Comic Vine News


Why Ha$ Marvel $witched The Relea$e Order For Wolverine?

We're getting issues of Wolverine out of order. A review for #73 is here too.

What happened to #72?!?
Some of you may have noticed that Wolverine #73 came out this week.  Was it part 7 of the "Old Man Logan" story arc?  Nope.  I think pretty much everyone that has been reading it agrees that this is the best Wolverine story we've had in some time.  The fact that we have an old Wolverine who hasn't popped his claws in fifty years has been an interesting twist.  It seems inevitable that he will at the end.  What could be thhe driving force that makes that happen?  More importantly, why did we get issue #73 before issue #72 (which is out on May 20)?

I haven't seen an "official" explanation from Marvel.  This (along with a review for issue #73) is addressed in the video below.


We know that "Old Man Logan" hasn't been coming out on a consistent schedule.  Issue #73 is a good "jumping on point" since it's the beginning of an arc.  Could the reason be that Marvel wanted to release another new Wolverine comic while "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is still playing in theaters?  Is Marvel more concerned with gaining new fans rather than worry about those already reading the comic?  Won't there be confusion for those new readers when they pick up 73 and then see 72 in a couple weeks?

What do you think about the fact that this issue was split into two parts rather than focus on one story?  Do you feel it was misleading to have an Adam Kubert cover and not have an entire Adam Kubert cover?

Update:  I received word today from Marvel that issue #73 has sold out.  There may still be copies at your local comic shop.  A second printing will be available on June 17.  Sheesh.

Posted by The_Martian

That is the dumbest thing ever!

Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

How come G-man talk about nipples and I can't

Posted by G-Man

I didn't know you wanted to take about Wolverine's nipples...

Posted by csimon

I was the same way I was sure i missed some thing???? Guess not 

Posted by Mr. Wilson

Great issue!

Posted by ArtJoker

...I want my Old Man Logan...

Posted by superboy12

G man when the next part of old man logan comes out are you going to reiview it?

Posted by G-Man
@superboy12 said:
" G man when the next part of old man logan comes out are you going to reiview it? "
I think I'll have to.  I'll see if I can get Red LAMP as well since he's been digging the story too.
Posted by toxzilla

Marvel needs to be shot

Posted by Slinger

I don't really mind this too much. Wolverine has been coming out rather erratically since Old Man Logan began. This, to me, is kind of like just filling in the gaps where there wasn't going to be an issue released with something. It is a little frustrating that the issue released this week and the one coming out next week were reversed, but really a week long wait isn't so bad. I doubt they were planning on finishing OML until July anyway, so what's wrong with having something to read in between?

Posted by Decept-O

Holy Cannoli...The glimpses you provided of Adam Kubert's art.......aaaaawwweeeessooommme. 

Posted by danhimself

i thought i heard the reason was because issue 72 wasn't quite ready to go out so instead of having people wait for the issue they put out 73 first

Posted by themaskedhero

Hmmmm? This is the weirdest thing I've heard in a long time.

Posted by dstorres
Posted by G-Man
@dstorres said:
" For the word from the EIC himself, go here: "
It's as I said, they wanted to get the book out while people are fresh from seeing the movie.  I'm sure lots of new readers will venture into comic stores after seeing the movie if they've never read comics before.  I get that they'd want to see Wolverine books and want to have them "out there" as Quesada said.  But how many Wolverine books are there these days?  Wolverine Origins, Wolverine Weapon X, X-Men Origins Wolverine, etc.  Plus there's been a bunch of recent one shots.  I just think they could've waited a couple weeks for 72 to come out and then put this issue out.  Or better yet, not split this issue with two "part ones." 
Posted by King Quisling

This issue was really great. The break from Old Man Logan wasn't all to bad. The first half was just great but the second story really grabbed my attention. Stories in which Wolvie isn't dealing with Capes are always great. 

Posted by Mr. Wilson

Why the hate on the second part?

Posted by Media_Master

ha nipple shock!

Posted by abassock

Does anyone know when the final issue of the Old Man Logan story line will available?  At the end of issue #72, it says "To be Concluded in The Wolverine Old Man Logan giant double sized issue."  I assumed that issue #73 would be the conclusion, but i was wrong.  It must be a separate title for the final issue.  Am I correct?

Posted by G-Man

It will be a Giant-Sized Special.  No release date yet.  When it's closer to being ready, I'm sure Marvel will let us know.

Posted by mtravis390

I have yet to see issue #72 anywhere were I live.  When did it come out?