Marvel Announces SAVAGE WOLVERINE

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Posted by G-Man (18855 posts) - - Show Bio

Last week we saw the Marvel NOW! teaser 'SAVAGE' that only listed Frank Cho's name. The slash marks lead us to believe Wolverine would be involved. The question was, why would suddenly be savage in a new ongoing title?

Today, Marvel has released some more information on the title.

As you can see, the title does involved Wolverine. Frank Cho will be writing and drawing the title, which debuts in January 2013. Frank Cho is no stranger to the savage element. Cho gave an idea as to why the title will have the savage adjective at Marvel.com.

Oh, it's gets pretty bloody and savage—in a good way.

As to how Cho got involved, Marvel EIC, Axel Alonso, called up Cho and asked if he wanted to work on Wolverine.

I came up with a cool Indiana Jones/Cthulhu type story that I've been toying around with, modified it and turned it into a Wolverine story. Axel loved the story and told me to start working.

It won't be all gruesome action. Cho reminds us that he does come from a humor background. He also pointed out that it's not just a Wolverine solo story. It'll be a team-up with Shanna the She-Devil. Surprisingly, Ka-Zar will not be seen in the story. What are the chances of Wolverine trying to hook up with her?

Check out the full interview over at Marvel.com.

#1 Posted by Grey56 (744 posts) - - Show Bio

Indifference is choking me.

#2 Posted by feargalr (1157 posts) - - Show Bio

Shoot, I was hoping for Savage Beast

#3 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (7550 posts) - - Show Bio

I might add this to my pull list

#4 Posted by SmashBrawler (5978 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh.

#5 Posted by Billy Batson (58293 posts) - - Show Bio

What a shocker! :o
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#6 Posted by Psycho_Soldier (125 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh. x2

#7 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2294 posts) - - Show Bio

@feargalr said:

Shoot, I was hoping for Savage Beast

I was hoping beast or a savage land book

#8 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (695 posts) - - Show Bio

Another wolverine book, blah.

#9 Posted by CRTrobinson (270 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank God all these haters let us know that they aren't interested. Could be a good pick up after all.

#10 Posted by Outside_85 (10233 posts) - - Show Bio

I suppose it was as inevitable as the sun rising.

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#11 Posted by GR2Blackout (2564 posts) - - Show Bio

I knew it!

#12 Posted by DATNIGGA (1214 posts) - - Show Bio

wolverine is awesome but... come on now

#13 Posted by jcj145 (183 posts) - - Show Bio

@CRTrobinson said:

Thank God all these haters let us know that they aren't interested. Could be a good pick up after all.

The wisdom in your words is astounding, and I second that opnion

#14 Posted by eregecardoso (20 posts) - - Show Bio

Cho writing Wolverine? Expect more macho bullshit from an overrated character. Not a very auspicious star for Marvel Now with this title.

#15 Posted by zackattack529 (1404 posts) - - Show Bio

*sigh why cant we ever have a good looking or good written wolverine series :/

He has soo much potential for a great series but no we get:

"ohh, its pretty bloody and savage --- in a good day."

that's what we've always had from wolverine!?! how bout' " ohh we got a pretty solid story for wolverine to go through, much of his past will be here to fight him as well as new enemies and new challenges. " THAT'S what i wanna hear. until then NO ill never pick up another issue of wolverine haven't in years

"I came up with a cool Indiana Jones/Cthulhu type story that I've been toying around with, modified it and turned it into a Wolverine story. Axel loved the story and told me to start working."

I swear that sounds like something my 12 yr old brother would say if he was writing Wolverine.

WILL NOT BE BUYING!

#16 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine is better as a team character than a solo one. They should have given someone more deserving a comic.

#17 Posted by wmwadeii (3253 posts) - - Show Bio

Hope its just a mini-series. From Cho's comment it seems that way.

#18 Posted by SoA (5241 posts) - - Show Bio

doesn't look to savage on the cover. thanks Marvel NOW.

#19 Posted by Cafeterialoca (1484 posts) - - Show Bio

You know, if they were going to do an ongoing about Wolverine in the Savage Lands, why are they doing a 5 issue arc of Wolverine and his kids in the Savages Lands in Wolverine and the X-Men?

Not to mention:

Captain America in Dimension Z for 10 issues

Avengers Arena about characters stuck in Murderworld

Captain Marvel is stuck time traveling

Dark Avengers are stuck Time Traveling

Original X-Men stranded in the present.

Stop stranding heroes in places Marvel! It's getting old! Especially since the Savage Lands is one of the most boring places in Marvel!

#20 Posted by sj_esposito (429 posts) - - Show Bio

If this is a mini, cool... I hope it's a mini at least...

#21 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (15127 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll give it a shot.

