Back in 2014, everyone’s favorite claw-wielding mutant was killed off in the Death of Wolverine comicbook series that showed his final moments encased in molten adamantium, allegedly suffocating him in the almost indestructible tomb. But in the Hunt for Wolverine series that followed earlier this year, we found out that wasn’t the final resting place for the mutant after all.
Turns out Kitty Pryde was able to phase through the Adamantium shell and free his lifeless body. They then relocated him and buried his “corpse” somewhere else to throw off anyone who might want to use his DNA for their own personal gain and disturb his final resting place.
But not too long after, Wolverine would rise from his grave and disappear without leaving much of a trace. More than a handful of heroes and villains alike would set out after him across a few interconnected miniseries, including Adamantium Agenda, Claws of a Killer, Mystery in Madripoor, and Weapon Lost. These pieces will lead up to Hunt For Wolverine: Dead Ends in August, which takes all of the clues and puzzle pieces from the other comicbooks and puts them together.
But, this September, Return of Wolverine will launch, giving us a new look at the hero and also a glimpse at a new ability! Writer Charles Soule told Marvel.com:
“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. 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.”
Who knows if we are talking toasting Pop Tarts or Human Torch sort of heat? All we know at the moment is that there will be heat coming off of his Adamantium, and in theory, maybe it could extend to the rest of his skeleton? At last, all of this storytelling leads to this moment!
Return of Wolverine #1 of 5 comicbooks from Charles Soule and Steve McNiven slashes in on September 19th courtesy of Marvel Comics.
Check out this cool video on Wolverine’s claws in the comicbooks in the video below!