return of wolverine


Crisis of Infinite Wolverines [X-ual Healing 2-17-19]

For the first couple decades after his introduction, Wolverine was one of the best characters in the X-Men universe. Deeply flawed and plagued by demons, but also incredibly loyal and always struggling against his nature to do the right thing. But around the time Marvel had Wolverine join the Avengers, he mostly lost any real […]




Hello, Wolverine. Goodbye, Wolverine. [X-ual Healing 11-28-18]

Ah, what a magical time to be an X-Men fan. We’re used to shocking character deaths and even more shocking character resurrXions. That sort of thing happens on a regular basis around here. But it’s rare that we get the death and resurrection of a character at the same time. And yet, that’s what’s going […]

Storm Calls Out Logan’s Philandering in Next Week’s Return of Wolverine #3

Wolverine is finally back… er, almost… and his former teammates in the X-Men know it, with Jean Grey having detected Logan via Cerebro at the end of Return of Wolverine #2. In next week’s Return of Wolverine #3, Jean, Storm, and Kitty Pryde wonder whether this is the good ol’ Wolverine they know and love, […]

Can Marvel Comics Save Wolverine? [X-ual Healing 10-24-18]

It’s been 13 months or so since the return of Wolverine started in the Marvel Legacy one-shot, so it’s probably time to check in on how things are going. Marvel killed off Wolverine in 2014 because they had really backed themselves into a corner, with Wolverine appearing in like every Marvel comic published every week, […]

Does Logan Make a Promise He Can’t Keep in Return of Wolverine #2? (Preview)

Wolverine is finally back from the dead… sort of… it kind of keeps getting delayed. But he’s in the process of coming back for sure, one which has lasted more than a year and included multiple one-shots, mini-series, and post-credits scenes, and in Return of Wolverine #2, Wolverine is back to doing what he does […]

Marvel Promotes Reading Digital With Free Return of Wolverine #1 Director’s Cut

Today, the final phase of the epic return of Wolverine in the appropriately-titled Return of Wolverine mini-series has begun with the release of Return of Wolverine #1. And while we already know that there’s no way Marvel can top this other time Wolverine came back from the dead, they’re doing their best to try. Not […]

Hot Claws Unleashed! A Bloody, Steaming, Pointy Return of Wolverine #1 Preview

Good news, LoganBronies! After a long, long, long, long wait, Marvel is finally bringing back Wolverine (because U demanded it)! No, really, they’re totally bringing him back this time! It’s not another bait-and-switch like Hunt for Wolverine. Probably. Well, okay, we can’t say for sure. It might be nice if this wasn’t the real Wolverine, […]

Return of Wolverine Launch Trailer Declares: When Fans Speak, Marvel Listens

Marvel has released a launch trailer for Return of Wolverine, the event comic that will finally bring back Wolverine after Marvel dragged it out for a god damn year. The video features artwork from the comic, as well as appearances by Akira Yoshida, Jordan White’s mustache, and writer Charles Soule. In the trailer, Yoshida, otherwise […]


Ban These Books: 5 Comics We Should Ban for #BannedBooksWeek [SPOILERS]

Banned Books Week is coming up later this month, a celebration of freedom of speech and the right to artistic expression. But what if banning books is sometimes the right thing to do? While we here at Bleeding Cool support the message of Banned Books Week in general, we’ve given it some thought and come […]

Rey Mysterio Spoils Marvel’s ‘Return of Wolverine’ at #ALLIN

Over the past several months, Marvel has milked the living crap out of the Return of Wolverine. The stabby Cannuck first showed up in the Marvel Legacy one-shot, followed by Where in the World is Wolverine post-credits scenes in a bunch of Marvel comics before launching the Hunt for Wolverine event, which consisted of two one-shots […]



Todd Nauck Revisits Iconic Image for Return of Wolverine #1 Variant

Todd Nauck has revealed his party variant cover for Return of Wolverine #1, and it looks like he may have taken inspiration from what is possibly the most iconic Wolverine image of all time. No, we’re not talking about this image by Barry Windsor-Smith… Nor this, by John Byrne, Terry Austin, and Glynis Wein…   Nor […]

Improbable Previews: Hot Claws Rides Again in Return of Wolverine #1

Every so often (but seemingly less so since we started this column), comic book publishers accidentally send out unlettered previews, showing us what the characters are doing but not what they’re saying. What a boner! In Improbable Previews, we correct this mistake by putting the words back in, using our best guess at what they are […]

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First Look at Steve McNiven’s Interior Artwork for Return of Wolverine #1

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 […]

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Steve McNiven’s BWS-ish Pencils for Return of Wolverine #1

Back in April, we noted that Steve McNiven was developing what appeared to be a Barry Windsor-Smith style. Then he was announced as the artist for the upcoming Return of Wolverine mini-series written by Charles Soule. And suddenly two come together. Here’s a look at some of his pencils from issue 1… Especially with that […]