Marvel Comics announces Hunt For Wolverine #1 will be released on April 25.
The series is written by Charles Soule with art by artist David Marquezpresent, with the book described as: “Reaching across space, time, and all that seems possible, a mystery surrounding the death and life of Wolverine begins to unravel in this oversized one-shot. Providing the first piece of a mystery that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched, the RETURN OF WOLVERINE begins here. Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan’s death, they learn a terrible secret. Old wounds will be re-opened, truths questioned, and an epic quest begun. The earliest clues to the mystery of Wolverine’s return are laid down here…who will solve it first?”
“It was an honor and a privilege to write Death of Wolverine back in 2014, and even maybe a bit of a surprise, considering I hadn’t been writing for Marvel that long at that point. So, back then I was mostly concerned with landing the story well, giving the amazing Steve McNiven cool things to draw, and giving Logan a fitting sendoff. That said, I’d be lying if I didn’t start thinking about ways to get Wolverine out of his adamantium tomb almost as soon as I put him in it,” Soule explained to Marvel.com. “The main goal with Hunt For Wolverine #1 is to set up a huge mystery about the return of Wolverine from the dead. We’ve seen hints, we know he’s around, but how did it happen? What has he been up to? Is the person we’ve been seeing actually Wolverine, or is there something else going on?”
“Naturally, given both that this story leads directly from Death of Wolverine, and since Charles—the writer of ‘Death of Wolverine’—is also writing Hunt For Wolverine, I took a look back at that series to get myself reinvested in Logan’s world,” Marquez said. “But most of all, I’ve been a life-long Wolverine fan, so I always have my own understanding of the character and his story to pull from Wolverine is just so damn cool.”
“Wolverine has always been a man of mystery…from his past to his powers, from his motivations to his mortal enemies, every answer has only ever led to more questions. And now, with Wolverine seemingly alive again, his apparent resurrection has people guessing once again. The X-Men want to know how. And why? Is there a reason he has not contacted them? His enemies, who thought they were free of him forever, need to start looking over their shoulders again. And there are plenty of people, both friends and foes, who would have liked to study his adamantium skeleton and his mutant healing factor more closely,” Marvel Comics editor-in-chief, C.B. Cebulski, said. “Will they finally get their chance? Well, they all have to find him first. So the Hunt For Wolverine is on! Who will eventually get to him? Does he even want to be found? And will they like they discover?”