WOLVERINE Is Next Marvel NOW! Series

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Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

Remember that Marvel NOW! teaser we showed you late last week that featured one, single, iconic word? 'SNIKT'? The teaser that was clearly hinting at a new Wolverine family series still left us wondering whether the focus would be Daken, X-23 or Wolverine. Today, it seems, we've got our answer. Marvel announced that Wolverine would be seeing a brand-new ongoing starting in March, 2013 as part of Marvel NOW! titled simply (and appropriately), WOLVERINE. The new series will be written by Paul Cornell and illustrated by Marvel artist Alan Davis. This means that everyone's favorite mutant will be seeing two ongoing books as part of this Marvel NOW! initiative; WOLVERINE and SAVAGE WOLVERINE.

Some of you might be asking, why the need for two Wolverine ongoing books? Why not just one? Well aside from the fact that the character is extremely popular (just look at his sales), Wolverine is also a multi-faceted character with a very rich history. There are stories that can be told of him and his adventures with the X-Men, stories that focus on Wolverine as mentor to a younger generation and finally Wolverine on his solo adventures. According to the series' creative team, WOLVERINE will focus on his life in New York "with many non-superhero friends." According to writer Paul Cornell,

"This is the action series title where we meet him in his New York context, with many non-super hero friends (like Claremont always had the X-Men), part of a community of professionals, a very civilized man of violence who’d prefer to be a man of peace," Cornell said. This title, according to Cornell, will be the "central Wolverine title," meaning that it will likely be the place that fans of the character should go to to see the character develop and evolve.

What do you think of the news? Do you think that two Wolverine ongoings are too few, too many or just right? Is this a series you are looking forward to reading? What do you think of the Alan Davis cover? Will you be putting this series on your pull-list come March, 2013?

Source: iFanboy

#1 Posted by Supes1903 (137 posts) - - Show Bio

I am disappoint. Was hoping for X-23 instead.

#2 Posted by GothamRed (2564 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine NOW!

#3 Posted by CircularLogic (282 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a feeling people are going to (justifiably) whine about how Wolverine has so many ongoing titles. I'd just like to calmly remind them that Batman has no less than 5 ongoing titles, including guest appearances in at least another 5 every month, plus team books like Justice League. This stuff happens

#4 Posted by Isobel (90 posts) - - Show Bio

More Wolverine? *sigh*

#5 Edited by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

Two books? Looks like one-million. I wish Marvel would be more continuity-heavy and put characters in less books. They can make appearances and stuff, but to be a regular on so many teams AND have two books? That is just ridiculous.

I bet the two writers aren't even talking to keep the continuity the same.

I don't care about the past -- change whatever you want about the past, but at least keep the present continuity together. It is just sloppy if it isn't.

Cornell on Wolverine does interest me though. I'm just not a fan of whoever is in charge of editorial at Marvel.

I'm also having a hard time keeping up with all of these books coming out on separate dates. It is really confusing. A lot of the books I've wanted to pick up, I havent because I missed when each one has come out.

#6 Posted by cyberchop979 (451 posts) - - Show Bio

Love me some Paul Cornell

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Love me some Alan Davis

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PULL LIST.

#7 Posted by Outside_85 (9552 posts) - - Show Bio

@Supes1903 said:

I am disappoint. Was hoping for X-23 instead.

+1

#8 Posted by cacarl (138 posts) - - Show Bio

So Wolverine has two series that will be coming out twice per month and the cover price will be 3,99? No, thanks.

#9 Posted by inferiorego (26855 posts) - - Show Bio

@cyberchop979 said:

Love me some Paul Cornell

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Love me some Alan Davis

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PULL LIST.

I'm a huge Cornell fan.... He may just get me to read this, even though I'm not a big Wolverine fan.

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#10 Posted by BlackArmor (6141 posts) - - Show Bio

"Snikt" was advertising a Wolverine comic? Shocking!!!

Seriously I'm wondering why Marvel even bothered with the transparent teaser instead of just showing the cover, they might as well have when their teaser word is Snikt.

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

let the bitching commence

#12 Posted by Lvenger (20756 posts) - - Show Bio

I knew the first comment would be from an X-23 fan. I also knew this would be a Wolverine book. X-23 doesn't sell. She may be a great character but Marvel don't seem to think so. Not enough to give X-23 her own book anyway.

@CircularLogic: Before Marvel Now, Wolverine was in far more books than Batman, not counting Wolverine Max or other non canon appearences. It's impossible to juggle so many teams and your own adventures. At least most of Batman's series deal with his own adventures rather than him being on so many teams. Both are the cashcows of DC and Marvel though so their appearences need to be milked nowadays.

#13 Posted by Lvenger (20756 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a great creative team though. I'm a big Cornell fan and Davis' art looks impressive. But I've had enough of the X-Men world for a while so I'll give this a miss.

