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First Look: DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1

It's the beginning of the end, bub.


He is many things to many people. A hero. A teacher. A friend. But now, the greatest X-Men hero will play a role he’s never played before! Today, Marvel is proud to present a stunning look inside DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 – the first issue in the blockbuster weekly event running through September! Comic superstars Charles Soule and Steve McNiven explore the man known as the Wolverine as he makes his final stand, and meets his untimely end.


Left without his mutant healing factor, his enemies now close in for the kill – and the Wolverine faces his greatest battle alone. A battle he will not return from. After a century of being the best there is at what he does, the day has arrived where his best will not be good enough.


With no X-Men or Avengers to help him, he’ll square off against Lady Deathstrike, Sabretooth and more of his deadliest enemies! Each one inching him one step closer to death than the last. But one foe in particular is prepared to strike the final blow. An old enemy with the deepest of ties to Wolverine’s past has returned. Lurking in the shadows, their master plan to end the Wolverine has been set in motion – and there’s no stopping it!


“The basic idea [of Death of Wolverine], is that both Wolverine and the reader will be reflecting on Logan’s life as the story builds to the ending,” says series writer Charles Soule in an interview with Marvel.com. “We’ll get a better understanding of why this guy makes the choices he makes, and the path that led him to where we end up. Each issue is built around a different part of Wolverine’s history, in a loose way, and each has a slightly different feel; we’ve seen a lot of different versions of James Howlett over the years, everything from Patch to Weapon X, and versions of many of them will appear here.”


Each issue of Death of Wolverine also features a special Weapon Etched Holo Foil cover treatment that leaps off comic shop shelves and must be seen to be believed! With Death of Wolverine poised to shake the foundations of the Marvel Universe this September, no fan can afford to miss this epic & grisly weekly event! What does the world look like without Wolverine in it? Find out when DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 kicks off the end of an X-Man this September!


DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 (JUN140590)

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

FOC – 07/14/14, On-Sale – 09/03/14


DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2 (JUN140601)

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

FOC – 07/14/14, On-Sale – 09/10/14


DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3 (JUN140602)

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

FOC – 07/14/14, On-Sale – 09/17/14


DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4 (JUN140603)

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

FOC – 07/14/14, On-Sale – 09/24/14


39 Comments
Posted by Twix_Right_Side

lol you gon' die

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Every wolverine has his day...

Posted by dagmar_merrill

Llooks fantastic.

Edited by saoakden

Other than Reed having his neck stretched out like that is kind of weird, the comic looks good.

Posted by Astro_Zombie78

He'll be back in 6 months.

Posted by manwithoutshame

Reed: "Can I at least call you a cab?"

Posted by dagmar_merrill

@saoakden said:

Other than Reed having his neck stretched out like that is kind of weird, the comic looks good.

Why? Reed is a dude who stretches.

Edited by Z3RO180

The,art isn't what It used to be

Posted by DoctorThomasElliot

This looks really a somber and kind of fitting end for the ol' canucklehead. Hopefully it will be written pretty well.

Posted by Krypton-115

Where/when did Wolves lose his healing factor? Sidenote: Steve, the art looks amazing, bub.

Posted by saoakden

@dagmar_merrill: I know he does. To me it just looks weird the way its drawn.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

Where/when did Wolves lose his healing factor? Sidenote: Steve, the art looks amazing, bub.

In Cornell's run.

Posted by _Zombie_

Loving the art. Here's to hoping the writing is on par and the death, if it happens, is a good one.

Posted by The Stegman

Man, I kinda feel bad for him, that Adamantium most be brutal.

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Posted by Super_SoldierXII

The creative talent gives me hope there'll be a string of redemption along the way.

Damn Cornell's run was a catastrophe in every imaginable way. Wolverine as a character was terribly portrayed, horribly written.

Yeah, the whole "death" thing is a tired cliché. But as long as he doesn't go out like the out of character wuss Cornell made him out to be, and as long as he gives his Rogues gallery hell while punching his ticket, I'm OK with it. Hopefully gives Logan the creative reboot he so desperately needs.

Posted by redwingx

I think Marvel is getting rid of Wolverine because hes making money for Fox.

Posted by Wolverine08

Bleh, art looks good but I remain skeptical of the story.

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Posted by dagmar_merrill

@redwingx: Wolverine is one of Marvels best selling characters. Why would Marvel shoot itself in the foot for a reason like that?

Posted by JakeN7

@wolverine08: Why? Soule is fantastic. Fortunately for us, Cornell didn't even have the decency to finish the crap he started. I'm looking forward to this miniseries.

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Posted by Wolverine08

@jaken7: I'm mostly abrasive towards the whole thing because death is such a boring way to try spice things up in comics. I know Soule is very good, but he's playing with a painfully cliche topic here.

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Posted by Rainja

Art looks good. If only Marvel would use artists as great as.mcknieven on all of there titles i would buy more of there books.

