Charles Soule and David Marquez unravel the mystery!
On April 25, writer Charles Soule and artist David Marquez present HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1! Reaching across space, time, and all that seems possible, a mystery surrounding the death and life of Wolverine begins to unravel in this oversized one-shot.
Providing the first piece of a mystery that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched, the RETURN OF WOLVERINE begins here. Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan’s death, they learn a terrible secret. Old wounds will be re-opened, truths questioned, and an epic quest begun. The earliest clues to the mystery of Wolverine’s return are laid down here…who will solve it first?
Hunt for Wolverine #1 Cover by Steve McNiven
“It was an honor and a privilege to write ‘Death of Wolverine’ back in 2014, and even maybe a bit of a surprise, considering I hadn’t been writing for Marvel that long at that point. So, back then I was mostly concerned with landing the story well, giving the amazing Steve McNiven cool things to draw, and giving Logan a fitting sendoff. That said, I’d be lying if I didn’t start thinking about ways to get Wolverine out of his adamantium tomb almost as soon as I put him in it,” explains Soule. “The main goal with HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1 is to set up a huge mystery about the return of Wolverine from the dead. We’ve seen hints, we know he’s around, but how did it happen? What has he been up to? Is the person we’ve been seeing actually Wolverine, or is there something else going on?”
“Naturally, given both that this story leads directly from ‘Death of Wolverine,’ and since Charles—the writer of ‘Death of Wolverine’—is also writing HUNT FOR WOLVERINE, I took a look back at that series to get myself reinvested in Logan’s world,” says Marquez. “But most of all, I’ve been a life-long Wolverine fan, so I always have my own understanding of the character and his story to pull from.” The artist sums it all up: “Wolverine is just so damn cool.”
Hunt for Wolverine is just a piece of the puzzle…
“Wolverine has always been a man of mystery…from his past to his powers, from his motivations to his mortal enemies, every answer has only ever led to more questions. And now, with Wolverine seemingly alive again, his apparent resurrection has people guessing once again. The X-Men want to know how. And why? Is there a reason he has not contacted them? His enemies, who thought they were free of him forever, need to start looking over their shoulders again. And there are plenty of people, both friends and foes, who would have liked to study his adamantium skeleton and his mutant healing factor more closely,” notes Marvel Comics editor-in-chief, C.B. Cebulski. “Will they finally get their chance? Well, they all have to find him first. So the HUNT FOR WOLVERINE is on! Who will eventually get to him? Does he even want to be found? And will they like they discover?”
Read HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1, by Charles Soule and David Marquez, on April 25! Order now!
Charles Soule and David Marquez unravel the mystery this April!
The sound rings across the universe…and can only mean one thing: the return of Wolverine!
He’s been popping up in some of your favorite books lately; holding an Infinity Stone, keeping his secrets close. But his return has been an unsolved mystery—until this April, when writer Charles Soule and artist David Marquez reveal the timeline of events that’ll lead to Logan’s shocking return with THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: ALPHA #1!
The 40-page issue, featuring a cover by Steve McNiven, begins the twisted tale of Logan’s reemergence. Then, this May, the story evolves into four different tales from different creative teams, each one containing its own distinct genre and mystery: action/adventure (Adamantium Agenda), horror (Claws of the Killer), dark romance (Mystery in Madripoor) and noir/detective (Weapon Lost.) And it’s all being orchestrated by the man that crafted the “Death of Wolverine” in the first place.
Soule recalls, “Steve McNiven and I took on the incredible task of killing Wolverine back in 2014—it was one of my earliest projects at Marvel, and such a huge opportunity. Intimidating, tricky, all of that—but ultimately, I think we created a book (alongside [inker] Jay Leisten, [colorist] Justin Ponsor and [letterer] Chris Eliopolous) that we’re all really proud of.” He continues, “There’s really only one project that could top it—being part of the story that brings Logan back! THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE is just the opening chapters of a mystery that will reach all sorts of cool hidden corners of the Marvel Universe, and will tell a story that will hopefully have us looking at Logan in an entirely new way.”
“I’m really looking forward to seeing how fans start to put the pieces together,” says the scribe. “There’s a big payoff coming down the road, and all the interlocking parts of THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE build to it. The more you read, the more clues you get. It’s really fun—especially since I have a bit of a reputation in X-continuity for knocking off beloved mutants. This time, it’s nice to be part of bringing someone back!”
THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: ALPHA #1 begins an epic story that will impact Marvel heroes and X-Men alike—and it culminates this summer in one of the most shocking, daring stories in Wolverine’s history! The journey—and the mystery—begins here, and you’re not going to want to miss your chance to take part in Wolverine’s return.
Writer Charles Soule and artist David Marquez’s THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: ALPHA #1 unfolds this April!
Artist David Marquez cracks open his sketchbook to show off Daredevil and company!
It’s a great time to be Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Not only do they all have individual comic book series’ coming out on a monthly basis, but their television exploits have been enjoyed by millions of people on Netflix! They will join forces on the small screen in “Marvel’s Defenders” on August 18, but even before that, you can see them in comic form on June 14 with a new DEFENDERS ongoing series!
CIVIL WAR II collaborators Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez launch the new title with a line-up that starts with those characters, but will also feature plenty of street level characters from across the Marvel Universe showing up. We talked with Marquez about his evolving relationship with Bendis, bringing these characters together, and adding special guests to the fold.
Marvel.com: You and Brian have worked together a lot over the past few years. What do you think makes you such good collaborators?
David Marquez: I think first and foremost we both have a lot or respect for each other, both in terms of craft, but also over the years we’ve become fast friends, and that warmth and respect comes through in the final product, I think.
We also have a lot of the same instincts in terms of storytelling. We both place the characters front and center in the story; their emotions, their struggles, their joys. We both want our readers to really fall in love with the people in these books.
Marvel.com: Brian’s got a lot of experience with the main line-up of this book: Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Iron Fist—would you say that comes through in the scripts and onto the finished page?
David Marquez: Oh absolutely. Brian’s been writing these characters for so long you can really feel the history between them on the page. But the interesting new thing is how that feeling of long familiarity is paired with these folks being in a pretty different situation than in the books Brian wrote in the past. It provides a lot of opportunity for fresh interactions and I love getting to be a part of these new relationships.
Marvel.com: Even though the Defenders don’t have matching costumes, would you say there’s a unifying factor to their looks or even how they carry themselves?
David Marquez: These characters aren’t a team in the traditional sense like the Avengers or the X-Men. There’s no member ID card, no leader. What unifies them is a common purpose: to protect their friends, their families, and the city they love. They’re all no-nonsense, kick-butt-and-take-names kinda folks.
Marvel.com: Each of the main characters has their own book going on. How is it for you putting your own spin on them?
David Marquez: It’s always a challenge to be consistent with how the characters are portrayed in other books they may appear in, but also have my own take. I certainly reference how other artists have drawn them, but I give myself a lot of room to play around on the page. I let some details shift and change, as long as the character is still recognizable. For any artist, I feel pretty strongly that the reader wants to see our take on the character.
Marvel.com: Brian’s said that a lot of street level characters will show up in the book; has it been fun working some of them into the series?
David Marquez: It might be my favorite part of working on the book: every issue has at least one cameo by a Marvel character I haven’t had a chance to draw before. We have Blade, The Punisher and bunch of other folks who haven’t been announced yet. When I was drawing CIVIL WAR II, I would often comment on how fun it was to just open the Marvel toy chest and pull out all the toys to play with, the whole catalog of Marvel heroes and villains. Surprisingly, even after drawing [that] event, there are a ton of characters I still haven’t gotten to draw, and this book is scratching that itch.
Band together with Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez for DEFENDERS #1, coming June 14!
The creative team behind Marvel's street level heroes comes together to answer your questions!
Coming June 14, DEFENDERS unites Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist as Marvel’s street level team supreme! Get all the info on the comic to come in a special live blog with writer Brian Michael Bendis, artist David Marquez, and editor Tom Brevoort–dive in below!
It's time to find out who knows best: Captain Marvel or Iron Man!
This is it! Captain Marvel vs. Iron Man for the fate of the Marvel Universe! We’re pleased to present CIVIL WAR II #8 – the epic final chapter! Blockbuster creators Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez go out with a seismic bang as fists fly over Washington D.C. Plus, Ulysses’ precognitive powers grow stronger with each passing moment. As they reach their peak, what horrors from the future will be unleashed? And seeds sown here will bear bitter fruit for the Marvel Universe of tomorrow. Protect the future or change the future? It all gets decided here! Don’t miss the comic that will have the whole world talking when CIVIL WAR II #8 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on December 28!
CIVIL WAR II #8 (SEP161000)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by DAVID MARQUEZ
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Variant Covers by MICHAEL CHO (SEP161001), JOHN CASSADAY (SEP161004) and PHIL NOTO (SEP161002)