#14 Posted by Xorion (446 posts) - - Show Bio

OH MY GOD! AN OTHER WOLVERINE SERIES! I AM SHOCKED! haha but this seems more interesting than savage wolverine

#15 Posted by brucecapell (101 posts) - - Show Bio

of course it's wolverine

#16 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18032 posts) - - Show Bio

@Supes1903 said:

I am disappoint. Was hoping for X-23 instead.

#17 Posted by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

@CircularLogic said:

I have a feeling people are going to (justifiably) whine about how Wolverine has so many ongoing titles. I'd just like to calmly remind them that Batman has no less than 5 ongoing titles, including guest appearances in at least another 5 every month, plus team books like Justice League. This stuff happens

I don't mind so many titles. I mind that they don't connect in continuity. Batman is understandable because they can be happening on different nights.

Wolverine would have to be in different months. The continuity with this sh*t doesnt make sense. How could he be doing completely different things in two books AND be on teams at the same time? He needs to be thinned out. I don't care if he has a billion solo books, but it is ridiculous that he can teleport anywhere at any time to do anything.

#18 Posted by cyberchop979 (451 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego said:

@cyberchop979 said:

Love me some Paul Cornell

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Love me some Alan Davis

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PULL LIST.

I'm a huge Cornell fan.... He may just get me to read this, even though I'm not a big Wolverine fan.

I hear ya. I definitely think that Wolverine is WAY over-used. But Cornell has been killing it recently on Demon Knights and I have loved Davis since his Excalibur days, so I am willing to give this a shot and see where it leads.

#19 Posted by SoA (4938 posts) - - Show Bio

im a wolverine fan so im going to read it , but i was kinda hoping to get a x-23 series or a daken series (maybe do somthin with erista?) . it seems spidey wolverine and the most prominent avengers(hulk, thor, cap, iron man) are the only characters Marvel has . would like to see more obscure characters get their time to shine

#20 Posted by inferiorego (26855 posts) - - Show Bio

@cyberchop979 said:

@inferiorego said:

@cyberchop979 said:

Love me some Paul Cornell

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Love me some Alan Davis

=

PULL LIST.

I'm a huge Cornell fan.... He may just get me to read this, even though I'm not a big Wolverine fan.

I hear ya. I definitely think that Wolverine is WAY over-used. But Cornell has been killing it recently on Demon Knights and I have loved Davis since his Excalibur days, so I am willing to give this a shot and see where it leads.

While it's a tad off-topic, I've really been enjoying his Vertigo book, SAUCER COUNTRY. West Wing meets X-Files.

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#21 Posted by AlKusanagi (614 posts) - - Show Bio

On one hand, more Wolverine... On the other, Alan Davis!!!

#22 Posted by judasnixon (6653 posts) - - Show Bio

In this new, and exciting Wolverine series, Logan is a street walker, with a heart of gold.He is the best at what he does, and what he does is prostitution, and smoking meth. Will Jubilee shave his back? Will Luke Cage get his money? Will Doop get a 50-50? Will Hank Pym have to Smack a B*tch? Will Mr. White, and Jesse get the methylamine they need to cook? Find out in Wolverine; Red Light Princess.

#23 Posted by CircularLogic (282 posts) - - Show Bio

@doordoor123 said:

@CircularLogic said:

I have a feeling people are going to (justifiably) whine about how Wolverine has so many ongoing titles. I'd just like to calmly remind them that Batman has no less than 5 ongoing titles, including guest appearances in at least another 5 every month, plus team books like Justice League. This stuff happens

I don't mind so many titles. I mind that they don't connect in continuity. Batman is understandable because they can be happening on different nights.

Wolverine would have to be in different months. The continuity with this sh*t doesnt make sense. How could he be doing completely different things in two books AND be on teams at the same time? He needs to be thinned out. I don't care if he has a billion solo books, but it is ridiculous that he can teleport anywhere at any time to do anything.

Actually, Batman makes even less sense, because nothing stops Wolverine from operating during the day (also his advanced healing factor means he probably doesn't suffer from fatigue and exhaustion to the extent Batman does, so less time devoted to sleep), plus he doesn't have a secret identity per se like Batman does.

#24 Posted by RustyRoy (13271 posts) - - Show Bio

NO MORE WOLVERINE

#25 Posted by Mercy_ (92863 posts) - - Show Bio

Yawn

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#26 Posted by Med (291 posts) - - Show Bio

Do Daken's claws even go SNIKT?

#27 Posted by Xorion (446 posts) - - Show Bio

@judasnixon said:

In this new, and exciting Wolverine series, Logan is a street walker, with a heart of gold.He is the best at what he does, and what he does is prostitution, and smoking meth. Will Jubilee shave his back? Will Luke Cage get his money? Will Doop get a 50-50? Will Hank Pym have to Smack a B*tch? Will Mr. White, and Jesse get the methylamine they need to cook? Find out in Wolverine; Red Light Princess.

uhm... That's actually an interesting story

@RustyRoy said:

NO MORE WOLVERINE

Come on Wanda! you can't say that to everything you don't like

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

We really don't need another Wolverine book. As much as I enjoy the character he is being really over-used at the moment.

