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Marvel Reveals Joe Quesada DEATH OF WOLVERINE Variant

Check out Marvel's Chief Creative Officer's take on the death of Wolverine.

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Marvel Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada’s jaw dropping variant cover to DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 – the story that has the whole world talking! Brought to life in Quesada’s iconic style, this stunning cover features the titular mutant in his final days.

Written by chart-topping writer Charles Soule and superstar artist Steve McNiven, this four issue limited series chronicles the last stand of the Wolverine as he faces down his deadliest foes. Left without his healing factor, the indestructible killing machine must come to terms with his newfound vulnerability. And when word gets out that the Wolverine is mortal, villains from Logan’s past and present set their sights on their greatest enemy!

After being the best there is at what he does for over a century, the day has arrived where his best will not be good enough. With Death of Wolverine poised to shake the foundations of the Marvel Universe this September, no fan can afford to miss out on this epic comic event of September! What does the world look like without Wolverine in it? Find out when this spectacular DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 Joe Quesada variant cover hits comic shops on September 3rd!

DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 (JUN140590)

DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 QUESADA VARIANT (JUN140591)

DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 QUESADA SKETCH VARIANT (JUN140592)

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

On-Sale September 3rd!

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Edited by HushoftheWind

i wonder what costume Wolvie gonna wear when he resurrects b/c im not feeling the one Spock gave him. hopefully he donning that Brown/Gold again

Posted by 8008S

You know, for all his flaws, Joe Q can actually draw.

Posted by The Impersonator

He's gonna be back.

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

@8008s said:

You know, for all his flaws, Joe Q can actually draw.

Yeah , he still has it in him.

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

That's a really cool cover

Posted by bladewolf

Too many variants on this thing already. I say we all make a pact to not buy "The Death of Wolverine." If it sells low, Marvel may avoid these cheap stunts in the future.

Posted by i_dont_like_comics

why does wolverine have bone claws? i don't remember him losing the adamantium ones.

Posted by Teerack

I wish we had more time to see Logan in his cool samurai suit.

Posted by leokearon

What? He isn't dead yet?

Edited by TommytheHitman

I don't like that costume he's wearing...

Posted by Wolverine08

Interesting cover to an extremely gimmicky event.

Posted by nappystr8

Great looking cover.

Posted by IDontLikeBirds

Too many variants on this thing already. I say we all make a pact to not buy "The Death of Wolverine." If it sells low, Marvel may avoid these cheap stunts in the future.

Nah, I like collecting variants, but just the ones I like. I typically avoid sketch variants. I'll usually get a variant if it's by an artist I follow like Sara Pichelli for example.

Posted by Doflamingo_The_Joker

We should set up a betting station for when he gets back. the winner is the one who guesses the closest date of his revival :P

Posted by cdw101

Bring back Fuel!!!

Posted by RisingBean

Interesting cover to an extremely gimmicky event.

You buying into it?

Edited by Wolverine08
Edited by RisingBean

@wolverine08: Me either. Marvel's pretty much went on the warpath to ensure I wouldn't buy into anything they put out

I'm not interested in their gimmicks in lieu of good storytelling.

Posted by Mezame

i like how some people even after all this time haven't accepted the death of comic book characters as a part of the genre....... superheroes and supervillains die and come back, deal with it........... it's not a cheap gimmick, but something that has been around for years now and it will stay........ now it's all about waiting for yet another character to go through that

it's the same like with action movie stars and them facing clones.... everyone had such a movie

arnold schwarzenegger had a clone movie
jet li had a clone movie
jean claude van damme had a clone movie
sylvester stallone had a clone movie

and so did others

Posted by ScarletBatman

i wonder what costume Wolvie gonna wear when he resurrects b/c im not feeling the one Spock gave him. hopefully he donning that Brown/Gold again

From the preview images of Axis, Sabervine/Wolvertooth will be donning the brown and gold.

Posted by boschePG

Didnt Wolverine make a deal with an angel that next time he died he would stay dead and his healing factor wouldnt bring him back?

Posted by Super_SoldierXII

Interesting cover to an extremely gimmicky event.

Seriously. It's like Marvel doesn't realize Cornell already killed him.

Posted by Wolverine08

@wolverine08 said:

Interesting cover to an extremely gimmicky event.

Seriously. It's like Marvel doesn't realize Cornell already killed him.

Cornell's replaced Wolverine with his younger, less self assured cousin Cornellrine!

Posted by Super_SoldierXII

@boschepg said:

Didnt Wolverine make a deal with an angel that next time he died he would stay dead and his healing factor wouldnt bring him back?

Weird storyline that I think Marvel is trying to pretend never happened.

Wolverine's mutant healing factor brings him back.

Posted by Trodorne

@wolverine08: Me either. Marvel's pretty much went on the warpath to ensure I wouldn't buy into anything they put out

I'm not interested in their gimmicks in lieu of good storytelling.

Same here. Marvel has pretty much made me want to drop them all together. Thank god for IDW, Red 5, Boom! and Oni press. they have been putting out awesome titles.

Edited by RisingBean

@trodorne: I've been doing a lot of Valiant and DC lately. I'll have to check in with some of those publishers you mention, see if they are putting out any trades I'd find good.

Posted by Testament

Even though Quesada's a good artist, I'd still take anything Steve Mcniven does over him.

Posted by laflux

@8008s said:

You know, for all his flaws, Joe Q can actually draw.

Posted by laflux

@wolverine08: YOU LAUGHED WHEN WE HAD TO DEAL WITH SUPERIOR. NOW ITS YOUR TURN!!!!!!

Posted by Rainja

Joe Quesada is a good artist and a Horrible comic personality. He is a jerk. This man said, Zod was the Hero of man of steel. All he wanted to do was save his people....... What a delusional train of thought for one. secondly, I understand that he is a big dog at Marvel and Kudos for him but for him to just negatively talk crap about DC all because they wouldnt let him draw batman is kind of childish. He has good art and thahts about it.

Posted by BumpyBoo

I've never been overly fond of Wolverine, but this is a stunning image, gotta give credit where its due :)

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Posted by L1zardL1ps

For some reason, when I read this article, I took it as "the future death of Wolverine", like when he finally dies, many years from now - hence the weird costume.... of course I haven't followed Wolvie for quite some time so please forgive if I'm overlooking something that is common knowledge to everyone else who posted here.

(Ps) first ever post on this site, just joined... howdy.

Posted by kcomicfan

with all the stunts marvel are pulling. it is as if they want there fans to stop reading there comics.

Posted by ComicStooge

Interesting cover to an extremely gimmicky event.

Wolverine's whole publishing career in a nutshell.

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Posted by Wolverine08
Posted by ComicStooge

@comicstooge: Don't be salty cause you ain't the best!

Wolverine isn't either. Y'know, considering he's a corpse and all (or at least going to be).

Seriously though, perhaps Wolverine's death might present something cool and fresh. Who knows?

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Posted by Wolverine08

@wolverine08 said:

@comicstooge: Don't be salty cause you ain't the best!

Wolverine isn't either. Y'know, considering he's a corpse and all (or at least going to be).

Seriously though, perhaps Wolverine's death might present something cool and fresh. Who knows?

Eh, I don't really think the best way to try spur off something new and fresh creatively speaking is by using a tired and overused gimmick like "death".

Edited by RobotMonster

Doctor, you've seen the future... Did Marvel really kill off the biggest fan favorite mutant character?