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Stephen Platt Covers 'Sabretooth Reborn' in WOLVERINE #310

If you're a fan of variante covers and Stephen Platt, this is great news for you.

Back at C2E2, it was announced that Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi were teaming up once again to tell the story of Sabretooth Reborn in the pages of WOLVERINE. These two are the ones that killed him and now we'll find out how he's been back in the pages of WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN.

Today, Marvel has released information on the variant cover for WOLVERINE #310 by Stephen Platt.

Stephen Platt first grabbed my attention when doing the final issues of MARC SPECTOR: MOON KNIGHT in 1994. He's recently been doing variant covers for Marvel.

Marvel is proud to present your first look at superstar artist Stephen Platt’s sketch variant cover to Wolverine #310, the explosive opener to “Sabretooth Reborn!” Sabretooth has returned, and nothing will stop him from getting revenge on Wolverine! But how could he have survived his last encounter with Logan? The blockbuster team of Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi bring the answers and high-stakes action with the return of one of Wolverine’s greatest foes in Wolverine #310, coming to comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this July.

WOLVERINE #310 (MAY120718)

WOLVERINE #310 PLATT VARIANT (MAY120720)

WOLVERINE #310 PLATT SKETCH VARIANT (MAR128093)

Written by JEPH LOEB

Penciled by SIMONE BIANCHI

Variant cover by STEPHEN PLATT

Sketch Variant cover by STEPHEN PLATT

FOC – 6/11/12, On-Sale – 7/4/12

38 Comments
Posted by sagejonathan

Epic

Posted by Inverno

About time he was brought back!

Posted by Dedpool

SPLATT! Haven't seen his art in some time! Welcome back man! Way to move beyond the Lifield style of drawing.

Posted by G-Man
@Dedpool He actually did some variants for Uncanny X-Men and X-Sanction. How did j not know this?
Posted by Cafeterialoca

@CaioTrubat: I'd rather he'd stay dead. He's a boring villain who does one thing, chase after Wolverine and doesn't die.

Posted by Cafeterialoca

And if this book kills Cloak and Dagger, I'll be VERY pissed.

Posted by Inverno

@Cafeterialoca: I was referring to the artist :-P

Posted by Cafeterialoca

@CaioTrubat: Well I feel sheepish.

Edited by Scribbles

@Dedpool: Sadly, he looks like he now belongs to the Yenil Lu school of drawing. But anything that is not Liefeld is a win.

Edited by NyxEquitis

Wow, that is one SICK cover.

@Cafeterialoca said:

@CaioTrubat: I'd rather he'd stay dead. He's a boring villain who does one thing, chase after Wolverine and doesn't die.

Thats two things. :P

Posted by Solarflare32

I'm gonna guess there are mutiple sabretooths and romulus has sinisters cloning tech

Posted by Xtremesteve

Sabretooth is an EXCELLENT villian. He actually lost some footing after the 90's when Wolverine became nearly invulnerable and super popular. It used to be that Sabretooth was the only character Wolverine couldn't beat, which made Creed sooo much more bad ass. Not only did he regularly beat the best there is, but he did it without claws. It made him so imposing. I'm glad he's coming back, and he better be able to kick Wolverine's ass... it's make both characters better in the long run...

Posted by Cafeterialoca

@Xtremesteve: I'm against it though. There's not much you can do with this relationship anymore. Even worst, two other good characters, Cloak and Dagger, will probably be killed off for this repetitive "We can't hurt each other" battles.

Posted by Azrael66

Back to the REAL Wolvie. Before he opened his school of kiddies.

Posted by Apis

I will Love having Sabretooth back. Its way past time for his return. PS...Killing Cloak and/or Dagger would an enormous mistake!

Posted by zackattack529

that is one cool cover..i do like sabertooth but ehh..i dont wanna start another series especilly if he only comes back for this one arc. ill read it in a TPB.

but tht is a really cool cover, not gonna lie

Posted by LordRequiem

Another character coming back eh, that's fine, it's one that most wish to return.

Posted by devourerofworlds

He better be back to kicking more ass including wolverine, since he found a way to come back to life and also beat the supposed finality of the Murumasa Blade.

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

Glad that Sabre's back....but why, oh why have Jeph Loeb write him? Has Marvel forgotten War of the Hulks THAT fast?

Posted by JamDamage

Where the hell has Platt been. Hope he doesn't do those oversized........................................everything still.

Posted by Cavemold

I'm very interested in this !

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Oh so nice to see SPLATT's art again. And this variant cover of his is simply amazing! 'Nuff said.

Posted by Om1kron

@CaioTrubat said:

About time he was brought back!

totally.

Posted by broo1232

Great cover.

Posted by Oedipus_Rex

So I'm going to make the guess that Sabertooth's soul escaped hell and inhabited his last remaining Marauder clone made by Mr. Sinister. Makes sense to me.

Posted by hobanho

The story is only telling his return, he's actually been back in the MU for about 6 months. He's been in both Wolverine's solo book and Wolverine and the Xmen, and Jason Aaron has given him a pretty good status quo in my opinion. He's the head of the underworld crime in Asia and has Mystique, Lord Deathstrike and the new Silver Samurai working for him. He also had a amazing bloodbath of a fight with Beast in Wolverine and the Xmen. Alot has been done with him lately so anyone complaining about him coming back shouldn't worry, because he's been back and it apparently didn't affect your life too much, you'll be ok. Does anyone who comments on these articles even read comic books???

Posted by TheGoldenOne
@sagejonathan said:

Epic

Posted by mattydeNero

Sweet! I have all of Soul Saga from back in '01. Wonder where Platt's been?

Posted by jaredbright

@mattydee007:

He was doing movie story-boards. I saw his name in the credits of the Iron Man movie.

Posted by blueninjapanther

Looks Incrediblely Awesome

Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy

Awesome. Bout time.

Posted by Bitchgurl

Not a fan of variant covers, but enjoy Platt's work quite a bit.

Posted by X35

@Cafeterialoca said:

And if this book kills Cloak and Dagger, I'll be VERY pissed.

Where do C&D come into this?

Posted by Cafeterialoca

@X35: Have you seen the previews? Wolverine is interrogating Cloak who is suicidal cause Sabretooth kidnapped Dagger. Knowing Loeb, she's as good as dead.

Posted by X35

@Cafeterialoca: Ahhh... no i hadn't seen the previews.

She's as good as dead AND raped ¬_¬

Posted by Cafeterialoca

@X35: I know. That's why I'm against the book.

Posted by Spidey_Guy1

You can never keep a good villain down, even after cutting his head off. I can hardly wait to see the sick, twisted feats that Creed accomplishes.

Posted by kikiGLOW

Awesome cover. I love it. Not sure if I like the direct or variant edition better.