At the X-Men panel at San Diego Comic-Con Sunday, the most-anticipated panel of the entire convention, Marvel revealed the first page of interior artwork for Return of Wolverine by superstar artist Steve McNiven. The series will bring the original Wolverine back from the dead in a milestone for comic book publishing where Marvel actually managed to publish four four-issue mini-series and two one shots that all essentially served as #0 issues to the actual Return of Wolverine mini-series.
Wolverine will be back, with a bonus: his claws heat up so that he can burn people while stabbing them. The new power was inspired, according to writer Charles Soule, by the Marvel vs. Capcom video game. The villain of the story will be a new character, Persephone.
Check out the art below, captured by Bleeding Cool Ace Reporter Marcos Salinas.
Return of Wolveirne #1 hits stores in September.
RETURN OF WOLVERINE #1 (of 5)
CHARLES SOULE (W) • STEVE MCNIVEN (A/C)
X-FORCE COSTUME VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
FANG COSTUME VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
AGE OF APOCALYPSE COSTUME VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
PATCH COSTUME VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
WEAPON X COSTUME VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
BROWN & TAN COSTUME VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
WHISKERS COSTUME VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY TODD MCFARLANE
B&W REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY TODD MCFARLANE
VARIANT COVER BY JOHN CASSADAY
VARIANT COVER BY LEINIL FRANCIS YU
VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
PARTY VARIANT COVER BY TBA
PREMIERER VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN
BLANK VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
HE’S BACK, BUB.
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