#22 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2257 posts) - - Show Bio

What about Supreme?

#23 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (7971 posts) - - Show Bio

Love Wolverine but PASS!

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#24 Posted by Mutant God (3075 posts) - - Show Bio

not another wolverine book

#25 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4530 posts) - - Show Bio

They need to give Wolverine some air, he's an okay character but I preferred him before marvel seemingly made him larger than life.I prefer him as he was in the 80's uncanny xmen, now the guy is all over the place.

#26 Posted by Novemberx2 (476 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh good lord....

Frank Cho Writing and drawing,

1) Expect Hyper sexualised women with massive breasts and very little clothes.

2) Heavy Delays

3) Bad Reviews

#27 Posted by Cafeterialoca (1484 posts) - - Show Bio

You know, seeing how indifferent everyone is to Wolverine here...maybe it is time to cut back on him. God, that would make me beyond happy. I'm tired of him being Mutant Jesus.

#28 Posted by x_29 (2274 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Wolverine, but this sounds incredibly lame!

#29 Posted by jwalser3 (5279 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll probably pick it up.

#30 Posted by God_Spawn (38293 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Wolverine can have great solo series, the guy can fit the loner perfectly. I'll probably pass on the book but we get enough of "Savage" Wolverine. I want Wolverine being the disciplined fighter he really is instead of just RAAAAGH! *SNIKT* getting lit up like the sky on the 4th of July. Running through hoards of bullets has lost its flair but Wolverine using skill is something that has to be a treat lately and it kind of sucks cause that is a huge part of his character.

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#31 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

where is that genius detective that said this wasnt a wolverine book? and haters can suck it.

#32 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34910 posts) - - Show Bio

boke

#33 Posted by fodigg (6136 posts) - - Show Bio

Does it bug anyone else when they draw wolverine's claws longer than his forearms?

#34 Posted by spinningwebs (36 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg: It makes me wonder how wolverine bends his wrists at all.

#35 Posted by Blizaga101 (942 posts) - - Show Bio

I really dislike how wolverine is drawn on the cover, the backgrounds nice though

#36 Posted by Sixsoda (45 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow I'm so intrested for Savage Hawkman Wolverine looks like this New 52 Marvel Now thing will be Interesting.

#37 Posted by Mrfuzzynutz (1141 posts) - - Show Bio

Putting Cho on a book without a female lead..? Question the wisdom of that lol

#38 Posted by feebadger (1445 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate you, Marvel.

#39 Posted by Psycho_Soldier (125 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sixsoda: it could always get worse... after some issues you could get Liefield on board to make it extreeeeeeme
#40 Posted by sweatboy (820 posts) - - Show Bio

those caveman look very feline. like say Romulus or the tribe Wildheart and wolverine come from

#41 Posted by Twentyfive (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool. Can't wait. I used to hate Wolverine for some reason. But I like him now.

#42 Posted by bladewolf (870 posts) - - Show Bio

OH BOY I'M TOTALLY GOING TO BUY AND FOLLOW THIS JUST LIKE THE REST OF MARVEL NOW! (/sarcasm)

#43 Posted by BritishMonkey (331 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds good.

#44 Posted by Danial79 (2325 posts) - - Show Bio

He had me at Cthulhu :)

#45 Posted by ectoborge (209 posts) - - Show Bio

They had me at wolverien vs Chthulhu

#46 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (3825 posts) - - Show Bio

As a huge Wolverine fan I'm on board as @theTimeStreamer said:

haters can suck it.
#47 Posted by daredevil21134 (12595 posts) - - Show Bio

I really wish Marvel would give some of their less popular characters a solo instead of just throwing them on team books or not using them at all.Wolverine has enough places to show up already

#48 Posted by MagmaGazer (108 posts) - - Show Bio

Have to say...this sounds pretty weak for a relaunch of a title... lackluster as it was...

#49 Edited by DMC (1551 posts) - - Show Bio

After reading about this my first reaction was.....wow that's it? So far it doesn't seem like Cho isn't bringing much to the table, though he and Marvel are "keeping mum" about what lies ahead.

Would I have preferred for Cho to lay out his blueprint? Elaborate on the new elements he's going to bring to the character/mythos, new villians, concepts etc? Maybe, but this book comes out in January so there's still time. Plus, raising expectations so high, so early isn't always the best strategy.

Hopefully we'll find out there's more to this book and it won't rely on cheesecake.

#50 Posted by DJ1107 (244 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm just hoping that this will get the bad taste that Jeph Loeb left on the character outta our mouth. And to the hater who compared Marvel NOW to New 52. Not all the books are getting cancelled. Marvel isn't rebooting there entire universe while leaving 2 characters unchanged leaving everything in the universe a mess on how it works. Read the book before you condemn it.

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