The All-New Marvel: ‘Wolverine’

The All-New Marvel provides an overview of the new series coming from Marvel Comics’ All-New Marvel NOW! banner and the impact they have on the classic and new characters we love (and those we love to hate). With each installment of The All-New Marvel, we see what our favorite characters are up to and where they are headed in the future.


A man who is comfortable being alone but seeks out others to keep him company, Logan is a man of contradictions and complexity.  Unsure what to do now that he is subject to disease, injury, and death, he searches his soul for reason and finds himself throwing in with some very unusual compatriots.  But, not all is at it seems; even with his new-found mortality, Logan is still the best at what he does, a mutant to be feared and revered, a man who leads through strength.  He is the Wolverine.

MINOR SPOILERS BELOW

Covering Issues #1-6

Following immediately after the events of the previous Wolverine series, Logan decides to take a little vacation from his duties as a superhero and teacher.  Trying way too hard to compensate for the lack of his healing factor, the mutant marvel decides to help S.H.I.E.L.D. with tracking down one of the most dangerous men on the planet: Sabretooth.  Working with a group of mercenaries to mask his agenda, Wolverine works on disrupting the mutant of Madripoor’s work while, at the same time, trying to get close to him in order to finish an age-old, bitter rivalry between the two long-lived men.

As he has in the past, Wolverine has found himself involved in a relationship with one of his new teammates.  Lying to her about his past—something he has done time and again—and his intentions, Logan finds himself enjoying his time with her, despite knowing that he will have to part ways with her at some point in the future.  She has begun to wonder if he has been keeping things from her, a scenario that was inevitable, given his obsession with Sabretooth, but, somehow, I expect that he’ll find a way to turn her around to his way of thinking . . . or end up hurting her in one of two horrible ways.

News that Wolverine will eventually die later this year in a comic event has been widespread, and given that he hasn’t exactly been careful in his interactions, I can see how it might happen.  Whether or not he will stay dead, however, is something that is of great speculation. Comic book characters have a tendency to come back to life, creating a bit of a yo-yo effect, and there’s every chance that Logan will become one of these characters.  I don’t like the idea of profound, important characters dying, but because they do die, they have a great impact on the readers. If their deaths become meaningless, then so do their impact, creating readers who get more frustrated with their deaths than swayed by them.  I can’t predict what exactly what happen with this title when his death comes, but it is sure to be in a spectacular fashion, as only the clawed Avenger can provide.

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