Wolverine Celebrates Turning 50 with Chris Claremont Miniseries

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All through the many years, varied writers have taken Wolverine for one experience after one other. And if there’s one author whose legacy looms massive over the X-Males character, it’d actually be Chris Claremont, who helped launch the character into being certainly one of Marvel’s key characters and a larger brand unto himself.

Wolverine doesn’t flip 50 years previous till subsequent yr—October/November 2024, particularly—however Marvel’s getting forward of issues with the upcoming Wolverine: Madripoor Knights miniseries. The five-part comedian will see Claremont crew with artist Edgar Salazar (X-23: Lethal Regenesis, X-Power) as Logan works with Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff to search out a “planet-threatening weapon” that’s being offered on Madripoor. Issues are by no means boring on the lawless island, although, and earlier than the three comprehend it, they’re preventing to get their arms on the weapon earlier than different forces just like the Hand can.

Longtime followers of the character could also be happy to listen to Madripoor Knights is meant as a comply with as much as Uncanny X-Men #268 by Claremont and Jim Lee, certainly one of Claremont’s “most beloved” tales that noticed Wolverine’s first canonical assembly with each Steve and Natasha for the primary time again throughout WWII. In a small blurb on Marvel’s web site, Claremont teased that the comedian will “reveal hidden truths about two of my favourite characters on the journey that formed their lives.”

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If all goes proper, 2024 will probably be an eventful yr for Marvel’s A-list mutant. Along with the miniseries, Deadpool 3 will see Wolverine return to the large display screen for the primary time since 2017’s Logan, and has Hugh Jackman sporting the traditional blue-and-yellow go well with. The revival of the previous X-Males sequence (aka X-Men ‘97) has additionally been pushed to subsequent yr, and which will even be when Insomniac Video games pulls again the curtain on its upcoming Marvel’s Wolverine sport for the PlayStation 5.

Till then, Wolverine: Madripoor Knights will start its five-issue run on February 7, 2024.

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