Friday, July 11, 2014

Some Pieces of Wolverine Art… (Marvel)

Despite my belief that the mini-series will either be a disappointment, fail to deliver, or quickly retconned, Marvel has released some pretty cool artwork for Death of Wolverine. Today, for example, the following three images arrived in my inbox. They’re a selection of three work-in-progress versions of the same page: pencils, inks, and colours…




The artwork is by Steve McNiven (pencils), Jay Leisten (inks), and Justin Ponsor (colours). The series is written by Charles Soule. Issue one of Death of Wolverine will be published on September 3rd, 2014 – it will also include 20 pages of bonus content, like these progression pages.

In addition to these three versions of the page, Marvel have also unveiled some Canadian variant covers. Why Canada? Well, Wolverine is Canadian. Here are the variant covers and the series synopsis…


Born in Alberta, Canada – James Howlett’s long and eventful life now comes to an end. He has been counted among the X-Men, the Avengers and Canada’s own Alpha Flight.  He’s fought alongside heroes in numerous wars. He’s been the headmaster of a school for gifted youngsters. He has been the best there is at what he does for over a century. But the day has come where his best is not enough…

Left without his mutant healing factor, his enemies now close in for the kill – and the Wolverine faces his greatest battle alone. As he runs the gauntlet of his deadliest foes, be there when the once indestructible killing machine makes his final stand! What does a world without Wolverine look like?


In case you’re wondering, the plethora of Maple Leaves all over those covers is kind of appropriate…


  1. I wonder how long he will stay dead...a week maybe.

    1. They have a series (announced yesterday or something) that focuses on the Legacy of Wolverine, which will run until the end of the year. According to an interview with CBR, Axel Alonso has said that they apparently have no plans to bring him back anytime soon. But, of course, we know all about that sort of statement. (See, for example, Peter Parker as Spider-Man: less than a year he was gone.) I'm interested to see how this event pans out, but I'm not super excited or invested that I'll be buying the issues as they come out. I'll wait until they're collected or on sale on ComiXology.