Posted by JakeN7

@wolverine08: It is boring, I agree. But it wasn't Soule's decision, and I have faith he'll do it justice. I'm reading it (if for nothing else) to be up to date on the status of one of my favorite characters. Maybe even say "farewell...

...for now, and see you again in 14 months or so."

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

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Posted by JakeN7

@wolverine08: DEY ARE SO PREDICTABLY AND INEVITABLY TEMPORARY!

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Edited by kleo_94

Just curious as for how long Wolvie's going to stay dead. Apart from that, it seems to be a Marvel thing that they announce Logan's death long before it happens, hell, long before it even begins to happen. Always though deaths should be rather a surprise for the reader. Marvel is just preparing us for Wolverine's death as they'd be saying: "He's going to come back, just in case you were wondering." Not sure how I feel knowing already that the character(any character, really, they always die and die and keep coming back) is going to be killed, it takes part of the emotions from the final part.

Edited by MadeinBangladesh

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Posted by NoahMcnasty

another sales ploy. Now get ready for the return of the wolverine.

Posted by medulaoblaganda

i petty wolverine. gonna make me cry....

Posted by Twentyfive

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SUPER MASSIVE All New MARVEL NOW! Wolverine #0.01

Rated T+

$5.99US

DIRECT EDITION

MARVEL.COM

How can you be so truthful in so few lines?

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

That art. I can look at that all day. Such beauty!

3 months later. Wolverine returns in.......

SUPER MASSIVE All New MARVEL NOW! Wolverine #0.01

Rated T+

$5.99US

DIRECT EDITION

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Lololololololol!

Posted by MadeinBangladesh
Posted by Owie

That last page is a really nice drawing.

Edited by VanderSEXXX

I couldn't help but have this song in the background while looking at that McNiven art.

Especially the last part of the song.

Posted by Surza7

hopefully they keep him dead for a while. But my guess is probably a year or so.I thought about picking up these issues...will buy the TPB though :3, so long for now bub

Posted by Winter_Kills

@kleo_94 said:

Just curious as for how long Wolvie's going to stay dead. Apart from that, it seems to be a Marvel thing that they announce Logan's death long before it happens, hell, long before it even begins to happen. Always though deaths should be rather a surprise for the reader. Marvel is just preparing us for Wolverine's death as they'd be saying: "He's going to come back, just in case you were wondering." Not sure how I feel knowing already that the character(any character, really, they always die and die and keep coming back) is going to be killed, it takes part of the emotions from the final part.

I know, they definitely take an element of surprise out, don't they? Like you said, it does take emotions away from the story, as you know there's no finality. I do hope it's handled well- it would be a very gutsy move for Marvel if they let the Ol' Canucklehead rest in peace for at least a few years- but somehow, I don't see that happening. It might last as long as Peter Parker's "death" did, & no matter how many times Marvel kept saying "Peter Parker's gone get over it" we all knew he was going to come back. I feel the same way about Wolverine- but it'd be cool if Marvel did it in a way, like over a period of a few years, that people- fans- truly missed him, & wanted him to come back, instead of just bringing him back, period. That would bring more emotion to it, & make the event meaningful. Don't see that happening but that's the comic book cynic in me- seen too many comic book deaths in my time. I can't help but wonder, though, if Wolvie will have a replacement in the meantime- perhaps X-23? She's the only one that could come close to Wolverine in ability since Daken is dead too(though that feels about as final as any other comic book death to me). It would be interesting to see a female character step into the role of one of the most high-profile male characters in comicdom. It would be a different approach to successors to "deceased" characters & might be interesting if handled by a competent creative team.

Edited by The Impersonator

D@mn! The art looks terrific. I'll have to check it out. It's too bad that my favourite character is gonna die.

At least the good thing, he still lives in other universes, including my fan-fic. =P

http://marvel-genesis.wikispaces.com/Wolverine

Posted by laabitres

so no more wolverine and steve rogers? O.o

Posted by The Impersonator

so no more wolverine and steve rogers? O.o

I'm afraid so, bub. But don't worry, Wolverine and Steve will be back, someday. I'm sure of it.

Edited by Ms-Lola

A four part series touching on different times of Logan's life as he heads to the end is the best approach to this. He knows he is dying, and instead of letting the adamantium be what kills him, Logan will go out a warrior and provide some closure to his longest running foes. I am looking forward to what his last thoughts will be. I do know I will cry hard when I read the last issue. I hate this is happening, I really do. Wolverine is much more than just a character to me, he is honestly a real hero I looked up to.

Cornell is at the bottom of the list containing Wolverine writers in my eyes. I do think Soule will do the Logan justice. I can already feel the mighty Wolverine's fatigue and overall heaviness. Or is it mine? Gotta prepare myself for the emotional tsunami heading my way come September.