This fall, the children of Logan will team up to solve the deadly mystery of the Orphans of X as part of Marvel Legacy.
The story kicks off in All-New Wolverine #25 from writer Tom Taylor and artist Juann Cabal. When Logan's son Daken goes missing it's up to Wolverine, Logan's clone-daughter Laura Kinney, to track him down.
"Daken and Laura have had a fractious past," Taylor tells ComicBook.com. "Though, that might be putting it mildly, given they've tried to kill each other. But as seen in our recent Immune storyline, Daken and Laura are now quite close. Laura is one of the few people that Daken has genuine affection for. They are brother and sister.
"They're both quite different," he continues. "Daken is a very smooth individual and supremely confident, but he's prone to anger and not afraid of killing. Laura is more reserved, calculating and precise. She's also more compassionate. At the heart of it, I'd say Laura has more empathy."
Following Daken's trail will lead Wolverine back to the Facility, where she was born and tortured into becoming a vicious weapon.
"The Facility is abandoned and serves as a reminder of everything Laura endured there," Taylor explains. "It's a painful return, but a stunning one due to the art of Juann Cabal. Visually, Juann doesn't gravitate towards the straightforward and linear. He's always up for trying something new. And this has meant I've been looking to play to those strengths and think outside the box. It's great when you get a chance to jam with an artist like this."
As for who or what exactly the Orphans of X are, that will remain under wraps for now, but they'll challenge Wolverine in some interesting new ways.
"We can't say much. Really. The Orphans of X are a mystery," Taylor says. "The only thing certain is they hate Laura and her family and they clearly have great means and reach. They could well be the most formidable adversaries Laura has ever come across.
"We balance everything with big action and big character moments," Taylor continues. "But there's a large mystery hanging over all of this and there are some big shocks coming. Wolverine is about to be tested in an all-new way."
"Orphans of X" begins this fall in All-New Wolverine #25. Check out Terry Dodson's cover and the solicitation text for the issue below.
ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #25
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Penciled by JUANN CABAL
Cover by TERRY DODSON
ORPHANS OF X
DAKEN, the enigmatic son of Logan, has been kidnapped and it's up to the ALL-NEW WOLVERINE to find him. But when the trail leads Laura, a genetic clone of the original Wolverine, back to the FACILITY where she was created and tortured, she will find new horrors waiting for her. Who are the ORPHANS OF X and what do they have in store for the children of Logan?