The Death of Wolverine did not just happen in the movies. In the comic books too, Wolverine has been dead for quite some time. Marvel Comics has recently started breaking ground when it comes to their flagship characters and superheroes. They are completely flipping their fates and starting anew with their most well-known superheroes.
One of the stories features the Wolverine, the most popular member of the Mutant Superhero Group called the X-Men. In the September and October issues of 2014 The Death of Wolverine arc, Logan contracted a sophisticated virus that turned off his healing factor.
Logan died soon after and his death looked permanent. As it turns out, it wasn’t. Logan is not just back but he is back with a vengeance. And he has a whole new superpower to make his mark on the world again. Presenting Marvel Comics Update – Wolverine is getting an insane new Superpower!!!
It was only recently that Marvel Comics officially confirmed the long floating rumors about the return of Wolverine. The clawed maniac will be back to the pages of Marvel Comics. Wolverine will be reintroduced to the Marvel saga in the aptly titled Comic book arc Return of Wolverine.
The storyline will be headed by Charles Soule and Steve McNiven and will come out in early September of this year. It will also showcase Wolverine’s newest ability that he has managed to obtain from his days in the afterlife. That power, my friends, will be in his claws.
After the Return of Wolverine storyline was personally announced by Charles Soule, he explained to the audience that they have made some changes to the classic skill set of the character. They wanted Logan’s return to mean something.
In order to do that, Soule and McNiven had to modify the classic powers and abilities of the Wolverine. His claws were changed to accommodate the new storyline. Logan’s new power allows him to superheat his claws to extraordinary temperatures.
So apart from being made of Adamantium and being literally unbreakable, the claws can also be made to reach inhuman levels of temperatures to slice their opponents in half. Nothing cuts through swathes of enemies like a rampaging Wolverine slashing through bodies with his super hot adamantium bone claws!!!
McNiven and Soule had this to add:
“Wolverine’s body has been missing. The entire Marvel Universe has been looking for him, because he’s a very important part of the Super Hero puzzle. And at long last, he will be found,” Soule tells Marvel.com. “I thought this was a real opportunity to do things that would make him feel new and fresh in a way; if you come back from the dead, it should mean something. One of the outwardly physical manifestations of that is that now, from time to time, his claws—once they’re popped—they can heat up. They can get really hot.
“The way I think of it in my head and the way I’ve described it in scripts to Steve is you’ve got a blacksmith who is working with metal on his or her anvil and it can be red hot, yellow hot, white hot, all of that stuff and Logan can do that now. If Logan comes at you and his claws are heated up and blazing you’re in big trouble.”
The Return of Wolverine is actually the final culmination of Charles Soule’s three-part trilogy of storylines that started with Death of Wolverine in 2014 and was continued with Hunt for Wolverine. The Hunt for Wolverine story arc has four exceedingly popular miniseries storylines that include – Adamantium Agenda, Weapon Lost, Mysteries in Madripoor and Claws of a Killer. The Hunt for Wolverine will end its arc with the release of the One Shut Hunt for Wolverine: Dead Ends.
“The four Hunt For Wolverine miniseries all follow different threads in pursuit of our pointy-fisted friend, and each comes to a conclusion with different pieces of the puzzle,” teased Marvel’s X-Men editor Jordan D. White when Dead Ends was announced. “With Dead Ends, the players assemble to bring those puzzle together and see what they learned…but they might not like what they find.”
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