#29 Edited by Spideycap (212 posts) - - Show Bio

What? Did anyone actually think it wasnt going to be a Wolverine series? This book will sell better than X-23 and Daken combined would. Wolvie is obviously one of Marvels top characters, but I have never really gotten into him as a solo character. Hmm, could be worth a look at least.

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

@RustyRoy: NO MORE BITCHING AND

#31 Posted by neiliusprime (255 posts) - - Show Bio

its not like they already have a Marvel Now Wolverine book...oh wait..nevermind

#32 Posted by feargalr (1166 posts) - - Show Bio

Disappointing...

#33 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33924 posts) - - Show Bio

Alan Davis art hurts my face

#34 Edited by tomlikesfries (4696 posts) - - Show Bio

I mean, it's not that bad, but I was hoping for a X-23 series

#35 Posted by ME24601 (118 posts) - - Show Bio

Does Wolverine really need two books?

#36 Posted by Ramier (80 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess this is one marvel now series i will not be reading

#37 Posted by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

@CircularLogic said:

@doordoor123 said:

@CircularLogic said:

I have a feeling people are going to (justifiably) whine about how Wolverine has so many ongoing titles. I'd just like to calmly remind them that Batman has no less than 5 ongoing titles, including guest appearances in at least another 5 every month, plus team books like Justice League. This stuff happens

I don't mind so many titles. I mind that they don't connect in continuity. Batman is understandable because they can be happening on different nights.

Wolverine would have to be in different months. The continuity with this sh*t doesnt make sense. How could he be doing completely different things in two books AND be on teams at the same time? He needs to be thinned out. I don't care if he has a billion solo books, but it is ridiculous that he can teleport anywhere at any time to do anything.

Actually, Batman makes even less sense, because nothing stops Wolverine from operating during the day (also his advanced healing factor means he probably doesn't suffer from fatigue and exhaustion to the extent Batman does, so less time devoted to sleep), plus he doesn't have a secret identity per se like Batman does.

Batman doesnt star in twenty books. He makes guest appearances. He is in Batman, Detective, The Dark Knight, Batman and Robin, Justice League and Batman Inc.

Batman is an overarching story while Detective, the Dark Knight and Batman and Robin take place on random nights throughout the week. They still work together rather then apart. When Robin is doing something in one book, it mentions it in another book. Etc.

Then Justice League only happens when there is a big event in the world. It was mentioned in I think Justice League #7.

The only one that doesn't fit is Batman Inc. and that is because it is written by Grant Morrison -- he does whatever he wants. MUCH like Loeb at Marvel... except Morrison is a good writer.

Marvel doesn't acknowledge the universe around the characters until there is some sort of event or something.

#38 Posted by DaltonMunnal (165 posts) - - Show Bio

So now we have Wolverine, Savage Wolverine, Wolverine Max, Wolverine and The X-Men, and those are just the ones that have his name in them. This is absurd. I had figured Savage was going to be the replacement for the current Wolverine series.

#39 Posted by Mucklefluga (2589 posts) - - Show Bio

Let me guess this is bi-monthly too?

#40 Posted by darkrider (457 posts) - - Show Bio

wolverine now tomorrow yesterday and everyday

#41 Posted by Chaos Burn (1787 posts) - - Show Bio

*sarcastic slow clap*

#42 Posted by Mutant God (3055 posts) - - Show Bio

how many books is he in?

#43 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3559 posts) - - Show Bio

A complicated back story is a thin excuse for fracturing your reader base. More so with the price of comics today. I used to like Wolverine, but now I'm beyond tired of him, and his character feels like a big hypocrite.

I don't see how making multiple titles for the same characters solves the issue of dropping sales numbers. I doubt every fan of Wolverine is buying all the titles he's in. Instead, the readership splinters to follow seperate books.

#44 Posted by jhazzroucher (16153 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome! : )

#45 Posted by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_ said:

Yawn

This.

#46 Edited by SmashBrawler (5955 posts) - - Show Bio

Go back to Demon Knights, Cornell! Please! You were so awesome there!

#47 Posted by RalfvdH (651 posts) - - Show Bio

gee... What a surprise...

But its a good thing Alan Davis is back on regular... But wolverine everywhere is old sales trick... I'm a bit done with that... Won't be buying both....

#48 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7301 posts) - - Show Bio

The funny thing about this is that, the majority will whine and complain about Wolverine's increasing exposure, but with this title will STILL sell.

#49 Posted by Grey56 (753 posts) - - Show Bio

I was relieved to see Babs pulled this from ifanboy and didn't write this bad plug for the (what I believe without my Overstreet handy) fourth reboot of the title in 15 years. Grief. Just leave the old man alone and allow him to keep his original numbering - kinda one of those things that implies something has some history, longevity and life all to itself. I think this dude who fought in WWI and then created a fantasy epic talked about that....

#50 Posted by Outside_85 (9552 posts) - - Show Bio

@AgeofHurricane: C in huge quantities will always sell.

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