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DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 'Mortal Variant' by Ed McGuinness Revealed

Time to buy some flowers for poor Logan.

It’s the storyline that has the whole comic industry buzzing, and today Marvel is proud to officially unveil the ‘Mortal Variant’ to DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1! Gorgeously rendered by superstar artist Ed McGuinness, the cover captures Logan as he reaches the end of his long life. This jaw-dropping cover can be ordered through the previously announced Exchangeability program.

Written by chart-topping writer Charles Soule and blockbuster artist Steve McNiven, this landmark limited series chronicles the iconic mutant’s grisly final days as he battles through a gauntlet of his greatest foes. Left without the help of his mutant healing factor, the once indestructible killing machine known as the Wolverine has found himself mortal for the first time in a long time.

As mainstream media buzz continues to build around this highly anticipate series, retailers are encouraged to check their Marvel Mailer for ordering and exchangeability information for this exclusive cover.

What does a world without Wolverine look like? Find out when first issue of DEATH OF WOLVERINE hits comic shops this September!

DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

Mortal Variant by ED MCGUINNESS

FOC – 08/11/2014, On-Sale – 09/03/2014

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Posted by micah

His death is shaping up to have a major impact.

Posted by fil123

theyll kill him and he'll be back right before the next x men film

Posted by Phaedrusgr

I'm tired with all these "deaths". They're so meaningless. Even if he dies, he'll come back within a couple of years, so what's the big deal? I want him to live and prosper, if you ask me. No need for another "death" in 616.

Posted by Rubear

@fil123 said:

theyll kill him and he'll be back right before the next x men film

Xavier is dead for years, but of course he is not Wolverine)

Edited by Fallschirmjager
@fil123 said:

theyll kill him and he'll be back right before the next x men film

Genius idea! No one has ever done that before...! :)

Edited by Wolverine08

This whole event and run leading to it have been the epitome of gimmicky and corny.

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Posted by IDontLikeBirds

I don't see the big deal. Look at Daken, how many times has he died already? And that character isn't even that old. It's probably a shorter list of which characters have never died, than have died and came back.

Edited by SmashBrawler

So did he scratch his own gravestone a couple times before sitting there and dying? LOL, 'K then.

Posted by dimitridkatsis

This Death and Return thing is the most boring cliche in all comics.

Edited by EdBlank

I could see if he died doing something else, but the whole story just being the countdown to his death is stale.

Posted by The Impersonator

Wolverine may be dead. But the Savage one lives.

Posted by Squalleon

This whole event and run leading to it have been the epitome of gimmicky and corny.

This, and...

So did he scratch his own gravestone a couple times before sitting there and dying? LOL, 'K then.

...LOL.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

@wolverine08: I dunno, Soule has potential to make this a good story.

Posted by Wolverine08
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Posted by dagmar_merrill

@wolverine08: The best writers can make gold out of crap. Either way if Soule fails this my opinion of him will go down astronomically.

Edited by patrat18

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Posted by Golden Cod

Hasn't he gone to Hell and back several times already? He also regenerated from a mere skeleton during Civil War so isn't he effectively immortal at this point?

Posted by Wolverine08

@wolverine08: The best writers can make gold out of crap. Either way if Soule fails this my opinion of him will go down astronomically.

I feel you.

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Posted by Rainja

I have mixed views on death of Characters. Like i agree, i want a characters death to have purpose and not just there for shock value but i also believe in bringing them back, maybe a few years from now would be nice. I mean at the end of the day these characters live in a world where litterally any and everything is possible and its never far fetched for a return from death. My Two cents

Edited by w0nd

wolverine died with more style. he clawed up his own tombstone on the way out..spidey just punched his

Posted by EdBlank

And another thing: Isn't duke's real name James Howlett? SOHH why the f*** is his - totally random - nickname "Logan" on the tombstone? (I'll tell ya how: they just keep piling crap on to this character's back story willy nilly. He's like a Rube Goldberg machine.)

Posted by rasheng

Killing heroes can be pretty boring easy but in Logan's case it could be a little more interesting.Being impossible to kill and all.

Edited by 8008S

What does a world without Wolverine look like?

Arguably, like this:

Seriously though, nice variant.

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Posted by Ninjablade09

@w0nd said:

wolverine died with more style. he clawed up his own tombstone on the way out..spidey just punched his

Lol, that's the first thing I thought of when I saw Logan's cover.

