RIP Logan: Marvel Announce Upcoming Death Of Wolverine

Photo: Marvel Comics/Entertainment Weekly
Photo: Marvel Comics/Entertainment Weekly

Wolverine fans, I have some sad news for you, as Marvel comics have announced that your favourite mutant will pass away later this year.

The Death Of Wolverine comic will be released in four issues throughout September 2014, beginning on September 3. Writer Charles Soule and artist Steve McNiven will collaborate on the miniseries, which will cumulate in Wolverine’s death on September 24.

Editor Mike Marts confirmed the finality of the move, but teased the exciting repercussions for Marvel as a whole, as he told EW, “You’re gonna be entering a world without Wolverine. That affects not only his teammates, but also the Marvel Universe at large. We’ve got a lot of things in the works already.”

Details of the death have obviously not yet been revealed, with writer Soule simply explaining, “I hope that when people finish it, they’ll feel like he died in a way that was true to him”.

Born James Howett, but more commonly known as Logan, Wolverine is now over a hundred years old in the comic timeline, and the miniseries will celebrate his four decade-long history as part of the Marvelverse. Soule said, “He’s reflecting on his own life as he’s reflecting on his own death. We wanted to have the reader do that at the same time. In each issue, we’re focusing on a different aspect, or a different quintessential Wolverine.”

This nostalgia can firstly be seen in the cover for issue #1 of Death Of Wolverine (pictured above), which shows a silhouette reminiscent of the character’s debut in 1974’s The Incredible Hulk #180.

Keen-eyed readers of the mutant’s adventures, best known as a member of the X-Men and the Avengers, will have seen this plot twist coming. In the main Wolverine series Logan recently lost his healing factor, which allowed him to recover from basically any wound, disease or toxin no matter how fatal, leading into the “3 Months to Die” storyline, which will begin in June.

Wolverine is currently being portrayed by Hugh Jackman on-screen, and can next be seen in X-Men: Days Of Future Past next month.

Marvel, however, will be revealing more about the upcoming demise of Wolverine at their panel at C2E2 this Sunday afternoon.