Marvel has been teasing a Wolverine Classified thing for a year now. Today the second yellow-and-blue boot dropped.
This September 19th, Marvel will publish Return of Wolverine by Charles Soule and Steve McNiven, to follow the Hunt for Wolverine series.
The final piece of a Wolverine trilogy years in the making, following DEATH OF WOLVERINE and HUNT FOR WOLVERINE, the RETURN OF WOLVERINE marks the beginning of a new—and very different—chapter in the storied history of Logan Howlett.
Following his death in 2014, the signature sound of popping claws went silent, and the hero’s body was interred for remembrance and respect. And then it went missing.
Immediately, the Super Heroes of the Marvel Universe convened, before separating into four teams hell-bent on unraveling the mystery of the disappearance. Starting with HUNT FOR WOLVERINE, and then in ADAMANTIUM AGENDA, CLAWS OF A KILLER, MYSTERY IN MADRIPOOR, and WEAPON LOST, the search began. And the shocking conclusion of this manhunt leaves Wolverine changed forever.
Brought to life by the team that originally sent him to his death, writer Charles Soule and artist Steve McNiven dive claws first into this new beginning.
“Wolverine’s body has been missing. The entire Marvel Universe has been looking for him, because he’s a very important part of the Super Hero puzzle. And at long last, he will be found,” says Soule. “I thought this was a real opportunity to do things that would make him feel new and fresh in a way; if you come back from the dead, it should mean something. One of the outwardly physical manifestations of that is that now, from time to time, his claws—once they’re popped—they can heat up. They can get really hot.”
Whoever knows fear burns at the touch of Wolverine’s new claws…