Spider-Man #88! Who is Queen Goblin?! For almost sixty years, Spider-Man has been defined by Goblins, and now Ben Reilly has a brand-new one all his own. Don’t miss this pivotal chapter in Amazing Spider-Man’s hit BEYOND era! Carlos Gomez‘s cover is below!

Amazing Spider-Man #88

It’s a teamup that will go down in Marvel Comics history in Jed MacKay and C.F. Villa’s Mary Jane & Black Cat: Beyond #1! Black Cat has been kidnapped, and the only person who can save her is…Mary Jane Watson?! Mary Jane has never liked Felicia Hardy, and now she has to save her life… But remember, this is the Black Cat we’re talking about. Things are never quite what they seem. It features a cover by J. Scott Campbell.

Experience the voyages of the greatest of all star cruisers in Ethan Sacks and Will Sliney’s Star Wars: The Halcyon Legacy #1! As the legendary Halcyon embarks on a momentous…cruise, the ship heads toward a confrontation with the First Order! But what secret from The High Republic Era can help the passengers and crew all these years later? And how did Jedi Nibs and Burry fend off a Nihil attack on one of the ship’s first ever voyages? Check out the variant cover by E.M. Gist.

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Discover the Life of Wolverine with a New Infinity Comic

X Lives of Wolverine and X Deaths of Wolverine, a pair of interlocking series will usher in The Second Krakoan Age of X-Men! Week after week, writer Benjamin Percy and artists Joshua Cassara, Federico Vicentini, and Adam Kubert will journey across Wolverine’s history and future to deliver a transformative epic packed with revelations and exciting developments not just for Logan but for all of mutantkind. Now, as a special bonus release, Marvel Unlimited subscribers can read the first issue of X Lives of Wolverine. 

As fans enjoy the weekly event series, they can catch up on Wolverine’s complete history in the all-new Life of Wolverine #1 Infinity Comic. For the first time ever, fans can explore the history of Wolverine in chronological order! The series launches on Wednesday, January 19 exclusively on Marvel Unlimited. New issues of the 10-part series will be available on the app every Thursday (starting with #2 on January 27).

X LIVES OF WOLVERINE #1 (OF 5)

Writer: Benjamin Percy
Artist: Joshua Cassara
Cover by: Adam Kubert

Logan. James Howlett. Weapon X. The mutant best known as WOLVERINE has lived many lives under many identities and in many places, but never before has the fate of the future been so entwined with the past!  Fan-favorite eras of Wolverine’s saga are explored anew, along with never-before-seen episodes as Logan must travel to various points in time to prevent the death of a key figure in mutant history.  But these LIVES are only one side of the story… Be here for the start of the time-shredding saga across all of Wolverine’s history, and future yet to come!

LIFE OF WOLVERINE INFINITY COMIC #1

Writer: Jim Zub
Artist: Ramon Bachs 
Colorist: Java Tartaglia 
Editor: Mark Basso 

Jean Grey scans Wolverine’s mind, bringing us along with her through the memories across the long life of the mutant known as Logan, James Howlett, Weapon X, Wolverine and more! For the first time ever, explore the history of Wolverine in chronological order! 

LIFE OF WOLVERINE INFINITY COMIC #1

Review: X Lives of Wolverine #1

X Lives of Wolverine #1

One of my favorite parts of Wolverine as a character is that he can fit into all kinds of genres of story and different eras too because of his long life. On a surface level, Benjamin Percy, Joshua Cassara, and Frank Martin get that too, but the execution is sorely lacking as they kick off a mini-event in X Lives of Wolverine #1. Percy has told good Logan stories in both podcasts and comics, but this isn’t one of them as he and Cassara follow an underwhelming dangling plot thread with Wolverine facing off against Omega Red in multiple timelines to rescue Professor X.

The whole premise of X Lives of Wolverine #1 screams derivative with Logan getting the multiple timelines and outcomes that Moira X did in House of X/Powers of X. Over the past couple decades, Wolverine’s past and future have been excavated, retconned, and re-contextualized so many times and even spawned two live action films. So, it’s nice to see Percy and Cassara just have him be violent and protective in different settings instead of trying to hype up yet another new mystery about his past. Poetic captions and good staging aside (For example, the horror that Charles Xavier’s father has in his face when Omega Red is threatening his newborn son.), X Lives of Wolverine can’t escape that it’s just the two months of filler before “Destiny of X”.

I think the reason that X Lives of Wolverine didn’t connect with me beyond time travel for the sake of time travel was that Omega Red and his variants are quite one-dimensional villains. As seen from his work on X-Force, Joshua Cassara has a real gift for body horror, and Omega Red has an all-time great design. But he doesn’t have that much of a personality beyond that design and even ends up playing second fiddle to the devious Mikhail Rasputin. (His manipulation of Colossus is the real plotline I’m looking forward to.) The other “Omegas” are even worse and show up in the main flashback timeline trying to kill Professor X at birth. There’s nothing interesting to unpack: just bad guys with Omega symbols on their foreheads trying to kill a baby. Omega Red’s motivation does make sense because Beast wanted him to come back with his painful carbonadium intact, but this information is confined to a data page that breaks up the visceral action from Cassara and White.

And, yes, the action is basically if Mark Millar scripted an Omega Red-centric version of the Clone Saga. There’s lingering panels where Xavier’s mother acknowledges that she miscarried Cassandra (Later Nova) as well as Wolverine cutting an umbilical cord with his claw. But, for some reason, Wolverine won’t kill these Omegas even though they’re jeopardizing the life of man, who would one day give him an opportunity to be a part of something bigger than himself. The Omegas are drawn and act like generic enemies that would be tossed off without even thinking, but Benjamin Percy does a whole moral dilemma thing with them. (I guess “Kill no mutant” does apply to alternate timelines.)

Even though Percy did seed Omega Red’s anger against Krakoa in previous issues of X-Force, the character works as a B or C-plot not the centerpiece of an event. Joshua Cassara stages the fight between Wolverine, a badass Mrs. Xavier, and the Omegas in a compelling way with gritty colors from Frank Martin, but it feels like a generic video game fight. With the appearance of Rasputin and the presence of Jean Grey, the upcoming timeline hops might have better stakes, but honestly after 40 pages of this, I’m not sticking around every week to see if they do.

Story: Benjamin Percy Art: Joshua Cassara
Colors: Frank Martin Letters: Cory Petit
Story: 4.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 5.0 Recommendation: Pass

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