NYCC 2019: Pop the Claws with ‘Wolverine’ #1
Revealed… at New York Comic Con, writer Benjamin Percy and artists Adam Kubert and Viktor Bogdonavic enter the Dawn of X next February!
He’s the best there is at what he does. And next year, he’s joining the Dawn of X.
Announced today at New York Comic Con, next February, writer Benjamin Percy will unite with artists Adam Kubert and Viktor Bogdonavic for WOLVERINE #1!
Percy, writer of the acclaimed Marvel’s Wolverine: The Long Night and Wolverine: The Lost Trail, joins industry legend Kubert and all star Bogdonavic for a new series that starts the second wave of Dawn of X books. Following X-MEN, EXCALIBUR, MARAUDERS, NEW MUTANTS, FALLEN ANGELS, and X-FORCE, WOLVERINE will explore the underworld of the mutants’ newfound status quo…
“We all have that character,” notes Percy. “The one we love more than any other. The one we treasure in books and movies and maybe memorialize with a t-shirt or tattoo. The one we relate to as a cracked-mirror version of ourselves. For me—as a growly, grumpy, hairy, smelly, muscled, flannel-clad, whiskey-swilling loner who lives in the woods of the frozen north—it’s Logan. And though this might sound corny, it also feels right to say that writing Wolverine is a dream come true, a childhood fantasy realized. No kidding, bub.
“As a reader, I’ve been chasing down Wolverine stories since I was a dopey kid haunting the spinner racks and comic shops. As a writer, I’ve spent the past two years living in his haunted head as I hammered out two ten-episode seasons of the audio drama, Wolverine: The Long Night and Wolverine: The Lost Trail. And I’ve been spending even more time with the Ol’ Canucklehead over the past year building stories for X-FORCE as part of the new Dawn of X. You could say that I’ve been in the Danger Room for a long time, sharpening my claws, training for this moment.
“I am deeply aware of the character’s legacy. And I’m deeply respectful of all the great writers who have come before me, from Aaron to Windsor-Smith to Claremont, and more, so many more. But I’m also completely geeked to put my own (slash) mark on the character for as long as I’m his custodian. And I couldn’t be more excited to join forces with one of the most iconic artists to ever bring Logan to savage life: Adam Kubert. He’s handing in art that will make your eyes melt out of your skull. Hot damn is this going to be fun. And you can bet your ass we’re putting our whole heart into making a kickass comic for you all to enjoy.”