The All-New Wolverine saga ends as Laura Kinney wields her Adamantium claws for a new X-23 series. With new writer Mariko Tamaki taking the reigns in the upcoming series, Marvel Comics’ “fresh start” initiative is looking to really take on a plethora of new stories and character developments. Artist Juann Cabal, who previously worked on the All-New Wolverine arc, will be providing his artistry as well as Nolan Woodard.
Laura adopted Logan’s title after 2014’s miniseries entitled Death of Wolverine. Her character also made a live-action appearance in 2017’s gritty and gruesome X-Film, Logan, starring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, and Dafne Keen as Laura Kinney.
“I am so psyched to have the opportunity to write for X-23,” Tamaki said in an interview with Marvel.com. “How often do you get to write a comic that has its own iconic sound effect?This is a story about being in the very weird kind of family that someone like Laura/X-23 finds herself in. It’s about what it means to wrestle with legacy and identity when you were created to be a weapon and not someone with a birthday and a sister. I love writing these characters, I love the ferocity that comes with them, and I love the supporting cast we’ve put together for these issues,” she continued.
Check out the cover art of X-23 #1 by Mariko Tamaki, Juann Cabal, and Nolan Woodard below:
She went on to say, “It’s very exciting to work with a different author’s view of the same character you’ve been working on recently. I feel very lucky to be working with someone as brilliant as Mariko. She has her own voice and ideas, so the series’ tone is going to be different from All-New Wolverine, but you can feel her fondness and respect for the characters. So fans, rest assured! We’ll continue enjoying the Laura and Gabby (and Jonathan the Wolverine) we all know and love!”
Now that Wolverine has been resurrected, revealing his every location in post-credits sequences, and currently walking about in the Marvel Universe, Laura Kinney can assume her past mantle as X-23. One has to wonder at how the reunion of the will go since it has been a few years. X-23’s first issue will be launching in July of 2018 as part of Marvel’s “fresh start” initiative.