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Ahmed and Cóccolo Taking “Wolverine” Into the ‘From the Ashes’ Era

By | May 8th, 2024
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Art by Martin Cóccolo

Writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Martín Cóccolo (“Immortal Thor”) will be at the helm of the solo “Wolverine” series when it relaunches as part of ‘From the Ashes’ this fall. The first arc will pick up with Logan living in the Canadian wilderness, where Nightcrawler is struggling to convince him to rejoin the X-Men. Wolverine will become preoccupied with villains old and new though, including an “ancient villain [that] has been bubbling under the surface of the Marvel Universe since the days of myth, and once unleashed, will dramatically alter the scope of Wolverine’s storied history and force him to prove himself a hero like never before.”

Ahmed says, “When I was a kid, Wolverine was the coolest character in comics. That hasn’t changed a whole lot for me, so when Marvel approached me about a new solo Logan book, it was an instant YES. [He] is simultaneously a mythic hero, an abused animal, and a man of flesh, blood, and adamantium. Our story is about what happens when these parts of him all pull in opposite directions – and threaten to rip Logan to pieces that won’t come back together again.”

Cóccolo adds, “I could talk for hours about why I decided to take this relaunch, but you want my real answer? It’s Wolverine. That’s it. It’s a dream come true for me, and I can’t believe I get to tell my younger self every day that I’m drawing ‘Wolverine.’ Saladin’s exploration of the character and the story is incredibly exciting as a concept as well as visually engaging, and I can’t wait for people to finally see it!”

The new “Wolverine” #1 will be released on September 11, shortly after the character’s return to the big screen in Deadpool & Wolverine on July 26. Benjamin Percy’s run will conclude beforehand with issue #50 on May 29, in an issue further marking the 50th anniversary of the character’s debut with contributions from Larry Hama, Victor LaValle, Roy Thomas, and more. Gail Simone and David Marquez’s relaunch of “Uncanny X-Men,” also featuring Logan and Nightcrawler as teammates, will launch in the meantime as well on August 27.

Christopher Chiu-Tabet

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