Posted by RisingBean

This whole event and run leading to it have been the epitome of gimmicky and corny.

Think if this plays out I'm gonna just read DC, Valiant and Image until he returns. Marvel's been going above and beyond in pissing me off over the last year or three.

Posted by Z3RO180

When will he just die

Edited by MachoMustachio

I'm so glad to have a Wolverine free Xmen and a Wolverine free Marvel universe as a whole. Finally some actually Xmen stories, though it is sad that this has to happen for that to happen especially since i do like Wolverine but I am sick and f---ing tired of the Wolverine is god crap (Xmen comics are all almost all about him including a Wolverine and the Xmen comic, hes all over the Avengers, five and a half Wolverine movies, etc.) cool cover though (still think the new costume is terrible though)

Posted by MachoMustachio

@8008s: lol, though they would probably find some other character to hyper focus on sadly

Posted by blh726

Why are they going to ruin themselves like this

Posted by Wolverine08

@wolverine08 said:

This whole event and run leading to it have been the epitome of gimmicky and corny.

Think if this plays out I'm gonna just read DC, Valiant and Image until he returns. Marvel's been going above and beyond in pissing me off over the last year or three.

WE'LL ENDURE!

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Posted by RisingBean

@wolverine08: By that are you speaking of the fans enduring this crap or Marvel enduring without my money?

If it's the latter I'll have to pull out some nasty meme.

Posted by Testament

Yea I'm not gona read this. This cliché is a bit overdone and I don't wana see them kill one of my favorite heroes. I just hope when they bring Logan back, he gets a whole new writer and creative team. He could seriously use it. Maybe Brian K Vaughn? Or bring back Millar but I'm sick of all the S**** writers he's been havin.

Posted by Wolverine08

@wolverine08: By that are you speaking of the fans enduring this crap or Marvel enduring without my money?

If it's the latter I'll have to pull out some nasty meme.

Show em' how nasty the Bean can get when stirred!

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Posted by Comicman1000

@fil123: I doubt it, Marvel doesn't market anything pertaining to the X-Men films or any Marvel film made by Fox.

Posted by VanderSEXXX

Has comics sales of this character deteriorated that editors decided to kill him off? It would be a big thing if they plan to make this permanent though (Though I doubt it).

Posted by jashro44

So Cornell isn't writing this? Thats amazing news!

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Edited by Crackdown

At least Ultimate Wolverine is still dead. Ultimate deaths have greater impact

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Posted by fil123

@fil123: I doubt it, Marvel doesn't market anything pertaining to the X-Men films or any Marvel film made by Fox.

they did the same with spiderman...

Posted by Grey56

Goodness, Marvel. I really would like to look at their monthly returns to see why they would green light this project.

Posted by Rubear

At least Ultimate Wolverine is still dead. Ultimate deaths have greater impact

And because of all this deaths - especially during Ultimatum - Ultimate universe became empty cold wasteland.

Posted by superior_prime_maybe

@w0nd said:

wolverine died with more style. he clawed up his own tombstone on the way out..spidey just punched his

Im so annoyed by this concept. Death and resurrection. Cant they just do in the ultimate universe... (i know hes already there... but Ultimate universe 2.0 maybe)

This was a great way showing that immortal wolverine wasnt all about his healing factor. But the moment they take away the healing factor, instead of showing how great a superhero logan is.... they decide to make him whine for a year and then die.
WTF MARVEL! WTF!

Posted by HumanRocket

This whole event and run leading to it have been the epitome of gimmicky and corny.

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Posted by IronAngelX

I wonder if this is another one of Marvel's attempts to de-popularize the properties that FOX currently owns the film rights too. I hope that this method works, it kind of seems douchy, but I don't care.

Posted by Fallschirmjager

I wonder if this is another one of Marvel's attempts to de-popularize the properties that FOX currently owns the film rights too. I hope that this method works, it kind of seems douchy, but I don't care.

It won't work because its an idiotic idea.

Comic readers represent the 1% of a film going audience. Probably less.

What they do to their comics has absolute no effect on the movies.

Edited by PunyParker

@w0nd said:

wolverine died with more style. he clawed up his own tombstone on the way out..spidey just punched his

Οr bit it.......

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